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For week ended August 22, 1999 Posted 4 Sep 1999
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Y. surpasses goal of $250 million - by a bunch

BYU's long-running "Lighting the Way" capital campaign has raised more than $312 million, far exceeding the campaign's $250 million goal months ahead of schedule. And BYU President Merrill J. Bateman says that the money will be used to build BYU's influence in the world. "The goal is to lengthen our reach around the world," Bateman said. "We're improving what we do on campus and extending blessings to others."

HBO takes aim at BYU honor code

PROVO, UTAH - Producers from HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" are working on a news story segment that will air Sept. 16 about the BYU Honor Code and its athletic department's handling of Non-Mormon athletes, especially African American athletes. The focus will center around the former BYU player Ronney Jenkins, who withdrew from school in January following his second Honor Code violation.

Education Week is a feast for families

Visitors rise early in the morning, grab something quick to eat and march to campus, where they attend classes on a variety of topics. At the end of the day, they gather in their lawn chairs to eat, relax and share notes from their classes with family members. More and more men seem to be participating in Education Week every year - including those who break away from classes to watch BYU football practices while their wives attended classes.

Education can be a bit unnerving

This article set up last week's Education Week classes at BYU. The popular annual event draws members of the Church from throughout North America for a week of special lecture opportunities.

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