Marlin K. Jensen was one of the most popular and respected LDS Church historians in recent memory — both within the Utah-based faith and among outsiders.
It seems fitting, then, that the University of Utah has created a fellowship named after the emeritus general authority, who was Mormonism's official historian and recorder from 2005 to 2012.
Earlier this month, the U.'s Tanner Humanities Center announced plans to raise funds to create a fellowship to honor Jensen. The hope is that the "Marlin K. Jensen Scholar and Artist in Residence Program," a news release said, "will host prominent scholars and artists with expertise in Mormon studies."