50 years ago today - Dec 19, 1968

BYU's Daily Universe publishes an article in favor of recruiting African-American athletes. BYU's president writes: "This argues all the more in favor of our making the student newspaper an agency of our Communications Department rather than a student publication." The Universe ceases to be an independent student paper on 18 Apr. 1969, but "nothing would be announced about this new policy."

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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