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Debate: Maybe they do read the editorials ...

First Published      Last Updated Apr 25 2017 01:27 pm

In my Sunday column, the one about changing roles on The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, I said this:

" ... The decisions we make are independent of The Tribune's news writers and editors. They don't dictate to us and we don't dictate to them. Although we read their news stories diligently so we know what's going on, and they probably don't read the editorials at all so as to avoid being tainted. ..."

Though I've had some good comments, from the staff and others, about this one from Sunday's Tribune:

It is time for new leadership at the University of Utah and its Health Sciences colleges — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

" ... The callously announced decision by the top leadership at the University of Utah and its health sciences division to fire HCI CEO and Director Mary Beckerle without offering her, the institute's staff, the community or the institute's most committed donors any explanation or notice cannot be anything but harmful to the reputation of both the university and the cancer institute. ...

" ... In the wake of this administrative, public relations and cultural disaster, the University of Utah clearly needs new leadership.

"And the Huntsman Cancer Institute needs its leader — Dr. Mary Beckerle — back on the job."

And then some other stuff happened. Stuff we said should happen:

Pershing: Beckerle reinstated to helm of Huntsman Cancer Institute — Benjamin Wood and Alex Studkey | The Salt Lake Tribune

"Mary Beckerle was reinstated Tuesday to her position as director and CEO of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, one week after her abrupt removal via email. ..."