(AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Dr. Perry Glanzer, associate professor in Baylor's School of Education and a faculty associate with the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, is interviewed about how religious and secular views of character have led colleges to focus more on vocational training and the dispensing of knowledge, rather than moral development) What is the responsibility of universities across the country to help their students be "fully human"--people of moral character? There's a great deal of disagreement. Baylor professor Perry Glanzer's new book "Christianity and Moral Identity in Higher Education" examines the issue.
The late William F. Buckley, Jr. was a man of many accomplishments. He wrote over 50 books, created and hosted an Emmy-award winning public affairs television show for 33 years, worked for the CIA, and launched National Review, the magazine that defined conservatism in the United States.
U.S News and World Report, August 19, 2010 (Baylor history professor Barry Hankins discusses how religious groups take a central role in the culture wars, which Hankins details in his new book "Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today's Culture Wars")
(Column by Kathleen Parker, the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary, that praises Baylor for its academic rigor in course requirements as reviewed in a study by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni)
(Article looking back at the history of Waco Hall on the Baylor campus) Just as the Great Depression was dawning, Waco Hall was built by the citizens of Waco as a sign of good faith between the city and the university that had called it home since 1886.
Independence, Texas, the birthplace of Baylor University, and the university's commitment to its preservation, including a $100,000 endowment to maintain Baylor's original campus and the surrounding area) Independence is a sleepy town with a population hovering around 100 people.
Ask Tom Charlton, who retired Friday as director of Baylor University's Texas Collection, what he plans to do during his retirement and he will spend several minutes telling you about the 40-year Baylor career that led to it.