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BYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character. The true value of an education should be measured by who we become, not just how much we know. Etched in stone at the western entrance to campus are the words, “Enter to learn; go forth to serve.” Here are stories of people who make a difference in a world we wish to improve. 

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April 09, 2019
Kevin Utt answers questions students commonly ask
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February 06, 2019
Name: Carrie Roberts
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November 25, 2018
Money raised by auction of playhouses goes to patients at Primary Children's Hospital
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November 12, 2018
Name: Michelle Forstrom
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November 11, 2018
BYU hosted the NCAA’s Common Ground IV, a forum to explore how representatives of LGBTQ and faith-based communities can work more cohesively in college sports and higher education, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, marking the first time the forum has been held at an NCAA Division I institution.
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October 24, 2018
Hands shaky and sweaty, BYU senior Catherine Boyack cleared her dry mouth. She lifted her flute and played. She had been working for months to polish her piece, but she knew it wasn’t her best performance. She left the stage of the convention hall defeated, believing she wouldn’t make it to the final round of the biggest competition of her career.
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September 24, 2018
At the tender age of six, Kalani Sitake’s world came crashing down.
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August 15, 2018
During Thursday's August Commencement Ceremony, Elder Brent H. Nielson, General Authority Area Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared with students advice he wished he had heard at the time of his BYU graduation.
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August 05, 2018
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Eric Huntsman, professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies.

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July 16, 2018
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Benjamin Bikman, professor of physiology and developmental biology.

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July 09, 2018
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Jeff McClellan, Director of Publications and Graphics.

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July 01, 2018
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Denise Stephens, professor of Astronomy.

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June 24, 2018
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Steven Shumway, professor in the Technology and Engineering Studies program.

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June 20, 2018
The U.S. Army called in genealogical reinforcements in the form of BYU students who track down living relatives of soldiers who have 

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