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Merry Christmas from the Brigham Young University Archives

This is a wondrous time of year as we celebrate the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ and begin to prepare for a new year’s dawn. Working and going to school at Brigham Young University is a special privilege in today’s secularized world. In the halls of this beautiful campus the sacred and the secular …

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April Commencement 2011

Tomorrow is graduation and thousands of young students will receive their diplomas and embark on the next phase of their lives. Hopefully, they will look back fondly on their experiences at Brigham Young University and be able to reflect on the remarkable growth that they have made–academically and spiritually. It is this intermingling of the …

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The Faculty of Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University is a remarkable place.  It is a place of quiet reverence and boisterous enthusiasm.  It is a place of competitive athletics and exceptional scholarship.  It is a place of gifted musicians and capable engineers.  It is a place of blending for the sacred and the secular.  It is a place of students …

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Building Dedication files

One of the remarkable things about Brigham Young University is its attempt to integrate academic excellence with spiritual development. This dual purpose is reflected in the built environment of the campus. Each of the campus buildings is used for sacred worship services on Sunday and the Marriott Center is the site of spiritual devotionals every …

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Delicious Tension: Understanding Brigham Young University

In order to understand Brigham Young University you must first understand the tension that is at the heart of the university’s identity.  This tension revolves around the university’s attempts to integrate academic distinction with spiritual excellence and has been present since the university was founded as Brigham Young Academy in 1875 by Brigham Young, second …

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