The U Celebrates Juneteenth: “And Still We Rise”

On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, the University of Utah will commemorate Juneteenth National Independence Day, a federal and state holiday celebrated annually to mark the notification of emancipation to enslaved people in southern Texas. The name is a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” for it was on June 19, 1865, when Union Army Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to pronounce the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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What is the Value of a College Degree?


The following Guest Opinion appeared in the Deseret News on September 15, 2019. Today the value of a bachelor’s degree is openly debated nationally given strong employment, the rising cost of a college education and other workforce training options. Yet, the research is clear: A four-year degree offers exceptional value, both personally and to society […]

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