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Summarized by Kent Larsen

BYU Requires Letter of Explanation from Julie
USA Today 5Jul00 P2
By Kevin V. Johnson: USA Today

DELAFIELD, WISCONSIN -- BYU Student Julie Stoffer, who appears in the current season of MTV's "The Real World," is writing a letter to BYU at its request, detailing "when were boys in my bedroom, till what time, what went on." The letter will help BYU determine whether Julie can return to BYU in the Fall.

The school has been concerned with Julie's actions and the environment on the show, which has a reputation for loose morals, "Our concern is what happened in that environment," says school spokeswoman Carri Jenkins. "What were the male-female interactions, and what was the appropriateness of those interactions?" But Stoffer maintans that her actions were above board.

She also says that when she decided to appear on the show, she knew that her actions wouldn't satisfy everyone, "I've lived pretty much my whole life trying to be a good example," she told USA Today, "and when I went on MTV, it was kind of a big step for me. I knew that no matter how hard I tried to be a good example, somebody was going to disagree with me. . . . So I said, 'OK, Julie, this time you're just going to be true to you. You're going to do what you feel is right, and if these convictions are ingrained, your actions will be in line with that.'"

Her appearance on the show has drawn negative reactions from fellow BYU students as well, including hate e-mail from some. And according to USA Today, "a local youth group rescinded its approval of her as a counselor."


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