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BYU-Idaho to form seven colleges out of its nine academic divisions
As part of its transition from a junior college to a four-year university, Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg soon will have seven academic colleges, instead of nine divisions. The change will take effect January 1, Academic Vice President Donald Bird says. "This is another important step in the ongoing process of transitioning from Ricks College to BYU-Idaho," he says.

BYU announces no tuition increase for 2002-2003 school year
Brigham Young University announced that undergraduate and graduate tuition will not increase for the 2002-2003 school year, citing the current state of the economy. This will mark the first time BYU has not had a tuition increase since the 1973-74 school year.

BYU sends most students for international study
For the second year in a row, the Kennedy Center's International Study Programs (ISP) put Brigham Young University in first place for the most students studying abroad annually. At a recent press briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Institute of International Education (IIE) together with the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which funds such research, released its Open Doors 2001 report on global student mobility.

BYU professors awarded Fulbright Scholarships
Three Brigham Young University professors and a visiting professor were awarded Fulbright Scholar Grants by the U.S. Information Agency (USAID) and the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board. The faculty members include Howard William Barnes, professor emeritus, Department of Business Management; Darren G. Hawkins, assistant professor, Department of Political Science; and Norman K. Thurston, assistant professor, Department of Economics.

Author of 'The Gnostic Gospels' at BYU forum Nov. 27
Elaine Pagels, a distinguished professor of religion at Princeton University, will speak at a Brigham Young University forum assembly Tuesday (Nov. 27) at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

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