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Vaccine ‘requirement’ or ‘mandate’? To some at USU, administrative semantics are causing confusion and resistance


A lack of clarity about how a COVID-19 vaccine policy will be defined and enforced is leading some Utah State University students to question the purpose of having a rule at all.

Student leaders work to bring Aggie spirit back to campus


Student leaders in Logan are using the pandemic as a catalyst to reimagine campus events as part of an effort to bring “Aggie spirit” back to campus.

Reinstated Interfaith Initiative seeks to build 'vulnerable and authentic sharing'


Leaders from a club that tries to bridge religious differences on Utah State University’s campus are hoping to increase in-person participation this school year after a five-year hiatus.

Mental health centers at USU see an increase in student participation amid pandemic


Since moving to telehealth in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Utah State University's physical and mental wellness employees have noticed an increase of students utilizing their resources.

Virtual event brings unexpected benefits for students


Students attending an annual networking event at Utah State University were able to share the company of alumni from across the nation since this year’s event was held via Zoom.

Many USU students changed their vote after a candidate faced criticism


Some Utah State University students changed their vote for student body president following the final debate between candidates Erik Fogth and Lucas Stevens.

Professors exhausted after not getting a spring break


Many Utah State University professors are drained as the semester pushes into its final weeks, without the spring break typically scheduled for this semester.

A new convenience store gives students another way to use up their Dining Dollars before they expire


A new on-campus convenience store opened at Utah State University in early March, giving students another way to use their Dining Dollars by the end of the semester.

Utah State’s attempt to keep students from traveling has been unsuccessful


The loss of an official spring break during the COVID-19 pandemic did not stop Utah State University students from traveling.

USU ambassadors help high school students navigate college during a pandemic


Utah State University's student ambassadors are attempting to paint an exciting college experience for potential Aggies, despite concerns over attending college during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students protest removal of Aggie Blue Bikes


Utah State University's board of trustees compromised on its proposal to defund Aggie Blue Bikes after a protest on Feb. 18.

Utah State University boosts mandatory report numbers as a result of Title IX changes


Utah State University has increased the number of faculty and staff responsible for helping inform students of their rights regarding sexual misconduct.

USU releases information on 2021 study abroad opportunities


Utah State University plans to resume study abroad programs this year — with three European destinations on the docket.

USU fights COVID-19 with Tuesday Testing


Utah State University has implemented a new program called Tuesday Testing in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, but some students have been reluctant to participate.

Student running for USU's presidency doesn't think the position is necessary


A candidate for Utah State University’s student government has said that even though he is running for the student presidency he doesn’t believe that position is vital.

Can Utah State's fraternities and sororities overcome COVID-19?


Utah State University’s fraternities and sororities have been limited to holding virtual or socially distanced recruitment events for this academic year — and some students fear these constraints could reduce pledge numbers.

This pageant contestant wanted to promote acceptance. She didn't know whether she'd get it.


Some people come out by writing letters to their parents. Some plaster rainbows all over their social media pages. Some bake cakes. Rachel Taylor used the Utah State University beauty pageant.

USU runs virtual mentorship program for small businesses in underdeveloped countries


A program that has traditionally offered opportunities for Utah State University students to teach business principles to entrepreneurs in underdeveloped countries is now providing virtual mentorship services.

New concert series provides live music during the pandemic


Jonathan Ehlers was walking around Utah State University’s Logan campus on Wednesday night when he heard some music. Intrigued, he followed the sound until he stumbled upon the new outdoor concert series. Ehlers, a new transfer student at Utah State Unive...

Utah State University professor researching antibiotic replacement

Utah State University professor researching antibiotic replacement


In the future, antibiotics may not be the only cure for bacterial infections.

Utah State University broadcast students prepare to enter the workforce

Utah State University broadcast students prepare to enter the workforce


While many journalists are struggling to keep up with the shift of job availability, broadcast students at Utah State University are turning job offers down.

Researcher informs public of need to mitigate climate change


USU professor and storyteller warns of the danger of climate change.

Students asking for changes to awards and events to better include trans students


A group of students at Utah State University is calling for a change to gendered events, such as Mr. and Miss USU -- and they’re taking their case to the student government.

Physics professor returns to teaching after a year-long sabbatical studying string theory


After two semesters of sabbatical, a Utah State University physics professor is back to teaching. Oscar Varela spent the past year intently focused on quantum gravity.

Danish String Quartet performs in Logan for first time


A musical group from across the ocean played at Utah State University last week.

Health fair game night to focus on healthy relationships


Staff at the Student Health and Wellness Center hope fun activities will encourage more people to attend this year's fair.

Student Fee Board passes proposal for CAPS fund increase


A potential student fee increase at Utah State University would help more students access counseling and psychological services.

Student leaders at USU now required to participate in upstander training


New campus legislation aimed at preventing sexual assault will require upstander training for all student leaders.

Annual Soul Food Dinner will feature wider variety of meal options this year


Utah State's Black Student Union will introduce more meal options than ever before at the organization’s annual Soul Food Dinner.

Annual Soul Food Dinner will feature wider variety of meal options this year


Utah State's Black Student Union will introduce more meal options than ever before at the organization’s annual Soul Food Dinner — including vegan and gluten-free choices.

Journalism department to future students: ‘@ me’


Students at Utah State University will soon have the option to tweet, post, and Snapchat their way to a degree. After nearly two years of development, the current social media course offered by USU's journalism and communication department will be expande...

Rival schools show support on social media after Utah tragedy


In the wake of the University of Utah’s tragic shooting, other schools in the state have set aside petty rivalries and school colors to offer a social media show of support for the family and friends of a slain student-athlete.

Sapling sculpture will only last two years — and that's the point


The lawn tucked between the Merrill Cazier Library and the engineering building at Utah State University was nothing more than another patch of grass on campus. This month it became the working ground for a sculpture made entirely of sticks.

New library developed by USU students benefits Latino children


Two students at Utah State University are excited about the upcoming opening of the new library they developed for a nonprofit in Cache Valley. They are hoping it will increase literacy among Latino children and increase parental engagement in Latino fami...

USU anthropology team returns favors to Peru after flooding


Anthropology students and faculty at Utah State University are raising money for a village in Peru, where El Nino has caused heavy flooding in regions of the northern coast.

Cache Valley residents contribute their stories to performance about depression


The Facing Project came to Logan on Friday with its newest show, “Facing Depression in Cache Valley,” which took aim at stereotypes of people who struggle with depression in their lives.

Regional campus leaders from Utah State hear concerns about advising process


Utah State University-Brigham City’s dean, Tom Lee, said he’s heard from several students who have complained about advising.

Composer says performance of his piece was ‘beautiful in every way'


A musical score that premiered in Utah on Sunday got enthusiastic reviews from its composer, who said it was the best performance in the history of the 12-year-old piece.

Statewide student fee vote could prove crucial for mental health support


To convince lawmakers of the dire need for more mental health providers at Utah State University’s regional campuses, student leaders are hoping to demonstrate the issue is being taken seriously by fellow learners across the state.

Latino students band together — and celebrate — in wake of election


If there’s a time to celebrate traditions, it’s now. That’s the perspective of students from Utah State University’s Latino Student Union, which is planning its annual Fiesta Americas celebration in the wake of a year in which many of its members felt tar...

 Utah State brews up an inspiring immigration story

Utah State brews up an inspiring immigration story


As the nation’s largest beer maker brews up controversy with a Super Bowl commercial celebrating its German founder’s immigration story, Utah State University is sharing a similar tale of ale in its first alcohol-themed exhibit.

 USU Opera Theater takes a stab at performing ‘La Finta Giardiniera’ with a full symphony

USU Opera Theater takes a stab at performing ‘La Finta Giardiniera’ with a full symphony


For the first time in years, those who attend Utah State’s Opera Theater will hear the performance accompanied by a full orchestra.

Is an anti-sexual assault office’s location preventing victims from reporting?


It’s a five-minute bus ride from the center of campus to Utah State University’s office for Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information. On foot, it might take 15 minutes. But for victims of sexual assault — who are often torn over what to do — those min...

University police captain will set down his badge and pick up his motorcycle


On July 1, at the conclusion of his 35th year with the Utah State University police department, Capt. Steve Milne will set down his badge for the last time.

Utah State’s Stuff-A-Bus surpasses its goal


Utah State University’s Student Nutrition Access Center finished its Stuff-A-Bus month-long food drive on Monday, surpassing its goal of collecting 8,000 pounds of food.

Political unrest hits home for Korean students in Utah


South Korean students at Utah State University are feeling the effects of political unrest back home as the calls for the resignation of President Geun-Hye Park have intensified in recent days.

Utah State may add a class in grit


A workshop aimed at helping students develop resilience could become a credit-generating class at Utah State University by the fall of 2017.

To reach regional campus students, Utah State counselors try broadcasting workshops


Utah State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services center is now broadcasting counseling workshops to the university’s regional campuses.

Fewer arrests at Utah State’s infamous Halloween party


Ten people were arrested at Utah State University’s annual Halloween party — a four-year low, according to police.

Hundreds of rabbits are dead, tainted feed is to blame


Vitamin imbalances in rabbit feed have been causing Utah rabbit owners to suffer losses for the past six months. The problem was discovered on Oct. 21 in toxicology labs at Utah State University.

Not content to wait for help, Utah State students launch a mental health club


In the wake of a student government declaration of a “mental health crisis,” at Utah State University, some Aggies are working to launch a National Alliance on Mental Illness club on campus.

Alcohol amnesty will be offered for crime reporters at Utah State


The Utah State University Board of Trustees voted on Friday to approve a new “amnesty policy” — a student code amendment that protects students who request emergency help while engaged in illegal activity.

Cracking down on funny business: USU police get serious about clown phenomenon


The national clown-sighting phenomenon has reached Utah State University, where police have so far responded to three calls about clown-related incidents.

Effort launched at Utah State University to get more undead students into class


Organizers of a game pitting Utah State University students against the living dead are trying out new strategies to ensure the desperate effort to evade a ravenous legion of brain-hungry zombies doesn’t impact class attendance.

Bye Felicia: Charlie Puth's quirks — and obscure junk food needs — were a small price to pay, student leaders say


Orange Crush Pop-Tarts, 12 Lean Cuisine meals, mattress pads, 24 bath towels and “fruit snacks that aren’t too chewy.” Those were among the requirements on a rider on Charlie Puth’s contract with Utah State University, according to the student body offic...

Utah State students produce something tasty, healthy and new


Utah State University’s farmers market began less than a month ago, but participating local businesses are already seeing growth in revenue from student consumers.

Utah State's mobile app to be revamped


A committee that has been working to update Utah State University’s mobile app gave an update on its progress at the first meeting of the student government President’s Cabinet on Thursday.

Aggies join movement to stand with Standing Rock Sioux


Aggies for Standing Rock, a group of Utah State University students and local community members, formed this month to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Utah State students seek statewide referendum on mental health crisis


Student leaders at Utah State University are asking representatives of other colleges to join them in declaring a statewide mental health crisis.

As statewide enrollment grows, Utah State works to connect distant students to the library


Utah State University officials are working to make sure students enrolled at regional centers or in distance education classes aren't missing out on the benefits of a vital part of campus life — the university library.

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