An historic impeachment trial against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (’85, MBA’86) commenced this week with several Baylor alumni, including the attorney general himself, playing key roles in the outcome. Though many Baylor alumni across the years have had storied (and sometimes fraught) political careers, Paxton is the first Baylor graduate to be impeached from public office. In addition to Paxton, there are four other Baylor alumni involved in the trial as elected state officials.
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A recent open letter to Baylor leaders signed by a growing number of Baylor alumni and supporters seeks “to achieve a more inclusive campus environment” in response to what it claims are “harmful inequities” and inaccurate “representation of Baylor’s Baptist heritage and tradition” made by the university to authorities. The alumni advocacy group asks that necessary steps be taken “to ensure that LGTBQIA+ students on campus are protected from sexual harassment in all forms.”
The U.S Department of Education exempted Baylor University from sexual harassment claims regulated under Title IX last month after the Christian university asked the agency to dismiss discrimination complaints made by students, arguing that the claims were inconsistent with the university’s religious tenets, after LGBTQ+ students filed several Title IX discrimination complaints.
Corbevax, a low-cost coronavirus vaccine created in Houston by two Baylor scientists, could be a better weapon against Covid-19 by reaching the unvaccinated in poorer countries.
Three months ago (or, wait, was that just a few week?), Baylor made a decision that changed the academic lives
“Well…now what?” In the midst of Baylor’s transition to online classes for the remainder of the semester, many students and
We are now entering uncharted territory for Baylor. On March 11, 2020, Baylor University students, faculty, staff, and community at