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SLC Hosts the UN for 68th Annual Civil Society Conference

SLC Hosts the UN for 68th Annual Civil Society Conference

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer September 10, 2019

  For the past 50 years, the United Nations has not held conferences outside of its own headquarters. In the summer of 2018, the U.N. announced that they would be holding their first conference...

Thousands of Utahns protest Trumps administration with the proposal of shrinking Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 | Chronicle archive.

Oil and Gas Development is Open on Former Grand-Staircase Escalante Lands

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer September 7, 2019

  Recently, the Bureau of Land Management has announced its plans for the former lands of the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument. The area is open to development projects dedicated to...

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.

U Police Chief Dale Brophy Suddenly Announces Retirement

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator July 16, 2019

  In a statement Tuesday afternoon, University of Utah officials announced that U Police Chief Dale Brophy will retire on Oct. 15 of this year. Brophy has worked with the department since 2013,...

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

DA Files Charges Against Man Accused of U Student MacKenzie Lueck’s Murder

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator 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...

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...

Jill and Matthew McCluskey at Press Conference

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

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator 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...

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

Search for Missing University of Utah Student Continues

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer 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...

University of Utahs Presidents Circle | Chronicle archives.

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

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer 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...

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...