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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

Student-organizer Ermiya Fanaeian speaks at a protest against the funding of campus police which she organized in front of the Park building on the University of Utah campus on Aug. 26, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Pink Pistols Call on New U President to Change Policing on Campus

By Jack O'Leary, News Writer August 27, 2021

  "No justice no peace, fuck the university police," chanted protesters on Aug. 26, outside new University of Utah President Taylor Randall's office at 201 Presidents Circle. Organized by Pink...

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Brown: Abolish Campus Police and Give SLCPD Jurisdiction

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer August 24, 2021

  In June 2020, the student-led group Unsafe U called for the dissolution of the University of Utah Police Department. Later that month, The Daily Utah Chronicle opinion writer Morgan Barron dissented...

A portrait of Taylor Randall on the David Eccles School of Business website.

Letter: The Appointment of Taylor Randall is the U’s Latest Awful Decision

By Ermiya Fanaeian August 17, 2021

  Right before the start of the 2021 fall semester, the University of Utah had publicly, and proudly, announced that Taylor Randall will be our next university president. During the presidential...

Poma & Soter: Who Will Fill the Shoes of Ruth Watkins?

Poma & Soter: Who Will Fill the Shoes of Ruth Watkins?

By Theadora Soter and Sasha Poma August 5, 2021

  President Ruth Watkins left the University of Utah in April 2021. Her resignation, while unsurprising, still was a shock to the campus community. While Watkins did positive things during her...

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Editorial: What Students Expect from the U’s New Leadership

  Young adults have the power to change the world. As voters, workers and community members, we have a say in whether the future will be one of justice and peace or oppression and anger. But we’re...

Editorial: Former UUPD Officers’ Moral Bankruptcy Shouldnt Be Compensated

Editorial: Former UUPD Officers’ Moral Bankruptcy Shouldn’t Be Compensated

  Former University of Utah police officers Dale Brophy, Miguel Deras, Rick McLenon, Mario Sellick and Aaron Nelson are demanding $10 million from the university for damage to their reputations...

Department of Public Safety on Campus in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Maya Fraser | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Officers Involved in McCluskey Case Claim They Were Mistreated by the U, Prepare for $10 Million Lawsuit

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer April 21, 2021

  Months after the University of Utah settled a $13.5 million lawsuit with Lauren McCluskey’s parents, five officers involved in McCluskey’s case sent a notice of claim to the U claiming they...

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins (Courtesy of Communications Department)

U President Ruth Watkins Announces Plans to Resign in April 2021

By Natalie Colby, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2021

  The president of the University of Utah, Ruth Watkins, announced on Jan. 12 that she plans to resign in April 2021, as she has accepted the position as president of Strada Impact.   Strada...

Headshot of Chief of Police Rodney Chatman. (Courtesy University of Utah)

University of Utah Police Chief Placed on Leave after 10 Months in the Position

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer December 18, 2020

  On Wednesday Dec. 16, UnsafeU, a student organization unaffiliated with the University of Utah, received an anonymous tip saying U Police Chief Rodney Chatman had been placed on administrative...

Jill and Mathew McCluskey, Lauren McCluskeys parents, stand and watch the McCarthey Family Track at the memorial walk on Oct. 22, 2020. (Photo by Alexis Perno | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Students and Campus Organizations Move Forward After McCluskey Lawsuit Settlement

By Natalie Colby , Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2020

  Oct. 22, 2018, track athlete and University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey was shot and killed on the U’s campus by her ex-boyfriend, Melvin Rowland. McCluskey had contacted the U police...