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Maxfield: Utah’s Insufficient Sex Education Curriculum Is Harmful to Teens

By Lynda Maxfield

March 7, 2020

  Amidst rising incidents of sexual assault, Utah remains one of three states in the nation with an opt-in policy that requires parents to sign a consent form before their child may participate in school-provided sexual education. Yet, high school students experience sexual assault by both ...

Cushman: Utah Needs to Clarify Its Consent Laws to Protect Survivors

Buttons showing support for sexual assault victims during the sexual assault protest in the MEB parking lot on Friday, Nov 4, 2016. (Photo by Chris Ayers | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By KC Cushman

February 24, 2020

  The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reports that every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, and only five out of every 1,000 perpetrators will serve jail time for their crimes. Sexual assault is a particularly important issue in Utah where one in three women experience sexual viole...

Welcome to V-Season: ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Fundraisers for Local Organizations

(Courtesy Salt Lake Acting Company)

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 15, 2020

  “Welcome to V-Season” flashes in red on the homepage of the V-Day organization’s website. The “V” referred to here is not necessarily what we usually associate with the middle of February — there are no Valentine’s cards or red hearts here, only a proclamation to end violence ...

Scott: The U Is Losing Its Opportunity to Repair Its Relationship With Students

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)

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

February 6, 2020

  Like many senior students within sprinting distance of graduation, my final semesters have been cobbled together with whatever classes remain between me and my degree. It can be challenging to create a realistic schedule of stragglers, but I am lucky my schedule is only inconvenient in that...

U Police Chief Dale Brophy Suddenly Announces Retirement

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.

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, when he joined as deputy police chief. According to the statements, he was promoted to police chief...

The Takeaway Panelists Discuss Troubling Rates of Violence Against Indigenous Women in Utah

Photo by Miacel Spotted Elk | The Daily Utah Chronicle

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

June 10, 2019

  On June 6, KUER hosted National Public Radio’s "The Takeaway" at the University of Utah's S.J. Quincy Law School. The live event featured a panel discussion about violence against women and two-spirit people in the American West. The panel included Democratic Representative Angela Romero,...

Not All Angels Have Wings: We Need More Than Just Special Shots and Tech-Savvy Bras to Stop Sexual Assault

(Photo by Alice Lee | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Madge Slack

April 17, 2019

  “Rape is the only violent crime in Utah that occurs at a higher rate than the rest of the nation,” according to health.utah.gov. One in three women will experience some form of sexual assault in Utah, and one in eight will be raped. Our rape rate is 63.7 per 100,000 women, compared to ...

Know Your Resources, No Matter Your Colors: Sexual Assault Resources Across Utah Universities

(The Daily Utah Chronicle Archive)

By Mandi Johansen

April 17, 2019

  University campuses make many efforts to keep their campus safe and provide resources and support for students that have been victims of sexual misconduct or assault. The University of Utah recently released the Campus Climate Survey, which showed that 19% of undergraduate students have had various experiences with sexual assault and 17% have had experiences with s...

U’s Police Chief Speaks On New Victim-Survivor Advocate and Campus Safety

(Courtesy of Dale Brophy)

By Amy Loret

April 16, 2019

  The Daily Utah Chronicle sat down with University of Utah's Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police Dale Brophy to discuss the new Victim-Survivor Advocate and campus safety in general at the U. The new Victim-Survivor Advocate for the U's Department of Public Safety, Jaimie Justice,...

Scott: The War of Doubt in Sexual Assault Cases

Torrey Green enters the court room early Wednesday at his sentencing. Green was found guilty of eight charges including five counts of rape and a charge sexual battery in connection to reports from six women accusing him of sexual assault while he was a football player at Utah State University, Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 in Brigham City, Utah.
(Courtesy of Chantelle McCall | The Utah Statesman)

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

April 16, 2019

  Last week, former Utah State University football star Torrey Green was sentenced to 25 years and up to life behind bars for the serial rape of six women. Green committed these crimes between 2013 to 2015 by luring multiple women into his apartment under the pretense of watching a movie afte...

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