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Lilee Ferguson shows off her skills Wednesday afternoon in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Transgender Youth: a Politicized Group

By Catie Quigley , News Writer April 24, 2021

  Transgender people have always existed, but as they have gained more recognition, they also face new controversies and that comes with more visibility. During the 2021 Utah state legislative...

Standing water in a bird bath. (Photo courtesy of Chronicle Archives)

Experts Urge Water Conservation Across Utah Heading into Summer

By Brooke Williams, News Writer April 23, 2021

  Utah is in a state of emergency due to another season of drought causing water restrictions and conservation campaigns across the desert state. This winter, Utah’s snowpacks were on careful...

Moira Turner speaks at climate protest held by Divest U at the Union Plaza on April 22, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle)

‘Fund Students, Not Big Oil’: Divest U Holds Protest on Earth Day

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2021

    On Earth Day 2021, Divest U, a student organization aimed at divesting the University of Utah’s endowment in fossil fuels, led a protest to demand the U fund students, not big...

UnSafe U protesters gather at the Public Safety Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City to protest the actions of officers involved in the Lauren McCluskey case on Aug. 6, 2020. (Chronicle archives)

Incoming ASUU Administration Discusses Plans to Defund Campus Police

By Jack O'Leary, News Writer April 21, 2021

  On April 20, the ASUU Diversity Board held a zoom panel with the incoming Wojciechowski administration to discuss defunding campus police. It's been an ongoing conversation at the University...

Rae Duckworth speaks about the guilty verdict for former police officer Derek Chauvin at the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building on April 20, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Protesters Take to the Streets to Celebrate and Continue the Fight after Derek Chauvin is Found Guilty

By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein April 21, 2021

After deliberating for just over 10 hours on April 20, 2021, a Minneapolis jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd. The news came almost 11 months after a teenage...

Department of Public Safety on Campus in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Maya Fraser | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Officers Involved in McCluskey Case Claim They Were Mistreated by the U, Prepare for $10 Million Lawsuit

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Assistant News Editor April 21, 2021

  Months after the University of Utah settled a $13.5 million lawsuit with Lauren McCluskey’s parents, five officers involved in McCluskey’s case sent a notice of claim to the U claiming they...

Inside the University of Utah Student Services Building a wall displays pamphlets with resources for sexual assault and mental health in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday, June 9, 2021.  (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Students and Faculty Hold Multiple Events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor April 19, 2021

  This April, for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, University of Utah students and faculty are partnering with local community organizations to raise awareness and support survivors.  The Center...

Edible Campus Gardens at the University of Utah. (Chronicle archives)

Environmental Humanities Program Hosts Writing Workshop and Author Talk Series

By Brooke Williams, News Writer April 17, 2021

  The University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Program is hosting a new six-part writing workshop series this spring, focusing on the intersection of gardening, ecology and social justice. The...

Vlad Khaykin, National Director of Programs on Antisemitism for the Anti-Defamation League, delivers the keynote address on April 9, 2021 for the virtual

Vlad Khaykin ‘Breaks the Silence’ During 2021 U Remembers Keynote Address

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Assistant News Editor April 15, 2021

  From April 5  to 9, the University of Utah hosted its annual U Remembers event, centered around this year’s theme: “Breaking the Silence.” U Remembers is put on by volunteers from the...