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Amazing Baylor Internships: Building a bridge beyond the classroom

From working alongside healthcare and community development specialists combating poverty throughout the United States and heading to Washington for a congressional internship or spending nine weeks in the lab alongside leaders in tropical disease research, Baylor University’s plentiful internship opportunities are thrilling and diverse. Internships are a sure-fire way for undergraduate students to not only put their academic studies to real-life practice — they are also a launching point for future employment and a valuable way to maximize collegiate experiences. They also help students decide if their career aspirations are on the right track. Across disciplines and interests these are six internship opportunities Baylor students should consider.

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Is Comfort the New Couture? Current Baylor Campus Fashion Trends

From miniskirts to platform shoes, leg warmers to parachute pants, ripped jeans to cargo pants, fashion trends come and go. Classic looks like a plain white tee seem never to go out of style, but even some fads, like athleisure, that seem like passing trends end up having real staying power. Others — acid-wash denim, stirrup pants, and jelly shoes — have become downright cringe-worthy in retrospect. So, what influences our fashion choices in the first place?

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Rooted in Green and Gold

In 1903, a ritual known as “tree-planting” was born. Each year, students would gather on the Quadrangle and scoop dirt around the roots of a new tree. The annual ceremony was discontinued after 1919, but as the campus expanded over the century, the old traditions so well-established in the roots of the university meant that tree-planting became a part of the construction of every new building.

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The Making of Beth Allison Barr

Dr. Beth Allison Barr is the James Vardaman Endowed Professor of History at Baylor and author of “The Making of Biblical Womanhood.” In this episode, she discusses what got her interested in writing a book on the topic of Biblical Womanhood, the changes she’s seen since the book’s publication in 2021, why she thinks the topic is so culturally relevant and captivating, and how we’ve misunderstood the history of patriarchy within Christianity with Christianity itself.

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Alumni, Faculty, and Students Respond to Recent Title IX Exemption

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.”

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Baylor’s religious exemption reaffirmed in response to sexual harassment complaints

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.

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