Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

1/17/2017
Jan. 13, 2017
VIDEO: The remains of Air Force Capt. Robert Russell Barnett, M.A. ’55, a former Baylor football standout in the 1950s, have been returned to his family 50 years after his plane was shot down in Laos in 1966. Barnett was awarded the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and the Air Medal with Clusters, and his name is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. “We are so appreciative and just so grateful and thankful to our country that they did this for us,- his youngest daughter Debra Coffey said. “We'll be at peace, and our dad will be at peace. Our dad will home. He's a Texan, and he needs to be brought back to Texas.-

Research

1/17/2017
Jan. 15, 2017
This column by Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer cites 2014 research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The study found that college men and women spend an average of eight and 10 hours per day on their smartphones, respectively.
1/17/2017
Jan. 14, 2017
A report from the Pew Research Center says that when it comes to the nation's religious identity, the biggest trend during Obama's presidency is the rise of those who claim no religion at all, but researchers at Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and elsewhere dispute that.

Faculty in the News

1/17/2017
Jan. 14, 2017
Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., dean of the Honors College and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture at Baylor, writes about his personal friendship with William Peter Blatty, best known as the author of “The Exorcist,- later made into an Academy Award-winning film. “Whatever one makes of the most visually offensive images in the film, it cannot be doubted that it embodies a desperate search for faith and sacrificial love in a world that has lost its ethical and metaphysical bearings, where modern science apparently has no need for God and where the pervasive suffering of the innocent casts doubt on the existence of a good and all-powerful God,- Hibbs wrote.
1/17/2017
Jan. 16, 2016
David Clinton, Ph.D., chair of Baylor’s political science department and an expert on presidential transitions, anticipates that incoming President Donald Trump will continue inaugural traditions of participating at some of the inaugural balls and spending some time watching the inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.
1/17/2017
Jan. 14, 2017
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, writes that intimations about sexual practices are “a very common tactic used by intelligence agencies to discredit political figures at all levels.- For example, the Soviets wanted to discredit the late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover because he was “a dedicated and lethally effective foe- of Soviet espionage, Jenkins writes.

Students

1/17/2017
Jan. 14, 2017
VIDEO: Campus Kitchen at Baylor and Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition partnered for a service project on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service that would eventually send more than 300 volunteers to urban garden sites across the city. Among those interviewed was Eric Pritt, an Americorps VISTA who serves as coordinator of Campus Kitchen at Baylor. "They're going to places where kids use those gardens to learn about nutrition from the roots up. And these churches have gardens that they feed community members fresh local grown produce where people don't have fresh local grown produce," Pritt said.
1/17/2017
Jan. 15, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor University senior psychology major Hanna Forbes was one of the volunteers working with a local therapeutic riding center with REACH, Riding Equines to Achieve Confidence and Health (REACH). "It helped so much getting to learn everything about this program," Forbes said. "I just love horses, and I have a heart for people with disabilities and I just think this is a great way to volunteer."

Today's News Releases

Looking for more news about Baylor University?