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Embracing Failure to End Sexual Violence

Lauren Rives, Student Staff Member I have a confession to make: I’m a recovering perfectionist. I overthink things, trying to analyze every possible outcome to maximize my chances of success. I’m not great at delegating, since I want to make sure every detail of what I’m working on is going smoothly. I spend hours making […]

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Harm Is A Shared Responsibility

By Tillie Powell, Student Staff Member My Utah story is a dime a dozen. I was raised in a big, devoutly religious family in the suburbs of Salt Lake, and when I came to the University of Utah, I ended up leaving my religion of origin. All this to say, for the majority of my […]

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Let’s Keep Oppression Out of Bathrooms

By Whitney Hills, Associate Director of Education At the McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention, we use education and research as a means of primary prevention in ending sexual violence among college students. Primary prevention means stopping harm before it happens in the first place. Through education, we know that all forms of violence, including sexual […]

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Reflections from the Lauren McCluskey Memorial 5k

By Jilly McBane and Lauren RivesOn Saturday, October 21st, the second annual Lauren McCluskey Race for Campus Safety took place on the University of Utah campus, marking five years since Lauren McCluskey was murdered by a former dating partner. The 5K race was a collaboration between the Lauren McCluskey Foundation, the U of U Department […]

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Misogyny and Asian Hate

Photo from USA Today As we keep listening to the news about the mass murder of primarily Asian women in Atlanta, we grow more and more disheartened by our society’s collective understanding of misogyny, white supremacy, and hate. Even more specifically, we are so over the ways we talk about white men’s violence – “he […]

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What We Do At The U

WHAT WE DO At THE U   On Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, President Ruth Watkins introduced the new McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention. The center’s inaugural director is Chris Linder, a professor in the College of Education and Special Assistant to the President for Violence Prevention and Education. Linder and the center’s advisory board introduced […]

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