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Presidential Search Committee Announces Three Finalists

Presidential Search Committee Announces Three Finalists

By Emily Anderson

January 13, 2018

The search for the next president of the University of Utah has been reduced to three people according to an announcement made Friday by the presidential search committee. The final candidates are Ruth Watkins, Nicholas Jones and Thomas Katsouleas — one of which will replace current university...

Hazing Gone Wrong: A Look Back at the U in 1925

Hazing Gone Wrong: A Look Back at the U in 1925

By Emily Anderson

December 9, 2017

Matthew Ellis, a 20-year-old Phi Kappa Psi pledge at Texas State University (TSU), on Nov. 13 became the fourth college student found dead this year after drinking a copious amount of alcohol at a fraternity-related event. Police have not yet confirmed whether the death was a result of hazing practices. The...

How Emergency Management Services Kept Students Safe After a Crisis on Campus

How Emergency Management Services Kept Students Safe After a Crisis on Campus

By Emily Anderson

November 25, 2017

University of Utah Police (UPD) responded to a domestic violence call at the Peterson Heritage Center on the evening of Oct. 30. Kathleen Boutain was distressed and speaking in fragments, according to a student working in the building who asked that their identity be anonymous. She said she and her hus...

Charges Filed in Shooting Death of U Student

Charges Filed in Shooting Death of U Student

By Emily Anderson

November 16, 2017

More details emerged with charging documents filed Thursday in the shooting death of ChenWei Guo on Oct. 30 at the mouth of Red Butte Canyon on the University of Utah's campus. When University Police (UPD) responded to a domestic violence call from the Peterson Heritage Center at 7:59 p.m., shoote...

U Student Killed in Red Butte Canyon Shooting

U Student Killed in Red Butte Canyon Shooting

By Emily Anderson and Steven Morgan

October 30, 2017

One University of Utah student is dead following a shooting Monday night in Red Butte Canyon near the University of Utah. The suspect turned himself in to security at the Salt Lake City Library on Tuesday afternoon, and was taken into police custody and transported to the U's Department of Public...

U Administration Announces Anti-Racism Task Force

U Administration Announces Anti-Racism Task Force

By Emily Anderson

October 26, 2017

Following multiple incidents of racism, including anti-Black flyers being posted around campus and graffiti at the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner construction site, University of Utah administration announced a Presidential Anti-Racism Task Force in an email sent to students, faculty and staff Thursday. The...

Gardner Building Construction Site Vandalized With Racial Slurs

Gardner Building Construction Site Vandalized With Racial Slurs

By Claudia Robles and Emily Anderson

October 17, 2017

Vandals wrote anti-Black slurs at the construction site for the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner building at the University of Utah over the weekend. Construction crews found the damage Monday morning, and later painted over and removed the graffiti. The U notified students of the incident via email shortly...

Student Life Center Website Redirects to Porn

Student Life Center Website Redirects to Porn

By Emily Anderson

October 15, 2017

Anyone trying to view the University of Utah's Student Life Center website through Google on Sunday night may have seen a little more than they bargained for. Beginning Sunday evening, students attempting to access the facilities page on the Campus Recreation Services website on Google reported bein...

Girl Hit at Ben Shapiro Protest Tells Her Side of the Story

Girl Hit at Ben Shapiro Protest Tells Her Side of the Story

By Emily Anderson

October 14, 2017

When 17-year-old Grace graduates from high school, she plans to study political science and economics. When she went to the University of Utah on Sept. 27 to protest Ben Shapiro speaking on campus, she didn’t plan on getting in a fight. Grace describes herself as politically active. She became inte...

Protest Against Ben Shapiro Speech Results in Scuffles, One Taken into Custody

Protest Against Ben Shapiro Speech Results in Scuffles, One Taken into Custody

By Emily Anderson

September 28, 2017

Multiple fights broke out during protests outside of a Ben Shapiro speaking event at the University of Utah on Wednesday, resulting in one person being booked into jail on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct. U Police Chief Dale Brophy said he estimated about 300 people were outside the auditorium...

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