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#SafeU: Students Advocate for Changes in Campus Safety

#SafeU: Students Advocate for Changes in Campus Safety

By Delaney Sheppard

August 29, 2019

  “The loss of Lauren McCluskey and Mackenzie Lueck were tragedies that I believe have permanently changed this campus and our commitment to safety. My thoughts, and the thoughts of our student body, are with their family, friends, and loved ones as they continue to mourn their deaths," said...

Not All Crimes Make it into the U’s Annual Clery Report

Not All Crimes Make it into the U’s Annual Clery Report

By Justin Prather

August 21, 2019

  No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast. In 1990, then-President George H.W. Bush signed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act into law. Commonly known as the Clery Act, the legislation’s creation was the result of efforts by Constance and Howard Clery after their daughter, Jeanne, was sexually assaulted and murdered in her Lehigh University dorm room by another...

ChenWei Guo’s Killer Has Been Extradited to Colorado, Charged with Another Murder

ChenWei Guo’s Killer Has Been Extradited to Colorado, Charged with Another Murder

By Stephany Cortez

July 24, 2019

  On October 30, 2017, ChenWei Guo, a 23-year-old international student who studied computer science at the University of Utah, was shot and killed on campus by Austin Boutain. Boutain and his wife Kathleen were passing through Utah after fleeing from the murder of Mitchell Ingle in Golden, Col...

DA Files Charges Against Man Accused of U Student MacKenzie Lueck’s Murder

DA Files Charges Against Man Accused of U Student MacKenzie Lueck’s Murder

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

July 10, 2019

  Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill formally filed charges against the man accused of kidnapping and killing University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck. Ayoola Ajayi, 31, faces felony charges of aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, obstruction of justice and desecration of a human b...

MacKenzie’s Voice: Friends Gather to Honor Murdered U Student

MacKenzie’s Voice: Friends Gather to Honor Murdered U Student

By Haley Oliphant

July 1, 2019

  The speakers at this event have asked that their last names be omitted from this article. Students, alumni, friends and loved ones gathered on the A. Ray Olpin Union lawn on Monday, July 1 to mourn the loss of University of Utah student MacKenzie "Kenzie" Lueck. "When I had envisioned tonight,...

SLC Police Confirm Death of U Student MacKenzie Lueck, Charge Suspect with Murder

SLC Police Confirm Death of U Student MacKenzie Lueck, Charge Suspect with Murder

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Jacqueline Mumford, and Ana Luiza

June 28, 2019

  Content Warning: This article discusses kidnapping, violence, crime, death and other subjects some readers may view as disturbing. Reader discretion is advised. In a press conference Friday morning, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown announced that they found the remains of Universi...

The Takeaway Panelists Discuss Troubling Rates of Violence Against Indigenous Women in Utah

The Takeaway Panelists Discuss Troubling Rates of Violence Against Indigenous Women in Utah

By Miacel Spotted Elk

June 10, 2019

  On June 6, KUER hosted National Public Radio’s "The Takeaway" at the University of Utah's S.J. Quincy Law School. The live event featured a panel discussion about violence against women and two-spirit people in the American West. The panel included Democratic Representative Angela Romero,...

Former U Professor and Filmmaker Sterling Van Wagenen Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Child

Former U Professor and Filmmaker Sterling Van Wagenen Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Child

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

April 30, 2019

  Warning: This story includes graphic descriptions of sexual abuse. Former University of Utah film professor Sterling Van Wagenen pleaded guilty in an initial Utah County court appearance on Tuesday to a count of the sexual abuse of a child. Van Wagenen's attorney stated that he will als...

Filmmaker, Former U Professor Sterling Van Wagenen Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child

Filmmaker, Former U Professor Sterling Van Wagenen Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey and Emily Anderson

April 12, 2019

  Warning: This story includes graphic descriptions of sexual abuse. Former University of Utah professor and noted filmmaker, Sterling Van Wagenen, was charged on April 2 with one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first degree felony. Court documents allege that 71-year-old Van Wage...

U Professor Sterling Van Wagenen Resigns After Allegedly Admitting to 1993 Molestation of a Minor

U Professor Sterling Van Wagenen Resigns After Allegedly Admitting to 1993 Molestation of a Minor

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey and Christina Giardinelli

March 7, 2019

  Film professor Sterling Van Wagenen has resigned following the release of a recording during which he is heard admitting to molesting a minor in 1993, according to spokesperson for the University of Utah's College of Fine Arts, Marina Gomberg. The recording is the result of an interview...

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