We, the students, faculty, alumni, administration, community and friends of the University of Utah, hereby call on President Pershing and the ASUU to refrain from altering the University of Utah fight song, "Utah Man".
I am a fourth generation WOMAN at the University of Utah. My grandmother, at the age of 82, still proudly sings this song. I just don't believe that there was ever any intent to exclude women from this song. I also don't believe that there is any proof that when the lyrics were first written it was meant to refer to males only.
as a die hard 'Ute Fan Faithful' fanatic I really don't see why people are getting all worked up over this #UtahManAmI ordeal? It will play out in favor of not changing any lyrics and even if they did attempt to change them I guarantee that 99.9% of Ute fans will refuse it and NOT sing it any different at games/events.
Relax 'U' cannot change a 100+ year old tradition #YeahItllBeOkay
Kristobal Batty Reyes
When the lyrics were first written the pronoun was not written to refer to women and definitely was not written to include non-gender conforming individuals, but as a synonym for male. I don't understand why people could fight so adamantly under the guise of tradition. Why is it so difficult to recognize the negative experiences of others? As a university are we so apathetic that we would not even consider for a moment the sentiment and narratives of our peers?
Randolph Lee2 months ago Comments: What a cave in to mindless false offense. Simply tells me that students have it way too easy to take this on as what apparently seems to them a worthy cause. What wasted energy, and what disrespect for tradition!
Dan Peters, United States4 months ago Comments: -
Jack Heilpern, United States4 months ago Comments: The proposed change is unbelievably stupid. I'm saddened that the U has sunk to self parody.
- We are now live!