Author: Cami Mondeaux

New research guidelines prompt concern among faculty, but IRB says not much will change

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Westminster updated its guidelines for research projects, requiring students to submit proposals to keep on file.

State won’t require Westminster to do bi-weekly COVID testing, will continue with same protocols

Westminster College will not need to follow the statewide requirements of bi-weekly COVID-19 testing for students, continuing with its same protocols for the Spring semester.

May Term Study Experiences canceled for 2nd year in a row

Westminster College’s annual May Term Study Experience trips are canceled for the May 2021 semester, making it the second year in a row the study abroad trips have been called off amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Roughly 45 students enrolled for a MTSE trip for the May 2021 semester, according to Sara Demko, assistant provost for global learning. All of the students will receive a full refund. Th...

President Dobkin tests positive for COVID-19

President Beth Dobkin has tested positive for COVID-19, the college announced in an email to faculty and staff Monday morning.

ASW Senate urges administration to publicly release its budget

ASW Senate passed a resolution during its first meeting of the semester Nov. 18 urging the Westminster College administration to publicly release its budget for student review.

Administration announces latest tuition increase, rise in room and board costs

The board of trustees approved a 1.9% tuition increase for the upcoming academic year, a steep decline from the 8.5% increase announced last November.

Alum reveals himself as founder of ‘Westmini Griffin’ satire Instagram page

The secret is out: Westminster College alum Max White revealed himself to be the creative mind behind The Griffin -- a satirical news and meme page on Instagram that gained widespread popularity across campus.

ASW reports lower budget due to decreased enrollment

ASW reported a lower budget for the 2020-21 academic year compared to previous years, largely because of decreased enrollment for the Fall semester. This comes after the school reported its largest drop in student enrollment in recent years, with the incoming first-year class size under 200 students, according to Erica Johnson, vice president of enrollment.  It’s not yet known exactly how man...

‘We planned for these issues’: ASW Events adapts to state COVID restrictions

Westminster College announced Monday its operations have not changed under the governor's order - which extends to ASW’s plans for the rest of the semester.

Live Election Results: Owens regains lead over McAdams in 4th District race

Election Day is here.  Utah released its preliminary results for the 2020 election around 8 p.m. Tuesday, just hours after the state surpassed its 2016 total general election turnout. It may take days before we know the official results of Utah’s congressional and gubernatorial races. That’s largely because of the surge of mail-in voting in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with more than...

Westminster reports highest weekly COVID increase with 20 cases

Westminster College reported 20 new COVID-19 cases Friday, the highest weekly increase the school has seen since the beginning of the semester.

New interim dean of students announced; national search to begin in spring

Almost two weeks after the announcement that Daniel Cairo would step down as interim dean of students, the administration named his temporary replacement Wednesday.