The Daily Utah Chronicle

Detective Involved in Arrest of U Nurse Alex Wubbels Fired, Superior Demoted

Detective Involved in Arrest of U Nurse Alex Wubbels Fired, Superior Demoted

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

October 10, 2017

According to documents obtained by the Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD) Detective Jeff Payne has been fired by Chief Mike Brown after internal investigations into Payne's arrest of a University of Utah Health nurse found that he had violated departmenta...

U Board of Trustees Agrees to Proposed HCI Memorandum of Understanding

U Board of Trustees Agrees to Proposed HCI Memorandum of Understanding

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

October 5, 2017

The University of Utah's Board of Trustees approved a supplemental memorandum of understanding between the U and Huntsman Cancer Foundation in regards to the operation of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) on Thursday. All agreed to the terms of the agreement with the exception of Vice Chair Phillip...

U Alum, LDS Apostle Robert D. Hales Passes Away

U Alum, LDS Apostle Robert D. Hales Passes Away

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

October 4, 2017

Elder Robert D. Hales, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and a University of Utah graduate, passed away Sunday in the hospital from issues related to age. He was 85. Although born and raised in New York, Hales pursued his undergraduate studies...

Homecoming Week Features Movie Night on the Football Field

Homecoming Week Features Movie Night on the Football Field

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

October 3, 2017

As part of this year’s Homecoming Week festivities, Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) and The Mighty Utah Student Section (MUSS) are holding a Crimson Rally and Movie Night on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. on the field inside Rice Eccles Stadium. After games and an opportunity to...

Two Investigations into SLCPD Officer’s Arrest of U Nurse Conclude

Two Investigations into SLCPD Officer’s Arrest of U Nurse Conclude

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

September 19, 2017

Two of the three investigations into the actions of Salt Lake City Police officers Detective Jeff Payne and Lt. James Tracy following Payne’s arrest of University of Utah Health nurse Alex Wubbels have finished. The first — the police department’s internal affairs investigation — concluded...

FBI Summoned After U Nurse Alleges Wrongful Arrest

FBI Summoned After U Nurse Alleges Wrongful Arrest

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

September 11, 2017

As public outcry grows from Salt Lake City police Detective Jeff Payne's arrest of University of Utah Health nurse Alex Wubbels, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has requested the FBI's help in the criminal investigation. Arrest and Aftermath On July 26th, multiple SLCPD officers went to t...

U Professor Mark Mahan Chooses Medicine After Witnessing 9/11

U Professor Mark Mahan Chooses Medicine After Witnessing 9/11

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

September 11, 2017

On Sept. 11, 2001, University of Utah neurosurgeon and professor Mark Mahan was in New York City where he worked doing leverage buyouts at Deutsche Bank. The bank had just moved to a new building on Wall Street — a 15 minute walk from the comapny’s old location on Liberty Street — right next to...

Salt Lake Tribune, Hinckley Institute Partnership One Year Later

Salt Lake Tribune, Hinckley Institute Partnership One Year Later

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

September 7, 2017

When The Salt Lake Tribune came under new ownership and Jennifer Napier-Pearce was named editor-in-chief in 2016, a new polling partnership was also formed between the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and The Tribune. Dan Harrie, The Tribune’s government and politics editor,...

Officer Placed on Leave, Officials Respond to Alleged Assault and Wrongful Arrest of U Nurse

Officer Placed on Leave, Officials Respond to Alleged Assault and Wrongful Arrest of U Nurse

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey and Emily Anderson

September 1, 2017

Salt Lake City police officer Jeff Payne, who was involved in the alleged assault and wrongful arrest of University of Utah Health nurse Alex Wubbels, was placed on leave Friday afternoon along with a second unnamed officer. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and Sheriff Rosie Rivera will op...

Cancer Organizations Release “Transformative” Joint Statement on Disparities Research

Cancer Organizations Release “Transformative” Joint Statement on Disparities Research

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

September 1, 2017

Four of the most prestigious cancer health organizations in the United States released a joint statement urging significant changes to cancer research, especially for studies that focus on cancer health disparities. The statement, which comes after more than a year of deliberations, was written by...

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