An excerpt of a local news story about WSU’s efforts to acquire land in downtown Odgen, Utah (where the campus is located) to house its Community Outreach Center and to establish a new Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality is included below. The full story from the Standard Examiner can be found here: http://www.standard.net/Education/2015/03/19/WSU-seeks-approval-for-land-purchase-and-poverty-center.
WSU’s trustees also unanimously passed a request to establish a Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality.
“Weber State is one of 21 colleges and universities selected to participate in the national initiative by the American Association of State Colleges and University’s American Democracy Project, to focus on looking at poverty and inequality, and how that affects democracy in this country,” said Kevin Sullivan, the board’s vice chairman.
WSU was selected, in part, because of the demographics of the area served by the school.