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April 3, 1915

Conditions at the University of Utah

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University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(14):1180. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570400062026

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To the Editor:  —The affairs of the University of Utah are at present in a sad state, and for the information and protection of professional men who might receive offers of positions here, especially in the sciences and in the medical school, we desire to present a brief statement of the facts in the case.A few weeks ago four members of the faculty who had served the institution for from two to ten years each were notified by the president that their services would be dispensed with at the close of the year. This announcement came from a clear sky with no previous trouble; in fact, some of these men had but recently been led to believe that their services were satisfactory. The only reason each could obtain was "the good of the university." Two demotions of professors, one of them a man who has served as head of

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