News Clips for July 2, 2019

‘Her death is not her fault’: Friends of slain Utah student condemn victim-blaming

Since the day Mackenzie Lueck disappeared, her friends have been in front of the story, advocating on behalf of the 23-year-old University of Utah student to police, the public and the press.

DOE Investing $8M in Paradox Basin to Test Unconventional Oil, Gas Potential

The Department of Energy (DOE) plans to invest nearly $8 million in a research project conducted by the University of Utah into the geology of the Paradox Basin to test its oil and natural gas potential.

No foreign transaction fee credit cards

Do credit card companies lose money by not charging foreign-transaction fees?

U of U Health abolishes heavy-handed billing policy after Get Gephardt investigation

This past February, Jodie Elliott's husband, Larry, passed away unexpectedly. As she began settling his affairs, a bill arrived from University of Utah Healthcare saying Larry owes $390.85 for a trip to a dermatologist. Elliott says she called University of Utah Healthcare and informed them that her husband was deceased.

University of Utah officer who mishandled Lauren McCluskey’s concerns has now been disciplined for mistakes on another domestic violence case

Officer Miguel Deras mishandled reports from student-athlete Lauren McCluskey weeks before she was killed on campus last fall. But instead of being fired, he and the entire University of Utah Police Department went through training to better recognize the warning signs of domestic violence he and others had missed.