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The Honors College Praxis Labs Holds Interpersonal Violence Seminar

The Honors College Praxis Labs Holds Interpersonal Violence Seminar

By Nicholas Rush

April 3, 2019

  Praxis Labs, a program within the University of Utah's Honors College aimed at “drawing students from all disciplines to collaborate on innovative project-based solutions to pressing societal challenges.” The 2018-19 lab, "Family Violence Across the Life Course: Child, Partner and Elde...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Campus Initiatives To Look Forward To

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Campus Initiatives To Look Forward To

By Amy Loret

March 30, 2019

  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and University of Utah students can plan to engage with SAAM in several different ways thanks to initiatives planned by the U's SAAM Committee. Further information and a full list of events during SAAM is posted on the Center for Student Wellness...

What to Expect From the Upcoming State of ASUU Address

What to Expect From the Upcoming State of ASUU Address

By Miacel Spotted Elk

March 19, 2019

  ASUU’s 2018-19 Student Body President Connor Morgan will deliver the State of ASUU address this Thursday, March 21 in the Union Ballroom from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will be conducted as a town hall and will kick off with Morgan providing a summary of his administration's accomplish...

Utah Senate Passes Campus Safety Amendments Bill Inspired by Lauren McCluskey

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 caused several pushes for changes in Utah law as well as procedures at the U involving sexual assault and lockdown protocols. The U’s response includes implementing changes aimed at further addressing campus safety is...

Promoting a Safer University: Campus Safety Recommendations in Review

Promoting a Safer University: Campus Safety Recommendations in Review

By Connor Applegate and Katelyn Collett

March 8, 2019

  On Feb. 12, 2019, a report was released by the University of Utah leadership, including U President Ruth Watkins, to propose an update regarding 30 campus safety recommendations made by an independent review team to the U’s Board of Trustees. The recommendations came as a result of the independent...

U Responds to GMA Interview of McCluskey Parents

U Responds to GMA Interview of McCluskey Parents

By Connor Applegate

February 3, 2019

  The University of Utah released an updated statement regarding the murder of the university's student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey on Jan. 25. The statement was released in response to a recent “Good Morning America” interview of McCluskey’s parents aired that morning. The McCluskeys maintained in the intervie...

U Responds to Op-ed Published by Mother of Slain U student

U Responds to Op-ed Published by Mother of Slain U student

By Christina Giardinelli

January 9, 2019

  Jill McCluskey, the mother of slain Utah student Lauren McCluskey, published an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday calling for accountability of the individuals responsible for failing her daughter. During a press conference in December, University of Utah president Ruth Watkins ...

Students Living on Campus are Growing Anxious About Their Own Safety at Night

Students Living on Campus are Growing Anxious About Their Own Safety at Night

By Miacel Spotted Elk

December 23, 2018

  Students who are campus residents have grown increasingly concerned for themselves, their classmates and prospective students. Since the beginning of the academic year, many believe that there is anxiety on campus at night, spearheaded by limited parking due to construction and a shortage ...

Homicide Suspect Spotted in Campus Library

Homicide Suspect Spotted in Campus Library

By Mackenzie McDermott

November 15, 2018

Around 10 p.m. on Nov. 14, University of Utah students received a U of U alert reading “SLC police seeking person of interest in homicide. Seen on campus this morning.” Kidus Yohannes, 31, was spotted at the J. Willard Marriott Library around 11 a.m, and the Salt Lake City Police Dep...

Patience: U’s Security Escort Service Needs Improvement

Patience: U’s Security Escort Service Needs Improvement

By Alisa Patience

February 18, 2018

The University of Utah is good about campus safety, and it has increased its efforts since Halloween, 2016, when someone reported a rape in broad daylight at gunpoint on campus. The campus is well-lit, there are emergency phones scattered around and the university even has a campus escort system which...

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