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Austin Boutain Pleads Guilty in U Student Shooting Death Case

Austin Boutain Pleads Guilty in U Student Shooting Death Case

By Christina Giardinelli

September 21, 2018

On Sept. 12, nearly one year after the shooting of University of Utah student ChenWei Guo, his killer entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole by third District Court, Judge Richard McKelvie. Austin Boutain pleads guilty to the aggravated murder of Gu...

U Law Professor Files Amicus Brief in Capital Punishment Case

U Law Professor Files Amicus Brief in Capital Punishment Case

By Christina Giardinelli

September 1, 2018

On Aug. 23, University of Utah law professor, Paul Cassell, and Allyson Ho of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief was filed for the capital case of Bucklew v. Precythe. Interested parties listed in the brie...

Moran Eye Center Theft Causes Patient Information Disclosure

Moran Eye Center Theft Causes Patient Information Disclosure

By Shaelyn Barber

June 20, 2018

A theft at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah may have caused a disclosure of the information of 607 patients — 602 infants and five adults. On April 3, the Moran Eye Center discovered a laptop computer and an external storage device were taken from locked storage located at 6...

Campus Climate Survey Addresses Sexual Assault

Campus Climate Survey Addresses Sexual Assault

By Emily Anderson

March 1, 2018

The University of Utah found in a 2016 Campus Climate Survey that the majority of students didn’t know where to report a sexual assault, what happens once they make that complaint or where victims can get support and help on campus. After making a number of changes to its approach on sexual assault, ...

U Community Members Scammed by Callers Posing as UPD

U Community Members Scammed by Callers Posing as UPD

By Claudia Robles

February 1, 2018

The University of Utah sent out an alert last week informing the public of spam calls from someone posing as a campus police officer. Calls were reported to come from the university police department’s (UUPD) non-emergency phone number, 801-585-2677, or another number identifying as a university...

How Emergency Management Services Kept Students Safe After a Crisis on Campus

How Emergency Management Services Kept Students Safe After a Crisis on Campus

By Emily Anderson

November 25, 2017

University of Utah Police (UPD) responded to a domestic violence call at the Peterson Heritage Center on the evening of Oct. 30. Kathleen Boutain was distressed and speaking in fragments, according to a student working in the building who asked that their identity be anonymous. She said she and her hus...

Charges Filed in Shooting Death of U Student

Charges Filed in Shooting Death of U Student

By Emily Anderson

November 16, 2017

More details emerged with charging documents filed Thursday in the shooting death of ChenWei Guo on Oct. 30 at the mouth of Red Butte Canyon on the University of Utah's campus. When University Police (UPD) responded to a domestic violence call from the Peterson Heritage Center at 7:59 p.m., shoote...

Students Honor ChenWei Guo With Candlelight Vigil

Students Honor ChenWei Guo With Candlelight Vigil

By Jacqueline Mumford, News Editor

November 2, 2017

Two days after ChenWei Guo, a student at the University of Utah, was shot and killed near Red Butte Canyon on the evening of Oct. 30, the Asian American Student Association at the U held a candlelight vigil in his memory. The shooting led police to place housing, the medical complex and other parts of ...

ASUU Organizes Gathering to Remember Slain U Student

ASUU Organizes Gathering to Remember Slain U Student

By Cara MacDonald

November 2, 2017

The Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) gathered students Tuesday night to remember ChenWei Guo, who was shot and killed at the mouth of Red Butte Canyon on Monday evening. Held in the Union Ballroom at 5:30 p.m., the event was meant to provide a safe space for support as a campus c...

U Student Killed in Red Butte Canyon Shooting

U Student Killed in Red Butte Canyon Shooting

By Emily Anderson and Steven Morgan

October 30, 2017

One University of Utah student is dead following a shooting Monday night in Red Butte Canyon near the University of Utah. The suspect turned himself in to security at the Salt Lake City Library on Tuesday afternoon, and was taken into police custody and transported to the U's Department of Public...

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