Utah invited to join AAU!

This is a huge day for the U, this is such a monumental accomplishment that will have a far-reaching impact on the University. I really can’t overstate just how big of a deal this is for the U.

This is incredible, here’s the statement from the AAU:

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That is awesome.
One cannot express how superlative University of Utah is in multiple academic disciplines. We also have a remarkable venture capitalist business association and achievements putting us among top universities for generating patents out of research.
I don’t have a link at this moment, but, if someone else wants to elaborate…
This has to go hand-in-hand with outstanding athletic programs.

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This is an incredible achievement for the university. It is something that the university has been working toward for years and years. It is my understanding that AAU membership opens the door to another category of research funding.

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Wow, some had speculated the recent Huntsman donation would put us over the top, but looks like we already were (or maybe it was long since planned and the AAU was aware of its coming?). Regardless, quite an accomplishment.

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Gaining AAU membership is extremely difficult and never guaranteed. It’s strictly by invitation only, and a school can get kicked out, like Nebraska was in 2011. I know Utah had been actively seeking membership for years, but recently heard the U had given up for the time being. What a marvelous surprise!

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It may sound silly, but I’ve been waiting for this for a while. What an accomplishment!

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This is truly monumental day for the U.

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That is huge news. An enormous day for the university as an academic institution. That’s the most important club stateside.

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It is simply huge. What a great thing!

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I enjoy Utah sports and spend a lot of discretionary money to attend games. But truly this is a big deal. Research and education are what great Universities are all about.

All Utahns ought to be proud of this prestigious acknowledgment.

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I am a graduate of both the University of Utah and Syracuse University. SU got kicked out a few years, which caused me great sadness, since my PhD mattered when it was an AAU school. But this makes up for it.

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According to Cougarboard regarding this news, @Scratch OBVIOUSLY didn’t get a top tier education. That might be my favorite thing over there ever.

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Also, should we get AAU stickers for our cars just to upset BYU fans?

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YES.

The level of butthurt over this news is amazing. I will never understand the need to constantly compare one’s self to their bigger brother.

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So petty. So so so so petty.

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So it says we have been invited but haven’t yet accepted it. Do you think we hold out and try to negotiate terms to our liking before we accept? I mean don’t you think we at least should try to bring TDS along with us since we know they might be a little butt hurt that they didn’t even get a courtesy call!

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At least a courtesy call.

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It would have been more delicious had they lost their accreditation a few years ago.

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:smile::grin::laughing:

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