DEGREE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DEGREE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Experts doubt Swallow, Shurtleff will be tried together http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224624-78/swallow-shurtleff-cases-jury.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224624-78/swallow-shurtleff-cases-jury.html.csp">Experts doubt Swallow, Shurtleff will be tried together</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T17:39:26.792-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 05:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Much ado has been made about the ties between Utah’s embattled former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. Swallow was Shurtleff’s top deputy and his handpicked Republican successor. The men have been widely accused of accepting gifts from and engaging with the same questionable characters. In text messages and emails, they refer to one another in familiar terms. On Wednesday, when the former attorneys general appear in 3rd District Court for the first time, they will stand before ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224624@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:39:26 MDT College football: Weber State hires director of operations from University of Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225335-77/football-duff-weber-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225335-77/football-duff-weber-state.html.csp">College football: Weber State hires director of operations from University of Utah</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T15:59:31.888-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 03:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • Grant Duff has been named the new director of football operations at Weber State, first-year head coach Jay Hill announced Friday. Duff has spent the last five years serving in various capacities with the football program at the University of Utah, where he worked with Hill. In his new role at Weber, Duff will be involved in all areas of the football program, including travel, budget, scheduling and organization. “We are really excited to have Grant join our staff,” Hill said. “I know ho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58225335@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:59:31 MDT Pac-12 football: Mariota taking it easy, but getting degree http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225053-77/pac-mariota-scott-stanford.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225053-77/pac-mariota-scott-stanford.html.csp">Pac-12 football: Mariota taking it easy, but getting degree</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T22:04:20.449-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 10:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At the very start of Pac-12 media day, commissioner Larry Scott wanted to tell a story he felt would show just how important scholarships are. College athletics are working “exceedingly well,” Scott said. As an example, he showed a Pac-12 Network-produced profile of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota on passing up a chance to go to the NFL to return to school and get his degree in general science. “We believe that encouraging our student-athletes to tackle challenging majors such as Marcus is in,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58225053@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:04:20 MDT Legislative candidate faces kidnapping, assault charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58213328-78/byrge-police-wrote-candidate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58213328-78/byrge-police-wrote-candidate.html.csp">Legislative candidate faces kidnapping, assault charges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T10:13:47.52-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A candidate for the state Legislature is accused of attacking and kidnapping a man. Mark E. Byrge, 43, who is a Democratic state House candidate, was charged Monday with first-degree felony aggravated kidnapping, third-degree felony aggravated assault and second-degree felony obstructing justice in connection to a dispute that allegedly occurred June 1 at Byrge’s house in American Fork. According to court documents, a man went to Byrge’s house and argued with Byrge at the front door over money ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58213328@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:13:47 MDT Swallow-Shurtleff charges: a black eye and a silver lining http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58199236-90/swallow-charges-degree-felony.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58199236-90/swallow-charges-degree-felony.html.csp">Swallow-Shurtleff charges: a black eye and a silver lining</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T18:40:27.113-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 06:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The scene was unprecedented: Two former statewide elected officials — who swore an oath to uphold and enforce the law — jailed after being arrested and charged with a slew of public-corruption charges. Their alleged crimes, equally unprecedented, range from bribery to accepting rides on private jets and massive houseboats, vacationing in beachfront villas of a convicted criminal and lying to federal investigators about their dealings. The alleged conduct of former Attorneys General Mark Shurtlef...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199236@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:40:27 MDT The charges against Swallow, Shurtleff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58187865-90/swallow-shurtleff-johnson-allegedly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58187865-90/swallow-shurtleff-johnson-allegedly.html.csp">The charges against Swallow, Shurtleff</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T09:44:18.404-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Utah Attorney Generals Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow were arrested Tuesday morning, and the pair faces a combined 23 charges. Both Shurtleff and Swallow said they look forward to their day in court to defend themselves. Here is a listing of the charges against both men and some of the highlights from the charges. &lt;freeform&gt; Charges against John Swallow &lt;img src=”http://local.sltrib.com/online/arrests/johnmug.jpg” width=”35%”&gt; Count 1 • Pattern of unlawful activity, seco...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58187865@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:44:18 MDT Districts debate merits of master’s for teachers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177218-68/pay-teachers-advanced-degrees.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177218-68/pay-teachers-advanced-degrees.html.csp">Districts debate merits of master’s for teachers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAMIE STENGLE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T13:08:01.535-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 01:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable. More than half of the nation’s teachers have master’s degrees or higher, but the changing salary structure is giving pause to others considering the same path. Texas’ two largest school districts, in Houston and Dalla...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58177218@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:08:01 MDT Letter: I’ll sing U. fight song my way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58154785-82/degree-free-song-1954.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58154785-82/degree-free-song-1954.html.csp">Letter: I’ll sing U. fight song my way</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T17:13:34.041-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What a relief! The words to “Utah Man” are now free from gender discrimination! I learned the song in 1954 when I was a freshman (freshwoman?) at the U. The lyrics didn’t bother me then, because in those simpler times the word “man” was often used to denote “mankind,” which included human beings of both sexes—men and women. I earned my bachelor’s (bachelorette’s?) degree in 1958 and completed coursework for my master’s (mistress’s?) degree a few years later. I will now be proud to continu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154785@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:13:34 MDT Death penalty off table for triple murder suspect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58149470-68/death-murder-penalty-sweat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58149470-68/death-murder-penalty-sweat.html.csp">Death penalty off table for triple murder suspect</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T11:25:01.962-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Okemah, Okla. • A man accused of fatally shooting two Oklahoma girls then killing his fiancee no longer faces the death penalty after he agreed to waive his right to a jury trial. Kevin Sweat is charged with three counts of first-degree murder. He’s accused in the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker in Weleetka, and the 2011 slaying of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor. Defense attorney Peter Astor tells the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1jQTa7H ) that Sweat on...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581494702014-07-04T11:25:01.962-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T11:25:01.962-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149470@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:25:01 MDT Utah man who brought knife to fist fight found guilty of killing 25 year old http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58146128-78/hamann-workman-2012-taylor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58146128-78/hamann-workman-2012-taylor.html.csp">Utah man who brought knife to fist fight found guilty of killing 25 year old</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T20:16:37.889-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 08:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Talon Levi Hamann brought a knife to a fist fight in 2012 and used it to stab a 25-year-old stranger in the parking lot of an LDS church in Holladay. Of this there was no question. What jurors were tasked with determining this week was whether Hamann delivered the fatal blows to Michael Workman, who was left lying in the grass where the sprinklers would eventually wash away his blood. They decided he did. Hamann, 20, was found guilty in 3rd District Court of second-degree felony manslaughter,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146128@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:16:37 MDT Salt Lake City van thief finds kid in backseat, turns self in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58132695-78/child-police-suspect-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58132695-78/child-police-suspect-lake.html.csp">Salt Lake City van thief finds kid in backseat, turns self in</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T15:58:24.324-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 03:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police say when a car thief realized she had unknowingly taken a child as well as a van, she turned around, returned to the scene of the crime and waited for the law to arrive. Salt Lake City police Detective Greg Wilkins said the 22-year-old suspect allegedly jumped behind the wheel of a Dodge Caravan left running and unlocked in the 500 block of Concord Street (1250 West), about 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Minutes later, though, the suspect noticed the 3-year-old girl in the back seat. She drove back to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132695@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:58:24 MDT Julie Jason: Sort through the value of potential college choices http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58108166-79/college-price-net-jason.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58108166-79/college-price-net-jason.html.csp">Julie Jason: Sort through the value of potential college choices</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Julie Jason</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> King Features Syndicate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T15:45:15.344-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 03:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you have a high school student in the family who is going to be borrowing money to pay for college, consider choosing the college that is a good value. How can you get information about affordability and value? The place to start is the College Scorecard, a free site run by the U.S. Department of Education that you can find at http://tinyurl.com/becjqgp. The Scorecard was first made available online in early 2013. The site has information about more than 4,000 colleges that you can resea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58108166@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:45:15 MDT Salt Lake cops nab robbery suspect, credit alert citizen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58122894-78/robbery-suspect-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58122894-78/robbery-suspect-lake-salt.html.csp">Salt Lake cops nab robbery suspect, credit alert citizen</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T12:28:54.38-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 12:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City police credit an alert neighbor’s report of a suspicious vehicle for their arrest of an armed robbery suspect. The 911 call came in about 6 p.m. Thursday from the area of 300 South and 700 East. Officers arrived and upon contacting the driver learned he was the suspect sought in a June 21 holdup outside the Java Jive Coffee House at 401 E. First Avenue. The 24-year-old Minnesota man was taken into custody and booked into Salt Lake County Jail. He was being held Friday in lieu of m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58122894@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:28:54 MDT UPD finds suspected armed robber — in jail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58118719-78/suspect-robbery-4700-aggravated.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58118719-78/suspect-robbery-4700-aggravated.html.csp">UPD finds suspected armed robber — in jail</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T13:28:05.935-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 01:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unified Police say they have found the suspect in a series of armed robberies, including back-to-back holdups of two Conoco gas stations in Taylorsville. UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal said on Thursday that it turned out the 21-year-old West Valley City man already was in Salt Lake County Jail on unrelated charges. The suspect had been sought in the June 10 robbery of the Smokies Smoke Shop at 1901 W. 4700 South, and June 17 holdups of the Conocos — at 2187 W. 4700 South and 4841 S. Redwood Road — within ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58118719@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:28:05 MDT Las Vegas man pleads guilty to human trafficking in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58078619-78/uhrhan-haley-police-girl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58078619-78/uhrhan-haley-police-girl.html.csp">Las Vegas man pleads guilty to human trafficking in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T20:55:17.651-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 31-year-old Las Vegas man pleaded guilty to human trafficking charges on Monday. Leroy Haley was arrested last August after a prostitution bust in St. George revealed a human trafficking operation in Las Vegas that had victimized a 17-year-old girl. Haley’s trial was expected to start Monday, but the man instead accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to second-degree felony aggravated human trafficking, two counts of third-degree felony exploitation of a prostitute and one charge of third-degr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58078619@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:55:17 MDT Bloomberg View: Graduating magna cum latte http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58078579-82/starbucks-college-employees-degree.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58078579-82/starbucks-college-employees-degree.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Graduating magna cum latte</a></h4>