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U Students Outraged at Mishandling of Explicit Photos in the Lauren McCluskey Case

Students, staff, family and friends attend a vigil on the steps of the Park Building for Lauren McCluskey who was tragically killed on campus at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Megan McKellar, News Writer

May 26, 2020

  On May 17, the Salt Lake Tribune published an article which described how Miguel Deras, a former University of Utah police officer assigned to Lauren McCluskey’s case, saved explicit images of her to his phone prior to her murder. He also showed the images to a male colleague and bragged about...

Barron: A SafeU Depends on You

Students protest before the U football game on Sept. 28 (Courtesy Unsafe.U)

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

May 14, 2020

  My decision to attend the University of Utah was deliberate. The year I graduated high school, the Salt Lake Tribune was investigating sexual assaults on Utah campuses. Headlines focused on how charges were never filed against a USU football player despite four allegations of rape and how BYU’s Honor Code Office punished students who reported rape. Because 1 in 4 undergraduate ...

Reflecting on the year: ASUU President Anna Barnes looks back

Outgoing ASUU President Anna Barnes said addressing campus safety was the biggest challenge of her term. (Illustration by Alex Garcia | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

April 22, 2020

  The University of Utah campus, which normally has about 24,000 on a regular school day, now seems barren. The end of the semester approaches with the A. Ray Olpin Union building closing, and the end of the 2019-2020 school year is almost here — yet not the way most might have hoped. With al...

Chief Safety Officer and Chief of Police Outline Plans for Officer Training

University of Utah Police Cars | Chronicle archives.

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

March 24, 2020

  Chief Safety Officer Marlon Lynch and Chief of Police Rodney Chatman plan to revamp police training at the University of Utah. During the event “Reframing the Conversation: Expanding the Portrayal of Black Men” on Feb. 24, chief safety officer Marlon Lynch received many questions fro...

Moran: It’s Time to Prioritize Student Safety

By Serena Moran

March 7, 2020

  In recent years, American schools have endured many school shootings. From the sunny California coast to the bright lights of New York, parents now have another reason to worry for their children when they leave home. Schools in the United States have dealt with many issues in the past, and ou...

Letter to the Editor: The ASUU Assembly Voted for the Increase of Police Presence at the Union, So I Resigned

Picture of Ermiya Fanaeian, former ASUU Assembly Rep. for the David Eccles School of Business. She is standing next to a wall that reads

By Letter to the Editor

March 6, 2020

The views expressed in this letter are not from a writer at the Daily Utah Chronicle and do not express the views of the opinion desk or the Chronicle as a whole. My name is Ermiya Fanaeian, and I am a former elected student body official. I recently decided to resign from my el...

University Police Find No Ties Between Mother of God Church and Sex Trafficking

The U denied rumors that the Mother of God Church was involved in sex trafficking. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

By Maddy La Turner, Investigative Editor, Copy Chief

March 6, 2020

  On Thursday, March 5, an evangelical organization known as God the Mother, the Mother of God Church or the World Mission Society Church of God — which recruits on the University of Utah campus — was rumored to have ties to human trafficking. The group was cleared of these rumors by the...

Cushman: Utah Needs to Clarify Its Consent Laws to Protect Survivors

Buttons showing support for sexual assault victims during the sexual assault protest in the MEB parking lot on Friday, Nov 4, 2016. (Photo by Chris Ayers | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By KC Cushman

February 24, 2020

  The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reports that every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, and only five out of every 1,000 perpetrators will serve jail time for their crimes. Sexual assault is a particularly important issue in Utah where one in three women experience sexual viole...

Barron: More Needs to Be Done to Make the SafeRide Program Functional

(Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

February 7, 2020

  On Wednesday evenings, my last class finishes at 10 p.m. Typically, I walk the fifteen minutes home clutching my panic alarm while running the Companion app on my phone. I used the University of Utah Campus Police’s escort service when I was a freshman, but I haven’t requested one since I had a ba...

Scott: The U Is Losing Its Opportunity to Repair Its Relationship With Students

Students, staff, family and friends attend a vigil on the steps of the Park Building for Lauren McCluskey who was tragically killed on campus at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

February 6, 2020

  Like many senior students within sprinting distance of graduation, my final semesters have been cobbled together with whatever classes remain between me and my degree. It can be challenging to create a realistic schedule of stragglers, but I am lucky my schedule is only inconvenient in that...

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