News Clips for June 6, 2019

Slain Utah athlete's mother lauds university hiring officers focused on domestic violence

The mother of a University of Utah student-athlete who was killed by an ex-boyfriend says recent campus police hirings — including officers focused on relationship violence — may have been able to do more for her daughter had they been in place last October. Also carried in the Deseret News.

The University of Utah gave awards to 3 employees for how they responded to Lauren McCluskey’s concerns and murder. Her parents say that ‘borders on obscene.’

The University of Utah police department honored a dispatcher and two school administrators for how they responded to student Lauren McCluskey’s concerns before her slaying and how they dealt with questions after it—awards that come despite a blistering independent review that found several staffers mishandled her case.

U of U police apologize to McCluskey family after awards ceremony

The University of Utah has released an apology to the McCluskey family after a department awards ceremony Wednesday.

Spotting Skin Cancer Before It Gets Too Serious

The most common type of cancer in the United States is skin cancer. For an individual that could visibly see signs of skin cancer on their body, they might be more likely to visit the doctor. That is the same thinking a group of professors from BYU and the University of Utah has that as they looked for the most effective ways to influence people to screen themselves for cancer. Also carried in Romper.

Women of color face double dose of bias

Bradley Miller is more likely to be hired than José Rodriguez. Zhang Wei (David) is more competent than Jamal Banks. And both Miller and Wei are more competent and hirable than Maria Rodriguez or Shanice Banks.

Pro-life groups praise Trump for ending ‘inhumane’ practice of using aborted babies for research

Pro-life groups are hailing the Trump administration’s decision Wednesday to end the federal government’s practice of using tissue from aborted babies for medical research.