The BYU Honor Code Office has announced a slight change in grooming standards. Women at BYU are being asked to wear only one earring in each ear, instead of two. The change is a response to a statement from the LDS Church’s First Presidency. The Church “discourages the piercing of the body for other than medical purposes, although it takes no position on the minimal piercing of the ears by women for one pair of earrings.”

This change will be implemented at the end of winter semester 2001, when ecclesiastical endorsement forms for fall 2001 are due.



To keep pace with rising costs, BYU will raise tuition for undergraduate students by 4.1 percent, or $60, in 2001–2002, bringing the rate per semester to $1,530. Tuition for graduate students will be $1,930 per semester, an increase of 11.6 percent. Law School and Graduate School of Management students will pay $3,070, an increase of $300 or 10.8 percent.

“A larger-than-normal increase was approved to help enhance the curriculum of our graduate programs, particularly for technological support,” said Administrative Vice President Brad W. Farnsworth, ’79.

Undergraduate tuition for spring and summer terms will increase from $735 to $765. Spring/summer 2002 rates for graduate students will be $965.

As in the past, students who are not members of the LDS Church will pay one-and-a-half times the listed rates.

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