Author: John Perri

Art degrees lead to careers despite stereotypes, according to art majors

Rebekka Underwood is a former Salt Lake Community College student and an aspiring animator. Shes said she has always had a fondness for art. Underwood started ballet at a young age and continued with it through her teenage years. When she was 17 years old, she was on the verge of a career in ballet, auditioning for some of the more respected ballet groups in the nation. She said she was always ask...

Libraries still relevant in the face of technological change

Libraries are still important community resources despite changes in how people get their information and subsequent budget cuts, according to librarians. Public library’s budgets have been on the decline since the year 2002, according to the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Libraries both public and state have had to cut funding to keep up with these increased budget cuts, according to t...

Long commutes, low pay: secret lives of adjunct faculty

Paula Collmar, a Westminster College foreign language adjunct professor of 11 years, was on her way to teach her 8 a.m. French translation class at the University of Utah. Traffic was bad that morning and at a standstill. Collmar accidentally rolled back into the car behind her. Collmar pulled over into the next available parking lot to check the damage with the person she ran into. The woman happ...