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Integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment, Baylor University's mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service. Be sure to check-out these stories of academic progress. More information is also available on our Top-Tier Academics page of About Baylor.

Academic Progress in the News

August 27, 2013 — The Baylor University Faculty Senate sent the following statement to all University faculty today regarding the Transition Agreement between Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association.

July 22, 2013 — WACO, Texas (July 22, 2013) - For the third year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2013 Honor Roll as one of the country's "Great Colleges to Work For." Only 42 national universities were awarded honor roll status.

June 8, 2013 — By any scholarly measure, the vision was mammoth. Ten years ago, Baylor tasked itself with a daunting goal -- to advance the university's already prestigious academic reputation into the highest ranks of higher learning, the kind not just mentioned in Ivy League circles, but the standard to which they aspire.

April 24, 2013 — Way to go, Baylor Nation: Your generosity has led to The President’s Scholarship Initiative topping its $100 million goal ahead of schedule! At this semester’s final Dr Pepper Hour Tuesday afternoon, Baylor President Ken Starr shared the good news with a Barfield Drawing Room crowd full of students, faculty and staff, alums and friends of the university [...]

February 11, 2013 — Coming soon to the Baylor campus: a new home for the Hankamer School of Business that would offer nearly 40 percent more space for its students and faculty, to be built on the east side of campus near the Baylor Sciences Building and the upcoming East Village Residential Community. The new 275,000-square-foot business school facility [...]

October 18, 2012 — Looking for a well-rounded education? An independent study found that, once again, Baylor is one of the best universities in the nation. For the third straight year, Baylor is among the fewer than 2% of colleges and universities nationwide to be recognized with an "A" for its well-rounded, high-quality core curriculum from the American Council of Trustees [...]

October 25, 2011 — I had the opportunity last week to tour what will soon be Baylor's new discovery/research park, the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). It's a work to behold, and once occupied, will provide an excellent home for Baylor research efforts in science, technology, engineering and math -- a point well made by internationally renowned physicist [...]

September 16, 2011 — Baylor's BRIC project is really beginning to take shape; the old General Tire plant has been gutted down to its shell, with new walls going up daily and interior work just around the corner (see current photo and final drawing at right). That's right in line with the original timeline, which calls for the Baylor [...]

October 28, 2009 — For 40 years, the General Tire & Rubber Co. was one of the largest employers in Waco — up until industry changes led to the plant’s closing in 1985. For most of the past 25 years, the company’s 2 million-square-foot facility sat dormant just up I-35 from Baylor.
Friday, plans were announced to turn the long-shuttered [...]

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