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University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey was killed in a shooting on campus on Tuesday, Oct 22. Photo by Steve C. Wilson, courtesy of the University of Utah.

Utah Legislature Puts a Stop to ‘Lauren’s Law’

By Mandi Johansen March 20, 2019

  The murder of fellow U student Lauren McCluskey in October 2018 spurred several calls to action to increase safety, including the proposal of House Bill 190 in the Utah Legislative Session, which...

University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey was killed in a shooting on campus on Tuesday, Oct 22. Photo by Steve C. Wilson, courtesy of the University of Utah.

Utah Senate Passes Campus Safety Amendments Bill Inspired by Lauren McCluskey

By Mandi Johansen March 8, 2019

  Lauren McCluskey is remembered fondly at the University of Utah and by everyone who knew her. McCluskey was a bright and kind student with a great future whose tragic death on Oct. 22, 2018 has...

Lieutenant Gov. Spencer Cox sits with LGBTQ youth protesting conversion therapy outside of the governors offices at the Utah Capitol | Chronicle archives.

LGBTQ Youth Sat in Front of Governor’s Office Demanding an Apology. They Got One.

By Christina Giardinelli March 8, 2019

  A group of LGBTQ youth advocates staged a sit-in at the Utah state capitol on Thursday and were later joined by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox. The group of about 30 teens who identified as LGBTQ had spent...

Free Fare Day on Feb 28, 2019 (Courtesy of Katelyn Collett)

Mayor Wilson Rides Trax to Work on UTA’s Free Fare Day

By Katelyn Collett March 3, 2019

  Free Fare Day took place on Feb. 28 and March 1. The day allowed anyone who wanted to ride Utah Transit Authority (UTA) to do so for free. The purpose of Free Fare Day is to help cut down on...

VP of Student Relations Gabe Martinez, President AnnaMarie Barnes, and VP of University Relations Latifa Yaqoobi 
(Courtesy of Barnes Ticket)

Complete 2019 ASUU Election Victories: Barnes Ticket and More

By Mandi Johansen March 3, 2019

  The results of the 2019-2020 Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) student government elections are officially in. The Barnes Ticket party came out victorious in the election for...

The Utah State Capitol | The Daily Utah Chronicle archives

Utah House Passes Bill for Scholarships for Underprivileged Students

By Mandi Johansen February 27, 2019

  On Feb. 21, 2019, the Utah House of Representatives passed HB 260. The bill passed with a vote of 69-3. It creates the Access Utah Promise Scholarship program and was sponsored by Rep. Derrin...

U Students Protest the Presidents Declaration of National Emergency

U Students Protest the President’s Declaration of National Emergency

By Christina Giardinelli February 26, 2019

  The University of Utah's chapters of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) joined forces with other off-campus organizations such as the Brown...

Candidate for VP of Student Relations Gabe Martinez, candidate for President AnnaMarie Barnes, and candidate for VP of University Relations Latifa Yaqoobi (Courtesy of Barnes Ticket)

Meet the ASUU 2019-20 Candidates

By Amy Loret February 26, 2019

  If you haven't already seen the lawn signs around campus and notifications in your UMail inbox and social media feeds, it's the time of the year for Associated Students of the University of Utah...

Connor Morgan in his ASUU office in the student union. Morgan is the outgoing ASUU president.

(Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

ASUU in Review: A Look Back at the Morgan Presidency

By Katelyn Collett February 25, 2019

  As spring semester comes to a close and graduation approaches, it means the end for the executive branch of the Associated Students of the University of Utah's (ASUU) one-year term. Connor Morgan,...

(Courtesy of Jenny Wilson)

Senate Candidate Jenny Wilson Sworn in as Mayor of Salt Lake County

By Katelyn Collett February 12, 2019

  After Jenny Wilson suffered a disappointing defeat to Sen. Mitt Romney in the midterm elections, Rep. Ben McAdams celebrated a close win over incumbent Mia Love in Utah's 4th Congressional District....