Tag: university of utah

The progressive veteran voice

Daniel Pohorelsky is a legislative intern with Alliance for a Better Utah. Many young Americans join the Armed forces for the college benefits, and I was no different. I am currently in my Senior year at the University of Utah, majoring in Environmental and Sustainability studies. I chose this degree because I am interested in

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Partnership between S.J. Quinney College of Law and ABU Education Fund to focus on Utah legislative policy

Salt Lake City — The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of Alliance for a Better UTAH, have joined forces to create a new legislative fellowship. The College of Law’s role in this partnership is part of a much wider program of clinical placements throughout the community for a diversity of organizations, including

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Student perspectives get lost at legislative session

Education has lost out recently in attention to gun rights, the attorney general, and air quality, but during the legislative session the biggest question is typically education funding. This is a question–along with other questions concerning sex education, the common core, scholarship standards, and prioritizing STEM fields–where students are largely left out. With the end

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Large turn out for gun debate at the U

Over 150 people attended a debate about gun regulations at the University of Utah last night just hours after a disappointing defeat for gun safety advocates in the US Senate. The debate was sponsored by the John R. Park Debate Society and the Department of Communication. Better UTAH’s own Maryann Martindale was one of six debate participants. Several

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Meet our interns, Part 3: Diya Shah

We’re happy to welcome three university students who will be interning with us during the legislative session this year. They’ll be posting regularly about the specific issues they are following and their experiences on the hill. This week, they are taking a moment to introduce themselves. Last up is Diya Shah. Diya is a political

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