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Letter: I’ll sing U. fight song my way
First Published Jul 07 2014 04:56 pm • Last Updated Jul 07 2014 05:13 pm

What a relief! The words to "Utah Man" are now free from gender discrimination! I learned the song in 1954 when I was a freshman (freshwoman?) at the U. The lyrics didn’t bother me then, because in those simpler times the word "man" was often used to denote "mankind," which included human beings of both sexes—men and women.

I earned my bachelor’s (bachelorette’s?) degree in 1958 and completed coursework for my master’s (mistress’s?) degree a few years later.

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I will now be proud to continue to root for my favorite college team using any words that I consider to be appropriate.

Anne Miller Eckman

Salt Lake City

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