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December 9, 2003
The Louise Herrington School of Nursing received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will allow the School to establish a clinic in Itasca, Texas, that will provide low-cost health care for underserved Central Texans. The clinic will be staffed by nursing and medical students, faculty members, a family nurse practitioner, a nurse and an office manager.
Baylor Law School was ranked No. 1 overall in a Texas Lawyer survey of law students who were asked to grade their schools. Baylor took first place in the technology category and second in the placement office category. Other categories were instruction quality, preparation for practice, library service and school collegiality. A total of 1,178 students from eight law schools participated in the survey.
Stephen Prickett is the new director of Armstrong Browning Library. A dual citizen of England and Australia, Prickett has degrees from Cambridge and Oxford and has taught in Nigeria, England, Australia, Singapore, Denmark and the United States. He is a prolific writer specializing in literature and theology.
A record 100 students declared pre-nursing as their major last fall. Traditionally, the Louise Herrington School of Nursing accepts about 72 students per semester. At the end of their sophomore year, pre-nursing students can apply to the nursing school in Dallas to complete their final two years.
Walter Bradley, distinguished professor of engineering and associate dean for research in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, and his wife, Ann, will become Baylor's first "faculty-in-residence" in the North Village Residential Community this fall. Two other ECS faculty members are expected to have offices in the Village's community center.

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