Faculty & Staff News: Featured

Jul
26
2016

The New York Times: Woman Shares Her Sexual Assault Story with Baylor Players

July 26, 2016
Acting head football coach Jim Grobe invited Brenda Tracy, a 1998 sexual assault survivor, to Baylor’s campus to speak with football and basketball players Monday. Tracy mentioned that the players actively listened, and she thanked those who tweeted her afterward, telling them that she appreciated them and to remember the pledge they made to each other.

Jul
25
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Changing mindsets, outlooks amid uproar at Baylor: Q&A with BU regent chair Ron Murff, interim president David Garland

July 24, 2016
Q&A with Ron Murff, chair of the Baylor Board of Regents, and Interim President David Garland, who sat down the Waco Tribune-Herald for a wide-ranging discussion related to interpersonal and sexual violence and the University’s implementation of improvements that also cultivate a culture of respect and character reflecting Baylor’s mission.

Jul
22
2016

Baylor Campus Kitchen wins national award for service

How did Baylor Campus Kitchen earn a national award for their service to the Waco community? For starters, the student-led organization recovered five tons of food from Baylor dining halls and served 6,320 meals to local charities last year. But beyond the numbers, they represent Baylor student service in action as they get to know […]

Jul
22
2016

Baylor Regents Approve New Joint Seminary/Education Degree, Infrastructure Work on Seventh Street

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has approved a new joint master’s degree program that links the faculties, resources and classes of two of Baylor’s premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education. The board also heard reports on Title IX and diversity, approved the lowest percentage tuition increase in more than 20 years and focused its retreat on best practices in board governance.

Jul
18
2016

Associated Press: Black and a cop: Detective says 'We've all got work to do'

July 17, 2016 - Feature on Chelsea Whitaker, B.A. (Business Administration) ’05, a former Baylor women’s basketball player now Dallas Police officer and law student, about her perspective as a “messenger of peace” in an era of distrust between blacks and police. As a police officer and a black woman who has taken to Facebook to talk about police shootings, violence and race relations, Whitaker believes she has an opportunity to help bridge the divide. "It takes courage for all of us to meet in the middle, and that's hard to do," she said. "Perception is everything."

Jul
1
2016

Baylor Named 'Best Buy' in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University has been named a "Best Buy" in the 2017 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Jun
28
2016

Eight ways Baylor researchers are fighting cancer

For most of us who are not scientifically-inclined, it’s easy to focus more on the beautiful exterior of the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) than to think about what goes on inside. But what’s going on inside the BSB could save your life, or the life of someone you love. Teams of Baylor professors and students are […]

May
9
2016

Groundbreaking Bear was Houston paper’s first female reporter

The year 1915 was a time of great change all across the globe. World War I had broken out in Europe a year earlier, and while the United States had not yet officially entered the conflict, the move began to seem inevitable that summer when the Germans began attacking American and British civilian ships. At the time, […]

Jan
15
2016

Ann Richards: Governor, trailblazer and Baylor legend

It’s been 25 years to the day since trailblazing Baylor alumna Ann Richards, BA ’54, was sworn in as the 45th governor of Texas (with the Baylor Golden Wave Band leading the inauguration parade!). And although a quarter-century has passed since that day, her legacy as an iconic Texas figure lives on in a variety of ways. […]