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  • Statement from ICR CEO about Baylor Policy Change

    07/13/2015 7:48:58 AM PDT · by fishtank · 13 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | July 2015 | Dr. Henry M. Morris III
    Statement from ICR CEO about Baylor Policy Change Once again a major Christian institution has capitulated to the “politically correct” immoral noise made by a few. This time, Baylor University has removed language in its sexual misconduct policy that had previously punished homosexual activity among its students.
  • World's Largest Baptist University Drops 'Homosexual Acts' From Sexual Misconduct Code

    07/08/2015 8:11:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 96 replies
    Charisma News ^ | JON HERSKOVITZ
    The world's largest Baptist university, Baylor, has dropped language in its sexual misconduct policy that punished those who engaged in homosexual acts, a change the socially conservative school said better reflects its values as "a caring community." Baylor, in the central Texas city of Waco, had been one of a handful of religious U.S. colleges and universities that allowed for the dismissal of students, and sometimes staff, for homosexuality. Baylor has removed "homosexual acts" as a punishable offense in its sexual misconduct policy, an official said on Tuesday. The policy also mandated disciplinary action for sexual assault, incest, adultery and...
  • Big XII probably out for CFP [College Football/Vanity]

    12/06/2014 8:50:06 PM PST · by re_nortex · 204 replies
    DEC-06-2014 | Self
    The big win by the Buckeyes probably put them into the final four of the College Football Playoff. The rankings by the committee (due in about 25 hours) are likely going to be: Tide Ducks Noles Bucks
  • Baylor forum to address intramural team named after Ferguson police

    10/21/2014 1:28:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Waco Tribune's Baylor blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | Regina Dennis
    Baylor University is holding a forum Tuesday after a group of freshman named their intramural team “Ferguson PD,” something school officials now say staff should not have approved. Elizabeth Palacios, dean of student development at Baylor, said the forum event is meant to raise awareness and sensitivity after the students named their football team in honor of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, which has come under scrutiny for the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer. The team was ordered to change its name Thursday, the day after the mishap was discovered, and the students...
  • Ebola 'Screened Positive' Patient Leaves Texas Hospital After Mere Hours of Isolation

    10/17/2014 10:28:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 17, 2014 | Michelle Moons
    DALLAS, Texas – Thursday in Dallas, the center of national attention amidst multiple cases of Ebola, a woman arriving at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas “screened positive” for Ebola-like symptoms, after which she was transferred to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. She was authorized for release less than 24 hours from when she arrived at Baylor. Friday afternoon, Baylor Health released the following statement, “Baylor Scott & White Health has not received any confirmed cases of Ebola.” It continued however, “A patient presented at Baylor University Medical Center Thursday evening reporting Ebola symptoms and indicated contact with someone with the disease.”...
  • Patient ‘Screened’ For Ebola At Baylor, Testing Not Confirmed

    10/17/2014 1:51:15 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10/17/14
    On Friday morning Baylor Hospital in Dallas confirmed a patient with ‘ebola similar symptoms’ also triggered a positive on a verbal screening questionnaire.
  • New Patient ‘Screened Positive’ For Ebola At Baylor Hospital, Testing Not Confirmed

    10/17/2014 10:54:58 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10-17-2014 | CBS DFW
    On Friday morning Baylor Hospital in Dallas confirmed a patient with ‘ebola similar symptoms’ also triggered a positive on a verbal screening questionnaire. Although a positive blood test has not been confirmed, sources says it’s not unusual to have a patient screen positive considering the wider net for ebola now over Dallas. A positive screening means the patient met some of the criteria to cause concern. A source at Baylor Hospital Dallas says the patient came to the Emergency Room through a private entrance and went straight to isolation.The source says Baylor transferred the person to Presbyterian Hospital a short...
  • Isaiah Austin’s basketball career ends because of genetic condition

    06/22/2014 1:42:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | June 22, 2014 | Tim Griffin
    Former Baylor standout center Isaiah Austin’s basketball career is over several days before the NBA Draft when doctors have diagnosed he suffers from Marfan syndrome. Marfan syndrome is caused by a genetic mutation that leads to problems in connective tissues throughout the body. One feature of Marfan syndrome is aortic enlargement, which can be life-threatening. According to The Marfan Foundation, about one in 5,000 people have Marfan syndrome. Some athletes have died on the court as a result of Marfan syndrome and associated aortic problems, among them noted Olympic volleyball standout Flo Hyman. Austin underwent a standard physical at the...
  • Baylor's 12th Man: Interstate 35

    11/22/2013 8:05:20 AM PST · by Dysart · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11-22-13
    Baylor's football team is undefeated because of its high-octane offense, its talented roster and its brilliant play-calling—and because of a long stretch of pavement known as I-35. Saturday's showdown at No. 10 Oklahoma State, the Baylor Bears are ranked No. 4 in the Bowl Championship Series standings. Should they win out, they could skip over Ohio State and slide into the national-championship game, if either Alabama /Florida State loses. Under Baylor coach Art Briles, a 57-year-old Texan who toiled for two decades in that state's high-profile high-school football leagues...Briles's offensive scheme has the Bears leading the country in scoring and...
  • Heisman Watch: Tracking the Candidates

    11/08/2013 3:58:40 PM PST · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 8, 2013, 8:40 AM ET | Staff
    Sporting a brace on his left knee, Mariota turned in his worst performance of the season in Oregon's loss to Stanford, its first of the year. He finished with negative rushing yards for the first time this season and could not get the Ducks on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter, when he threw two touchdowns. The comeback effort fell short after Oregon could not recover a second onside kick.
  • Brittney Griner says Baylor told her to keep her homosexuality private

    05/18/2013 6:06:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Former Baylor women’s basketball star Brittney Griner, who acknowledged she was gay in an interview with’s Maggie Gray last month, said Bears coach Kim Mulkey told her not to be open publicly about her sexuality because it would hurt recruiting, according to
  • Vanity: Son moving to Waco, TX to attend Baylor as a post-grad Physics(quantum optics)student.

    04/27/2013 11:50:37 AM PDT · by bubbacluck · 57 replies
    Self | 4/27/2013 | Liege
    My son graduated and is moving to Waco, TX in August to pursue his PhD in Physics(quantum optics). He is being paid to be a teaching assistant while studying. We are in the process of helping him look for one bedroom apartments in the Waco area. His politics, when he chooses to express them, are conservative. He does shoot occasionally. Any locals to the Waco area: Do you have any suggestions as to what to expect? Areas to avoid? We've done a lot of research online but really would appreciate any input from Freepers who actually live there. Thanks!
  • Baylor beating K State 28-14; A Brazos River School beating the #1 BCS School Two weeks in a row.

    11/17/2012 6:40:59 PM PST · by freedom1st · 102 replies
    ESPN | 11/17/2012 | ESPN
    Baylor beating Kansas State 28-14; A&M beat Alabama last week when they were ranked #1. Go Bears, Gig'em Aggies.
  • NCAA 2012 Brackets

    03/16/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies · 3+ views
    various | Friday, March 16, 2012 | participants
    This is based on a genealogy table I made. Had a bit more trouble than I should have tracking down the first round results, wth.
  • Obama's women's pick? Baylor

    03/16/2012 9:58:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies ^ | March 16, 2012
    If Baylor wins the NCAA women's basketball title, President Barack Obama will have picked the tournament champion for the second time in three years. Obama tabbed Baylor to beat Notre Dame in the championship game in his annual women's bracket selections, which were unveiled Friday.
  • Congrats Baylor Bears: Win #10

    12/29/2011 11:06:14 PM PST · by re_nortex · 11 replies
    Baylor Nation ^ | December 30, 2011 | Baylor University
    And win the Baylor Bears most assuredly did by a score of 67-56 in the Valero Alamo Bowl from San Antonio.
  • Heisman Projection: It's Griffin, with 71% of a perfect score

    12/09/2011 9:50:17 AM PST · by re_nortex · 24 replies
    Stiff Arm Trophy ^ | December 8, 2011 | Kari Chisholm
    By now, this won't be a surprise to anyone: Baylor's Robert Griffin III is going to win the Heisman Trophy. By our reckoning, he's going to get approximately 2000 points - 71% of a perfect unanimous #1 vote. (This year, 2781 points is perfect.) That total would rank Griffin among the top 15 all-time biggest winners of the Heisman Trophy - roughly on par with Tim Tebow (70.5%) and Doug Flutie (71.1%).
  • Heisman Projection: 141 ballots (so far)

    12/06/2011 11:28:49 PM PST · by re_nortex · 10 replies
    Stiff Arm Trophy ^ | December 6, 2011 | Kari Chisholm
    In this second update, we're up to 141 ballots - with 359 first-second-third votes on those ballots. For the tenth year in a row, we're going to attempt to project the outcome of the greatest individual award in sports, the Heisman Trophy. We've been right nine out of nine years.
  • N.C.A.A.’s Double Standard

    04/12/2011 9:40:48 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 25 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 8, 2011 | Joe Nocera
    I don’t know about you, but I had a hard time stomaching the sight of Jim Calhoun holding the championship trophy after Monday’s final game of the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament. Not because it was a lousy game (though it was), but because Calhoun, the pugnacious coach of the University of Connecticut “program” — as the big-money Division I teams are called — shouldn’t have been allowed anywhere near the gym. Just weeks earlier, the N.C.A.A. had sanctioned him for “failing to create an atmosphere of compliance” with its recruiting rules. To put it more bluntly: UConn cheated. Among the...
  • As Baylor president, Ken Starr aims to exalt faith, academic rigor

    12/26/2010 9:54:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 2+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 26, 2010 | S.C. Gwynne
    Meet Ken Starr, fun guy. No, really. Most of the world knows him as the Whitewater prosecutor, the man whose zealous investigation of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky led to the president's 1998 impeachment.
  • Baylor's Starr tightropes between Big 12 loyalty, not being left out (Yes that Starr)

    06/08/2010 7:20:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies · 41+ views
    SI ^ | JUne 7, 2010 | Andy Staples
    The tagline of Kenneth Starr's guest column in Monday's editions of the Waco Herald-Tribune said it all. Ken Starr assumed the presidency of Baylor University last Tuesday. Starr must assume we were born last Tuesday. Otherwise, he wouldn't have called a press conference Monday to declare Baylor's undying love for the Big 12 when, in reality, he wanted to get his school's name into the media sphere to ensure Baylor isn't left in the conference if the rest of the south division members defect to the Pac-10. Starr is new at his job, so we shouldn't grill him too hard...
  • Imaging Life as It Happens: Researchers Capture Video of Embryonic Heart Before It Begins to Beat

    04/03/2010 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Salman · 14 replies · 808+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Apr. 3, 2010 | Science Daily
    Imagine being able to image life as it happens by capturing video of the embryonic heart before it begins beating. A professor at the University of Houston, in collaboration with scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, is doing just that. Kirill Larin, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the Cullen College of Engineering at UH, and his colleagues in the Texas Medical Center are documenting the formation of the mammalian heart through a high-resolution, non-invasive imaging device, providing perhaps the best live imagery taken of the vital organ. "Everything we know about early development of the heart and formation of...
  • Incoming Baylor University President (Kenneth Starr) to honor Intelligent Design professor

    04/02/2010 1:39:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 702+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 04/02/2010 | GROMER JEFFERS Jr. / The Dallas Morning News
    A change in leadership certainly makes a difference. Past recent administrations at Baylor University in Waco have maintained sensible policies protecting scientific integrity against those who would force their dogmatic religious beliefs on unsuspecting students paying top dollar for higher education. The previous administrations have resisted efforts by some professors in the so-called "Intelligent Design" movement who sought to distort the principles of modern science to include religious teachings tantamount to creationist fundamentalism. Dr. Bob Marks is one of these professors in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department who has caused friction with the administration for promoting his Intelligent Design...
  • Regents Unanimously Elect Kenneth Winston Starr 14th President of Baylor University

    02/15/2010 3:28:03 PM PST · by LucyJo · 20 replies · 537+ views
    Baylor University ^ | 2/15/10 | n/a
    Baylor University announces that Kenneth Winston Starr, J.D., current dean of the School of Law at Pepperdine University, has been named the 14th president of Baylor University. Starr was the unanimous choice of both the 14-member Presidential Search Committee and the 10-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee, and was elected unanimously by the Baylor Board of Regents on Feb. 12.

    02/15/2010 6:21:20 AM PST · by LA Woman3 · 24 replies · 794+ views
    Kenneth W. Starr, the former independent counsel whose work led to the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton, was named president of Baylor University this morning, sources said. Starr’s appointment as president of Baylor brings a nationally known, but highly controversial figure to the Waco campus at a time of prolonged and occasionally tumultuous transition from a teaching school to one focused on research and the pursuit of a top-tier ranking among colleges nationally. It ends a nearly 20-month-long search that began when former Baylor President John M. Lilley was fired in July of 2008.

    11/15/2009 5:16:12 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 427+ views ^ | 11/15/2009 | Nancy Lesson
    Game 10, Texas is undefeated with a 5 – 0 conference record and a 9 – 0 overall record plus the number 1 defense in the nation. But somehow Texas dropped to number 3 in this week’s BCS standings....
  • Head found in continuing Waco search

    07/27/2003 7:35:50 PM PDT · by TexKat · 30 replies · 195+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/27/03 | Mike Brooks and Kathleen Koch
    <p>Patrick Dennehy, 21, was last seen alive June 12. His SUV was found June 25.</p> <p>WACO, Texas (CNN) -- Authorities searching for missing Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy have recovered a human head in the same area where they found a body last Friday, a source familiar with the forensics investigation told CNN Sunday.</p>
  • Former President George W. Bush Receives Rousing Welcome at Baylor Basketball Game - Video 1/29/09

    01/29/2009 7:44:18 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 997+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 29, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of former President George W. Bush and wife Laura receiving a very warm welcome tonight at a Baylor University Women's Basketball game, their first public appearance since January 20 when they returned to Texas. . . . . . . . (watch video)
  • Former President George W. Bush, wife attend Baylor women's basketball game

    01/29/2009 6:59:10 PM PST · by txroadkill · 4 replies · 948+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/28/09 | CHUCK CARLTON
    A big women's basketball game between No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 4 Baylor just gained added prestige. Former President George W. Bush and wife Laura attended Wednesday's game. The two entered several minutes before the opening tip, flanking Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey, and received a prolonged standing ovation from the fans at the Ferrell Center. The group was engulfed by photographers and camera crews at the Oklahoma bench. Another round of applause followed during the initial TV timeout at 15:57 of the first half, when the 43rd president was introduced again.
  • President Bush takes in Baylor women's game

    01/28/2009 11:14:45 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 28 replies · 1,152+ views
    AP ^ | 1/29/2009
    President Bush takes in Baylor women's game 5 hours ago WACO, Texas (AP) — Former President George W. Bush attended the Baylor women's basketball game against Oklahoma on Wednesday in one of his first public appearances since returning to his Crawford ranch. Bush and his wife, Laura, walked onto the court with Baylor coach Kim Mulkey after the former president addressed the team before the game. As soon as Bush and Mulkey emerged from the tunnel, without any introduction, the crowd stood and broke into loud applause. The Bushes then took their seats in the first row behind the bench....
  • Will Paying for SAT Scores Boost Baylor's Ranking ? (Baylor U wants to boost its college rankings)

    10/29/2008 8:20:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 508+ views
    US News ^ | October 16,2008 | Bob Morse
    Baylor University's policy of paying already admitted and enrolled students to retake the SAT test so the school possibly can use the improved scores to pursue a higher spot in the America's Best Colleges ranking is causing a lot soul searching in academia. The New York Times, Inside Higher Education, and Chronicle of Higher Education have all weighed in with stories that criticize the practice. The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University's student newspaper, which broke the story, has written extensively on the controversy surrounding Baylor's policy of paying students a $300 book credit at the school store for retaking the SAT...
  • Juan Hernandez alert: Speaking tonight at Baylor U. (McCain's Point Man for Shamnesty)

    04/10/2008 2:05:14 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 191+ views
    Michelle ^ | 04/10/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    For those of you in the Baylor University area, tonight is your chance to ask Juan Hernandez about his radical, open-borders agenda and his role in the McCain campaign. The event is free and open to the public. Bring your video camera: Dr. Juan Hernandez, author of The New American Pioneers, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday in Kayser Auditorium on Mexican immigration. His lecture will be based on his notes, “Why are We Afraid of Mexican Immigrants?”Hernandez, a member of former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s cabinet, will be the final speaker for The Academy for Leader Development and Civic...
  • McLennan County awaiting plans for Trans Texas Corridor

    04/09/2008 5:10:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 420+ views
    The Lariat Online (Baylor University) ^ | April 9, 2008 | Victoria Mgbemena
    As the state's population continues to grow in its urban centers, expansion plans for the highway system continue to be the focus for transportation improvements. The Trans Texas Corridor proposal is aimed to alleviate traffic congestion, improve air quality and provide safer traveling for drivers, among other goals. In 2002, Texas Governor Rick Perry released the plan to create the passageway, which spans northeast from Laredo to Oklahoma and is set to total 4,000 miles in the next 50 years. The $140 billion project calls for the incorporation of new toll roads, commuter railways, power lines and gas pipelines, while...
  • Baylor officials: Morriss taking assistant coach bar urination allegations 'very seriously'

    10/16/2007 6:36:02 AM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 24 replies · 50+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | Tuesday, October 16, 2007 | Tim Woods
    It was unclear Monday what, if any, discipline Baylor University officials will hand down to an assistant football coach cited early Sunday for allegedly urinating on the bar at a watering hole frequented by Baylor students. The citation was a Class C misdemeanor, carrying a $258 fine, according to a Waco Municipal Court spokeswoman. The alleged incident happened around closing time, as employees were getting patrons out of the bar, said bartender Danny Severe, who was working at the time. Severe said an employee witnessed Schnupp urinating on the bar, and a manager told police, who were already at the...
  • Mob rule, not academic freedom, at Baylor

    10/07/2007 5:34:06 PM PDT · by Weirdad · 17 replies · 797+ views
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | October 7, 2007 | John Hugh Gilmore
    John Hugh Gilmore, guest column: Mob rule, not academic freedom, at Baylor, October 07, 2007 To its proponents, intelligent design is nothing more than a sophisticated, comprehensive critique of the theoretical and scientific foundations of Darwinism and its progeny. In other words, the theory of evolution should be put to the test. Like Marx. Like Freud. To the opponents, intelligent design — ID — is an intellectual crime. Or so we must assume by the actions of Baylor University. As counsel for Baylor Distinguished Professor Robert J. Marks II, I was amazed and discouraged by the controversy surrounding his...
  • Baylor athletes face assault charges

    09/05/2007 10:00:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 661+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 5, 2007 | Brian Davis
    Two Baylor female athletes turned themselves in to Waco police Tuesday and face Class A misdemeanor assault charges after they allegedly beat a woman in Cameron Park. Latara Darrett, a sophomore on the basketball team, and Ashlee Cooper, a sophomore on the volleyball team, confronted Chayla Cooper during an argument at 11 p.m. on Aug. 7, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Waco police spokesman Steve Anderson said an investigation revealed that Ashlee Cooper punched Chayla Cooper (no relation) in the face. Chayla Cooper allegedly pulled out a knife but then placed it on the ground. Darrett jumped on Chayla...
  • I.D. Rift Hits Baylor Again (Controversy surrounds University's Evolutionary Informatics Lab)

    09/05/2007 8:06:33 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 90 replies · 1,611+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | 09/05/2007 | Erin Roach
    WACO, Texas (BP)--Baylor University officials ordered the shutdown of a personal website of one of a handful of the school's distinguished professors because of anonymous concerns that the site, hosted on the university’s server, supported Intelligent Design. Robert Marks, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at Baylor, launched a website called the Evolutionary Informatics Lab in June to examine whether Darwinian processes like random mutation and natural selection can generate new information. Marks' conclusions, as explained on the website, placed limits on the scope of Darwinism and offered scientific support for Intelligent Design. In July, a podcast interview with...
  • Crisis averted : Baylor University Pulls Plug on Evolutionary Informatics Laboratory

    09/02/2007 10:57:58 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 15 replies · 1,186+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 8/25/2007 | Mark Bergin
    Robert J. Marks fully endorses the vision of Baylor University. The distinguished professor of engineering left his longtime position at a secular school four years ago to help Baylor realize its ambitious aim—namely, to achieve the status of a top-tier research institution without compromising its distinctly Christian worldview. To that end, Marks recently created a lab dedicated to evolutionary informatics, the study of whether Darwinian processes like random mutation and natural selection can generate new information. He published his findings on a university-hosted website, believing the research to be both top tier and consistent with Baylor's Baptist heritage. But some...
  • Is Grilling Linked To Cancer?

    08/04/2007 10:35:00 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 114 replies · 1,810+ views
    "Grilling is a low-fat method of cooking," says Elizabeth Schaub, registered and licensed dietitian on the medical staff at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. "But we have to be aware that it can increase our risk of cancer if we eat grilled meats too often." It's true those juicy burgers, especially the charred ones, can contain cancer-causing carcinogens. "When you grill meat some of the fat does drip down on to the charcoal and when fat meets that really high temperature it develops a carcinogen and the smoke carries the carcinogen back up to the meat which can be...
  • Notre Dame, BU to meet in 2012

    07/28/2007 7:57:46 AM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 10 replies · 186+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | Saturday, July 28, 2007 | Jerry Hill
    Ian McCaw’s “dream” is finally a reality. Although Notre Dame has not issued a formal release, Baylor will play Notre Dame in an Oct. 6, 2012 football game that is expected to be held at the Dallas Cowboys’ new $1 billion stadium in Arlington. “I’ve been working on scheduling a football game with Notre Dame for nearly four years,” said McCaw, who became Baylor’s athletic director in 2003. “So I’m really excited and relieved to see that it’s finally coming to fruition. “Baylor-Notre Dame represents a dream matchup for our students and fans. Playing a team with such a high...
  • A prickly subject: The sea urchin genome is sequenced

    11/11/2006 9:59:27 AM PST · by annie laurie · 8 replies · 434+ views ^ | 9-Nov-2006 | Jerilyn Bowers
    Scientists makes good use of its surprising similarity to humans BAR HARBOR, MAINE -- Nov. 9, 2006 Who would have guessed that the lowly sea urchin, that brain-less, limb-less porcupine of the sea, would be the star of a multi-million dollar, worldwide effort to map out every letter of its genetic code? Or that the information gathered in that effort may eventually lead to new treatments for cancer, infertility, blindness, and diseases like muscular dystrophy and Huntington's Disease?James Coffman, Ph.D., of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor was one of the scientists who helped decode the 814...
  • College bars students from posing for Playboy (pictures)

    04/20/2006 11:45:34 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 68 replies · 4,666+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/20/06
    Baylor University in Waco, Texas, which bills itself as the world's largest Baptist college, has threatened to discipline female students if they pose for Playboy magazine, which is trying to recruit models from the college. Playboy photographers came to Baylor's hometown seeking models for a photo spread on women of the Big 12 college athletic conference, of which the college is a member. Baylor Vice President for Student Life Samuel W. Oliver sent an e-mail to women students this week warning that any who "associate" with Playboy would be subject to the university's disciplinary processes. "Playboy is clearly antithetical to...
  • New tenor on tenure: Baylor can’t shake faculty flirtations with secularism

    04/07/2006 6:50:38 AM PDT · by rhema · 15 replies · 2,457+ views
    WORLD ^ | April 15, 2006 | Gene Edward Veith
    The tenure system gives university professors lifetime job security. It is also a way to get rid of professors. Typically, new faculty members are hired for a several-year probationary period. Then they marshal their publications, teaching evaluations, and other accomplishments, and apply for tenure. If they do not get it, they have to leave. So it came as a surprise that Baylor denied tenure to Francis Beckwith, one of its best-known Christian scholars—despite his 11 books, 28 scholarly articles, a raft of teaching awards, and election as president of the Evangelical Theological Society. Baylor's previous president Robert Sloan had put...
  • Baylor to fight subpoena that requests details of Bush library proposal

    02/24/2006 6:17:11 AM PST · by LA Woman3 · 8 replies · 370+ views
    Waco Tribune Herald ^ | 02/24/2006 | Tim Woods
    Baylor University is prepared to fight a subpoena from Dallas attorney Gary Vodicka requesting details about the school's presidential library proposal, according to a university official. “We are going to challenge that (subpoena) in McLennan County court,” said Baylor spokesman Larry Brumley on Thursday morning. On Thursday afternoon, Baylor filed a motion in a McLennan County District Court to quash the subpoena, claiming that the school “believes the documents sought by the subpoena are irrelevant to the lawsuit.” Vodicka, who owns a condominium at a site he believes Southern Methodist University has tagged for the presidential library, has filed a...
  • Baylor (and Texas Tech) Swept Into Suit Involving SMU, Dallas Condo Owner [Pres. Library]

    02/20/2006 8:12:24 PM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 4 replies · 433+ views
    Waco Tribune ^ | 2/20/06 | Mike Anderson
    BREAKING NEWS: Baylor swept into suit involving SMU, Dallas condo owner By Mike Anderson Tribune-Herald staff writer Monday, February 20, 2006 Baylor University's efforts to keep details of its bid for the George W. Bush Presidential Library from going public just got a little more complicated. The university has received a subpoena from Dallas attorney Gary Vodicka for documents related to its library proposal, Baylor officials confirmed Monday. The subpoena is part of a lawsuit Vodicka has filed against Baylor's top rival in the library selection process, Southern Methodist University. The suit claims SMU violated its legal obligation to residents...
  • The Holy Capitalists (Roman Catholic Church)

    01/01/2006 3:44:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 82 replies · 1,675+ views
    NY Times via Baylor University ^ | Dec. 15, 2005 | David Brooks
    The conventional view, embraced by most of his fellow cultural determinists, is that during the Renaissance and Reformation, Europeans shook off the authority of the Catholic Church. When a secular world was created alongside the sacred one, when intellectual freedom replaced obedience to authority, capitalism and scientific advances were the result. That theory, Stark says, doesn't fit the facts. In reality, capitalism developed in the Middle Ages, and the important innovations were made by people in the belly of the faith. Religion didn't stifle economic and scientific ideas -- it nurtured them. Stark is building upon the recent research that...
  • Presidential Library - A Decision Anytime Soon? (Vanity)

    12/21/2005 4:33:09 PM PST · by shezza · 9 replies · 225+ views
    The George W. Bush Presidential Library contenders have made their final pitches, and the word is that a decision will be made by the end of the year. Any last-minute thoughts?
  • Baylor delegation heads to Washington to make case for Bush library

    11/13/2005 5:44:56 PM PST · by LA Woman3 · 20 replies · 361+ views
    Waco Tribune Herald ^ | 11/13/2005 | Mike Anderson
    A contingent of Baylor University officials will leave today for Washington, D.C., to make their case for why the school should host the George W. Bush Presidential Library. The seven-member Baylor delegation is scheduled to make its oral presentation beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the capital's historic Mayflower Hotel, said Tommye Lou Davis, director of Baylor's presidential library planning committee. Baylor officials continue to keep quiet about the details of their proposal, out of concern of tipping their hand to the other contenders. Last month, the president's library selection committee, headed by former U.S. commerce secretary Don Evans, announced...
  • 'Baylor is just that special'

    11/05/2005 5:52:28 AM PST · by Ninian Dryhope · 5 replies · 321+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 5, 2005 | JENNIFER RADCLIFFE
    New president, a graduate of the school, is grateful for chance to lead troubled campus John M. Lilley, president of the University of Nevada-Reno, was unanimously named the 13th president of Baylor University on Friday — ending a period of great uncertainty at the world's largest Baptist university. Lilley, who earned two bachelor's degrees and a master's degree at Baylor University in the 1960s, is a Baptist, vocalist, conductor and long-time educator. Leaders said they hope Lilley, 66, can help reunite the Waco campus — a school divided in recent years by the death of a basketball player, NCAA violations...
  • Rosen: DeBerry speaks truth (Air Force coach's comments on blacks running faster than whites)

    11/03/2005 11:48:33 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 29 replies · 1,400+ views
    Rocky Mountian News column ^ | Friday November 4th, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    We owe a great debt to Air Force Academy head football coach Fisher DeBerry. To be sure, the initial knee-jerk reaction to his recent comments about black football players being generally faster than white ones caused him to be treated like a "politically incorrect" pińata (my God, I hope I haven't offended Latinos). Upon reflection, however, his statements were so obviously true that something of an anti-PC backlash has materialized in his defense. To their credit, Sam Adams and Thierry Smith, two African-American Denver sportswriters, both agreed on their KKFN radio talk show that DeBerry's remarks weren't racist and that...