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Trib Talk: Fighting over the U.'s fight song

Published July 9, 2014 12:49 pm

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Last week, University of Utah president David Pershing amended the school's century-old fight song, altering several phrases deemed outdated and sexist. So far, the move has sparked more jeers than cheers.

On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., ASUU president Justin Spangler, student senate chair Rachel Wootton and former ASUU president Sam Ortiz join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss what led to the changes, student and community reaction and how fans will sing in the fall and beyond.

You can watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+ or texting 801-609-8059.

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