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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 F. Ramos

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...

Parents of Murdered Student Lauren McCluskey Announce $56 Million Lawsuit Against University

Parents of Murdered Student Lauren McCluskey Announce $56 Million Lawsuit Against University

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

June 27, 2019

  Jill and Matthew McCluskey announced at a press conference Thursday morning that they have filed a $56 million civil rights lawsuit against the University of Utah following the on-campus murder of their daughter, 21-year old student-athlete Lauren McCluskey. They say the U failed to protect th...

Search for Missing University of Utah Student Continues

Search for Missing University of Utah Student Continues

By Angelyn Ramos

June 25, 2019

  On Monday, June 17, University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck texted her mother to let her know that her flight from California had landed. Around 1 a.m. Lueck ordered a Lyft from Salt Lake City Airport to Hatch Park. That was the last time Lueck was seen or heard from.Salt Lake City Polic...

The U and BYU Share A Founder, But Similarities Stop There

The U and BYU Share A Founder, But Similarities Stop There

By Miacel Spotted Elk

June 12, 2019

  Brigham Young University has recently come under scrutiny for their honor code, including their severe disciplinary actions toward reported students. On April 12, BYU students and alumni gathered on campus to protest against the honor code. The tenor of these protests isn't a call to eradicate...

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...

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox Speaks to U Students About Urban Planning in Rural Utah Communities

Lt. Gov. Spencer  Cox Speaks to U Students About Urban Planning in Rural Utah Communities

By Nicholas Rush

April 29, 2019

  Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox spoke at a forum and Q&A at Gardner Commons on Wednesday, April 24 to discuss the importance of urban planning in small Utah communities. The forum was held by the University of Utah's department of City and Metropolitan Planning. Cox cracked jokes in ...

The Philosophy of Science Major: A Proposed Marriage

The Philosophy of Science Major: A Proposed Marriage

By Nicholas Rush

April 25, 2019

  Science and Philosophy are to be married here at the U in the proposal of a new major called “Philosophy of Science.” The major was first proposed in the Fall of 2018 by Department Chair of Philosophy, Matthew Haber. The Daily Utah Chronicle spoke with Professor Haber about the pending u...

Paul Reeve Named Latter-day Saint Studies Chair

Paul Reeve Named Latter-day Saint Studies Chair

By Nicholas Rush

April 8, 2019

  The first-ever professor of Latter-day Saint studies at the University of Utah, award-winning author Paul Reeve, has been appointed chair of the Latter-day Saint Studies Steering Committee. According to the Tanner Humanities Center, the committee was initiated in 2010 to “encourage vibrant...

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