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Jul
22
2015
WASHINGTON (July 22, 2015) – A bipartisan group of national thought leaders, including Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, has called upon Congress to take action now to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom.
Sep
11
2014
Leading anthropologist and Baylor faculty member, Lori Baker, will present the progress of her work to identify human remains on the border the United States shares with Mexico. She will reveal how her findings advance the nation's efforts to address and counteract the problem of human trafficking.
Jul
24
2014
Baylor alumni in the area were invited to join the current Baylor student interning in DC for the summer for a catered dinner at Hill Country.
Jul
23
2014
The Catholic University of America joined Baylor University in hosting the event to discuss the landmark Supreme Court Decision.
Jul
29
2015
WACO, Texas (July 29, 2015) – More than 120 fifth- through ninth-graders are learning about civics and providing a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute. Running from Aug. 3-7, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.
Jul
22
2015
WASHINGTON (July 22, 2015) – A bipartisan group of national thought leaders, including Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, has called upon Congress to take action now to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom.
Jul
22
2015
WASHINGTON (July 22, 2015) – A bipartisan group of national thought leaders, including Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, has called upon Congress to take action now to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom.
Jul
10
2015
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2015) -- Today’s designation by President Obama of the Waco Mammoth Site as one of the nation’s newest national monuments culminates the efforts of the City of Waco, Baylor University and the Waco Mammoth Foundation to receive this important designation by the National Park Service. An official dedication ceremony is being planned later this month.
Aug
27
2015
VIDEO: In this preview story, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and founder of Reuniting Families Project, discusses the work she and her forensic anthropology students conduct in an effort to identify those who died while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Baker and her team work in cemeteries in Brooks County, Texas exhuming remains. Afterwards, they return to Baylor to begin the labor-intensive identification process. “We tell ourselves it only takes one to make it worth our effort,” Baker said. The full story will air at 8 p.m. tonight on Al Jazeera America. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has been working with national media on Dr. Baker's work since 2013. Lewis covers faculty and research in the anthropology department.)
Aug
27
2015
Aug. 26, 2015
Article about a coalition of international religious freedom groups urging the Senate to approve a six-year reauthorization for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and reject attempts to cripple the organization. The story references another bipartisan group of thought leaders, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, that called upon Congress last month to pass HR 1150 and “develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom.”
Aug
18
2015
Aug. 17, 2015
Rodney Stark, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), is featured in this Catholic News Agency article about the increasing number of Christians in China – approximately 100 million as of 2014. Stark said, “[T]he fact is, the Communist Party is fairly deeply involved in Christian growth, in ways that are not talked about – but out in the villages, many of the local communist leaders are very openly Christian, to the point of having crosses on their doors, their living room walls, which is hardly being discreet about it.”
Aug
18
2015
Aug. 17, 2015
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who testified before Congress in spring 2014 about the unintended consequences that student-athlete unionization would have on private universities like Baylor, is quoted in this New York Times article about Monday’s landmark decision by the National Labor Relations Board declining to recognize Northwestern football players’ unionization efforts. “The answer was not litigation,” Starr said. “The answer was not union shops and dealing with shop stewards. It was the wrong kind of remedy for achieving the kinds of reforms I think we all are eager to implement.” (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers the office of the president and facilitated the interview.)