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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)

Lauren’s Law: Social and Judicial Movements Towards Addressing Sexual Assault

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer January 22, 2019

  Addressing the numerous dimensions of violence on campus is a difficult conversation. The fatal case of Lauren McCluskey changed that entirely this year at the U, however. Numerous lawmakers,...

University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey was killed in a shooting on campus on Tuesday, Oct 22. Photo by Steve C. Wilson, courtesy of the University of Utah.

Newly Released Audio Sheds Light on Murdered Student Lauren McCluskey’s Contacts with Police

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator January 19, 2019

  More than 15 audio files released Wednesday afternoon by University of Utah officials give the public further insight into slain student Lauren McCluskey's contact with campus police in the weeks...

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 Op-ed Published by Mother of Slain U student

By Christina Giardinelli January 9, 2019

  Jill McCluskey, the mother of slain Utah student Lauren McCluskey, published an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday calling for accountability of the individuals responsible for failing...

Photo by: Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Lauren McCluskey Inspires Lawmakers to Propose New Gun Law

By Katelyn Collett January 6, 2019

  Back in October, student Lauren McCluskey’s death ignited interest in how Utah communities may prevent similar incidents in the future. Andrew Studdard, a newly elected lawmaker, proposed a...

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)

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

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator 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...

Officials announce the results of two independent investigations into the University of Utahs police department and the State justice system after the on-campus murder of student Lauren McCluskey. Pictured from left to right: President Ruth Watkins, former Public Safety Commissioner John T. Nielsen, Executive Director of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Sue Riseling, former Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires, and current Public Safety Commissioner Jess L. Anderson. | Photo by Elise Vandersteen Bailey

Investigations After McCluskey Murder Find Justice System Problems

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator 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...

Close up of the suspects vehicle, courtesy of UPD

Campus on Alert After Robbery West of Library

By Emily Anderson December 15, 2018

  University Police are advising students to travel in pairs, lock valuables in vehicles and stay on lighted paths after a robbery occurred in the parking lot west of the Marriott Library on Saturday...

Kidus Yohannes, Salt Lake City Police Department

Homicide Suspect Spotted in Campus Library

By Mackenzie McDermott November 15, 2018

Around 10 p.m. on Nov. 14, University of Utah students received a U of U alert reading “SLC police seeking person of interest in homicide. Seen on campus this morning.” Kidus Yohannes,...

Former Utah Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Nielsen speaks at a press conference on Nov. 2, 2018, about the investigations he is leading into the University of Utahs police department and campus safety.

Former Department of Public Saftey Commissioners to Lead Reviews into UPD, Campus Safety

By Emily Anderson November 2, 2018

The University of Utah announced Friday that former Utah Department of Public Safety commissioner and retired attorney John Nielsen will head two independent reviews into the University Police Department...

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins and University Police Chief Dale Brophy spoke at a press conference on the investigation into the death of student Lauren McCluskey on Oct. 25, 2018 | Chronicle archives.

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...