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Reese: The University of Utah Failed Lauren McCluskey

Reese: The University of Utah Failed Lauren McCluskey

By Isaac Reese

July 4, 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 ...

Parents of Murdered Student Lauren McCluskey Announce $56 Million Lawsuit Against University

Parents of Murdered Student Lauren McCluskey Announce $56 Million Lawsuit Against University

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

June 27, 2019

  Jill and Matthew McCluskey announced at a press conference Thursday morning that they have filed a $56 million civil rights lawsuit against the University of Utah following the on-campus murder of their daughter, 21-year old student-athlete Lauren McCluskey. They say the U failed to protect th...

The Takeaway Panelists Discuss Troubling Rates of Violence Against Indigenous Women in Utah

The Takeaway Panelists Discuss Troubling Rates of Violence Against Indigenous Women in Utah

By Miacel Spotted Elk

June 10, 2019

  On June 6, KUER hosted National Public Radio’s "The Takeaway" at the University of Utah's S.J. Quincy Law School. The live event featured a panel discussion about violence against women and two-spirit people in the American West. The panel included Democratic Representative Angela Romero,...

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...

U Holds Vigil In Honor of Resident Doctor

U Holds Vigil In Honor of Resident Doctor

By Mandi Johansen

February 8, 2019

  Following the tragic death of first-year resident doctor Sarah Hawley, a candlelight vigil was held on Monday night at the University Guest House. Friends, family and colleagues united together to celebrate the wonderful life that Dr. Hawley lived and to remember the happiness that they shared...

U Resident Doctor Killed in Alleged Murder-Suicide

U Resident Doctor Killed in Alleged Murder-Suicide

By Mandi Johansen

February 3, 2019

  The University of Utah is recovering from the tragic loss of first year medical resident Dr. Sarah Hawley. She was beloved by all who knew her. 27-year old Dr. Hawley was killed late Sunday night, Jan. 27, 2019, in what Sgt. Brandon Shear, a Salt Lake Police Department spokesman, said “appears...

Lauren’s Law: Social and Judicial Movements Towards Addressing Sexual Assault

Lauren’s Law: Social and Judicial Movements Towards Addressing Sexual Assault

By Miacel Spotted Elk

January 22, 2019

  Addressing the numerous dimensions of violence on campus is a difficult conversation. The fatal case of Lauren McCluskey changed that entirely this year at the U, however. Numerous lawmakers, students and campus groups want to shift how we approach this topic and prevent incidents like La...

Scott: This Is the Place, but perhaps not for women

Scott: This Is the Place, but perhaps not for women

By Elise Scott

September 20, 2018

Utah is often touted for its upward mobility, a claim that may be a little more nuanced than at first blush. Ironically, another thing Utah has been acclaimed for is being the second most sexist state in the nation--making its quaint vignette of bountiful opportunity fall under deserved skepticism. Utah’s chilly treatment of...

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