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Unknown Tenant Brings LDS Church Trouble in Harlem
A tenant that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints didn't even know it had could make the Church's bid to build a four-congregation chapel in Harlem the focal point of local fears over gentrification. Long a symbol for the inner-city Black community, Harlem is facing an influx of whites and rising real estate prices that are driving out poor blacks. Now the LDS Church has discovered that it must relocate a poor black tenant in order to proceed with construction of the chapel, and local leaders are calling the situation, "a test of how the church treats a black man in Harlem today."

Environmentalists Gain Support from Harrison NY Temple Dispute
A nearly dormant group of environmentalists have gained new steam because of the dispute over the proposed Harrison New York Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The privately-funded Purchase Environmental Protection Association, first formed 88 years ago, now has its first paid employee and about 100 members. The group says it will look at the Church's planned Temple.

Vandals Deface LDS Chapel in Little Rock
Vandals have defaced an LDS Chapel in Little Rock, Arkansas and a neighboring Baptist Church on Monday night, leading church members to spend Tuesday evening cleaning up the worst of the attack. The vandals, who have not yet been identified by police, spray-painted profane messages and satanic, racial and drug images on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's stake building in southwestern Little Rock.

BYU-Idaho will be a two-tiered institution offering both bachelor's and associate degrees
Beginning Sept. 5, junior-level courses will begin at BYU-Idaho for the first time since the announcement that Ricks College would become a four-year university known as BYU-Idaho.

BYU civil engineer wins national Huber Prize
A Brigham Young University associate professor of civil and environmental engineering was recently awarded a Walter L. Huber Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Gale Rex Bryce named associate dean at BYU
A new associate dean has been named in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Brigham Young University.

New department chairs in College of Engineering, Technology
Two new department chairs were recently appointed in the Brigham Young University College of Engineering and Technology.

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