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underlining Underline words only if they contain a hyperlink on Web copy.

unique Avoid misuse. If something is unique, there is nothing else like it. There are no degrees of uniqueness, so it would be wrong to say something is very unique. Use special or distinct for something that is unusual but not one of a kind.

university Lowercase university except when preceded by Ball State.
Ex: The university is located in Muncie or Ball State University is located in Muncie.
Always use on first reference when referring to other schools.
Ex.: Purdue University then Purdue on second reference.

University Libraries Name for the network of Ball State libraries and resource centers. There are three: Architecture Library, Bracken Library, and Science-Health Science Library. bsu.edu/library

University Police Department On second reference, police department is acceptable. bsu.edu/police

University Schools School corporation run by Ball State. Consists of Burris Laboratory School and the Indiana Academy. See also: Burris Laboratory School, Indiana Academy. bsu.edu/burris

University Senate On second reference and in headlines, senate is acceptable. Comprises faculty and staff. bsu.edu/senate

university-wide (On a related note, do not hyphenate nationwide, statewide, or worldwide.)

U.S. News & World Report For clarity, we will put a space between “U.S.” and “News.” Also note the ampersand.

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