Sexual Assault at Utah's Universities

Apr 13, 2017

Earlier this week, the Salt Lake Tribune won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of rape at several Utah universities. Their reporting on the subject began last year when a BYU student came forth with complaints about the school’s mistreatment of sexual assault victims. Further reporting uncovered more problems at other colleges, including numerous rape allegations against a Utah State University athlete. Thursday, the Tribune’s prize-winning reporters join us to discuss their investigation and its impact.


  • Sheila McCann is the managing editor at the Salt Lake Tribune.
  • Rachel Piper is an editor at the Tribune overseeing its health, education, and environment team.
  • Erin Alberty is the Tribune’s outdoor columnist. She previously covered public safety.
  • Alex Stuckey covers health care, education and the environment for the Tribune.
  • Jessica Miller is reporter at the Tribune covering district courts and public safety.

McCann, Piper, Alberty, Stuckey, and Miller all made major contributions to the Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of sexual assault on Utah’s college campuses.

Visit the Utah Rape Recovery Center's Web site for resources in addressing sexual assault.