University of Utah purchases historic property in Washington, D.C.

The University of Utah has purchased the buildings at 1527 and 1529 18th St. NW from the Mathematical Association of America — the property’s owner since 1978. Early next year, the U will begin using the new “Orrin G. Hatch Center” as a living and gathering place for students from the Hinckley Institute of Politics, which runs one of the nation’s most enduring and prestigious Washington, D.C., internship programs. The Hatch Center will allow the Hinckley Institute’s national internship program to house up to 50 interns per semester and provide access for university leadership and staff.