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Today's word on journalism

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Grammatically Speaking:

"We owe much to our mother tongue. It is through speech and writing that we understand each other and can attend to our needs and differences. If we don't respect and honor the rules of English, we lose our ability to communicate clearly and well. In short, we invite mayhem, misery, madness, and inevitably even more bad things that start with letters other than M."

--Martha Brockenbrough, grammarian and founder, National Grammar Day

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An open letter from USU President Stan Albrecht on the death of Gordon B. Hinckley

As president of Utah State University, I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family of LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley and to the entire LDS community for the loss of this wonderful, caring person whose presence touched the lives of many people in the USU community.

President Hinckley was a great friend of higher education both here in Utah and around the world. He used his leadership role in the LDS Church to encourage men and women to pursue higher education.

President Hinckley was an open and caring leader who reached out to people in all walks of life. He was an inclusive leader who respected the diversity of thought that people of all faiths could bring to a conversation. He was a strong advocate of the LDS Church’s Perpetual Education Fund, which has provided countless opportunities for young people around the world to realize the dreams that higher education can provide.

His was a respected voice in the LDS Church, certainly, but his leadership, wit and personal integrity also influenced people of every conviction and belief.

We at Utah State University mourn the loss of this kind, compassionate man, and our thoughts are with his family.

Stan L. Albrecht, president
Utah State University


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