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Students, staff, and friends attend a vigil in remembrance of MacKenzie Lueck at the University of Utah Student Union lawn in Salt Lake City, UT on Monday, July 1, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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

By Haley Oliphant, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Investigators release images of Mackenzie Lueck, the 23 year old missing University of Utah student. Courtesy Salt Lake City Police Department.

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

  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...

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

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer 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...

According to the University of Utahs campus directory, Sterling Van Wagenens office was 257B in the Art Building prior to his resignation. (Photo by Emily Anderson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator 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...

Sterling Van Wagenen, who has now resigned from his position as a professor in the Department of Film and Media Arts, has been charged with sexual abuse of a child. (Photo  by Emily Anderson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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...

According to the University of Utahs campus directory, Sterling Van Wagenens office was 257B in the Art Building prior to his resignation. (Photo by Emily Anderson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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

  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...

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U’s Asia Campus Reports Zero Instances of Sexual Assault Since Opening

By Mitch Shin, News Writer March 6, 2019

  According to the University of Utah Asia Campus' (UAC) most recent Clery Report, released in October 2018, none of its students, faculty or staff have ever reported a sexual assault since the...

A screenshot of Sal Trejos tweet shows the suspect of an apparent hate crime.

Police Contact the Suspect of an Apparent Hate Crime Caught on Video

By Christina Giardinelli February 19, 2019

  Correction: a previous version of this article incorrectly stated that a senate bill amending hate crime passed the senate, the bill is still in the senate and will receive a committee hearing...

Laurens 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)

U Responds to GMA Interview of McCluskey Parents

By Connor Applegate February 3, 2019

  The University of Utah released an updated statement regarding the murder of the university's student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey on Jan. 25. The statement was released in response to...

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Utah’s Hate-Crime Laws: A History of Contention and Failure to Result in Conviction

By Christina Giardinelli January 29, 2019

  On Nov. 22, 1988, Gordon Ray Church, a 28-year-old student at Southern Utah University was set to meet some friends for dinner before the students returned home for Thanksgiving but, as The...