The Daily Utah Chronicle

President Watkins Publicly Addresses Student Concerns on Campus Safety

President Watkins Publicly Addresses Student Concerns on Campus Safety

By Delaney Sheppard

September 2, 2019

  Early last week, President Ruth Watkins conducted her monthly report to the University of Utah’s Academic Senate. Her address came shortly after the University Police Department announced the departure of their spokesman, Dan Metcalf, who will be leaving the department after only six months...

#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...

Chavez: Stop Blaming and Start Advocating For Victims

Chavez: Stop Blaming and Start Advocating For Victims

By Paij Chavez

August 25, 2019

Victim-blaming continues to come up in cultural conversations, but unfortunately, traditional media perpetuates this more often than it's deconstructed by it.  A 2016 article from The Atlantic provides a comprehensive breakdown of why victim blaming is a pervasive phenomenon in our society, citing the “just world hyp...

Not All Crimes Make it into the U’s Annual Clery Report

Not All Crimes Make it into the U’s Annual Clery Report

By Justin Prather

August 21, 2019

  No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast. In 1990, then-President George H.W. Bush signed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act into law. Commonly known as the Clery Act, the legislation’s creation was the result of efforts by Constance and Howard Clery after their daughter, Jeanne, was sexually assaulted and murdered in her Lehigh University dorm room by another...

Chavez: In Fiction Criminal Justice Seems Simple. Reality is Far More Unfair.

Chavez: In Fiction Criminal Justice Seems Simple. Reality is Far More Unfair.

By Paij Chavez

August 1, 2019

  This article refers to sexual assault and rape. While it is not explicit, reader discretion is advised. Does anyone else who started watching "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" when they were just 10 years old now look back on it with slight concern, or is it just me? The series is on NB...

Starr: The Legislature Should Increase the Consequences for Firearm Serial Number Violations

Starr: The Legislature Should Increase the Consequences for Firearm Serial Number Violations

By Kennedie Starr

July 18, 2019

  Last month, Utah state legislators and stakeholders held this year’s first meeting of the Criminal Code Evaluation Task Force. The purpose of this group is to study and make recommended changes to criminal penalties in the Utah Code related to aggravated murder, tax fraud and other crimes....

DA Files Charges Against Man Accused of U Student MacKenzie Lueck’s Murder

DA Files Charges Against Man Accused of U Student MacKenzie Lueck’s Murder

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

July 10, 2019

  Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill formally filed charges against the man accused of kidnapping and killing University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck. Ayoola Ajayi, 31, faces felony charges of aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, obstruction of justice and desecration of a human b...

Chavez: Be Mindful of the Cost of True Crime Entertainment

Chavez: Be Mindful of the Cost of True Crime Entertainment

By Paij Chavez

July 2, 2019

  Stories about crime are more popular today than ever before. Hours of bingeable content like podcasts and Netflix documentary series are gaining thousands of listeners and viewers everyday. One extremely popular category centers on crime, both fictional and true. There are close to 1000 episode...

SLC Police Confirm Death of U Student MacKenzie Lueck, Charge Suspect with Murder

SLC Police Confirm Death of U Student MacKenzie Lueck, Charge Suspect with Murder

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Jacqueline Mumford, and Ana Luiza

June 28, 2019

  Content Warning: This article discusses kidnapping, violence, crime, death and other subjects some readers may view as disturbing. Reader discretion is advised. In a press conference Friday morning, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown announced that they found the remains of Universi...

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...

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