Sexual Assault on Campus

The Rostrum sits down with Darrah Jones, Sexual Assault Support Advocate, to discuss the topic of sexual assault on college campuses, at the University of Utah and across the nation. We explore the information and context of rape and sexual assault and how, as students, we can combat rape culture and the violence it perpetuates.

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Sustainability Office

This week, The Rostrum interviewed Amy Wildermuth, Chief Sustainability Officer, and Sarah Lappe, Communications and Development Coordinator for the Sustainability Office. We discuss the history of the Sustainability Office, its successes on campus, plans to make University of Utah carbon-neutral by 2050, and how students can be more environmentally conscious and get involved.
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Pride Week on Campus

In celebration of Pride Week, The Rostrum had the opportunity to sit down with students and staff, Gabriella Blanchard, Kim Hackford-Peer, Lenny Liechty, and Andrew Hayes. Together we discuss the aim of Pride Week, the importance of the LGBT Resource Center, and their hopes for the future of queer folks on campus.

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A New Year

To kick off the new academic year, The Rostrum asked students what their goals were for themselves in and out of school. We also had the opportunity to sit down with last Summer’s Orientation Team Leaders to revisit what it’s like to come to college for the first time. Finally, we interviewed Chris Mead, Assistant Professor in the Honors College, about what it’s like starting out in a career in higher education.

The Rostrum: Senior Insights

With the academic year winding down, The Rostrum wanted to ask some senior students what they will remember from their time at the U and what advice they have for current and future students. So we invited graduating English majors, Kylee Ehmann, Kevin Priest, and Tricia Foster, to come on The Rostrum on the eve of finals to reflect on their undergraduate degrees and their best and worst experiences earning it.

The Rostrum: The Other Side of Counseling

“Midway through fall semester of her junior year, MacKenzie Bray was tired—bone-shatteringly tired—of feeling like she was going to die. Her heart was racing, and she was sweating and shaking uncontrollably. It felt like a heart attack. And it wasn’t the first time. In fact, it was happening daily, and medical doctors couldn’t find a physical cause.” -http://continuum.utah.edu/features/when-bright-minds-turn-dark

In the second part of a look at mental health and counseling on campus, The Rostrum sat down with MacKenzie Bray, a senior Health Promotion and Education major, and discussed how the U’s Counseling Center helped her understand and combat her panic disorder. We also talk about the stigma that still exists for students with mental illnesses and how it affects their academic pursuits and success.