News Clips for November 4-6, 2020

Utah football game against Arizona canceled because of COVID-19 cases on the team

The University of Utah football game against Arizona scheduled for Saturday afternoon has been canceled because of an outbreak of COVID-19 cases on the team.

8 mental health tips to cope with election stress from the U of U Counseling Center

Are you experiencing anxiety or stress following the election, especially since mail-in ballots are still being counted? You aren't alone.

9 injured after vehicle crashes into University of Utah COVID-19 testing site

Nine people suffered injuries after a truck crashed into a COVID-19 testing site at the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot on the University of Utah campus Thursday morning.

U of U head football coach Kyle Whittingham’s contract extended through 2027

University of Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham, who has guided the Utes to back-to-back Pac-12 South championships, has signed a contract extension through December of 2027, director of athletics Mark Harlan announced Wednesday.

Gov.-elect Spencer Cox adds political rivals to his transition team, names top aides

Gov.-elect Spencer Cox on Thursday named two key staffers to his new administration, picking former Salt Lake Tribune Editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce as a top aide and a longtime state official as his chief of staff.

The University of Utah: Coordinating Crisis Response through Campus Emergency Management

Universities must plan, prepare for, and respond to emergencies for the well-being of the campus community. At the University of Utah, Emergency Management is a unit in the public safety Emergency Services division. This division has the critical task of planning, training, exercising, and preparing the U community and the environment for all kinds of crises.

What are public universities doing to expand mental health care access in Utah?

In a state with growing mental health care needs and fewer mental health providers per 100,000 people than the national average, there is a clear need to increase the provider pool.

Hit hardest by COVID-19, Alaska’s Pacific Islanders face death and severe illness at an alarming rate

In Alaska, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are being hit harder by the pandemic than any other group. “Specifically in Anchorage, it’s horrible,” said Joseph Seia, a former resident who now lives in Seattle working with the nationwide Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response Team.

How to create successful telehealth programs: 2 IT experts weigh in

Hospitals and health systems across the nation are looking for ways to help make telehealth a revenue generator during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Setting telehealth programs up for long-term success was among the topics discussed during a session at the Becker's Telehealth Virtual Forum on Nov. 2.

Waiting For Election Results Is An Exercise In Patience, As Ballots Remain To Be Counted

Voters across the country are eagerly anticipating the results of the presidential election — and waiting is sometimes the hardest part. At a forum for The Hinckley Institute of Politics Wednesday, Jim Curry, a University of Utah political science professor, advised people to have more patience.

Letter: The U. deserves no credit for its handling of McCluskey’s murder

Christian Gardner and Harris Simmons' op-ed Wednesday patting themselves on the back and touting University of Utah president Ruth Watkins' handling of the Lauren McCluskey murder completely dismisses the fact that the university initially declined any fault and never admitted they failed Lauren for two years.