News Clips for Dec. 19, 2018

University of Utah president says student’s slaying could not have been prevented, but review found a series of missed opportunities

The University of Utah is presenting the findings from an investigation into its police department, after a review that focused in part on how officers handled complaints of harassment and extortion reported by a student in the weeks before she was killed on campus on Oct. 22.

Changing Habitat Killed Off Mega-Herbivores 4.5 Million Years Ago, Not Humans

Millions of years ago there were diverse and large populations of mega-herbivores, but today there are only a few mega-herbivore species. New research reveals a new theory about the extinction of these ancient mega-herbivore species.

Utah’s air pollution could lead to miscarriages, according to one study, but doctors aren’t talking about it

A new University of Utah study shows a link between air pollution and miscarriage, adding to a body of research implicating bad air in a number of pregnancy risks.

‘There are more than two genders’: University students conduct audit of campus bathrooms

A group of activists at the University of Utah recently conducted an audit of campus bathrooms there, cataloguing the setup of restrooms in order to identify “where you can go to pee without people harassing you.”

Over 600 different bee species discovered in southern Utah

A new diverse collection of bees was recently discovered in southern Utah. National Geographic reported that University of Utah scientists have discovered 660 different species of bees. That is nearly a fifth of all bee species in North America. The bees were discovered near the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

What's stopping Utah's Legislature from solving the air pollution problem? Inside the politics of clean air

In 2011, Rep. Steve Handy, a Republican who represents Layton, got a phone call from a constituent whose wife was sick. The caller asked Handy what he was doing about the dangerous pollution that clouds the Salt Lake Valley every winter.

Sundance employees train with U of U Health with 'Stop the Bleed' first aid techniques

An estimated 120 Sundance employees received training Wednesday from University of Utah Health experts on first aid techniques in preparation for its annual film festival.

Digital Publishing: What Happened When One Editor Changed His Media Diet

Do you care too much about what you see on Twitter? That’s not meant as a judgment. Let me be the first to admit I’m addicted to Twitter, and that I often waste ridiculous amounts of energy and time on the banter, conjecture and arguments about everything from breaking news to what a former colleague ordered for lunch.

Officials release details of investigations into Lauren McCluskey case

Independent team hired to conduct investigation into U Dept of Public Safety’s handling of Lauren McCluskey case to release their findings this morning.

Results from review of U. police in Lauren McCluskey case

Officials assigned to investigate how U. police handled the case of Lauren McCluskey announced the findings of the review during a press conference Wednesday morning, as well as changes the university will make to improve student safety.