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

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

By Marshall Foster, News Writer

December 2, 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 by the University of Utah after Lauren’s murder. “The idea of a chief safety officer is a position we have never had on campus,” said U spokesperson Chris Nelson. “The idea is t...

LNCO Student Lounge Not For All?

LNCO Student Lounge Not For All?

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

November 19, 2019

  On the third floor of the Languages and Communication building, directly across from the English department, is a place labeled “Student Lounge.” It is a space meant for all students — although some feel this space is not meant for them. “Last semester, I found some of the English...

Privacy Invasions and Housing and Residential Education: An Update on the Officers Circle Security Cameras

Privacy Invasions and Housing and Residential Education: An Update on the Officers Circle Security Cameras

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

October 29, 2019

  It was late and cold at the University of Utah’s Petersen Heritage Center, where a town hall was held on Oct. 15. Several students were enraged about cameras being installed in their homes at Officers Circle. For them, the feeling of being seen at all times could be detrimental and could ...

The U’s Safest Option: Utah Asia Campus

The U’s Safest Option: Utah Asia Campus

By Mitch Shin, News Writer

October 14, 2019

According to an interview with Randall McCrillis, the dean of students at the University of Utah Asia Campus, no incident or accident has happened at the UAC since its opening, standing in contrast to the campus in Salt Lake City, which has experienced several high-profile incidents of violence. Even...

As UUPS Seeks Accreditation, Students Consider the Value of the Safety Recommendations

As UUPS Seeks Accreditation, Students Consider the Value of the Safety Recommendations

By Joseph A. Moss

September 22, 2019

After the murder of Lauren McCluskey ignited intense debates about campus safety, the University of Utah has taken several steps to find solutions. The U published a list of 3o recommendations made by a team of independent reviewers with a focus on campus safety. The team suggested the U review the policies...

Calls For A Safety Escort Climbed By 83% This Past Year. Do Students Feel Safe On Campus?

Calls For A Safety Escort Climbed By 83% This Past Year. Do Students Feel Safe On Campus?

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

September 8, 2019

It has come to our attention that the data used in this story is not accurate. We are currently working to address the issue.    A tangerine energy drink sits alongside a colorful sprawl of folders and pens on a study table for Nina Borzoni and Pauline Kneller, both juniors. It’s almos...

A Small Step For Campus Safety: New Nighttime Ride Share Service Launches at the U

A Small Step For Campus Safety: New Nighttime Ride Share Service Launches at the U

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

August 22, 2019

  Within the Academic year of 2018-2019, the University of Utah witnessed very violent and very public crimes. In October of 2018, senior and All-Star track athlete Lauren McCluskey was murdered on campus. A few months later a student was sexually assaulted in the parking lot of the Marriott...

ASUU Passes Resolution to Include Campus Safety Info on All U Syllabi

ASUU Passes Resolution to Include Campus Safety Info on All U Syllabi

By Nicholas Rush

April 11, 2019

  With campus safety affairs being all too close to home here at the University of Utah, there is some good news regarding steps to enhance awareness of safety resources here on campus. On April 1, in an Academic Senate meeting, ASUU passed a resolution to include elements related to campus safe...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Campus Initiatives To Look Forward To

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Campus Initiatives To Look Forward To

By Amy Loret

March 30, 2019

  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and University of Utah students can plan to engage with SAAM in several different ways thanks to initiatives planned by the U's SAAM Committee. Further information and a full list of events during SAAM is posted on the Center for Student Wellness...

Barron: I Applied for my Concealed Carry Permit Without Ever Touching a Gun

Barron: I Applied for my Concealed Carry Permit Without Ever Touching a Gun

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

March 8, 2019

    As I searched for a seat in the crowded hotel meeting room, I looked around at the other students enrolled in the mandatory course. I passed a businessman muttering into his Bluetooth, a stooped Native American man walking with a beautifully carved cane, a mother fiddling with a ...

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