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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

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The Daily Utah Chronicle

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The campus of Univeristy of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct. 5, 2021. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Beneath the Surface: U Environmental Researchers Face Numerous Challenges to Fund Labs

By Emily Johnston, Investigative Writer August 25, 2022

  From investigating bird population dynamics to the study of plant-microbe interactions, there are dozens of research laboratories at the University of Utah that conduct research related to the...

Evening on University of Utah campus, Thursday in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Understanding the U’s Response to Zhifan Dong’s Death

By Rachel Kloepfer, Investigative Writer August 6, 2022

  After a resurgence of media coverage on the murder of 19-year-old University of Utah student Zhifan Dong, the U’s response and subsequently released documents reveal the internal details behind...

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‘I felt so angry’: Roommate of Zhifan Dong Says Her Death Was Preventable

By Rachel Kloepfer, Investigative Writer July 16, 2022

  This article discusses domestic violence and murder.   Zhifan Dong, a first-year international student at the University of Utah, was 19 when her boyfriend Haoyu Wang injected her...

Packed parking lot at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 (Photo by David Chenoweth | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Female Student’s Parking Ticket Appeal Denied Despite Expressing Safety Concerns

By Rachel Kloepfer, Investigative Writer May 31, 2022

  University of Utah student Samantha Simonich's rejected parking ticket appeal and subsequent safety concerns are a firsthand account of female-identifying students experiencing the inadequacy...

Portrait of Porshai Nielsen in front of the fountain by the J. Willard Marriott Library in Salt Lake City on March 23, 2022. (Photo by Emily Rincon | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Nielsen: Our Work is Far From Done — The Importance of Collegiate Investigative Journalism

By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor April 29, 2022

  A fortune cookie brought me here. Four years ago, I was a miserable pre-nursing major that knew nursing was not my passion. I needed change and knew that I wanted to write. When I had started...

Red Rocks Sponsored by Multi-Level Marketing Company With Controversial Past

Red Rocks Sponsored by Multi-Level Marketing Company With Controversial Past

By Emily Johnston, Investigative Writer April 9, 2022

  While watching a Red Rocks gymnastics meet between the University of Utah and the University of Oklahoma on Jan. 14, 2022, Reddit users noticed a doTERRA logo displayed prominently on the balance...

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Who is Watching U? The Increase of Video Surveillance on Campus

By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor March 20, 2022

  The University of Utah’s video surveillance system is expansive enough to cover a student living on campus the entire day — from leaving their dorm to the campus shuttles, outdoor areas and...

(Graphic by Emily Christensen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Marmoset Monkey Deaths Add to a Long History of Animal Testing Incidents at the U

By Emily Johnston and Porshai Nielsen March 19, 2022

  The University of Utah's upper medical campus is home to multiple research labs containing animals for use in laboratory experiments. In these labs, animal deaths are not uncommon.  According...

A student biker biking across campus at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Dec. 5, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Almost 70 Bicycles Stolen from Campus in 2021

By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor February 5, 2022

  In 2021, there were 69 bicycles reported as stolen from the University of Utah’s main campus located in Salt Lake City. Of the 69 that were stolen, 40 of the locks were cut, some during...

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Safe Ride: One of the Best in the Pac-12

By Marisa Angulo, Investigative Writer February 2, 2022

  For students returning home late at night from campus, Safe Ride has been a blessing. With five semesters of it being available to students, the U has established one the best Safe Ride programs...