Perspectives

Sep
7
2013

President Starr Statement on BAA Vote

Baylor University President Ken Starr issued a statement today following the vote by the membership of the Baylor Alumni Association on a Transition Agreement between the BAA and the University.

Sep
6
2013

Baylor Lariat: Viewpoint: "Yes" vote good for students, alumni

By Danny Huizinga - What does "Baylor Forward" mean for us as students? It means that, finally, students will be included in a unified alumni network that reflects the unity of our student body.

Sep
6
2013

Waco Trib: Brad Toben, guest columnist: BAA debate is no place to make personal attacks

BRAD TOBEN Guest columnist - One expects to find differing opinions about a proposal that would significantly change the status quo. Civil discourse should allow for the thoughtful articulation of such opinions. Our national public square needs much more of it. However, one column published Sunday, written by former Texas House representative Stan Schlueter, was not thoughtful in its presentation and certainly was not civil.

Sep
5
2013

Baylor Lariat: Baylor/BAA Transition: Those who say Yes

By Linda Wilkins, City Editor - After the announcement of the Transition Agreement over the summer, various people have expressed their approval or concerns. While this matter is complicated, these opinions can be sorted into those that support a 'yes' vote on Sept. 7 and those that don't.

Sep
5
2013

Baylor Lariat: Saturday decision holds fate of The Baylor Line magazine

By Ada Zhang, Staff Writer - If The Baylor Line magazine is to continue with the word Baylor in its title, the Transition Agreement between the Baylor Alumni Association and Baylor Board of Regents must receive a 'yes' vote from at least two thirds of the BAA member present at the meeting on Sept. 7.

Sep
3
2013

Permanent class officers and former student government officers support Transition Agreement

We respectfully ask you to do two things. First, we ask that - if you are a member of the BAA - please show up to Waco Hall on September 7 and vote in favor of the transition agreement. Second, we ask that you encourage your classmates and any other Baylor friends to do the same.

Sep
3
2013

Student Senate Supports Alumni Unification

On August 29th, 2013, the Student Senate -- which functions as the legislative branch of Student Government and exists to advocate on behalf of students to voice the opinion of Baylor students -- passed a resolution supporting the unification of the Baylor Alumni Association and Baylor University.

Sep
1
2013

Waco Trib: Ken Starr, guest columnist: Transition agreement promises healing, unity for Baylor Nation

KEN STARR Guest columnist - At 11 a.m. next Saturday Baylor Alumni Association members will gather in Waco Hall to vote on a transition agreement between the BAA and Baylor University. If approved, this potentially historic document will create a truly unified, comprehensive alumni engagement program for our university. Once unified, the program's reach will be global. Its strength will be unparalleled in Baylor's long history.

Aug
30
2013

Grant Teaff: One Baylor. United.

As a coach, I know to win, a team must be united, dedicated to a single purpose. For Baylor to continue to win, our alumni must be steadfast in their dedication to move Baylor Forward.

Aug
30
2013

Staff Council Supports Transition Agreement

The Baylor University Staff Council sent the following statement to all University staff today regarding the Transition Agreement between Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association.

Aug
27
2013

Faculty Senate Announces Unanimous Support of Transition Agreement

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.

Aug
25
2013

Waco Trib: M. Stephen Beard, guest columnist: 'No' vote at Baylor Alumni Association meeting means serious consequences

I care about Baylor. I am proud of my two degrees. I am proud of Baylor's heritage and look forward to its continued growth and continued positive impact on its students and faculty. Following a period of discovery, I have concluded it is time to put this discussion and controversy to bed and vote in favor of the transition agreement.

Aug
21
2013

Waco Trib: Wilton Lanning, Board of Contributors: It's high time for Baylor infighting to end

WILTON LANNING Board of Contributors | It is time to move on.

Aug
18
2013

Waco Trib: Carroll Webb, guest columnist: Alumni, vote 'yes' to ensure strong future for Baylor, BAA

The new on-campus football stadium promises to be great for Baylor University, the city of Waco and the surrounding area. While Baylor is universally recognized for its academics and research, its reputation has clearly been enhanced by successful athletic performances in several sports disciplines besides football.

Aug
16
2013

Waco Trib: John Howard, guest columnist: Here's how to keep BAA voice independent

One of the Baylor Alumni Association's most critical roles in its long history has been to provide alumni with the opportunity to assert an independent voice on university matters.

Aug
10
2013

Waco Trib: Silas Ragsdale, Kyle Gilley, guest columnists: Forging a new era of harmony for Baylor, BAA

We believe the time has come for the Baylor Alumni Association to define its course for the future. The pending Transition Agreement represents the best opportunity for the association to retain an independent voice without entering into a litigious relationship with our beloved Baylor. On Sept. 7, please join us on a vote of yes on the Transition Agreement.

Aug
4
2013

Earl Santee, guest columnist: A football stadium needs great location, great passion -- and Baylor has both

I have had a life-long passion for sports and sports facilities which has led me to a career as a designer where I've been able to help make ideas a reality for universities and teams across the country.

Aug
4
2013

Waco Trib: Ken Starr, guest columnist: Baylor hearts, skills aiding African orphans

KITALE, Kenya -- "Hope shines here." That's the rallying cry of Baylor University's longtime partner, Buckner International, and it's heard loud and clear here on the beautiful but impoverished western edge of Kenya.

Aug
1
2013

Ken Starr: Baylor students' work in Africa ensures a better world

This summer, hundreds of Baylor University students have left the comforts of home to embark on mission trips literally around the globe. In a time of rancor and polarization in America, Baylor Bears are quietly and energetically reaching out to serve some of the neediest people on the planet, including here in East Africa. They are sowing seeds of peace.

Jul
29
2013

Baylor Forward

Dear Baylor Nation, I am happy to report that the litigation over the removal of the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center has come to an end. The judge has removed the temporary restraining order that prevented us from moving ahead with our construction schedule which is so vital to the timely completion of our new Stadium. We are grateful that Baylor can now move forward.

Baylor Forward