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Rebecca Hardenbrook takes a moment to honor at Lauren McCluskey’s vigil on the two year anniversary of McCluskey’s death on Oct. 22, 2020 at the District Attorney’s office in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Students and McCluskey Family Remember Lauren McCluskey with Walk and Vigil

By Natalie Colby, Kayleigh Silverstein, and Alexis Perno October 23, 2020

    On the second anniversary of Lauren McCluskey’s death, the Salt Lake City sky was nearly cloudless.  Attendees sported Lauren McCluskey Foundation jackets and vests, hands...

Protestors tape Justice for Lauren signs to the doors of the District Attorneys office in downtown Salt Lake City on Oct. 21, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Protesters Gather at the District Attorney’s Office to Demand Justice for Lauren McCluskey

By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor October 22, 2020

    On Oct. 21, 2020, UnsafeU, a student-run organization unaffiliated with the University of Utah, organized a protest outside the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office after...

Laurens parents, Jill and Matthew McCluskey, 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)

The U Announces Lawsuit Settlement with Lauren McCluskey’s Parents

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby October 22, 2020

  On Oct. 22, 2020, the two-year anniversary death of Lauren McCluskey – the 21-year old student-athlete who looked towards the university for help and received none – the University of Utah...

Nina, 22, holds sign in solidarity for Lauren McCluskey in caravan protest on June 6, 2020 after the police  scandal which revealed an officer involved in McCluskeys case showed intimated photographs.

Barron: Lauren’s Promise Serves Students

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer September 28, 2020

  After four years at the University of Utah, I have a good idea of what will be on a syllabus before I even read it. Details may vary, but every syllabus includes course objectives, instructor...

UnSafe U protesters gather at the Public Safety Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City to protest the actions of officers involved in the Lauren McCluskey case on Aug. 6, 2020.

Cushman: Listen to Students. Create a Safer Campus.

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 16, 2020

  In October of 2018, University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey was killed on campus, only one year after the on-campus murder of another student, ChenWei Guo. Both of these deaths shook students,...

Nina, 22, holds sign in solidarity for Lauren McCluskey in caravan protest on June 6, 2020 after the police  scandal which revealed an officer involved in McCluskeys case showed intimated photographs.

Professors Across the Country Add “Lauren’s Promise” to Syllabi Honoring Lauren McCluskey

By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor September 8, 2020

  “I will listen and believe you if someone is threatening you.” Professors across the country are including this statement in their syllabi showing their commitment to their students' safety.  The...

Rebecca Hardenbrook leads protesters in chants while marching to the John R. Park Building on the University of Utah campus on Sept. 3, 2020.

Students March Through Campus Demanding the Abolition of UUPD and Resignation of President Ruth Watkins

By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor September 3, 2020

  About 50 students gathered at Rice-Eccles Stadium to march to President’s Circle carrying signs and chanting their disapproval for U President Ruth Watkins and administration at the University...

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins and University Police Chief Dale Brophy spoke at a press conference on the investigation into the death of student Lauren McCluskey on Oct. 25, 2018 | Chronicle archives.

Barron: Watkins Failed U

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer August 19, 2020

  During my junior year at the U, I had the opportunity to sit with our university’s recently appointed president, Dr. Ruth Watkins, while attending the Utah Day of the Girl. Watkins was honored...

The Utah womens track and field team, 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)

Emails between McCluskeys and U Administrators Before Lawsuit Allege Sexism in Policing and Independent Review Process

By Maddy La Turner and Elise Vandersteen Bailey August 10, 2020

  Emails between Jill McCluskey and University of Utah administrators obtained by The Daily Utah Chronicle show that Jill voiced concerns about sexism in the U’s police department to university...

UnSafe U protesters gather at the Public Safety Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City to protest the actions of officers involved in the Lauren McCluskey case on Aug. 6, 2020. (Chronicle archives)

University of Utah Police Department Releases Investigation Report on the Former Officer Miguel Deras, Unsafe U Shows Up to Protest

University of Utah students met outside the Department of Public Safety on Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. over a year and a half after the murder of Lauren McCluskey to once again protest the U administration's...