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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 University of Utah Moves to Dismiss Lauren McCluskey Lawsuit

By Delaney Sheppard, News Writer September 25, 2019

On Sept. 20, 2019, the Utah Attorney General filed for the dismissal of Lauren McCluskey’s case on behalf of the University of Utah. McCluskey’s parents filed a lawsuit against the University for the...

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.

U Police Chief Dale Brophy Suddenly Announces Retirement

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator July 16, 2019

  In a statement Tuesday afternoon, University of Utah officials announced that U Police Chief Dale Brophy will retire on Oct. 15 of this year. Brophy has worked with the department since 2013,...

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 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...

Jill and Matthew McCluskey at Press Conference

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

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator 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...

Lauren McCluskey Memorial Fund. (Source: https://giving.utah.edu/lauren-mccluskey/)

Memorial Fund for Lauren McCluskey Raises $94,000

By Mandi Johansen March 30, 2019

  Content Warning: This article mentions the events of Lauren McCluskey's death. In the wake of the death of University of Utah track athlete Lauren McCluskey, a memorial fund was set up in...

University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey was killed in a shooting on campus on Tuesday, Oct 22. Photo by Steve C. Wilson, courtesy of the University of Utah.

Utah Legislature Puts a Stop to ‘Lauren’s Law’

By Mandi Johansen March 20, 2019

  The murder of fellow U student Lauren McCluskey in October 2018 spurred several calls to action to increase safety, including the proposal of House Bill 190 in the Utah Legislative Session, which...

University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey was killed in a shooting on campus on Tuesday, Oct 22. Photo by Steve C. Wilson, courtesy of the University of Utah.

Utah Senate Passes Campus Safety Amendments Bill Inspired by Lauren McCluskey

By Mandi Johansen March 8, 2019

  Lauren McCluskey is remembered fondly at the University of Utah and by everyone who knew her. McCluskey was a bright and kind student with a great future whose tragic death on Oct. 22, 2018 has...

University of Utah Police cars | Chronicle archives.

Promoting a Safer University: Campus Safety Recommendations in Review

By Connor Applegate and Katelyn Collett March 8, 2019

  On Feb. 12, 2019, a report was released by the University of Utah leadership, including U President Ruth Watkins, to propose an update regarding 30 campus safety recommendations made by an independent...

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)

U Responds to GMA Interview of McCluskey Parents

By Connor Applegate February 3, 2019

  The University of Utah released an updated statement regarding the murder of the university's student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey on Jan. 25. The statement was released in response to...

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)

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

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer 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,...