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Former Utah Supreme Court Justice Speaks on Equality at the U

Former Utah Supreme Court Justice Speaks on Equality at the U

By Katelyn Collett

March 12, 2019

  Christine M. Durham, the first female appointed to the Utah Supreme Court, spoke at the sixth annual Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women’s Legacy Archive hosted at the U's Marriott Library on March 7. Before her talk, Durham told The Daily Utah Chronicle that she agreed to speak at the event because...

Utah Senate Passes Campus Safety Amendments Bill Inspired by Lauren McCluskey

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 caused several pushes for changes in Utah law as well as procedures at the U involving sexual assault and lockdown protocols. The U’s response includes implementing changes aimed at further addressing campus safety is...

U Professor Sterling Van Wagenen Resigns After Allegedly Admitting to 1993 Molestation of a Minor

U Professor Sterling Van Wagenen Resigns After Allegedly Admitting to 1993 Molestation of a Minor

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey and Christina Giardinelli

March 7, 2019

  Film professor Sterling Van Wagenen has resigned following the release of a recording during which he is heard admitting to molesting a minor in 1993, according to spokesperson for the University of Utah's College of Fine Arts, Marina Gomberg. The recording is the result of an interview...

Form Over Function: Are ‘Fashionable’ Safety Items Capitalizing on Anxieties About Assault?

Form Over Function: Are ‘Fashionable’ Safety Items Capitalizing on Anxieties About Assault?

By Alaikia Marielle

March 5, 2019

  The amount of self-defense products made specifically for women to prevent sexual assault is staggering. Just over a decade ago, Taser International introduced a compact taser which came in several colors, including pink. Today, pink tasers are just the tip of the self-defense iceberg. Sexual ass...

Findings From Campus Climate Survey Released

Findings From Campus Climate Survey Released

By Amy Loret

March 5, 2019

  Findings from the University of Utah's second Campus Climate Survey confirmed that more students report experiencing sexual misconduct compared to the number of incidents that are officially reported. Results also indicated an increase in awareness of sexual violence and prevention methods co...

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

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

By Miacel Spotted Elk

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, students and campus groups want to shift how we approach this topic and prevent incidents like La...

Healthline and NO MORE Create a Guide to Understanding Sexual Consent

Healthline and NO MORE Create a Guide to Understanding Sexual Consent

By Linda Derhak

October 28, 2018

  Understanding sexual consent is crucial to navigating healthy relationships in the course of one’s life. In order to dispel a lot of the misconceptions surrounding consent, Healthline and NO MORE teamed up to create a helpful sexual consent guide. Healthline is the second largest consumer ...

Williams: Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

Williams: Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

By Brook Williams

November 6, 2017

What’s worse than a being sexually assaulted? Being forced to marry the perpetrator in order for their charges to be dropped. Sounds completely twisted and insane right? This is not uncommon in parts of the world. Some countries have laws stating that if a rapist marries their victim, all of...

Richards: Utah Schools Need to Stand Up For Students

Richards: Utah Schools Need to Stand Up For Students

By Connor Richards

September 12, 2017

Students are the latest victims of a string of right-wing policies laid out by President Donald Trump's administration — an administration that seems intent on targeting only the most innocent populations. In this case, it is immigrant children and sexual assault victims. Speaking through Attorney G...

When Privilege Protects Atrocity

When Privilege Protects Atrocity

By Connor Richards

June 29, 2017

Erik Hughes, a former bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was recently arrested by Mapleton police on June 21 on allegations of sexually abusing two young boys while serving as their bishop. The victims, now adults, both claim they were abused by Hughes on multiple occasions. ...

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