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Protesters Gather at the District Attorney’s Office to Demand Justice for Lauren McCluskey

Protestors tape 'Justice for Lauren' signs to the doors of the District Attorney's office in downtown Salt Lake City on Oct. 21, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Porshai Nielsen, News Writer

October 22, 2020

    On Oct. 21, 2020, UnsafeU, a student-run organization unaffiliated with the University of Utah, organized a protest outside the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office after the decision was made by District Attorney Sim Gill to not prosecute Miguel Deras, a former Universi...

The U Announces Lawsuit Settlement with Lauren McCluskey’s Parents

Lauren's parents, Jill and Matthew McCluskey, students, staff, family and friends attend a vigil on the steps of the Park Building for Lauren McCluskey who was tragically killed on campus at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby

October 22, 2020

  On Oct. 22, 2020, the two-year anniversary death of Lauren McCluskey – the 21-year old student-athlete who looked towards the university for help and received none – the University of Utah announced a settlement with Lauren’s McCluskey family.  Matthew and Jill McCluskey announced th...

U Research Shows the Role of Pine Needles in Air Filtration

Lippert's team builds synthetic pine needles to model the magnetism of natural pine needles. (Photo courtesy of Pete Lippert)

October 22, 2020

  According to the American Lung Association’s “Most Polluted Cities” list, Salt Lake City ranked No. 11 for ozone and No. 7 for short-term particle pollution out of the approximately 19,000 cities in the United States. Peter Lippert, associate professor of geology and geophysics, and hi...

Socially Distant Doctors: Virtual Healthcare’s New Prominence

A sign above the entrance to the University of Utah Hospital on the University of Utah Medical Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, September 13th, 2019. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Alexis Perno, News Writer

October 21, 2020

  From viewing patients to basic training to connecting physicians remotely, Intermountain pediatric and telehealth outreach director Howard Kadish said there’s a lot packaged into telehealth, an industry that has risen in prominence because of COVID-19. “Our goal of pediatrics is, we believe tha...

Sigma Chi Fraternity Accused of Vandalism and Destructive Behavior at the Hogle Zoo Following Date Night

The Sigma Chi house decorated for homecoming week, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Tara Lincoln, Daily Utah Chronicle.

By Porshai Nielsen and Kayleigh Silverstein

October 19, 2020

    On Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, members of the University of Utah’s chapter of Sigma Chi attended the Boo Lights event at the Hogle Zoo leaving behind broken bottles, smashed pumpkins and damaged wooden fencing.  The Hogle Zoo took to Facebook to report the damage caused by the fraterni...

U Administration Encourages Professors to Not Hold Class on Election Day

People casted their votes during the Midterm Elections 2018 at the Salt Lake County Building in Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday October 23, 2018.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

October 17, 2020

  Although voter turnout among college-age students surged in the 2016 election, one survey of 12,000 persistent nonvoters found that the 18-24-year-old demographic is less interested in voting in 2020 — but ASUU, along with the University of Utah's administration, hopes to change that fact....

U of U Professor Creates Unique Database to Empower Americans

Easy State Website | 2020 Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle

By Megan McKellar, News Writer

October 15, 2020

  At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, Dr. Baodong Liu of the University of Utah’s political science department found himself frequently checking the news for infection rates and information about the pandemic. As he did, he noticed an increasing amount of misinformation, bad stori...

Utah Universities Experience Different Results from College in COVID-19

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Brooke Christenson, News Writer

October 15, 2020

  In August 2020, many Utah colleges brought students back to campus and each college has seen a different result from their plans and student actions as they offer students a college experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Utah has utilized a 2-week “circuit breaker,...

Content Culture: How TikTok Fostered A Space For Both Creator and Consumer

TikTok creating a place for the creator and consumer. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Alexis Perno and Natalie Colby

October 15, 2020

  The TikTok opens with a shot of Harry Justis’ Volvo S60 and Cookiee Kawaii’s “Vibe” playing in the background. With the Red Butte Gardens sign displayed behind Justis and his phone propped up in the snow, the University of Utah mechanical engineering major then makes his car “dan...

Two New Public Safety Committees Created in Another Effort to Increase Student Safety

UnSafe U protesters gather at the Public Safety Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City to protest the actions of officers involved in the Lauren McCluskey case on Aug. 6, 2020.

By Porshai Nielsen and Brooke Christenson

October 14, 2020

  President Ruth Watkins and the University of Utah Chief Safety Officer Marlon Lynch have created new safety committees to accommodate students. Composed of students, faculty and university staff, the new committees are meant to be representative of those on campus every day.  The first comm...