Head of neurology at University of Utah reinstated after he was axed by Vivian Lee

Beckerle was unexpectedly fired April 17 by Lee and U. President David Pershing, a move that sparked faculty protests and drew often caustic remarks from the Huntsman family, led by Jon Huntsman Sr., the institute’s founder and biggest benefactor. Pershing reinstated Beckerle just a week later and, soon after, Lee resigned. Pershing then said he’d leave once a new president was selected, a process that remains in its early stages.