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McCluskey Parents Want Discipline for ‘Individuals Who Failed Our Daughter’

McCluskey Parents Want Discipline for ‘Individuals Who Failed Our Daughter’

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

December 21, 2018

  Jill and Matthew McCluskey, parents of murdered University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey, have released a statement disagreeing with the school's assertions that their daughter's death could not have been prevented and urging discipline for employees who they believe failed to protect her. ...

Investigations After McCluskey Murder Find Justice System Problems

Investigations After McCluskey Murder Find Justice System Problems

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

December 19, 2018

  In a press conference Wednesday morning, officials from the University of Utah and the state reported the results of two independent reviews into the University Police Department and Utah's justice system sparked by the on-campus murder of student Lauren McCluskey by her ex-boyfriend, Melvin ...

Murder of U Student Prompts Investigation into Police Department and Campus Safety

Murder of U Student Prompts Investigation into Police Department and Campus Safety

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey and Emily Anderson

October 25, 2018

Warning: This story contains graphic descriptions of violence. University of Utah President Ruth Watkins announced Thursday the school is initiating an independent investigation into the actions taken by the university police department (UPD) following the reports of harassment Lauren McCluskey made lea...

U Track Athlete Killed in Shooting on Campus

U Track Athlete Killed in Shooting on Campus

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Emily Anderson, and Christina Giardinelli

October 22, 2018

  University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey was killed in a shooting on campus Monday night, U president Ruth Watkins announced in a statement Tuesday morning.   McCluskey, who is from Pullman, Washington, was a 21-year-old senior majoring in communication. She was a pentathlete  tran...

U Student’s Death Raises Mental Health Concerns

U Student’s Death Raises Mental Health Concerns

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

April 3, 2018

Faculty and friends of a graduate student in the University of Utah's Department of Physics and Astronomy who died last year have stepped forward to share more details about Mengying — referred to here by a pseudonym — and her time at the U, following an independent investigation into the matter. The Daily Utah Chronicle is choosing to refer to Mengying with a pseudonym in accordance with the World Health Organiz...

Investigation After U Student’s Death Finds Serious Issues Within Physics and Astronomy Department

Investigation After U Student’s Death Finds Serious Issues Within Physics and Astronomy Department

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

March 28, 2018

The death by suicide of a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Utah's Physics and Astronomy Department in October 2017 sparked an independent legal investigation into the student’s experience at the school. This March, the U released that investigation’s final report to the public. Following the completion of the investigation, U administrators are replacing physics chair Ben Bromley. The M...

U Donor, Founder of HCI Jon Huntsman Sr. Dies at 80

U Donor, Founder of HCI Jon Huntsman Sr. Dies at 80

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

February 2, 2018

Utah billionaire and prominent philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. died Friday at the age of 80, confirmed by a statement released by the Huntsman Cancer Institute. At the apex of Huntsman's often-bumpy journey, he found himself one of America’s wealthiest people and among the nation’s top 25 all-time...

Bob Woodward Talks Watergate, Restraint, “Final Exam for Democracy” at the U

Bob Woodward Talks Watergate, Restraint, “Final Exam for Democracy” at the U

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

November 24, 2017

The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a discussion between local radio figure Doug Fabrizio and journalist icon Bob Woodward on Nov. 16. Named 2017's Hinckley Fellow at the event, Woodward discussed his career and involvement in the Watergate scandal, and what he thinks of politics and the press today....

Married Researchers Search for Cure to Breast Cancer

Married Researchers Search for Cure to Breast Cancer

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

October 30, 2017

Alana Welm always knew she wanted to be a scientist. “For me,” she said, “[pursuing research] was a straight path.” Bryan Welm decided he wanted a career in research while in college after volunteering in a breast cancer lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The lab was run by...

U Makes Progress in Breast Cancer Research

U Makes Progress in Breast Cancer Research

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

October 23, 2017

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an event promoted by both national and international breast cancer charities, like the American Cancer Society, to help raise awareness and money for breast cancer research toward finding a cure. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately...

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