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Center Street in Logan's downtown historic district.

Logan Ranked Second-Best Small City in United States by 2021 Milken Institute Analysis

The community was recognized for its economic vitality by the annual report, which emphasizes jobs, wages, and high-tech growth while incorporating housing affordability and household broadband access.

Graphic: Virtual Commencement 2021, 134th Commencement

USU Kicks Off 2021 Commencement with Virtual Ceremony

Utah State University President Noelle E. Cockett conferred degrees upon more than 6,800 students during a virtual commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. on May 5.

Looking south east over the full extent of Smith Morehouse reservoir.

Dousing the Flames: USU Investigates how Wildfires Impact Utah's Water Supply Reservoirs

USU researchers found that the predicted rate of water storage loss in Utah's reservoirs does not include sediment from wildfires. This is concerning as wildfires have increased 20-fold in the past 30 years.

Recent Stories

Mule Deer using wildlife overpass in Parley's Canyon.

Safe Crossings: Wildlife Overpasses Connect Habitat and Save Lives

Forget chicken—if you want to know why a bobcat steps into the road, or at which places elk tend to hop freeway barriers, or how much personal space a moose requires to traverse an overpass, talk to Nicki Frey.

City in Utah with mountain in the backgrounds.

Utah Wellbeing Project Tracks Perspectives on Life in Utah

Data collected will help inform decision makers about the perspectives and experiences of residents, which, in turn, can assist in the general planning processes for cities and towns.

COVID 19 Virus

Update for USU Community on Coronavirus

Due to low case counts and reduced activity on USU campuses during the summer, the Utah State Today COVID-19 update will be published as needed instead of weekly.

Utah State University diploma cover and tassel.

Three Individuals to Receive Honorary Degrees at USU's 134th Commencement

Utah State University welcomes three distinguished individuals to receive honorary degrees during its 134th graduation ceremony.

USU students walk on campus in fall.

USU to Return to Primarily In-Person Activities for Fall 2021

USU plans to offer at least 75 percent of classes in person this fall, with a regular academic schedule and multiple course delivery options to provide flexibility.

Examining Europa with moon.

Space Dynamics Lab Delivers Technology for Mission to Discover Ingredients for Life on Europa

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the mission, called Europa Clipper.