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  BYU May Not Readmit Student On MTV's 'Real World'
An LDS BYU student who took a semester off to live in a house in New Orleans with four men and two women and be filmed for the MTV program "The Real World," says she is waiting to see if BYU will re-admit her for the fall semester. The student, known only as Julie, told the Deseret News in an interview published Friday that she was waiting to hear from the University.

  Brown U Recovers From Departure of its LDS President
Three months after the abrupt resignation of Brown University's LDS President Gordon Gee, the University is recovering nicely, although Gee's reputation on the campus is not. Gee, who was an unusual choice for Brown's president according to the Brown Daily Herald, served as President for just 25 months, the shortest tenure of any president in Brown's 236-year history.

  Osmond's work gets her past troubles
LDS Entertainer Marie Osmond has been through a difficult year. Following the birth of her seventh child, Matthew, she suffered a severe bout of post-partum depression. And this past January, she split from her husband of 13 years, Brian Blosil.

  Romney Brings Her Activism to Utah
Ann Romney, wife of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee's Mitt Romney, was the focus of a discussion at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics yesterday, where the results of her work to get the programs of churches in Boston funded by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay will be examined. Romney, who still serves on the board of the Boston-area charity, will host the discussion as a way of bringing her activism to Utah.

  Battered Mormon Women Are Examples In Academic Look At Welfare Reform
An article in the social science journal Affilia mentions the tragic cases of two anonymous Mormon women in an examination of the effects of the US welfare law on battered women. The two women were part of focus groups that the authors organized to probe the issue.

  'Independent' LDS Student Graduates From High School On Her Own
17 year old Tiffany Barnes may look like the rest of the kids at her high school grad, but her story is very different than most teenagers.

  LDS Student Featured in Seattle Times
This 17 year old LDS dynamo astounds her parents, family, and friends with her accomplishments! Kelly Lisbakken is accomplished in studies and passionate about her sports. With a perfect grade point average after taking all possible honors courses at her Mercer Island High School, Kelly also received perfect marks on her college entrance exams (SATs).

  LDS Musicians Move Band To Nauvoo
The reconstruction of the Nauvoo Temple has brought more than construction to Nauvoo. Marty Quinn, his wife, three sons and a collection of family friends all moved from Heber City, Utah to the area in March. Now they are playing Dixieland jazz as part of the Big Muddy Band. The group plans to purchase and headline in their own excursion boat.

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