Author: Cami Mondeaux

Administration to increase student wages in the fall

Students can expect to see an increase of the campus minimum wage starting in the Fall semester, according to an email sent out by President Beth Dobkin March 22. The lowest student wage will be set at $8.50 an hour, a jump from the current $7.25 which reflects the statewide minimum wage. However, not all positions will see an increase in wages, President Dobkin said in an interview with The Forum...

Giovale Library joins efforts to create 3-D printed masks amid shortage

The Giovale Library has joined efforts to use its 3-D printer to produce face masks for health care workers at the University of Utah, as they face a shortage amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASW unveils COVID-19 relief fund with money left over from budgets

ASW announced Wednesday it would be supporting students displaced from the spread of coronavirus through a new COVID-19 relief fund. The student leaders say they can provide up to $400 per request, but students can appeal for more money. After the administration announced Westminster College classes would be going remote, all events on campus for the remainder of Spring semester have been cancelle...

Salt Lake County mayor issues stay-at-home order

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson issued a stay-at-home order for the entire county Sunday afternoon, shifting the preventative guidelines from Gov. Gary Herbert as mandatory. The order goes into effect Monday, March 30 at 12:01 a.m. until April 13. While state law requires penalties for violating local public health orders, Mayor Wilson notes the county will enforce the order initially by warni...

ASW holds special election for clubs president virtually

ASW is holding its special election for the clubs president position virtually on Canvas, after classes have been moved online for the rest of Spring semester. Candidates adapted to the remote election, campaigning on social media accounts rather than with posters on campus during a regular election. Voting to elect next year’s student board closed at the end of February, with all but one of...

It’s not over yet: Construction crews prep 1300 East for Phase 2

Four months after the completion of the first phase of construction on 1300 East, SLC.gov is preparing to start the next phase of its project. Phase two will begin in May, and will stretch from 1700 South to 1300 South. Currently, crews are preparing to move forward as scheduled despite concerns of the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Josh Thompson, an engineer working on the project, said by the ...

From the Editor: While we’re apart, let’s keep the conversation going.

Hello, fellow Griffins. I wanted to address you informally, using my platform in a way that can benefit us all. I know things are uncertain right now. What we are going through together is unprecedented, and I’ll be candid: I don’t know how the rest of this semester will pan out. But what I do know, I will share with you. And maybe we can find some peace together. As you already know, ...

Utah reports first COVID-19 death

The Utah Department of Health confirmed the first COVID-19 death in the state Sunday. The patient was a male older than 60 and a resident of Davis County. The patient was being treated at Lakeview Hospital and was treated for days before his death. The hospital reports he did have underlying medical conditions. “First and foremost, Jeanette and I want to express our deepest sympathies to the famil...

Student workers can request paid leave during campus closure

Student workers can request paid time off for the next two weeks if extenuating circumstances keep them from working their regular hours.

‘I never got any closure’ — Seniors react to finishing college online

Graduating seniors at Westminster College have differing opinions on the impact of moving classes online, with some unsure if it will affect them graduating on time.  The school announced Wednesday it would finish Spring semester online until the end of May Term to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The announcement came suddenly, with administration saying changes can be made at any time depend...

Classes go remote until end of May Term

Westminster College administration announced Wednesday classes will continue online through Canvas until the end of May Term, June 5. The school sent out an email update, noting there is still uncertainty around how this will work. “We anticipate returning to in-person instruction for Summer session,” the administration said in an email. “More detailed information will be sent in...

Administration announces graduation will be postponed

President Beth Dobkin sent out an email Monday announcing Westminster College graduation will be postponed from its original date, May 9. This comes after recent recommendations from the CDC to limit public group gatherings to 50 people, and recommendations from the White House to limit to 10 people. Dobkin said the school is still planning on celebrating commencement in person before the summer i...

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