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Dalai Lama Update

October 18, 2015

October 18th - Today is the day the Dalai Lama was supposed to visit campus – the U has booked no substitute speakers to replace his Holiness’s speech. After the Tibetan Buddhist leader, age 80, fell ill at the end of September, he returned to India to recover and cancelled all upcoming appearances...

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Statue: Why the Park Building Has an Empty Pedestal

October 8, 2015

Some say it’s missing, but it was never actually there to begin with. No, this isn’t a riddle. It describes the façade of the John R. Park Building, located at the top of Presidents Circle. On the left alcove sits a life-size bronze statue of John R. Park, an early chancellor of the U, and on the ri...

Police Report: Week of October 5

October 7, 2015

A Case of Taken Identity An employee at David Gardner Hall accidentally gave a student’s wallet to the wrong person. Hazel Staten, a freshman in psychology, said she left her wallet in the main office on Sept. 28. The next day, they called to let her know it was there. But when she went to pick u...

Police Report, September 2015

September 28, 2015

Dead Body Investigation U Police officers are investigating the dead body of a man found Sept. 11 in the Thatcher Building for Biological and Biophysical Chemistry. Sgt. Garth Smith said due to the ongoing investigation, the department cannot disclose the age of the deceased person or whether foul play wa...

The Dalai Lama Cancels Oct. Visit to the U

September 25, 2015

Due to health concerns, the Dalai Lama will not visit the U in October as scheduled. According to a statement released by the university, the Dalai Lama, age 80, visited doctors in the U.S. this week for a medical evaluation and was advised to “take complete rest.” The exact ailment of the Tibetan...

U Police joins campaign to prioritize victims of sexual assault

September 17, 2015

The U’s police department recently joined a long line of organizations participating in the nationwide “Start by Believing” campaign, which seeks to prioritize victims in sexual assault cases. As the initiative is more of an awareness effort, officers will partner with the Center for Student Well...

SLC Police Lift Restrictions, Believe Robbery Suspect Has Left Area

September 17, 2015

The Salt Lake City Police Department tracked the suspect of an aggravated robbery to the Eccles Broadcast Center on campus Thursday night, but they no longer believe he is in the area. Detectives identified the potential suspect as Curtis Crosby, 30, who demanded money from the U.S. Bank on 2243 East...

After Series of Dorm Break-Ins, HRE Warns Students to Take Security Measures

September 17, 2015

In a span of 11 days, U Police received reports of three suspicious close calls at the upper campus dorms. The first, on Aug. 26, occurred when a man followed a female resident into Sage Point 811. The suspect trailed behind the student down a hallway, attempting unsuccessfully to gain access to her...

ASUU-Appointed Task Force to Decide Whether to Make Campus Smoke-Free

September 17, 2015

The ASUU Assembly and Senate voted in April to form a task force of faculty and students to examine a potential smoking ban on campus. Now, five months later, that committee is just starting to be put together. Dean of Students Lori McDonald, who’s leading the group, said many members on the task...

ASUU Paid Asher Roth $7,500 to NOT Perform at Redfest

September 17, 2015

ASUU spent $7,500 on a performer you won’t see at Redfest this Friday. The Campus Events Board advisory committee, who plans the annual fall concert, originally selected Asher Roth to perform but cancelled the contract after discovering past incidents regarding the rapper that “contradicted ASUU’s...

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