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U and Board of Regents Create New Policies to Handle Sexual Assault

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator

January 30, 2017

The U has encountered a lot of issues with sexual assault in the last few months, from Halloween’s alleged assault— the investigation of which was later suspended—to stories of sexual assault published in the Daily Utah Chronicle, and two separate demonstrations protesting the way the U handl...

Nowhere to Turn: One U Student’s Experience with Sexual Assault

Nowhere to Turn: One U Student’s Experience with Sexual Assault

By Connor Richards, Elise Vandersteen Bailey, and Julie Hirschi

December 8, 2016

It was 3:30 a.m. one early spring morning last year when she called her mother to ask for help. At first, her mother didn’t understand what had happened, only that her daughter had been hurt. After a few minutes, Alison — here identified by a pseudonym — told her mother she had been raped. Earlier...

Suspect Identified in Multiple Subaru Thefts on Campus

Suspect Identified in Multiple Subaru Thefts on Campus

By Katie Buda

November 29, 2016

Police are investigating several auto thefts and burglary cases involving Subarus made in the late 90s. Suspect Erick Bryan Curtis has been identified to be involved in the auto thefts, which occurred on campus and in surrounding areas. Curtis currently has outstanding warrants involving these cases and those similar. The suspect is 34 years old, weighs 163 pounds and is 5’9 with blue ey...

Madeline MacDonald, BYU Sexual Assault Survivor, Shares Her Story

Madeline MacDonald, BYU Sexual Assault Survivor, Shares Her Story

By Zoe Kozlowski

November 17, 2016

Madeline MacDonald took on an institution. MacDonald, now a University of Utah student, began her collegiate career at BYU where she was sexually assaulted leading to the uncovering of the gross mishandling of sexual assault cases institution-wide. Following her assault in December of 2014, she approached...

Visiting Professor Verbally Assaulted on Campus

Visiting Professor Verbally Assaulted on Campus

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator

November 14, 2016

Disclaimer: this article contains graphic, sexually charged language. A faculty guest — a professor and researcher — was verbally assaulted on campus Wednesday as she tried to find a parking spot. Dr. Alexis K. Ault, assistant professor in the department of geology at Utah State University, was looking for...

Panelists Discuss Rape and Consent at Salt Lake Tribune Hosted Event

By Rachael Folland

November 4, 2016

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, The Salt Lake Tribune hosted the event, Confronting Rape Culture: A Conversation About Consent. Five panelists; including Jessica Luther, Nunia Pena, Cara Tangoro, Saeed Shihab and Kiman Kaur came together to discuss the meaning of consent and improvements colleges can make whe...

BREAKING: Female Student Raped at Gunpoint by Suspect in Halloween-Mask, Suspect at Large

BREAKING: Female Student Raped at Gunpoint by Suspect in Halloween-Mask, Suspect at Large

By Katie Buda

October 31, 2016

An unknown suspect in a Halloween mask held a female student at gunpoint around 12:15 p.m. He then raped her in the parking lot of the Merrill Engineering Building, the student told police. The suspect is 6 feet tall, wearing a “grim reaper style mask,” and a black cloak, University of Utah Campus...

Not Clowning Around – What Does This Creepy Clown Craze Mean For The U?

Not Clowning Around – What Does This Creepy Clown Craze Mean For The U?

By Kelsey Kenyon

October 25, 2016

The bizarre clown scare has been spreading like crazy all over the globe. A prank once thought to be funny and completely harmless has turned into a serious matter. Originally, the problem with clowns started back in late August in South Carolina after reports were made that clowns were attempting to...

Staying Safe Over Halloween

Staying Safe Over Halloween

By Zoe Kozlowski

October 24, 2016

This Halloween, the U’s student body will fill the surrounding neighborhoods to celebrate with their friends. With all of the ongoing festivities, and those that involve drinking in particular, it is important to keep safety in mind. Most students have at least been around someone who has had a bit...

How the U Handles Sexual Assault

How the U Handles Sexual Assault

By Zoe Kozlowski

July 5, 2016

Sexual assault can happen to anybody. A former U student was assaulted last February. Following the attack, she was confined to her bed for days, consumed by depression. She had been trained as a victim advocate herself before she was assaulted. After filing with the Title IX office at the U, it took...

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