President Lilley Speaks to Senate

Jan. 24, 2008

By: Lloyd Franklin

WACO, Texas--On Thursday, January 24, President Lilley addressed student senate. He began his remarks by commenting on the men's basketball team and their amazing, five-overtime victory over Texas A&M on Wednesday night. He expressed his pride in both the men's and women's basketball programs.

President Lilley then briefly talked about the completion of the university's master plan for future construction and development. According to President Lilley, Baylor will continue to grow and change in the next fifty years as much as it has in the last fifty years.

President Lilley then answered a variety of questions from senators. Topics ranged from diversity to campus expansion to rumors of a four-day school week. Senators also asked questions about the university's new shuttles and the 15-minute passing period between classes that will be implemented in the fall semester.

After President Lilley's remarks, the senate passed an allocation for Relay for Life. Relay for Life is a volunteer-driven event directed by the American Cancer Society.

Baylor's Relay for Life will be a partnership between BU Meds, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Alpha Phi Omega. Thirty-four senators voted for the $5,750 allocation, while none voted against it, and four abstained from voting because of conflicts of interest.