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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.
Jun
23
2014
Jeremy Everett, the director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, was appointed by John Boehner to the National Commission on Hunger, which was established by Congress in January.
Feb
5
2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5, 2015) – Before an overflow crowd gathered inside (and outside) the National Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Room, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Catholic University of America President John Garvey and Yeshiva University President Richard Joel discussed a number of issues facing higher education and specifically faith-based universities, including government ratings systems, academic freedom and the value of a faith-based education.
Feb
2
2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2015) – Baylor University President Ken Starr will welcome Catholic University of America President John Garvey and Yeshiva University President Richard Joel for an “On Topic” conversation on the “The State of Higher Education: The Calling of Faith-Based Universities” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Jan
19
2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, who represented Virginia’s 10th District in Congress from 1981 until his retirement on Jan. 3, has been named the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom.
Jan
16
2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2015) – The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN), a collaboration between Temple University and the Center for Policy Research (CPR) in Denver has awarded $100,000 to Baylor University’s Program on Prosocial Behavior, an arm of the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), to evaluate the TYRO Dads program operated by The RIDGE Project, Inc., Ohio.
Feb
25
2015
Feb. 20, 2015
In a discussion about the calling of faith-based universities, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr stated that faith-related institutions are charged with helping students learn how to live life purposefully. The discussion took place in Washington with Starr, Yeshiva University President Richard Joel and Catholic University President John Garvey, who all agreed that the U.S. government poses challenges to the religious freedoms of their institutions.
Feb
24
2015
Feb. 12, 2015
(Subscription required.) Article about Yeshiva University President Richard Joel, who was in Washington on Feb. 4 to participate in a forum on "The Calling of Faith-based Universities" with Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Catholic University President John Garvey. Although Orthodox Jewish, Protestant and Roman Catholic universities respectively, they all exist to address “issues of purpose in higher education,“ Joel said. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched this event to national media outlets and helped placed this story.)
Feb
18
2015
Feb. 17, 2015
Last week, President Obama asked Congress to endorse his plan to use the military to defeat and destroy the Islamic State. But retired Virginia congressman Frank Wolf, now holder of The Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor, urged six additional steps to protect Christians and other religious minorities from genocide, including creation of a safe haven in Nineveh, northwest Iraq. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is quoted in the story.
Feb
16
2015
Feb. 16, 2015
Last week, President Obama asked Congress to endorse his plan to use the military to defeat and destroy the Islamic State. But retired Virginia congressman Frank Wolf, now holder of The Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor, urged six additional steps to protect Christians and other religious minorities from genocide, including creation of a safe haven in Nineveh, northwest Iraq. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is quoted in the story.