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The U is Hiring a Chief Safety Officer. Here’s What You Need to Know.

By Marshall Foster, News Writer December 3, 2019

It has been over a year since University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey was murdered on campus. The position of chief safety officer was one of the recommendations of an independent review that was done...

(Cartoon by Izzy Schlegel | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Reese: University of Utah Campus Police Endanger The Students Under Their Protection

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer November 27, 2019

Earlier this month, the Salt Lake Tribune published two stories illuminating the wrongdoings of the incompetent and untrained University of Utah campus police department. These issues come as no shock...

Utah schools need to remain safe, and hopefully, it will inspire the rest of the country to follow. (Photo by Victoria Hills | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

@Unsafe.U Instagram Account Organizes Student Protest

By Victoria Hills, News Writer October 23, 2019

Early on the afternoon of Oct. 21, a group of almost 100 students gathered at the steps of the Park Building in President’s Circle to protest campus safety policies they feel are ineffective. Track athlete...

Protestors hold signs with #BelieveWomen. Many students have criticized the Us motion to dismiss, calling it victim blaming. (Courtesy Unsafe.U)

Chavez: Women in Utah Deserve Better

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer October 22, 2019

Sometimes it is difficult to believe whether protecting women is really a high priority in Utah. October has been designated #SafeU Month by University of Utah President Ruth Watkins. The first week...

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)

Fueled by Pain: How Utah Athletes Used Sports to Heal After Tragedy

By Brayden Ramsay, Sports Writer October 16, 2019

  What does a grieving process look like? Does it involve sitting in a bedroom and letting out a good cry? What about spending time with those closest to you and reminiscing on good memories? Maybe...

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.

Reese: My Open Letter to President Watkins

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer October 9, 2019

Dear President Watkins, When I first attempted to write this letter, I felt angry, frustrated and upset with the actions the University of Utah has taken following the murder of Lauren McCluskey on...

Courtesy of Tim Mudd

Christopherson: Active Shooter Drills Are Band-Aids for Bullet Holes

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor October 1, 2019

So much gun violence occurs in the United States each year that it is compiled into the Gun Violence Archive. The home page displays roughly a dozen major statistics that are updated each day: total number...

Students protest before the U football game on Sept. 28 (Courtesy Unsafe.U)

U Students Wear Purple and Organize a Protest to Advocate for Campus Safety

By Jacqueline Mumford and Josh Petersen September 29, 2019

  Three days before the homecoming football game against Washington State, the Unsafe.U Instagram account called on its followers to “wear purple to demand #JusticeforLauren.”  The Instagram...

(Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Students and Staff Create Unsafe U Instagram Account to Protest the Handling of Lauren McCluskey’s Murder

By Victoria Hills, News Writer September 27, 2019

In response to the lawsuit filed by the McCluskey family against the University of Utah, the U has asked the judge to dismiss all charges. Students across campus have responded with increased concerns...

Students, staff, family and friends attend a vigil on the steps of the Park Building for Lauren McCluskey. Chronicle archives.

ASUU Assembly Officially Denounces the U’s Response to Lauren McCluskey Lawsuit

By Brock Bernstein, News Writer September 26, 2019

The Associated Students of the University of Utah has officially responded to ongoing controversy surrounding a lawsuit from the family of Lauren McCluskey, who was murdered on campus in October 2018. The...