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  • Non-LDS students encounter new world when coming to BYU

    04/07/2010 11:56:40 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 153 replies · 1,463+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | April 6, 2010 | Jade McDowell and Danny Chandler
    Most BYU students know what it is like to be in the religious minority. They spent their high school days fielding awkward questions about polygamy and the Word of Wisdom... For a few students, the trend is reversed. According to the university Web site “Y Facts,”...439 non-LDS students enrolled at BYU during the Fall 2009 semester. The number...fluctuated between...350 to 550 throughout the decade, changing as students graduate or are baptized and as new students come in. In a student population of nearly 33,000, that’s not very many. SNIP Lee Aguirre...chose to come to BYU after getting offered a football...
  • Reid cancels speech due to threats

    04/02/2010 9:26:33 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 79 replies · 1,972+ views ^ | April 2, 2010 | Bruce Mehew
    (LAS VEGAS) – Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada canceled giving his testimony at an LDS fireside last Sunday night because of angry calls, e-mails and even threats. The Democratic Senator is a member of the LDS Church and was invited to offer remarks at an LDS fireside at the Tule Springs Stake in Las Vegas. The fireside on “Why I Believe” was canceled after the threats were made. His press secretary said there were no threats of violence initiated against Reid but he canceled because of the threats against his invitation to speak. Sen. Reid received a warm welcome at...
  • Devotional trends over the years

    03/30/2010 1:26:01 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies · 215+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | March 29, 2010 | Keri Lunt
    It wasn’t a typical Tuesday devotional. At 11:05 a.m. on September 11, 2001 — just hours after terrorists intentionally crashed planes into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon — Merrill J. Bateman, BYU’s president at the time, stood to address the student body. The title of his talk: “Hope for Peace.” “The world’s peace is on your shoulders because you have the only message that gives hope for eternal peace,” he said. SNIP Elder Bateman told BYU students they had the responsibility to lead the world to righteousness. “The world depends on you,” he said. Over the past...
  • Monckton attacks BYU on climate science

    03/24/2010 8:10:02 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 39 replies · 799+ views
    Mid Utah ^ | March 24, 2010 | Bruce Mehew
    (OREM) – A former advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says scientists and the media have falsified data and exaggerated conclusions suggesting that mankind is behind climate change. Speaking at a forum at Utah Valley University on Tuesday, Lord Christopher Monckton attacked a Brigham Young University geochemistry professor and his colleagues, who have taken state lawmakers to task for over-relying on climate skeptics, like himself, for their information. He accused the BYU scientists of being terrified of “non-political” and scientific arguments refuting mainstream climate science and said “post-normal science” is being practiced the way science was done under Hitler’s...
  • Earnest Easter: BYU stresses importance of Christian Holiday

    03/20/2010 8:01:26 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 15 replies · 279+ views
    Provo Daily Herald ^ | March 20, 2010 | Jim Dalrymple
    As major holidays go, Easter sometimes gets overlooked. Despite its significance in Christianity, many people prefer to focus on Christmas, or even New Year's Day. But this week, Brigham Young University will be helping people have a more earnest Easter. On March 27, BYU's Center for Religious Studies will host the 2010 BYU Easter Conference. The conference will...aim to emphasize the importance of the oft under-appreciated holiday to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other Christians. BYU encourages the public to attend. "It is my view that we don't celebrate Easter enough in the church,"...
  • Sister missionaries and the aging single population

    02/03/2010 6:45:50 PM PST · by Colofornian · 151 replies · 1,056+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | Chelsea Warren
    During my Christmas break, I attended my home singles’ ward, hoping to get reacquainted with old friends. When our bishop stood up and announced that four more sisters and friends of mine had received their mission calls, I exclaimed, “Eek gads! Four more friends to write!” (Okay, maybe I didn’t say “eek gads” exactly, but it was something to that effect). I am overjoyed for these sisters, for I know they will be a force to be reckoned with in their service. But it made me think of how our society has changed over the years. More sisters are serving...
  • BYU employee pleads guilty to $200,000 theft

    01/15/2010 10:48:07 AM PST · by Colofornian · 18 replies · 611+ views
    Provo Daily Herald ^ | Jan. 15, 2010 | Janice Peterson
    PROVO -- A former Brigham Young University employee pleaded guilty Thursday to theft charges for stealing computers and selling them online. Allen Scott Harris, 40, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and two counts of communications fraud, both second-degree felonies. An additional six felonies were dismissed as part of a plea deal. He faces a sentence of one to 15 years in prison for each charge when he is sentenced March 11. Judge James Taylor advised Harris of his rights and reminded him that he has the discretion on Harris's sentence and could choose to run the sentences on...
  • Unlikely group teams up on sex education

    01/14/2010 2:11:15 PM PST · by Colofornian · 5 replies · 451+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Jan. 14, 2010 | Lisa Schencker
    Talk about odd bedfellows. An unlikely group of lawmakers and organizations has come together to pitch a bill this session to change sex education in Utah. It's a bill that has a Republican senator, a Democratic representative, the Planned Parenthood Action Council (PPAC) and the state PTA working together. "It's just turned into the most amazing process where people are working together on both sides of the aisle to make sure we're doing whatever we can to make sure our kids have information to keep them safe," said Melissa Bird, executive director of PPAC. Now, state law allows educators to...
  • Questions to Ask Mormons

    12/21/2009 10:59:30 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | unknown | Charlie H. Campbell
    1. Can you find me archeological and historical proof from non-Mormon sources that prove that the peoples and places named in the Book of Mormon are true? 2. Why does the Book of Mormon state that Jesus was born in Jerusalem (Alma 7:10) when history and the Bible state that he was born in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1)? 3. I’ve read where Joseph Smith said that he translated the golden plates (from which he got the Book of Mormon) letter-by-letter, “by the power of God” and that it was “the most correct of any book on earth." If that’s true why...
  • Top religion news, dishonors for typo, and Conan O'Brien

    12/21/2009 10:35:09 AM PST · by Colofornian · 8 replies · 574+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Dec. 19, 2009 | Joel Campbell
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Rosalynde Welch says the Conan O'Brien was both right and wrong about Mormons during the recent Mormon Song segment: "The joke is not at the Mormons' expense, really; it's making fun of the notion that 'Big Love,' 'Witness' and 'Children of the Corn' are sources of information about Mormonism... SNIP BYU's Daily Universe got the "Typo of the Year" award by Craig Silverman, writer for Huffington Post and whose blog chronicles the mistakes of the news industry. Silverman writes: "'The Daily Universe, a student paper at BYU, recalled and trashed 18,000 copies of an edition after...
  • Muslims attending BYU focus on similarities between Islam, LDS tenets

    12/21/2009 10:23:12 AM PST · by Colofornian · 76 replies · 1,530+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Dec. 20, 2009 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley
    PROVO — He's been to LDS general conference and sacrament meeting, given a family home evening lesson and shared his beliefs during fast and testimony meeting. But the one thing that still puzzles Talha Siddiqui, 19, a Muslim from Islamabad, Pakistan, is why Latter-day Saint students at Brigham Young University are so anxious to get married. "It's kind of funny how to an outsider … everyone is talking about getting married," he said. "How can you all think about the same thing? That kind of felt a little weird for me. Other than that, things have been great." SNIP "Whenever...
  • Nativity at BYU's life science museum [white rhino alert]

    12/12/2009 9:51:50 AM PST · by Colofornian · 6 replies · 522+ views
    PROVO, Utah -- The Nativity at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University includes an elephant, a white rhino and many other animals. "This Nativity is a 300-square-foot presentation that features about 30 different animal species," said Patty Jones, administrative assistant at the museum. "We started this tradition 25 years ago to simply remind our patrons that all things testify of the creator." This year's Nativity is in the center atrium of the museum. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission...
  • Rolly: An ode to Max Hall

    12/07/2009 11:30:54 AM PST · by Colofornian · 248+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Dec. 1, 2009 | Paul Rolly
    (To the tune of the Whiffenpoof song: "We are poor little lambs who have lost our way, Bah, Bah, Bah ...") My name is Max Hall and I hate you all, Waa, Waa, Waa. I'm a Cougar QB and you're mean to me, Waa, Waa, Waa. When I played a game my family came, Waa, Waa, Waa. They had to fear, someone threw a beer, Waa, Waa, Waa. It doesn't matter who it was, Waa. Waa. Waa. You're all to blame, just because, Waa, Waa, Waa. So the Ute coach's wife got hit in the face, Waa, Waa, Waa. I...
  • Agitated BYU football fans get personal

    12/03/2009 6:25:18 PM PST · by Colofornian · 22 replies · 829+ views
    Provo Daily Herald ^ | Nov. 6, 2009 | Jason Franchuk
    The love put forth by sports fans can change to hate faster than a team can score a touchdown -- or give one up. It's a conditional business, BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall acknowledges. But it might go without saying that what happened to Cougar defensive coordinator Jaime Hill over the weekend of Oct. 24 is unconditionally wrong. Hill found himself filing a police report and scrubbing eggshells and crusted yolk off his car. Yes, it happened in polite Provo. And Hill is angry. "It's actually good there was no one in the house around," Hill said. "It could...
  • Monson: Mad Max's thunder a blunder

    12/03/2009 5:20:23 PM PST · by Colofornian · 5 replies · 728+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov. 30, 2009 | Gordon Monson
    Provo » Max Hall was ticked off. No, he was pissed off. Royally (blue) pissed off. If that language offends you, just wait a paragraph or two, you haven't read anything yet, especially if you favor in any way the University of Utah. Hall had a postgame message for all of you: He "hates" you. He thinks you, your football program, your school is "classless." The senior BYU quarterback made no bones about that, and no apologies for it. After throwing the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime to beat Utah by the count of 26-23 on Saturday night at LaVell...
  • Why is Y. ignoring Hall's spew of hatred?

    12/03/2009 4:31:43 PM PST · by Colofornian · 249 replies · 2,195+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Dec. 2, 2009 | Lee Benson
    I am not surprised that the BYU-Utah football rivalry caused BYU quarterback Max Hall to go all Three Mile Island on us last Saturday. Such a meltdown has been brewing for years. SNIP I am also not surprised that the Mountain West Conference publicly reprimanded Hall for violating its sportsmanship standards, i.e. disparaging and criticizing another school... What does surprise me is that BYU didn't do anything. No reprimand, no sanction, no comment, other than to note that Hall, on his own initiative, offered a public apology — a rather selective mea culpa, at that, in which he got specific...
  • Viewpoint: The Second Amendment--Not an argument of extremes(Barf alert)

    11/17/2009 4:11:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies · 1,302+ views
    Universe ^ | 16 November, 2009 | Lynne Gabrielsen
    More than 30,000 Americans were killed by firearms in 2006. That’s like the tragedies of Fort Hood and Columbine happening three times a day, every day, or the World Trade Center 10 times a year. It doesn’t matter who we are—Democrat, Republican, Mormon, non-Mormon, man, woman—we can all agree that the fact that more preschoolers are killed by guns than police officers are killed by gunfire in the line of duty is disturbing. Why do we put up with it? Time and again, gun lobbyists revive the tired “slippery slope” argument to oppose even common sense gun laws, such as...
  • TCU Football and the BCS: Is it fair to exclude a "weak conference"?

    11/08/2009 11:14:39 AM PST · by dangus · 39 replies · 1,506+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11-8-09 | Dangus
    The likelihood of outrage seems inevitable this year in college football: The BCS controversy, which even President Obama has issued proclamations about, seems ready to explode, since six undefeated teams - two from minor conferences - survive with only three games left in the season. Two conferences, Mountain West and Western Athletic (WAC) are excluded from automatic participation in the BCS, and must compete for one of two wildcard teams, and both still have undefeated teams. But should a team which has gone undefeated and unchallenged take a slot from Alabama or Florida, which are likely to also go undefeated......
  • Participants in Black 14 incident share views

    11/06/2009 12:24:00 PM PST · by Colofornian · 17 replies · 701+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | Nov. 5, 2009 | Jeremy Pelzer
    LARAMIE - Forty years ago, 14 black University of Wyoming football players were kicked off the team for wanting to wear black armbands to protest The Jesus Christ Church of Latter-day Saints' policy of not calling black men into its priesthood. But on Tuesday, members of the "Black 14," as well as others involved in the situation, returned to Laramie for a panel discussion to both remember and teach about an incident that's little known among young people and is still a sore subject among many who lived through it. On Oct. 17, 1969, on the eve of the Cowboys'...
  • BYU Football: Black 14 game lives in BYU memories

    11/05/2009 10:29:40 AM PST · by Colofornian · 21 replies · 1,093+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Nov. 5, 2009 | Jeff Call
    Forty years ago, BYU and Wyoming met at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyo., for a football game that turned out to be much more than a game. It was October, 1969 -- a turbulent time in American history, with demonstrations and protests abounding around the country, sparked by the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. So when 14 black Wyoming football players decided to wear black armbands for the game against BYU -- to protest what they considered to be "racist practices" of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which owns and operates BYU -- and...
  • Rolly: Prof flaunts LDS cred, gets spanked by BYU

    10/30/2009 10:57:53 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 5 replies · 727+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct. 29, 2009 | Paul Rolly
    When the husband of a much-maligned Provo City councilwoman decided to bring his ecclesiastical credentials and royal bloodline into his wife's contentious re-election campaign, his Mormon Church-owned employer decided he went too far. BYU professor Buddy Richards has been reprimanded by the school for using his official BYU e-mail account to extol his virtues and condemn the activities of lower-character Republicans who he says have slandered his wife, Cindy Richards, in her re-election bid to the council. "He has been talked to and reminded of the university's policy, which prohibits the use of the BYU e-mail system for political purposes,"...
  • Intelligent Design Found in DNA

    09/17/2009 8:58:03 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 67 replies · 3,183+ views
    CEH ^ | September 17, 2009
    Sept 17, 2009 — Readers of this headline may say it is not news to say that intelligent design has been found in DNA. Others may be ready for a fight on that issue. But in this case, the design has been verified beyond any shadow of doubt. The designers are not who you may be suspecting. They are...
  • Sign of the times: FSU fan jabs BYU and Mormon "wives"

    09/16/2009 12:53:10 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 10 replies · 892+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Sept. 15, 2009 | Mike Bianchi
    The official Mormon religion -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- doesn't allow plural marriage anymore, but that didn't stop a local Florida State fan from lampooning the religion's polygamist past as the Seminoles prepare to travel to Brigham Young Saturday for a game against No. 7 Brigham Young. The avid FSU fan's name is Jim Lory, whose late father John Lory was a loyal Florida State supporter whom I've written about in the past. Several years ago before he passed away, John bought a giant theater marquee and put it in front of his old workshop...
  • Number 20 BYU Beats Number 3 Ranked Oklahoma 14-13

    09/05/2009 7:34:29 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 57 replies · 2,553+ views
    09/05/09 | Reaganesque
    Oh yeah! As a BYU alum, I just had to post this! It wasn't the best played game ever, on either side, but, the final score is what counts. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to OU's quarterback who was injured midway through the game.
  • Professor focuses on the strength, blessings of grace

    09/04/2009 12:54:49 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies · 524+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | Aug. 18, 2009 | Cerissa Urry
    Followers of Emanuel can be saved by grace through an investment in obedience which determines the willingness and desire to live back within the presence of God. In 2 Nephi 25:23 it states: “for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.” This commonly referenced scripture was the basis for Brad Wilcox’s Tuesday lecture, “After All We Can Do,“ from the series “Using the Atonement to Turn Weakness into Strengths.” “This is a source of discouragement if not understood,” said Wilcox, an associate professor of teacher education at BYU. Wilcox focused on...
  • Top 10 Most Socially Conservative Colleges

    07/27/2009 7:30:37 PM PDT · by ComeUpHigher · 44 replies · 4,247+ views
    MSN ^ | July 27, 2009 | The Princeton Review
    Students at these schools don’t venture far off the path that leads to the right. Religion plays a big role in the campus activities, generally, as do morals and character profiles that would make any parent proud. The Princeton Review's survey of 122,000 college students for the 2010 edition of the "Best 371 Colleges" book revealed the top 10 colleges that have conservative campus cultures, especially regarding political persuasion, the use of drugs and alcohol and the level of acceptance of the gay community on campus.
  • BYU-Idaho dissolves political parties

    05/25/2009 5:50:52 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 7 replies · 472+ views (Salt Lake City) ^ | May 19, 2009 | AP
    REXBURG, Idaho (AP) -- Officials at Brigham Young University-Idaho have dissolved the student-run College Republicans and College Democrats political organizations. School spokesman Andy Cargal said the move is to make sure the university's political neutrality policy is being followed. The Rexburg-based university is a private institution run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "We feel that it is in the best interest of our university to be politically neutral," Cargal told the Standard Journal of Rexburg. "While we actively encourage our students to be politically active and join political parties of their choice, we feel that BYU-Idaho...
  • Now THAT’S a commencement speech

    05/17/2009 7:02:31 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 504+ views
    ...But the reality for American consumers is that whether you buy that the science is settled or not, the political science is settled. With the media cheering them on, Congress has promised to “do something”. CO2 regulation is coming, whether it will do any good or not. Indeed, President Obama‟s hope of shrinking the now the massive federal budget deficit depends on vast new revenues from a tax on carbon energy – so called “cap and trade”. Harry Reid has promised cap and trade legislation by August. The long term goal with cap and trade is „80 by 50‟– an...
  • Chad Hardy’s BYU Honor Code Review

    03/06/2009 5:22:10 PM PST · by delacoert · 345 replies · 2,470+ views
    In a letter dated September 29, 2008, Chad Hardy, producer of the infamous Men on a Mission Calendars and website, received a letter from Brigham Young University informing him that his name had been removed from the August 15, 2008 graduation roll. The letter stated that he would not be awarded his BA degree in Communication Studies because he had been excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on July 13, 2008, a month before graduation. All of his required coursework had already been completed prior to the church discipline. He was not required to abide by...
  • Walsh: BYU diploma held for ransom

    03/05/2009 6:39:10 PM PST · by delacoert · 30 replies · 800+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 03/05/2009 | Rebecca Walsh
    Run-of-the-mill excommunications get very little notice. Ward gossip about the guy who sold drugs, the woman who left her husband, quietly fades. We only hear about the celebrities kicked out of the Mormon church -- the outspoken feminists, the skeptical historians. If anything, excommunication makes them more well-known. Chad Hardy's mistake was becoming slightly famous. Two years ago, Hardy published a cheeky little calendar of scantily clad return missionaries and it cost him first his church membership and then his college diploma. BYU is holding it hostage. "The agreement is that you will uphold the honor code. This is made...
  • No degree for creator of Mormon calendar

    03/03/2009 7:44:26 PM PST · by delacoert · 388 replies · 3,562+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2009
    Brigham Young University has denied an appeal to award a diploma that the creator of a Mormon beefcake calendar says he earned. Chad Hardy's diploma was withheld by BYU last fall after he was excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which owns and runs the school. Hardy was excommunicated during the month between completing his courses and graduation ceremonies. Hardy appealed and met with Dean of Students Vernon L. Heperi on Feb. 13. In the meeting, Heperi sought to determine whether Hardy's life is guided by the school's honor code, which reflects the values of the...

    01/17/2009 11:30:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies · 10,529+ views
    2008-2009 Top Ten Conservative Colleges January 2009 Young America’s Foundation is pleased to release our fifth annual “Top Ten Conservative College” list in response to the frequently asked question of which schools we recommend to those seeking conservative colleges. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students begin their college search. Admission guides, seminars, advice from friends, and help from advisors all offer different perspectives. Presented with so many options, confusion often clouds this important decision-making process. Given the requests for Young America’s Foundation’s recommendations, and to aid in making the right decision, we are proud to release our fifth annual...
  • BYU basketball player attacked while on LDS mission

    10/15/2008 11:16:48 AM PDT · by CarbonCounty · 109 replies · 1,712+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 10/15/2008 | By Jay Drew
    Chris Collinsworth, a BYU basketball player currently on an LDS Church mission in Australia, and another missionary were attacked by three men Tuesday night in a part of Sydney known as "Little Lebanon." Collinsworth, from Provo, was treated and released at a local hospital, according to his father, Jeff Collinsworth. But the other missionary, whom Jeff Collinsworth described as "Elder Ferguson, from Montana," is still hospitalized and recovering from multiple stab wounds and lacerations. "Both elders were roughed up pretty good," Jeff Collinsworth said, having received a phone call from his son and the mission president of the Sydney North...
  • BYU launching research-based reality TV show

    09/20/2008 10:49:31 AM PDT · by restornu · 7 replies · 309+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Sep. 20, 2008
    A research-based BYU reality show taking viewers into the homes of families of all kinds to watch them deal with issues of marriage, toddlers, teens, blended families, time and money will premiere Tuesday at 8 p.m. on BYU Television. "Real Families, Real Answers" is sponsored by Brigham Young University's School of Family Life and the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences. The series, which will also air on KBYU-TV, is organized around topics studied by scholars from BYU and other universities, including the University of North Carolina, the University of Minnesota and the University of California-Davis. "The idea is...
  • BYU students install electricity-generating merry-go-round in Ghana

    09/14/2008 10:41:28 AM PDT · by TheDon · 32 replies · 683+ views
    ABC 4 News ^ | 6/18/2008 | Angie Larsen
    Engineering students at BYU are shedding a little light on science and fun in a small village in Ghana. They've installed an electricity-generating merry-go-round at a school there and the effort has the whole town beaming. Most of the villages and schools in Ghana don't have electricity. The schools get dark when natural light disappears, and homework is hard to do when students can't see. Plugging into the country's power grid isn't an option at this time, so with the help of some BYU students, a company called Empowered Playgrounds came up with a bright idea: a merry-go-round that produces...
  • Hunter who trekked to Africa to bag rhino for BYU says trophy will help conserve the species

    11/14/2007 5:32:52 PM PST · by Utah Binger · 26 replies · 29+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/14/2007 | Brian Maffly
    If you ever get a chance to hunt a rhinoceros in the wild, Fred Morris has some advice that could save your life: Stay downwind of your 3-ton quarry lest it correctly interpret your smell as mortal danger and blindly charge you. Morris, a Draper businessman and prolific trophy hunter, took part in a safari to South Africa last year to kill a southern white rhino whose skin is now being mounted for display at Brigham Young University's Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. The exhibit highlights an ironic situation in which rare wildlife is killed for the sake of...
  • Chief Justice Roberts 'careful' and 'measured' during BYU appearance

    10/23/2007 12:36:03 PM PDT · by TheDon · 1 replies · 112+ views
    Brigham Young University students tried to pin down the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice on hot-button topics like extraordinary rendition and Guantanamo Bay detainees during his speech today at the Mariott Center. After spending nearly half an hour talking about the Constitution, Chief Justice John Roberts took another 40 minutes for questions from the approximately 7,000 students, faculty and family members in the audience. Evan Crockett, a 23-year-old student, wanted to know how Supreme Court decisions could affect foreign policy in matters like detainees. The justice said the court doesn't even take such ideas into consideration. "My question was pretty...
  • Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. to deliver BYU forum address Oct. 23

    10/19/2007 9:22:16 AM PDT · by restornu · 5 replies · 123+ views
    BYU ^ | Oct 19, 2007
    Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr., will speak at a Brigham Young University forum assembly on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The forum will be presented live on BYU Television, KBYU TV, KBYU FM and For rebroadcast information, visit A question-and-answer session for students will be held in the Marriott Center immediately following the address. On September 29, 2005, John G. Roberts, Jr. was confirmed by the United States Senate as the 17th Chief Justice of the United States. At 50 years of age, he became the youngest...
  • Harry Reid: Evangelicals are "anti-Christian"

    10/13/2007 2:45:52 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 174 replies · 140+ views
    Nuke's News ^ | 10/13/07 | Nuke Gingrich
    Lost in the coverage of Harry Reid's pilgrimage to Salt Lake City this week was this small paragraph from the Desert Morning News... Reid also told reporters the Republican Party has been driven by evangelical Christians for 20 years. "They are the most anti-Christian people I can imagine, the people from the Christian far right." Let that statement sink in for a minute.
  • Reid gets warm reception at BYU

    10/10/2007 5:54:42 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 131 replies · 1,493+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | October 10, 2007 | Tad Walsh
    PROVO — Some past prominent LDS Church leaders wrongly pressed conservatism on church members, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday during a press conference at Brigham Young University. The Nevada senator attacked President Bush and evangelical Christians while saying members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints need to worry less about abortion and gay marriage and more about health care, global warming, education and jobs. Reid first spent 40 minutes delivering a well-received and sometimes tender BYU forum speech in the Marriott Center to 4,091 students, faculty, staff and visitors. He described a journey from...
  • No protests expected during Reid's BYU visit [FR mention]

    10/09/2007 5:54:51 AM PDT · by LukeSW · 5 replies · 438+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | October 9, 2007 | LukeSW
    No protests expected during Reid's BYU visitThere is irony, then, in the fact Reid is the first Mormon to lead his party in Congress and therefore is the highest-ranking Mormon in American political history. That fact, and Reid's place in the tumult that surrounded Vice President Cheney's controversial visit to BYU six months ago, raised some expectations for fireworks prior to Reid's visit. Reid's role as one of the Democratic Party's chief critics of the Bush administration is also considered polarizing by many at BYU and in Utah, where support for the president remains among the strongest in the nation....
  • Harry Reid Goes to BYU next Tuesday (time to organize a freeper protest)

    10/05/2007 2:52:45 PM PDT · by LukeSW · 44 replies · 621+ views
    BYU News ^ | October 5, 2007 | LukeSW
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to present BYU forum Oct. 9 Will discuss "Faith, Family and Public Service” U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will visit the Brigham Young University campus Tuesday, Oct. 9, to present a forum address titled “Faith, Family and Public Service,” at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The forum will be presented live on BYU Television, KBYU TV, KBYU FM and For rebroadcast information, visit
  • DNA and the Dead Sea Scrolls how do the pieces fit!

    09/15/2007 11:47:41 AM PDT · by restornu · 509 replies · 1,908+ views
    BYU TV ^ | 1998 | Scott Woodward
    Click Video- Learn how DNA was able to sort out and match the DDS fragments
  • BYU begins 'Year of Constitution'

    09/13/2007 8:21:20 AM PDT · by restornu · 5 replies · 155+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | September 12, 2007 | By Tad Walch
    President urges all students to read and study document PROVO — Brigham Young University President Cecil Samuelson called this the "Year of the Constitution" at the school Tuesday during the opening devotional of the fall semester. Speaking on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Samuelson encouraged all BYU students to read a book already assigned to incoming freshmen over the summer — "The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution," by Linda R. Monk. The selection of the book was connected to the topic for the devotional and to the scheduled campus visits of three...
  • Camille Found Dead In Provo Canyon

    09/09/2007 4:12:10 PM PDT · by sleddogs · 6 replies · 2,175+ views
    (KUTV) PROVO - The long and exhaustive search for missing Brigham Young University student Camille Cleverley came to a saddening end on Sunday, after searchers found the woman's body in a rugged part of Provo Canyon. Authorities confirmed that Cleverley's body was discovered Sunday afternoon at the base of a cliff, but did not reveal any further details. It was unclear whether Cleverley fell off the cliff or what kind of injuries she sustained. More information will be disclosed at an upcoming news conference.
  • Camille Cleverley's body found

    09/09/2007 3:36:17 PM PDT · by Lokibob · 47 replies · 4,611+ views
    channel 4 Salt Lake City | 9/9/07 | vanity
    Camille Cleverley's body was found near Bridal Veil Falls, according to Salt Lake City TV. Details are skimpy. Presser expected shortly. The area had been searched earlier and now researched.
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    08/09/2007 10:08:39 PM PDT · by restornu · 9 replies · 458+ views
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  • Warm welcome for Cheney

    04/27/2007 8:35:57 AM PDT · by restornu · 16 replies · 613+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | April 27, 2007 | Tad Walch
    Warm welcome for Cheney 20,000 cheer him repeatedly; he hails Y. accomplishments By Tad WalchDeseret Morning News PROVO — A month of controversy over the decision to invite Vice President Dick Cheney to speak at Brigham Young University's commencement ended Thursday with more than 20,000 BYU graduates and their families, along with faculty and staff, soaking Cheney in applause. Vice President Dick Cheney, left, chats with LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley after commencement exercises at BYU. Stuart Johnson, Deseret Morning News There was no sign of disapproval inside the Marriott Center. Instead, the crowd cheered as Cheney arrived with...
  • Cheney draws protests even at BYU

    04/26/2007 8:36:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 948+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/07 | Brock Vergakis - ap
    PROVO, Utah - Vice President Dick Cheney told Brigham Young University graduates on Thursday to savor second chances and be prepared for the unexpected throughout life in a commencement address that stirred up protests in one of the nation's most Republican states. "Don't give up or let your doubts get the best of you," Cheney said. "For all the plans we make in life, sometimes life has other plans for us." On a campus where dissent is unusual, about 100 people protested quietly ahead of Cheney's arrival, holding signs reading: "Mormon for peace" and "Make soup, not war." Utah voters...
  • Cheney to Give Graduation Speech at BYU

    04/26/2007 1:03:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 586+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/26/7 | BROCK VERGAKIS
    Provo, Utah (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney headed to Brigham Young University on Thursday to give a commencement address that has stirred up protests in one of the nation's most Republican states. On a campus where dissent is unusual, about a dozen members of the College Democrats protested quietly ahead of Cheney's arrival, holding signs reading: "Mormon for peace" and "Make soup, not war."