Ken Starr in the News

8/28/2014
Aug. 28, 2014
McLane Stadium Founder and Baylor Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane Jr. and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will join KWTX-TV Ch. 10 news anchors Julie Hays and Gordon Collier during a live broadcast at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, from McLane Stadium.
8/22/2014
Aug. 21, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday. He is featured and interviewed in this story about the popularity and success of the social media campaign to raise funds for continued research of ALS, which is also called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” Also featured in the story are Art Briles, Bears Football head coach, and Jeff Brown, director of social media communications at Baylor.
8/22/2014
Aug. 21, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor University welcomed a record-breaking 3,600 freshmen to campus this week. Among the crowd of faculty, staff and upperclassmen to welcome the new students and their families to campus on Thursday was Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who is featured in this story.
8/20/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
AUDIO LINK: 1660 ESPN Radio hosts David Smoak and Paul Catalina welcome Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr on board the station’s pontoon boat for an interview about Baylor’s new McLane Stadium, updates on the Baylor campus, the Big 12 conference and other college sports issues.
8/18/2014
Aug. 15, 2014
TWO VIDEO LINKS: More than 90 fifth-through ninth-graders participated in iEngage, a civics engagement summer camp held Aug. 11-15 at Baylor, where they learned how to make a difference in their neighborhoods, schools and communities and build leadership skills. Co-creators of the camp Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the Baylor School of Education, and Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the Baylor School of Education, who said the focus of the camp is to “present students with the idea of civic leadership and the notion of public service at a young age.” On the last day of camp, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and U.S. Rep. Bill Flores addressed the students about the importance of being engaged in the community. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the School of Education and placed this story.)
8/14/2014
Aug. 14, 2014
Article about Baylor University and Blinn College’s creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas. Quoted are Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Blinn College District President Harold Nolte, a Baylor graduate (BSE, '78 and MSE, '80). (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, placed this story and covers university initiatives.)
8/7/2014
Aug. 7, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is quoted in this commentary by Ivan Maisel about today’s NCAA Board of Governors' vote to grant autonomy to the five biggest revenue-producing FBS conferences and Notre Dame. "I am cautiously optimistic," Starr said. "There are so many ramifications, and there is also this abiding concern of unintended consequences."
8/7/2014
Aug. 7, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr joined Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby for a conversation about a key vote that could possibly allow college athletes to get paid. Judge Starr and Commissioner Bowlsby were among the panelists from college athletics and the sports media who discussed the current state of intercollegiate athletics and its place within the context of higher education at a Big 12 Conference-sponsored forum Wednesday in New York City. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for media contact with the President’s Office.)
8/7/2014
Aug. 7, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is quoted in this article about today’s NCAA vote that would allow 65 teams in the ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12, and SEC, plus Notre Dame, to offer their athletes not only a scholarship, but the full cost of attendance. “It’s important for the student-athletes and their welfare,” Starr said of the vote. “There are things that we would like to do, and we need to be empowered to do those things.”
8/6/2014
Aug. 5, 2014
Officials with the Big 12 Conference will host a forum Wednesday in New York City to discuss the state of college athletics. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is among the panelists.
8/4/2014
Aug. 3, 2014
Guest column by Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr adapted from his address on religious liberty July 23 at a private event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. President Starr writes about the deeply divided, ideologically polarized decision in Hobby Lobby case, which represents the shattering of an important American consensus that had emerged in the latter part of the 20th century, one that had carried over into this very global century.
7/18/2014
July 17, 2014
Big 12 administrators are taking a proactive role in shaping the discussions around the future of college athletics as Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and league commissioner Bob Bowlsby will head to New York on Aug. 6 and host an panel discussion dubbed “The State of College Athletics” from the Hilton Midtown Hotel.
7/18/2014
July 17, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will be among leaders who will address major issues facing schools and the NCAA in the Big 12 at the “State of College Athletics Forum” in New York on Aug. 6.
7/11/2014
July 10, 2014
Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced new staff appointments Thursday as part of the restructuring of his executive leadership team. Tommye Lou Davis, Baylor’s vice president for constituent engagement, will take on additional duties as the president’s chief of staff. Juan Alejandro, current director of internal audit and management analysis, was named interim vice president of governance and risk and chief compliance officer. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
7/2/2014
July 1, 2014
VIDEO: Distinguished Baylor alumnus Ted Getterman, B.B.A. ’49, J.D. ’51, passed away Tuesday after a long illness at the age of 89. Dr. Ken Hall, senior vice president for development and strategic initiatives, is interviewed about Getterman's impact on both Baylor and his adopted hometown of Waco. Also quoted is Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr. Getterman and his wife, Sue, a former Baylor Regent, met and married at Baylor and have been among the University's most generous supporters, from endowed scholarships to athletics. Together, they were given Baylor’s highest honor – the Founders Medal, in 2005.
7/2/2014
June 30, 2014
Ken Starr, President and Chancellor of Baylor University, is mentioned in this round-up on opinions about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby to not provide contraceptive and abortifacient coverage to employees within for-profit and non-profit companies if they choose to opt out of the new health law. The article states that Starr “saw the ruling as a victory for both religious freedom and Congress.”
7/1/2014
In this opinion piece, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr lauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case on Monday as a “powerful blow for religious liberty” — one that also is good for Texas and business. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, helped place this op-ed.)
6/20/2014
June 18, 2014
VIDEO: “Baylor Bound,” a partnership between Tyler Junior College and Baylor, will make it easier for TJC students to transfer to and complete a bachelor’s degree at Baylor. The program will begin in the fall of 2015. TJC President Dr. Mike Metke and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr signed the agreement Wednesday during a ceremony at TJC. Judge Starr is interviewed for this story. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
6/20/2014
June 19, 2014
“Baylor Bound,” a program for Tyler Junior College students, will make it easier for TJC students to transfer to and complete a bachelor’s degree at Baylor. The program will begin in the fall of 2015. TJC President Dr. Mike Metke and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr signed the agreement Wednesday during a ceremony at TJC. Judge Starr is quoted in the story. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
6/19/2014
June 18, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: “Baylor Bound,” a program for Tyler Junior College students, will make it easier for TJC students to transfer to and complete a bachelor’s degree at Baylor. The program will begin in the fall of 2015. The printed story includes a quote from Baylor Chancellor and President Ken Starr who was in Tyler for the signing ceremony and celebratory luncheon. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
6/19/2014
June 18, 2014
“Baylor Bound,” a program for Tyler Junior College students, will make it easier for TJC students to transfer to and complete a bachelor’s degree at Baylor. The program will begin in the fall of 2015. TJC President Dr. Mike Metke and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr signed the agreement Wednesday during a ceremony at TJC. Judge Starr is quoted in the story. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
6/16/2014
June 15, 2014
Guest column by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr about the hundreds of Baylor students studying abroad this summer or serving on University-sponsored mission trips that help bring hope and encouragement to some of the world’s poorest people. Specifically, Judge Starr writes about a week-long inspirational journey of a group of 30 Baylor alumni and friends led by Todd Still, Ph.D., The William H. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures at Truett Seminary. The journey took the Baylor delegation to magnificent Grecian ports of call in retracing the Apostle Paul’s second missionary journey.
5/28/2014
May 25, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is quoted in this article about the pros and cons of the federal government creating a ratings system for America’s 7,000 colleges and universities.
5/21/2014
May 20, 2014
Baylor University and Baptist General Convention of Texas boards have approved the sale of the convention’s Baptist Building in Dallas to the university for its Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is quoted about how the action will enhance the nursing school’s ministry and Baylor’s growing partnership with the Baylor Health Care System.
5/14/2014
May 13, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr voiced opposition to a regional National Labor Relations Board ruling that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are technically school employees and thus entitled to collective bargaining rights. Judge Starr testified before a hearing of the House Education and Workforce Committee in Washington D.C. last Thursday.
5/9/2014
May 9, 2014
As the National Labor Relations Board weighs a key decision on whether some college athletes may unionize, advocates on both sides of the issue are taking their cause to the halls of Congress. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr testified Thursday before the House Education and Workforce Committee that negotiating improvements for athletes would create an unequal system in which the university would have to treat some of its athletes differently depending on whether they qualified to be part of the union.
5/9/2014
May 8, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr testified Thursday at a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing in Washington D.C., that, if college football players were allowed the right to form a union, it would stir up a "hornet's nest" of problems.
5/9/2014
May 8, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr was among the witnesses who testified Thursday at a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., about the detrimental effects that would flow from allowing college athletes to unionize.
5/9/2014
May 9, 2014
Lawmakers aired starkly contrasting views about what collective bargaining for college athletes would mean at a Congressional hearing on Thursday called in response to Northwestern University football players’ bid to unionize. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr was among those who testified before the House Education and Workforce Committee.
5/9/2014
May 9, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr testified Thursday at a congressional hearing that allowing college athletes on scholarship to unionize would destabilize college athletics.
5/9/2014
May 9, 2014
AUDIO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr voiced strong opposition Thursday to a regional National Labor Relations Board ruling that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are technically school employees and thus entitled to collective bargaining rights. Judge Starr testified before a hearing of the House Education and Workforce Committee in Washington D.C.
5/8/2014
May 8, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr voiced strong opposition Thursday to a regional National Labor Relations Board ruling that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are technically school employees and thus entitled to collective bargaining rights. Judge Starr testified before a hearing of the House Education and Workforce Committee in Washington D.C.
5/8/2014
May 8, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr testified today at a hearing before the House Education and Workforce Committee in Washington D.C., where he said he was strongly opposed to a ruling made by the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board in favor of allowing college football players at Northwestern the right to form a union.
5/8/2014
May 8, 2014
Testifying today before the House Education and Workforce Committee in Washington D.C., Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr called the recent National Labor Relations Board decision “misguided” and questioned whether the ruling that allowed Northwestern University football players to unionize could have broader implications for other extracurricular activities.
5/8/2014
May 8, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr testified today at a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing in Washington D.C., and said he imagined a "hornet's nest" of problems if college football players were allowed the right to form a union.
4/15/2014
April 14, 2014
The town of West, Texas, will hold an observance ceremony on the one-year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion on April 17. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will speak and the Baylor Singing Seniors will perform.
4/15/2014
April 15, 2014
Opinion piece mentions a recent Washington Post column by Kathleen Parker ("Dershowitz and Starr: A matter of principle," March 27), which recounted the views of Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz at a symposium on the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case. The symposium was co-sponsored by Baylor University and the Institute for Studies of Religion and the Religious Freedom Project of Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed the original story.)
4/3/2014
April 2, 2014
Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White hosted an open house April 1 at the new Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities, which includes the Baylor Autism Resource Clinic (BARC) and the Clinic for Assessment, Research and Education (CARE). The article quotes Bayloro President and Chancellor Ken Starr; and Eric Robinson, Ph.D., BCDD director and associate professor of educational psychology at Baylor's School of Education; Baylor First Lady Alice Starr; and Drayton McLane Jr., BBA '58, Baylor Regent Emeritus and chair of the board of trustees for Scott & White Healthcare. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
3/31/2014
March 30, 2014
VIDEO LINK: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who has argued 36 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court – 25 while U.S. Solicitor General from 1989 to 1993 - provided guest commentary on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby that challenges the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate. Judge Starr appeared live from South Bend, Ind., where he was attended the Baylor Lady Bears’ NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship regional games.
3/27/2014
“Today this event assumes a more majestic quality because of our ability together to affirm the historic role that people of faith have played in the history of this country and the constitutional protections those who profess and express their faith have always demanded and cherished.”
3/26/2014
March 25, 2014
Syndicated Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker writes about the “On Topic” forum in Washington, D.C., between Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz. The two discussed the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court, in which the justices will decide whether employers with religious objections may refuse to provide their workers with insurance coverage for contraceptives as mandated in the Affordable Care Act. The conversation between Starr and Dershowitz, televised by C-SPAN, was the inaugural event in a new religious liberty partnership between Baylor University and its Institute for Studies of Religion and the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
3/25/2014
March 25, 2014
Article on the discussion of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby between former U.S. Solicitor General and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz at Monday's "On Topic" event in Washington, D.C. (This story was placed by Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications.)
3/25/2014
March 24, 2014
VIDEO: The day before the Supreme Court was to hear oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, former U.S. Solicitor General and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz discussed the case related to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that private businesses employee health insurance policies include contraceptive coverage. The "On Topic" event in Washington, D.C., was co-sponsored by Baylor University and its Institute for Studies of Religion and the Religious Freedom Project of Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
3/25/2014
March 25, 2014
Column by Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion, writes about current religious liberty court cases, including Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. Kidd cites Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr's recent op-ed in National Review Online tha laid out legal implications of the Hobby Lobby case.
3/25/2014
March 24, 2014
Editorial in the Tyler Morning Telegraph based on Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr's op-ed in USA TODAY that laid out a legal argument in the religious liberty case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, argued March 25 in the U.S. Supreme Court.
3/25/2014
March 24, 2014
Article on the court battle over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate includes the legal perspective of former U.S. Solicitor General and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
3/24/2014
March 24, 2014
Article on the legal battle over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate includes the perspective of Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who served as U.S. Solicitor General from 1989-1993. Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby will be argued this week in the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether a for-profit corporation has the same conscience rights as its individual owners do.
3/24/2014
March 23, 2014
Op-ed by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr on the closely watched Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case, which will be argued March 25 in the Supreme Court of the United States. Starr, who served as U.S. Solicitor General from 1989-1993, writes that the issue is whether the owners of Hobby Lobby “have an enforceable freedom-of-conscience right not to provide several contraceptive methods to the crafts company's employees” and how the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) “requires the federal government to provide a very strong (‘compelling’) justification for imposing a regulatory requirement that ‘substantially burdens’ the free exercise of religion.” (This op-ed was placed by Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications.)
3/4/2014
Feb. 28, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who served as Solicitor General of the United States from 1989-93 and has argued 36 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, spoke at King Hall at UC Davis School of Law on Feb. 25, delivering remarks on the closely watched U.S. Supreme Court case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
2/21/2014
Feb. 21, 2014
On Sunday night after the Olympics, KCEN-TV co-anchor Nikki Laurenzo will air a special feature on Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr about the university's recent successes in academics and athletics, the excitement surrounding McLane Stadium and what's in Baylor's future.
2/14/2014
Feb. 13, 2014
Pastors and faith leaders from across the country, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, met with members of the House Republican Conference in Washington, D.C. Texas Congressman Bill Flores is quoted calling Starr "a renowned leader regarding religious freedom."
2/6/2014
Feb. 5, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr attended the "Faith Leaders GOP Meetup" Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol, which marked the first formal opportunity of 2014 for religious advocates to take part in a round-table discussion with legislators.
1/29/2014
Jan. 28, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr was in Lubbock Tuesday, along with a group of Baylor Law School alumni, many of whom now work for Texas Tech. Starr said the goal of the meeting was to talk about the status and stability of the Big 12 as a whole.
1/27/2014
Jan. 24, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr presented a TEDxYouth talk on "Restoring the Culture of Freedom" on Nov. 9, 2013 at Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland, where he focused on the expectations society holds of the justice system and how these expectations are met on a daily basis. The TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
1/22/2014
Jan. 21, 2014
Baylor's Faculty Senate has voted to award a special resolution to Baylor President and Chancellor Judge Ken Starr. The article quotes Jim H. Patton, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, psychology and biomedical studies and chair of the Faculty Senate, and Judge Starr.
1/22/2014
Jan. 22, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr spoke at a Martin Luther King Jr. candlelight vigil on Monday. He called education "a bridge for everyone" and said the bonds between Baylor and the Waco community are strong and could be stronger.
1/13/2014
Jan. 12, 2014
Column by the Star-Telegram's Mac Engel about Baylor has slowly built into one of the top athletic departments in the nation. Quotes former Regent Harold Cunningham and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
1/6/2014
Jan. 1, 2014
VIDEO: The day before the Fiesta Bowl, Baylor and UCF fans gathered together gave back to the Phoenix community by packing more than 1,800 emergency food boxes at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. Includes an interview with Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
1/6/2014
Dec 31, 2013
VIDEO: The success of the Baylor football team has given the university another platform to reach out to the community, including in Phoenix, the site of the Fiesta Bowl, as Baylor and UCF fans volunteered to pack more than 1,800 emergency food boxes at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. Includes an interview with Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
1/6/2014
Jan. 5, 2014
Column by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr about how Baylor and UCF students, parents, alumni and administrators gathered together at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance in northwest Phoenix to pack more than 1,800 emergency food boxes to help families struggling to meet the basic necessities of life. Here at home, the Texas Hunger Initiative -- a project of Baylor's School of Social Work -- collaborates with food banks around the country to ensure food security for all Americans, especially residents of the Lone Star State.
1/6/2014
Dec. 31, 2013
VIDEO: Baylor and UCF fans who traveled out west for the Fiesta Bowl found a way to stay busy the day before the game by lending a helping hand and packing more than 1,800 emergency food boxes at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix. Includes interviews with UCF President John Hitt and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
1/2/2014
Dec. 31, 2013
VIDEO: A contingent from Baylor University, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, joined with fans of the University of Central Florida in downtown Phoenix to pack thousands of pounds of food at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance to help Arizonans in need.
1/2/2014
Dec. 31, 2013
VIDEO: A contingent from Baylor University joined with fans of the University of Central Florida in downtown Phoenix to pack thousands of pounds of food at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance to help Arizonans in need. Interviewed about the joint effort before the Fiesta Bowl is Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
1/2/2014
Dec. 31, 2013
VIDEO: A contingent from Baylor University joined with fans of the University of Central Florida in downtown Phoenix to pack thousands of pounds of food at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance to help Arizonans in need. Interviewed about the joint effort before the Fiesta Bowl is Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
1/2/2014
Dec. 31, 2013
VIDEO: A contingent from Baylor University, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, joined with fans of the University of Central Florida in downtown Phoenix to pack thousands of pounds of food at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance to help Arizonans in need.
12/16/2013
Dec. 13, 2013
Op-ed by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr regarding Christian persecution that undermines hope for democracy in the Middle East. Judge Starr delivered a keynote address at an international conference on "Christianity and Freedom" Dec. 13-14 in Rome, co-sponsored by Georgetown and Baylor. (This op-ed was placed by Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications.)
12/13/2013
Dec. 13, 2013
Q&A with Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr about the challenges facing higher education as tuition rises, student loan debts accumulate and recent graduates struggle to find jobs.
12/9/2013
Dec. 8, 2013
Column by Baylor senior Baylor Business Fellow Danny Huizinga about the importance of promoting religious freedom internationally. Quoted in the column is Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who will participate in an international conference on Christianity and its contribution to religious freedom this week in Rome. The conference is co-sponsored by Georgetown University's Religious Freedom Project and co-sponsored by Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion.
12/4/2013
Dec. 3, 2013
Opinion piece by Baylor and Chancellor President Ken Starr (originally published in the Dallas Morning News) about the impact on the culture, institutions of freedom and U.S. national security stemming from increased persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. Next month in Rome, Georgetown University in partnership with Baylor will showcase the findings of a two-year study on Christianity and freedom and confront questions such as what happens to the Middle East if Christians flee.
12/4/2013
Dec. 3, 2013
Nine Texas university leaders, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, signed a letter sent to the Texas congressional delegation, sharing their concerns about the effects of automatic federal spending cuts on university research and education.
11/13/2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/13/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/13/2013
Nov. 13, 2013
AUDIO: Radio segment on Baylor President Ken Starr's recent contract expansion and new title of chancellor, which means he will work to "boost Baylor's presence on the national and international stage."
11/13/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/13/2013
Nov. 11, 2013
The Tower Magazine, which focuses its coverage on geopolitical trends in the Middle East, quotes Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr from his Nov. 11, 2013 op-ed in the Dallas Morning News regarding anti-Christian violence in the Middle East. Starr wrote that "if Middle Eastern countries continue to repress and expel their Christian populations, the fading prospect of stable, free societies will virtually disappear."
11/12/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand and mission nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/12/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand and mission nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/12/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand and mission nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/12/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand and mission nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/12/2013
Nov. 8, 2013
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr was quoted in reference to a debate over allowing cameras into Supreme Court hearings.
11/12/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand and mission nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/11/2013
Nov. 11, 2013
(SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED) Opinion piece by Baylor President Ken Starr about the impact on the culture, institutions of freedom and U.S. national security stemming from increased persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. Next month in Rome, Georgetown University in partnership with Baylor will showcase the findings of a two-year study on Christianity and freedom and confront questions such as what happens to the Middle East if Christians flee.
11/11/2013
Nov. 11, 2013
(SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED) Opinion piece by Baylor President Ken Starr about the impact on the culture, institutions of freedom and U.S. national security stemming from increased persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. Next month in Rome, Georgetown University in partnership with Baylor will showcase the findings of a two-year study on Christianity and freedom and confront questions such as what happens to the Middle East if Christians flee.
11/4/2013
Nov. 1, 2013
Editorial advocating placing cameras in the Supreme Court quotes former U.S. Solicitor General and Baylor President Ken Starr, who believes cameras in the courtroom are a way to counter the collapse of civic education, as "the costs are modest to none and the benefits are a legion and powerful."
10/31/2013
Oct. 18, 2013
VIDEO: Baylor President Ken Starr, E.J. Dionne with The Washington Post and Ross Douthat with The New York Times engaged in a keynote conversation about the past, present and future state of religious freedom in America during a conference on "Freedom to Flourish: Is Religious Freedom Necessary for Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy?" sponsored by the Religious Freedom Project and held Oct. 9-10 at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University.
10/28/2013
Oct. 27, 2013
Former Solicitor General and Baylor President Ken Starr, who advocates for cameras in the Supreme Court as a way to positively impact civic education, joined Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor, former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and other distinguished panelists for a discussion on transparency and the Supreme Court. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press hosted the event Oct. 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
10/28/2013
Oct. 27, 2013
Former Solicitor General and Baylor President Ken Starr joined former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor and other distinguished panelists for a discussion on transparency and the Supreme Court. Judge Starr is quoted that it is "time to bring technology into the courts and update them to modern standards." The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press hosted the event Oct. 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
10/28/2013
Oct. 27, 2013
Former Solicitor General and Baylor President Ken Starr joined former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor and other distinguished panelists for a discussion on transparency and the Supreme Court. Judge Starr is quoted about financial conflicts of interest and how cameras would further open the court to the public and provide civic education. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press hosted the event Oct. 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
10/28/2013
Oct. 27, 2013
Former Solicitor General and Baylor President Ken Starr joined former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor and other distinguished panelists for a discussion on transparency and the Supreme Court. Judge Starr is quoted about how cameras in the court would have a positive impact on civic education. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press hosted the event Oct. 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
10/28/2013
Oct. 27, 2013
Former Solicitor General and Baylor President Ken Starr joined former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor and other distinguished panelists for a discussion on transparency and the Supreme Court. Judge Starr is quoted about the "awe-inspiring" nature of the court and how access to the deliberations "could only increase the public's knowledge of the court." The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press hosted the event Oct. 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
10/18/2013
Oct. 18, 2013
Sporting News reporter Matt Hayes visited the Baylor campus this week to report on "the new craze in college football" and Baylor's new Baylor Stadium on the banks of the Brazos River. Quoted are Baylor President Ken Starr, Coach Art Briles and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw.
10/14/2013
Oct. 11, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr and Darryl Tippens, Ph.D., provost of Pepperdine University, participated in a faculty dinner Monday evening on ACU campus where they shared ideas about how to build a strong faculty at a Christian university.
10/11/2013
Oct. 10, 2013
Baylor University President Ken Starr said in a speech at John W. Pope Institute for Higher Education Policy that American universities need to reinstitute stronger academics and morality.
10/7/2013
Oct. 4, 2013
VIDEO: Baylor President Ken Starr joined University of North Carolina Board of Governors Chairman Peter Hans for a program at the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in Raleigh, N.C., and outlined some key educational challenges facing today's universities.
10/4/2013
Baylor University President Ken Starr joined University of North Carolina Board of Governors Chairman Peter Hans for a discussion on "American Higher Education: Working Hard...or Hardly Working" during a program at the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy on Oct. 3.
9/27/2013
Sept. 23, 2013
Article on the 28th Annual International Prayer Breakfast, which was held at the U.N. headquarters in New York and featured Os Guinness, mentions Baylor University's recent "On Topic with Ken Starr," for which Guinness was the featured guest.
9/18/2013
Sept. 17, 2013
VIDEO LINK: Baylor President Ken Starr spoke at Tyler Junior College on Constitution Day, about the history and intent of the nation's founding document, as well as the process of amending the Constitution.
9/18/2013
Sept. 17, 2013
VIDEO LINK: Baylor President Ken Starr spoke at Tyler Junior College on Constitution Day, about the history and intent of the nation's founding document, as well as the process of amending the Constitution.
9/18/2013
Sept. 17, 2013
Article about Constitution Day includes comments from Baylor President and constitutional scholar Ken Starr from an opinion piece he wrote in honor of Constitution Day 2012 about the history of the nation's founding document and how it has stood the test of time.
9/18/2013
Sept. 17, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr spoke at Tyler Junior College on Constitution Day 2013, celebrating the "miracle" that is the U.S. Constitution. Judge Starr urged an audience of primarily high school and college students to emulate the mindset of the founding fathers: "We have different perspectives, different views, but we need to come together in the spirit of friendship and find common ground..."
9/17/2013
Sept. 16, 2013
VIDEO INCLUDED: Story about the agreement signed by Baylor President Ken Starr and MCC President Johnette McKown to develop a three-year pilot program to help students transfer more easily between the two institutions.
9/17/2013
Sept. 16, 2013
VIDEO INCLUDED: Story about the agreement signed by Baylor President Ken Starr and MCC President Johnette McKown to develop a three-year pilot program to help students transfer more easily between the two institutions.
9/17/2013
Sept. 17, 2013
Article about the agreement signed by Baylor President Ken Starr and MCC President Johnette McKown to develop a three-year pilot program to help students transfer more easily between the two institutions.
8/5/2013
Aug. 4, 2013
Guest column by Baylor President Ken Starr who is in Kenya with the University's longtime missions partner Buckner International and visited several thriving missions such as Seed of Hope, the Kay School, Herbert H. Reynolds Ministry Center and the Reynolds Community School. In Kitale, Kenya, Baylor students like Abby Humphrey and Rachel Wells are serving with Buckner's Project Go, a summer program that transforms the lives of college students by enabling them to serve the world's neediest children.
8/1/2013
August 1, 2013
A column by President Ken Starr on Baylor students' mission trips to Africa this summer. Pre-med students, engineers and student athletes travelled to Kibera, Nairobi to use their gifts to serve God through serving the Kibera community.
7/15/2013
July 12, 2013
First Baptist Church of West, Texas, received nearly $300,000 from a Baylor University fund established after the fertilizer plant explosion that partially flattened the city in April. Baylor President Ken Starr is quoted in the article.
6/10/2013
June 9, 2013
An historic $35 million gift from Baylor alumnus Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, will support the construction of both a new campus for Baylor's business school and the new on-campus football stadium. Foster and Baylor President Ken Starr are quoted in the article.
6/6/2013
May 30, 2013
An historic $35 million gift from Baylor alumnus Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, will support the University's campaign to construct the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Foster's gift also will support Baylor Stadium. Foster and Baylor President Ken Starr are quoted in the article.
6/6/2013
May 29, 2013
Gen. William K. Suter, who is retiring after 22 years as clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, named Baylor President Ken Starr as one of the four former U.S. Solicitors General on his list of the most impressive lawyers to have argued before the Court.
6/5/2013
June 5, 2013
An historic $35 million gift from Baylor alumnus Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, will support the University's campaign to construct the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Foster's gift also will support Baylor Stadium. Foster, Baylor President Ken Starr and Board of Regents Chair Richard Willis are quoted in the article.
6/5/2013
June 5, 2013
An historic $35 million gift from Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, will support the University's campaign to construct the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Foster's gift also will support Baylor Stadium. Quoted in the article are Baylor President Ken Starr and Terry Maness, DBA, dean of the Hankamer School of Business.
4/15/2013
April 15, 2013
Former U.S. Sen. and Nobel Peace Prize nominee George Mitchell will be the featured guest Tuesday for Baylor University's "On Topic" series with Baylor President Ken Starr.
4/15/2013
April 14, 2013
Op-ed by Baylor President Ken Starr about improving civic education in our country and how Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's iCivics program has provided an outstanding example of a vibrant, curriculum-driven strategy to engage today's young people in the active practice of democracy. iCivics is now a cornerstone of the flourishing partnership between Baylor's School of Education, the Baylor Law School and the Waco and Midway Independent School Districts.
4/9/2013
April 5, 2013
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Baylor University President Ken Starr is quoted in an article about a conference held at Harvard, 'Civics Education: Why It Matters to Democracy, Society and You.' Retired Supreme Court Justices David Souter and Sandra Day O'Connor also attended.
3/26/2013
March 26, 2013
The Supreme Court is hearing two cases this week that could be decisive for same-sex marriage. Charles J. Cooper will defend Proposition 8, the gay marriage ban California voters passed in 2008. President Ken Starr, a good friend of Cooper, comments on Cooper's great and abiding respect for traditions embodied in law.
3/5/2013
The immigration debate is now in full swing. Historically, the president's State of the Union address sets out his policy agenda; the party in opposition is given an opportunity to respond; pundits then weigh in on whether the president can achieve his goals. As debates are unfolding in Congress, one thing is clear: Partisan wrangling of the past several sessions may actually subside on this vitally important set of issues.
1/28/2013
Jan. 26, 2013
On Friday, Baylor dedicated the new Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center and honored the contributions of Jim and Nell Hawkins of Waco, who generously provided the lead gift to turn the dream of an indoor tennis center into a reality.
10/30/2012
Oct. 30, 2012
President Ken Starr has named Kenneth L. Hall as Baylor's new senior vice president for university development and strategic initiatives.
10/16/2012
Oct. 14, 2012
Guest column by former Baylor Law School professor Mark Osler, now at the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minnesota, who writes about influence vs. power and how that has applied at Baylor under the leadership of President Starr.
9/28/2012
Sept. 27, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr will speak at West Virginia College of Law as part of a continuing education series for members of the West Virginia State Bar.
9/28/2012
Sept. 27, 2012
Photo feature on Baylor President Ken Starr and Waco ISD Superintendent Bonny Cain who exchange their usual business attire for western duds to show their support for the HOT Fair and Rodeo in Waco.
9/28/2012
Sept. 27, 2012
Photo feature on Baylor President Ken Starr and Waco ISD Superintendent Bonny Cain who exchange their usual business attire for western duds to show their support for the HOT Fair and Rodeo in Waco.
9/27/2012
Sept. 27, 2012
President Ken Starr will travel to Morgantown, W. Va. as part of a continuing education series for members of the West Virginia State Bar.
9/27/2012
Sept. 27, 2012
President Ken Starr will travel to Morgantown, W. Va. as part of a continuing education series for members of the West Virginia State Bar.
9/25/2012
Sept. 24, 2012
President Starr visits Lubbock Christian University to present "Voices of Faith in the Public Square" with Tim Perrin, sixth president of LCU.
9/17/2012
Sept. 17, 2012
On Constitution Day, Baylor President Ken Starr authors a guest column about the history of the U.S. Constitution and how our nation's founding document has stood the test of time.
9/13/2012
Sept. 13, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr spoke at the Temple Cultural Activities Center as the United Way of Central Texas kicked off its new campaign. (Subscription required to read full text.)
9/12/2012
Sept. 12, 2012
Baylor President Judge Ken Starr will be the guest speaker at Wednesday's United Way of Central Texas annual campaign dinner.
9/4/2012
Sept. 4, 2012
Diversity is on the rise at Baylor as Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of the student body and are ranked the second-largest student population on campus.
President Ken Starr, Dr. Liz Palacios, dean for student development, and Amanda Torres, coordinator of multicultural recruitment were interviewed for the article.
8/18/2012
Chron.com: (Aug. 17, 2012) The end of summer marks the launch of the new school year, including the arrival - or return - of 1.5 million students studying at Texas' 146 institutions of higher learning. This is a time of opportunity and promise, but also of pressing challenges for higher education, both in Texas and beyond.
8/6/2012
August 3, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr weighs in on who controls the U.S. Supreme Court during a panel discussion on "The Roberts Court Year Six: Is It Still the Kennedy Court?" at the ABA annual meeting.
7/23/2012
July 22, 2012
An article covering Baylor's journey from conference uncertainty to approving a new $250 million stadium.
7/23/2012
July 22, 2012
An article covering Baylor's journey from conference uncertainty to approving a new $250 million stadium.
7/2/2012
June 29, 2012
President Ken Starr comments for Time Magazine on the Supreme Court's health care ruling.
6/29/2012
June 28, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr's prediction about the way the Supreme Court would rule in the healthcare reform review is mentioned in an article after the ruling.
4/30/2012
April 30, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr is one of 28 college leaders who have pledged five percent of their personal earnings to fight poverty as charter members of the Presidents' Pledge Against Global Poverty.
4/30/2012
April 28, 2012
Article about how some Waco-area students are learning to navigate the U.S. court system, make presidential decisions and run their own law firms, thanks to help from Baylor and a Web-based game called iCivics founded by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Quotes Baylor President Ken Starr and Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., assistant professor of social studies education and one of the Baylor professors researching iCivics as an effective learning tool, and mentions Baylor Law School's Law Rep program that brings law students into area classrooms to give civics lessons related to the different iCivics games. Subscription required.
4/2/2012
March 31, 2012
Column that details Baylor's overall athletic success over the past year, from football's 10-win season, RG3's Heisman win, deep runs of women's and men's basketball in the NCAA tournament, as well as traditional strengths in track, tennis, baseball and softball - and credits Baylor's administration for putting in place the right coaches, great facilities and resources for success.
3/27/2012
March 26, 2012
Article celebrating the Lady Bears advance to the NCAA Final Four, and Baylor President Ken Starr's pleased reaction to the win and the university's recent athletic success.
3/19/2012
March 19, 2012
Column about how Baylor has arguably reached the athletic pinnacle of its 167-year history under the watch of President Ken Starr, who also played a "courageous" and "heroic" role in holding the Big 12 together while strengthening the conference.
1/30/2012
Baylor University awarded its prestigious Founders Medallion Monday to John and Marie Chiles of Dallas for the "service and contributions that have been unusually significant to the life and future" of Baylor.
1/17/2012
Jan. 12, 2012
Baylor University Ken Starr's op-ed about the United States Constitution and the right of all persons to participate in the democratic process - including holding office - without the burden of religious tests or qualifications. The column is the most-read and commented upon article on washingtonpost.com.
1/13/2012
The Christian Post, Jan. 12, 2012
A columnist calls Baylor President Ken Starr's op-ed piece about the U.S. Constitution and the right of all persons to participate in the democratic process - including holding office - without the burden of religious tests or qualifications the most thoughtful piece he has seen on the issue.
1/13/2012
University of Houston, Jan. 12, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr will be on the bench of a mock U.S. Supreme Court argument on climate change tort liability hosted by the Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Center at the University of Houston Law Center on Jan. 19.
1/11/2012
Jan. 9, 2012
Deseret News calls Baylor President Ken Starr's op-ed piece "Can I vote for a Mormon?" timely and prescient.
1/10/2012
Jan. 10, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr's op-ed about the U.S. Constitution and the right of all persons to participate in the democratic process - including holding office - without the burden of religious tests or qualifications. The column was picked up by the Waco Tribune-Herald. Subscription required.
1/9/2012
Jan. 8, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr's op-ed about the U.S. Constitution and the right of all persons to participate in the democratic process - including holding office - without the burden of religious tests or qualifications. The column is one of the most-read and commented upon articles on washingtonpost.com.
1/5/2012
Dec. 27, 2012
Baylor's president, Ken Starr, Heisman winner Robert Griffin III, and head coach Art Briles reflect on the challenging and ultimately successful past year in Baylor sports.
1/4/2012
Dec. 28, 2012
Baylor president Ken Starr is quoted on RG3 winning the Heisman trophy, the pride and excitement displayed on campus and the possibility of a new stadium.
12/12/2011
Dec. 20, 2011
While in New York City for the Heisman Trophy presentation, Baylor President Ken Starr appeared on FOX and Friends and discussed conference realignment, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III's outstanding work in the classroom and his chances of winning the Heisman. VIDEO LINK INCLUDED.
11/28/2011
Nov. 25, 2011
A Salt Lake Tribune column discussing growing support for cameras and other technology in the courtroom cites Baylor President Ken Starr's recent New York Times op-ed calling for cameras in the Supreme Court.
11/7/2011
Nov. 4, 2011
Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century, an event sponsored by Baylor's Institute for Faith and Learning, drew more than 120 presenters from across the globe who examined how to instill wisdom through higher education. Article quotes Baylor President Ken Starr; Dr. Douglas Henry, associate professor of philosophy in Baylor's Honors College; and Dr. Michael Beaty, professor and chair of Baylor's philosophy department in the College of Arts & Sciences.
11/2/2011
Nov. 2, 2011
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, author of "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington," will speak at Baylor University on Nov. 9 as part of a conversation series with Baylor President Ken Starr. Subscription required.
10/31/2011
Oct. 28, 2011
Baylor University has been named one of the best values in private colleges by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Kiplinger's ranked 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding education with economic value.
10/27/2011
Oct. 25, 2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr "stressed the importance of serving others" when speaking at the 74th annual East Texas Yamboree luncheon in Gilmer, Texas.
10/25/2011
Oct. 23, 2011
Baylor President Ken Starr was the keynote speaker at the Yamboree All-Service Club Luncheon in Gilmer that focused on the enduring human spirit and the power of philanthropy
10/24/2011
Oct. 21, 2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr "stressed the importance of serving others" when speaking at the 74th annual East Texas Yamboree luncheon in Gilmer, Texas.
10/17/2011
Oct. 15, 2011
Comparing Baylor to a rose garden, Baylor President Ken Starr - speaking at the Texas Rose Festival Men's Luncheon in Tyler - said a university should be a fertile ground for women and men to grow holistically and that there is a need for America to help fund higher education through "radical philanthropy."
10/6/2011
Oct. 5, 2011
Baylor President Ken Starr's Sunday New York Times editorial calling for cameras in the courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared in the Waco Tribune-Herald Wednesday.
10/5/2011
Texas Tribune, Oct. 3, 2011
Baylor President Ken Starr's first year as president and efforts to preserve the Big 12 conference are commended in a Texas Tribune article republished by Texas on the Potomac.
10/3/2011
Oct. 3, 2011
CSPAN's public affairs program, Washington Journal, discuss the possibility of cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court, prompted by Baylor President Ken Starr's op-ed in the New York Times on the subject.
10/3/2011
Oct. 3, 2011
Brief report on Judge Ken Starr's op-ed in the New York Times that focuses on cameras in the courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court.
10/3/2011
Oct. 2, 2011
Opinion column by Baylor President Ken Starr discusses how television cameras should be allowed in the courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court.
9/26/2011
Sept. 25, 2011
Profile on Baylor University President Ken Starr, including his path to the Baylor presidency and his accomplishments in the position.
9/23/2011
Baylor President Ken Starr took time from his schedule to speak with ESPN1660's David Smoak Friday evening to discuss the latest activity in the Big 12. President Starr spoke about the new commitment from the remaining nine members, and the bold and necessary steps taken by the league to ensure its future as one of the nation's very best athletic conferences.
8/19/2011
Aug. 19, 2011
"You Make The Call" host David Smoak interviews President Starr about the various issues surrounding college conference realignment. AUDIO LINK.
8/19/2011
Aug. 19, 2011
"You Make The Call" host David Smoak interviews President Starr about the various issues surrounding college conference realignment. AUDIO LINK.
8/19/2011
Conroe Courier, Aug. 19, 2011
Guest column by Baylor President Ken Starr regarding the future of the Big 12.
8/19/2011
Aug. 18, 2011
Article reports on the points contained in Baylor President Ken Starr's op-ed in USA TODAY about what's wrong with the college television networks, the ever-changing college landscape, and Texas A&M's potential move to the SEC.
8/17/2011
Aug. 17, 2011
Guest column by Baylor President Ken Starr about the role and economics of athletics in the overall college experience and how university presidents "should come together and -- in the best spirit of American higher education -- have a conversation" about transparency and accountability in the operation of America's collegiate athletic conferences.
6/20/2011
San Antonio Express-News, June 19, 2011 (article about Baylor President Ken Starr, who called for dads to be compassionate during a Father's Day sermon at Baptist Temple Church in San Antonio)
It was a special Father's Day at Baptist Temple Church on the South Side: The sermon was delivered by the president of Baylor University, former independent counsel Ken Starr.
6/13/2011
Waco Tribune-Herald, June 12, 2011 (Reprinted with permission)
The invitation from Baylor University first lady Alice Starr seemed innocuous enough.

Kenya's minister of information technology and communications was going to be visiting, Starr wrote. Would I like to join them on a tour of the campus?

Thinking it would be a great opportunity to learn more about Alice Starr, I readily agreed. What I didn't expect was such an impressive display of Baylor's efforts at international diplomacy.
6/6/2011
Abilene Reporter-News, June 5, 2011 (article about Baylor President Ken Starr preaching at Abilene's First Baptist Church; Starr was in Abilene for the annual meeting of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities)
From the Pepperdine campus on the West Coast to the Supreme Court Building on the opposite side of the country, Kenneth Starr has compiled a life resume full of wide-ranging experiences.
6/6/2011
Abilene Reporter-News, June 5, 2011 (article about the annual meeting of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities in Abilene that was attended by Baylor President Ken Starr)
As university chancellor, Royce Money said observations rather than orders or edicts now are his stock and trade.
6/3/2011
The Llano News, June 1, 2011 (article about Baylor President Ken Starr's ambassadorship for the university quotes him about Baylor's blend of academic excellence and Christian commitment)
He may have arrived in the Hill Country as one of the most controversial men of the past two decades, but that might as well have been ancient history to his audiences. Judge Ken Starr, the man who took on the President is now a president himself--of Baylor University--and his message about the present and future of young men and women vibrated with the stirring timbre of a rallying cry.
5/27/2011
Plano Star, May 26, 2011 (article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which deals with whether elementary school students have First Amendment rights. Baylor President Ken Starr -- a former U.S. Solicitor General -- is presenting arguments in the case)
A total of 16 judges on the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans listened Monday to arguments about whether two former Plano ISD principals should be held responsible for actions that may have violated the First Amendment rights of elementary school students.
5/25/2011
Houston Chronicle, May 25, 2011 (Article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals mentions that Baylor President Ken Starr is among two former U.S. Solicitors General who presented oral arguments in Morgan v. Plano Independent School District.)
On Monday, May 23, all seventeen judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, will hear oral arguments in a case that will determine whether elementary school children have First Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution.
5/25/2011
San Antonio Express-News, May 25, 2011 (On Father's Day, Baylor president Ken Starr, will give the sermon at 100-year-old Baptist Temple Church.)
In its heyday, Baptist Temple Church enjoyed capacity audiences inside its historic sanctuary, led then by larger-than-life pastors and fed by the middle-class neighborhoods of southeast San Antonio.
5/24/2011
Texas Lawyer, May 24, 2011 (article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals mentions that Baylor President Ken Starr is among two former U.S. Solicitors General who presented oral arguments in Morgan v. Plano Independent School District)
Should two elementary school principals be subject to suit after they prevented students from distributing religious-themed gifts in schools? That was the main focus of today's argument before the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Doug Morgan, et al. v. Lynn Swanson, et al.
5/24/2011
Yahoo! News, May 24, 2011 (article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals mentions that Baylor President Ken Starr is among two former U.S. Solicitors General who presented oral arguments in Morgan v. Plano Independent School District)
Moments ago, all seventeen judges sitting on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in one of the nation's most important cases involving free speech, Morgan v. Plano Independent School District. Known nationwide as the "candy cane" case, the case's outcome will likely determine whether or not elementary students are too young for the First Amendment right to free speech.
5/24/2011
Texas Lawyer, May 24, 2011 (article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals mentions that Baylor President Ken Starr is among two former U.S. Solicitors General who presented oral arguments in Morgan v. Plano Independent School District)
Should two elementary school principals be subject to suit after they prevented students from distributing religious-themed gifts in schools? That was the main focus of today's argument before the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Doug Morgan, et al. v. Lynn Swanson, et al.
5/24/2011
Yahoo! News, May 24, 2011 (article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals mentions that Baylor President Ken Starr is among two former U.S. Solicitors General who presented oral arguments in Morgan v. Plano Independent School District)
Moments ago, all seventeen judges sitting on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in one of the nation's most important cases involving free speech, Morgan v. Plano Independent School District. Known nationwide as the "candy cane" case, the case's outcome will likely determine whether or not elementary students are too young for the First Amendment right to free speech.
5/23/2011
Charisma Magazine, May 23, 2011 (article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals mentions that Baylor President Ken Starr is among two former U.S. Solicitors General who presented oral arguments in Morgan v. Plano Independent School District)
A school district in Plano, Texas, has battled a case for eight years that raises the question: Does an elementary school student have a First Amendment right to free speech? The school district has made an appeal, and arguments were heard this morning by all 17 judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
5/23/2011
Crosswalk.com, May 23, 2011 (third item in list of top news stories impacting Christians around the world includes a free speech case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that included an argument by Baylor President and former U.S. Solicitor General Ken Starr)
In December 2003, 8-year-old Jonathan Morgan had packed goodie bags for his classmates to open at their annual winter party. Instead, the bags were confiscated because he had candy cane pens and a message about Jesus in his goodie bags.
5/23/2011
Sacramento Bee, May 23, 2011 (article includes a quote from today's oral argument of Baylor President Ken Starr, who was among two former U.S. Solicitors General who defended the First Amendment rights of elementary students before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals)
NEW ORLEANS -- Moments ago, all seventeen judges sitting on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in one of the nation's most important cases involving free speech, Morgan v. Plano Independent School District. Known nationwide as the "candy cane" case, the case's outcome will likely determine whether or not elementary students are too young for the First Amendment right to free speech.
5/16/2011
Waco Tribune-Herald, May 14, 2011 (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED: report on action taken at the May Board of Regents meeting, including budget, new members and officers and the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership)
Baylor University's board of regents passed the school's annual budget Friday and also named six new regents, including the first two non-Baptist Christians to serve on the board.
4/21/2011
The Cherokeean Herald, April 21, 2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr warns that private universities in Texas will be harmed if the Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) program is cut.
4/21/2011
Waco Tribune Herald, April 21, 2011(SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED.)
Scott & White Healthcare announced Wednesday the election of Baylor University President Ken Starr to the nonprofit group's board of trustees. The board for the health care system tapped Starr to join the group at its April meeting. Former Baylor regent and Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane chairs Scott & White's board of trustees. Waco businessman and former Ambassador Lyndon Olson Jr. is chairman of the board's governance committee.
4/18/2011
TexasBusiness.com, April 12, 2011
Baylor University president Ken Starr sent a letter today warning that a key state program's proposed cuts will hurt the private universities of the state.
4/12/2011
The possibility of severe Texas Equalization Grant cuts has caused leaders of colleges and universities across the state to speak out on behalf of the financial aid program. Today, President Ken Starr will send an email to members of the Baylor family, calling them to support the TEG program and contact their state legislators to express concerns about the proposed cuts to the program.
3/28/2011
Beevile Bee-Picayune, March 25, 2011
After a national search, Baylor University President Ken Starr announced the appointment of Dr. Jerry T. Haag, BBA '88, MBA '89 and current president of Florida Baptist Children's Homes, as vice president for university development.
3/16/2011
Houston Chronicle, March 16, 2011 (Op-Ed piece by Baylor President Ken Starr that originally ran in the Waco Tribune Herald.)
The Texas Legislature faces hard choices.
3/11/2011
Dallas Morning News, March 10, 2011 (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED: Baylor President Ken Starr and Baylor Athletic Director Ian McCaw are quoted about what they view as unfair treatment of a student athlete, his family and the university)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The story of ineligible freshman Perry Jones III lost its immediate news urgency with Baylor's early exit Wednesday in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.
3/7/2011
Waco Tribune-Herald, March 6, 2011 (opinion piece by Baylor President Ken Starr about the benefits of the Tuition Equalization Grant or TEG for students who choose to attend one of 40 private colleges or universities in Texas; SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED)
The Texas Legislature faces hard choices. Budget cuts are inevitable. Within the range of possibilities is the Tuition Equalization Grant program that supports many financially challenged first-generation and minority students enrolling in one of the state's educational treasures -- its 40 private colleges and universities, many of which are faith-based.
3/6/2011
Waco Tribune-Herald, Guest Column (reprinted with permission) - The Texas Legislature faces hard choices. Budget cuts are inevitable. Within the range of possibilities is the Tuition Equalization Grant program that supports many financially challenged first-generation and minority students enrolling in one of the state's educational treasures -- its 40 private colleges and universities, many of which are faith-based.
3/2/2011
Longview News-Journal, March 2, 2011 (article about a lecture by Baylor President Ken Starr at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall on "Faith and Reason in the Public Square")
While many decry the role of religion in American society, Kenneth W. Starr on Monday evening said religion and religious freedom are important and recurring themes in societies through the centuries.
2/23/2011
OneNewsNow.com, Feb. 23, 2011 (AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: American Family News Network story about Baylor President Ken Starr and his goal to help deepen Baylor's mission to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service through such endeavors as Engineers With a Mission)
Kenneth Starr, the former Whitewater prosecutor, continues to gain approval as he uses his new presidential role at Baylor University to attempt to take the Waco, Texas, school to a new level as a world-class evangelical Christian institution.
2/21/2011
Bryan/College Station Eagle, Feb. 19, 2011 (report on Baylor President Ken Starr's lecture on "The Global Century and the Future of the Rule of Law," hosted by Texas A&M's Bush School of Government and Public Service)
A planned lecture by Baylor University President Ken Starr on the Texas A&M campus Friday took on a more relevant tone in the wake of Hosni Mubarak's resignation as Egypt's president and the continued street protests across the Middle East.
2/18/2011
WTAW, Feb. 17, 2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr, who served for four years as United States Solicitor General earlier in his career, will speak on "The Global Century and the Future of the Rule of Law" Feb. 18 at Texas A&M University. Starr's 6 p.m. presentation at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center will be hosted by the Bush School of Government and Public Service.
1/12/2011
The Houston Chronicle, January 12, 2011 (Op-ed piece by Baylor's President, Judge Ken Starr, on the positive impact bowl games have on student-athletes, host cities, and charities.)
The 2010 college football season drew to a dramatic close Monday night with Auburn's impressive win over Oregon.
1/12/2011
The Houston Chronicle, January 12, 2011 (Op-ed piece by Baylor's President, Judge Ken Starr, on the positive impact bowl games have on student-athletes, host cities, and charities.)
The 2010 college football season drew to a dramatic close Monday night with Auburn's impressive win over Oregon.
1/5/2011
EducationNews.org, Dec. 26, 2010 (Link to the Dallas Morning News front page feature story about Baylor's efforts, now under President Ken Starr, to transform from a regional Baptist school to world-class - but still avowedly Christian - research university.)
Meet Ken Starr, fun guy. No, really. Most of the world knows him as the Whitewater prosecutor, the man whose zealous investigation of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky led to the president's 1998 impeachment. To his many critics and adversaries, Starr seemed a sort of Old Testament avenger, a grim, puritanical apostle of the Christian right whose office conducted what amounted to a political jihad against a sitting president.
1/5/2011
EducationNews.org, Dec. 26, 2010 (Link to the Dallas Morning News front page feature story about Baylor's efforts, now under President Ken Starr, to transform from a regional Baptist school to world-class - but still avowedly Christian - research university.)
Meet Ken Starr, fun guy. No, really. Most of the world knows him as the Whitewater prosecutor, the man whose zealous investigation of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky led to the president's 1998 impeachment. To his many critics and adversaries, Starr seemed a sort of Old Testament avenger, a grim, puritanical apostle of the Christian right whose office conducted what amounted to a political jihad against a sitting president.
1/4/2011
Newsmax.com, January 4, 2011 (article links to the Dallas Morning News' feature on Baylor President Ken Starr's new role as leader of the nation's largest Baptist university)
Bill Clinton's one-time legal nemesis is earning some high marks for his new role heading up Texas' Baylor University, according to a report this weekend in the Dallas Morning News.
1/4/2011
Newsmax.com, January 4, 2011 (article links to the Dallas Morning News' feature on Baylor President Ken Starr's new role as leader of the nation's largest Baptist university)
Bill Clinton's one-time legal nemesis is earning some high marks for his new role heading up Texas' Baylor University, according to a report this weekend in the Dallas Morning News.
12/28/2010
The Dallas Morning News, Dec. 26, 2010 (Front page story about Baylor's efforts, now under President Ken Starr, to transform from a regional Baptist school to world-class - but still avowedly Christian - research university.)
Meet Ken Starr, fun guy. No, really. Most of the world knows him as the Whitewater prosecutor, the man whose zealous investigation of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky led to the president's 1998 impeachment. To his many critics and adversaries, Starr seemed a sort of Old Testament avenger, a grim, puritanical apostle of the Christian right whose office conducted what amounted to a political jihad against a sitting president. But the reality of Kenneth Winston Starr, who in June became the 14th president of Baylor University, is quite different.
12/28/2010
The Dallas Morning News, Dec. 26, 2010
Excerpts from the interview between Kenneth Starr, president of Baylor University, and S.C. Gwynne.
12/28/2010
The Dallas Morning News, Dec. 26, 2010 (Front page story about Baylor's efforts, now under President Ken Starr, to transform from a regional Baptist school to world-class - but still avowedly Christian - research university.)
Meet Ken Starr, fun guy. No, really. Most of the world knows him as the Whitewater prosecutor, the man whose zealous investigation of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky led to the president's 1998 impeachment. To his many critics and adversaries, Starr seemed a sort of Old Testament avenger, a grim, puritanical apostle of the Christian right whose office conducted what amounted to a political jihad against a sitting president. But the reality of Kenneth Winston Starr, who in June became the 14th president of Baylor University, is quite different.
12/28/2010
The Dallas Morning News, Dec. 26, 2010
Excerpts from the interview between Kenneth Starr, president of Baylor University, and S.C. Gwynne.
12/15/2010
Waco Tribune-Herald, December 15, 2010 (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED. )
Though it went unmentioned in Tuesday's coverage of the Obama administration's decision to appeal a federal district judge's ruling in Virginia, the role of the U.S. solicitor general in the action hasn't gone unnoticed by Baylor University President Ken Starr.
12/10/2010
KTRH-AM, Dec. 9, 2010 (Baylor University President Ken Starr is quoted about the Florida recount in the 2000 presidential election and the debate over using the electoral process or a straight popular vote in presidential elections.)
It was 10 years ago this weekend when the U.S. Supreme Court halted the Florida recount in the 2000 presidential election. Many believe the court stole the election for George W. Bush, and its something retired Justice John Paul Stevens recently addressed during a television interview.
11/23/2010
KRIV-TV (FOX, Houston), Nov. 22, 2010 (VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: story about college affordability and positive happenings at Baylor with Baylor President Ken Starr, who spoke at a Nov. 15 luncheon hosted by the Baylor Business Network of Houston. The interview was conducted by FOX Houston morning show anchor Melissa Wilson, BA '83.)
It's not every day you get to sit down with the President of a major university. A candid conversation with the President of Baylor University could help open the door for a lot of people seeking higher education.
9/23/2010
The Bryan-College Station Eagle, September 22, 2010
WACO, Texas -- Christian schools have an increasingly important role in higher education as students seek answers about life during uncertain times, Baylor University president Kenneth Starr said Friday during a ceremony.
9/20/2010
KHOU-TV/AP, Sept. 17, 2010
WACO, Texas -- Christian schools have an increasingly important role in higher education as students seek answers about life during uncertain times, Baylor University president Kenneth Starr said Friday during a ceremony.
9/20/2010
Houston Chronicle, Sept. 17, 2010
Kenneth Starr was officially sworn in as Baylor University's 14th president Friday, honoring the school's Christian heritage and calling for its faculty and alumni to address the fundamental problems of the future. "More than ever, the nation and the world needs Baylor University and the mighty impact of its enduring principles," he said.
9/16/2010
KWTX-TV, September 16, 2010 (VIDEO INCLUDED)
Two days before his official inauguration as Baylor University's 14th president, Kenneth Starr Wednesday announced an ambitious effort to raise $100 million for endowed scholarships.
8/13/2010
KSAT-TV, August 13, 2010
Former Clinton special prosecutor Judge Ken Starr was in San Antonio tonight to welcome a group of incoming freshmen to Baylor University.
8/3/2010
The WACOAN, Aug. 3, 2010 (Question and Answer with Baylor President Ken Starr focuses on his background, accomplishments at Pepperdine and challenges at Baylor. The interview was conducted by former Baylor Law professor Mark Osler)
Students of drama sometimes observe that there are only two kinds of epic stories: the "hero's journey," and "a stranger comes to town." Depending on one's perspective, the arrival of Ken Starr as Baylor President on June 1 could fit into either category.
6/7/2010
Waco Tribune-Herald, June 7, 2010 (guest column about Baylor and the Big 12 by President Ken Starr)
On my first day as president of Baylor University, I wrote to members of the Baylor family expressing my great enthusiasm to be joining our esteemed university, my deep respect for its illustrious tradition, my abiding commitment to our important mission and my sincere vow to help advance the goals of the university in the months and years ahead.
6/7/2010
A guest column penned by Baylor University President Ken Starr regarding Baylor and the future of the Big 12 is running in several Texas newspapers, including the Waco Tribune-Herald and The Dallas Morning News.
6/2/2010
Tuesday — Judge Ken Starr’s first official day as president of Baylor University — was a whirlwind of introductions and meetings for the university’s 14th president. After an early morning jog around the Bear Trail, President Starr spent the morning and early afternoon meeting with campus leaders, from Vice President for Student Life Kevin Jackson [...]
6/1/2010
New Baylor University President Ken Starr wasted no time getting to work on June 1 - his first official day as Baylor's 14th president. Judge Starr started his day with a run on Baylor's popular Bear Trail, followed by a host of meetings around campus with faculty, student and community leaders.
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