RIVALRY WEEK FOOD DRIVE MARKS END OF AN ERA

The start of November means that the college football season is entering the home stretch and that emotionally charged rivalry games are soon to come. The start of November also means that local charitable organizations will be working hard to help needy Utah families, and Utah fans can help support the Utes and the Utah Food Bank at the same time. Read More

November, 2010 from the U
Courtesy of Petersen

U of U Honors 11 Utah Veterans at 13th Annual Commemoration Ceremony

Unarmed, Donald Ward Petersen and the rest of his B-24 crew were given the command to abandon their aircraft, which had been shot by Germans over Innsbruck, Austria. When Petersen landed in the mountains above a small village, a villager found him and led him at gunpoint into the hands of the German Gestapo. The Gestapo took him to Innsbruck and to Luft Stalag IV in what is today Poland, where he was held as a POW for the remaining 11 months of World War II. He became part of the forced march across Poland and Germany that lasted three months in freezing conditions. Read More

University of Utah Earns B+ on Green Report Card

Efforts to make the University of Utah more environmentally sustainable received an above-average grade from the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI), an independent nonprofit organization that researches and promotes sustainability efforts on U.S. college campuses. In its 2011 report card just released, the institute gave the U a B+ for its many green programs and future planning. That’s an improvement from the 2010 report card, in which the U received a B grade. Read More