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Amid FAFSA delays Utah universities increase enrollment flexibility

Amid a tumultuous application season for federal student aid, Utah public universities are taking special measures to allow students relying on those funds to plan for their enrollment. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, experienced various delays this year. First, with ...

Utah public colleges try three-year bachelor’s degrees

During the 2022-23 academic year, Utah public colleges and universities awarded 19,219 bachelor’s degrees. It was about 100 more than the previous year. But, the Utah System of Higher Education wants to see even better outcomes with a new system: giving students the option to get their ...

WSU researchers investigating impact of gaming on the body

OGDEN — Weber State University's Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences has begun working with the school's rising esports program to study the effects on the body of playing video games. The project, launched by Bryan Dowdell, assistant professor of exercise and sport science ...

‘Office’ star to speak at Weber State University spring commencement

OGDEN — A star of one of the most quotable sitcoms of the last 20 years is coming to Ogden. On Friday, Weber State University announced in a press release that comedian Rainn Wilson — who appeared as Dwight Schrute in the American version of "The Office" — will headline WSU's spring ...

Teacher union opposes constitutional change to remove education earmark

Utah’s largest teacher union is opposing a proposed change to the Utah Constitution that would remove the state’s current requirement that income tax revenue be reserved only for public education and services for children and people with disabilities. Utah Education Association Board of ...