Sunday, November 21, 2004

Will Arizona State University become BYU South

Local TBM homebuilder Ira Fulton is ASU's most generous donor. He gave $50 million to ASU's School of Engineering which was renamed the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering.

ASU President Michael Crow is willing to bend over backwards to keep Ira happy. The State Press has been threatened with loss of school support if they don't clean up their act (Ira was upset by a cover which showed a nude female breast). A play by a gay ex-Mormon has been cancelled. A land swap with the school's department of psychology has been proposed to build parking for the LDS Institute in the middle of campus which may result in the loss of the department's child study lab. One dorm on the ASU campus has adopted BYU standards.

Interesting article in last week's Phoenix New Times.


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