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University of Utah outlines changes after campus shooting

University of Utah outlines changes after campus shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On what would have been slain University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey’s 22nd birthday, college officials provided a progress report Tuesday about changes being made to correct deficiencies exposed in the lead-up to last year’s fatal shooting of McCluskey on campus by her ex-boyfriend. Campus […]

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Slain Utah medical residency student remembered at vigil

Slain Utah medical residency student remembered at vigil

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — University of Utah medical residency students held a teary-eyed vigil for a classmate from San Francisco who authorities say was killed by her boyfriend in a murder-suicide. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that they told stories Monday night about 27-year-old Sarah Hawley being an “adventurer” who liked […]

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University of Utah president decries hate groups’ signs

University of Utah president decries hate groups’ signs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — University of Utah leadership is calling on the community to report hate speech after signage from known white nationalism groups was found on campus. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Sunday that President Ruth Watkins said a banner was found on Saturday and numerous stickers were placed around […]

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Mom of slain Utah student calls for more accountability

Mom of slain Utah student calls for more accountability

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of a University of Utah student killed on campus after repeatedly reporting harassment says the school’s response to her death has fallen short, leaving open the question of whether other students are safe. Jill McCluskey wrote in an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune Wednesday […]

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Campus shooting probe shows missed report, strained police

Campus shooting probe shows missed report, strained police

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say an investigation into the death of a University of Utah student fatally shot by a man she briefly dated shows campus police are overtaxed and need more training in handling domestic violence cases. The probe released Wednesday also shows that friends of student […]

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Former vice president Joe Biden to speak in Utah on Dec. 13

Former vice president Joe Biden to speak in Utah on Dec. 13

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah later this month. The university announced Monday that Biden will deliver a speech on Dec. 13 at the Salt Lake City campus. After he talks, he’ll take pre-submitted questions in a […]

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Slain University of Utah track athlete is buried

Slain University of Utah track athlete is buried

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A University of Utah track athlete who was killed by a sex offender parolee she had briefly dated has been buried in her hometown of Pullman, Washington. Lauren McCluskey was remembered late Sunday as kind, sensitive, intelligent, dedicated and beautiful. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported that hundreds of […]

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Police: University shooter was suspect in 2015 robbery

Police: University shooter was suspect in 2015 robbery

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Newly released police reports show that a sex offender who authorities say fatally shot an ex-girlfriend on the University of Utah campus had been suspected of robbing another ex-girlfriend’s apartment in 2015. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that a Salt Lake City police report released Monday shows […]

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Killer of Utah student called himself womanizing manipulator

Killer of Utah student called himself womanizing manipulator

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sex offender who killed a University of Utah student he briefly dated once said at a parole hearing that he was a womanizer who manipulated women to get what he wanted. Melvin Rowland said he was attracted to teenage girls and vulnerable women, and […]

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Ute teams to honor Lauren McCluskey

Ute teams to honor Lauren McCluskey

The University of Utah athletics department and teams plan to honor the memory of deceased track and field student-athlete Lauren McCluskey in several ways. McCluskey was killed tragically Monday night by her ex-boyfriend. See the below schedule for how the University and it’s teams will honor her: Today (Wednesday, Oct. […]

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