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Barron: Student Input Is Essential to Create a Truly ‘Safe U’

Barron: Student Input Is Essential to Create a Truly ‘Safe U’

By Morgan Barron

October 31, 2019

When I moved into Officers Circle this August, there was a sign taped to the front door of my house with big bold letters reading, “For your safety security cameras are being installed to monitor entry points.” The sign detailed the logistics of who would be doing the installation and when it wo...

Faculty and ASUU Members Hope to Continue Campus Safety Dialogue After SafeU Month

Faculty and ASUU Members Hope to Continue Campus Safety Dialogue After SafeU Month

By Brock Bernstein

October 30, 2019

The University of Utah’s motion to dismiss in the Lauren McCluskey lawsuit has inspired widespread action for many students on campus. So far, students have created the @Unsafe.U Instagram account, demanded to speak with the U’s President Ruth Watkins and even walked out of class to protest the U’s h...

Reese: My Open Letter to President Watkins

Reese: My Open Letter to President Watkins

By Isaac Reese

October 9, 2019

Dear President Watkins, When I first attempted to write this letter, I felt angry, frustrated and upset with the actions the University of Utah has taken following the murder of Lauren McCluskey on its campus. I feel hurt by your silence on the U’s request that the lawsuit that Lauren’s parents...

U Students Wear Purple and Organize a Protest to Advocate for Campus Safety

U Students Wear Purple and Organize a Protest to Advocate for Campus Safety

By Jacqueline Mumford and Josh Petersen

September 29, 2019

  Three days before the homecoming football game against Washington State, the Unsafe.U Instagram account called on its followers to “wear purple to demand #JusticeforLauren.”  The Instagram account is run by anonymous students and staff at the University of Utah in protest of the U’s reque...

Students and Staff Create Unsafe U Instagram Account to Protest the Handling of Lauren McCluskey’s Murder

Students and Staff Create Unsafe U Instagram Account to Protest the Handling of Lauren McCluskey’s Murder

By Victoria Hills

September 27, 2019

In response to the lawsuit filed by the McCluskey family against the University of Utah, the U has asked the judge to dismiss all charges. Students across campus have responded with increased concerns about safety and accountability. The ASUU Assembly released a resolution citing “disappointment” in the U’s request to di...

SafeRide Started at the U Nearly a Month Ago. Is it Helping Students?

SafeRide Started at the U Nearly a Month Ago. Is it Helping Students?

By Marshall Foster

September 25, 2019

Tragic events in the past two years have raised some questions and concerns about whether or not the University of Utah takes its goal of a safe campus seriously. The new SafeRide shuttle is just one of the ways the U is trying to answer those concerns. The SafeRide shuttle is a free transportati...

As UUPS Seeks Accreditation, Students Consider the Value of the Safety Recommendations

As UUPS Seeks Accreditation, Students Consider the Value of the Safety Recommendations

By Joseph A. Moss

September 22, 2019

After the murder of Lauren McCluskey ignited intense debates about campus safety, the University of Utah has taken several steps to find solutions. The U published a list of 3o recommendations made by a team of independent reviewers with a focus on campus safety. The team suggested the U review the policies...

Students and Staff Brave Unruly Classroom Temperatures Last Week

Students and Staff Brave Unruly Classroom Temperatures Last Week

By Delaney Sheppard

September 11, 2019

  On Monday, Sept. 2, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) sent out an announcement regarding the equipment failure of a chilled water plant on campus. This failure inhibited cooling capabilities across eleven buildings on campus, causing a spiral of issues for students, staff, and faculty. The...

#SafeU: Students Advocate for Changes in Campus Safety

#SafeU: Students Advocate for Changes in Campus Safety

By Delaney Sheppard

August 29, 2019

  “The loss of Lauren McCluskey and Mackenzie Lueck were tragedies that I believe have permanently changed this campus and our commitment to safety. My thoughts, and the thoughts of our student body, are with their family, friends, and loved ones as they continue to mourn their deaths," said...

Reese: The University of Utah Failed Lauren McCluskey

Reese: The University of Utah Failed Lauren McCluskey

By Isaac Reese

July 3, 2019

  Lauren McCluskey’s death was preventable. While the University of Utah has claimed that there was no action it could've taken to prevent this, their assertions are obviously untrue — so much so that it's disturbing that that three university employees of the Department of Safety were given awards for how they ...

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