Approval for Bush Library

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Fending off a last-ditch protest from within the church, Southern Methodist University received final approval from its owner, a regional wing of the United Methodist Church, to house the George W. Bush Library complex, which includes a museum and a policy institute. Nearly 300 clergy members from the church’s South Central Jurisdiction dismissed several petitions asserting that the institute endorses President Bush and violates the university’s academic integrity. “The only hurdles are fund-raising, and to get it built,” said Dr. R. Gerald Turner, the university’s president.

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