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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine receives FDA approval

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The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration for protection against the spread of COVID-19 in people 16 and above.
Sarah Reale speaking at her campaign launch event

SLCC instructor runs for SLC Council District 5

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Sarah Reale, an adjunct professor of political science and the director of digital marketing at Salt Lake Community College, is running for Salt Lake City Council in District 5.
Multiple protesters hold signs denouncing Washington Redskins

Decades of activism helping to eliminate Native American mascots

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Native American activists continue to advocate for the removal of Indigenous mascots across the United States.
Illustration of puzzle pieces of the brain

How disability services transfer from high school to college

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An Individual Education Plan, or IEP, allows the state of Utah to aid students with learning disabilities.
Dozens of people sit outside to watch a movie

Sundance Institute initiatives continue in 2021

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Sundance continued to showcase free independent films and other initiatives when the community needed it most.
Woman uses laptop near computer textbooks

Early exposure to STEM motivates girls in positive ways

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Young women may find inspiration to pursue a STEM-related career by observing women in STEM jobs.
Deidre Henderson speaks into microphone

A conversation with Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson

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Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson joined SLCC President Deneece Huftalin on an episode of SLCC Talk.
Multiple people participate in a Zoom call

College journalists expand education through Amplify Utah

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A new journalism project focuses on amplifying voices across Salt Lake Community College in local media.
Group photo of Race Swami swimmers

Race Swami keeps minority swimmers’ dreams afloat

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Race Swami offers swimming programs to youths in underserved communities.
Headshot of Ed Yong

Past SLCC keynote speaker wins Pulitzer Prize

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Ed Yong, keynote speaker at the 2020 Tanner Forum on Social Ethics, recently won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
Vials, mask and a stethoscope rest on a surface

The effects of COVID-19 persist for several, including two SLCC English professors

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Brittany Stephenson and Bernice Olivas still live with severe health issues several months after contracting COVID-19.
Rae Duckworth holds a megaphone

Higher education reacts to CRT debate

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Utah students and educators weigh in on the debate over critical race theory.