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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

(Chronicle archives)

HRE to Implement Communication Changes Following November Housing Incident

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer January 15, 2023

  At 11:45 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2022, residents in a suite in Sage Point Building 813 were reportedly threatened by an intoxicated student, who claimed he had a knife and gun when they did not open...

Chapel Glen at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Dec. 3, 2021.

U Students Grapple with Uncertain Future of Housing

By Marisa Angulo, Investigative Writer November 8, 2022

  In the Spring 2022 semester, students of the University of Utah applied for housing for the upcoming fall term and over 3,000 students were left with their names on the waitlist. Rooms were filled...

U alum Karen Ashton (right) stands with student Emma Richardson (left) in front of the Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House on the University of Utahs campus on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. (Photo by Kayleigh Silverstein | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Home Away From Home Program: Forging Connections Across Decades and Miles

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer October 10, 2022

  With rent in Salt Lake City rising faster in the last two years than the previous 10 and students who were relying on on-campus housing being added to a long waitlist, some University of Utah...

Evening on University of Utah campus, Thursday in Salt Lake City.

Understanding the U’s Response to Zhifan Dong’s Death

By Rachel Kloepfer, Investigative Writer August 6, 2022

  After a resurgence of media coverage on the murder of 19-year-old University of Utah student Zhifan Dong, the U’s response and subsequently released documents reveal the internal details behind...

(Design by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

‘I felt so angry’: Roommate of Zhifan Dong Says Her Death Was Preventable

By Rachel Kloepfer, Investigative Writer July 16, 2022

  This article discusses domestic violence and murder.   Zhifan Dong, a first-year international student at the University of Utah, was 19 when her boyfriend Haoyu Wang injected her...

A residential area in Hooper, Utah on March 26, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Utah’s Housing Crisis Leaves Students Behind

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer April 19, 2022

  Utah’s housing affordability crisis is a pressing issue. Rent is going up, and homeowners have been priced out of their homes. University of Utah students must choose between living in dorms...

The Block U on the University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Photo by Adam Fondren | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

University of Utah Officials Release ‘Return to Campus’ Plan for Fall Semester

By Megan McKellar and Kayleigh Silverstein June 2, 2020

  On June 1, University of Utah, President Ruth Watkins issued an official announcement to the @theU website about the University of Utah’s plans for returning to campus this fall. President...

Officers Circle at the University of Utah

Cameras, Commuter Services and More: Updates in Officer’s Circle

By Marshall Foster, News Writer November 21, 2019

It has been a little under a month since the Housing and Residential Education Office at the University of Utah held a town hall to discuss issues at the houses in Officers Circle. Cameras inside of the...

The Marriott Honors Community with the South Campus Housing & Dining project construction behind it (Photo by Delaney Manson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

What the MHC Summer Closure Has Meant for Students

By Delaney Sheppard, News Writer August 14, 2019

  Earlier this summer, the students of the Marriott Honors Community (MHC) experienced an upheaval. For the first time in seven years, students living in the MHC were relocated to other housing on...

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)

Reese: The University of Utah Failed Lauren McCluskey

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer 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...