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First Person

As an institution of higher education, Baylor University is a place where serious questions are not only welcomed—they are strongly encouraged. In classes, labs, faculty and administrative offices, and residence halls across campus, questions of meaning, mission, truth, faith, and, yes, love are daily posed, entertained, and answered. Granted, some of the answers are provisional. Perhaps some questions are ultimately unanswerable. But we still keeping seeking. You could say that questions are Baylor’s life-blood. Without them, the process of education would weaken and ultimately fail. The body would die.

As an organization that embodies Baylor, the Baylor Alumni Association is also a place of questioning and inquiry—a forum where the voices of the Baylor family interact, sometimes blending together and other times simply agreeing to disagree.

The place where this conversation has most often—and, perhaps, most visibly—taken place has been the Baylor Line magazine and our related online publications, primarily the monthly online newsletter Between the Lines.

Now we are expanding the scope and the tools available for conducting that conversation. Through the creation of a more robust online environment, featuring the addition of this blog and a message board to our now-independently hosted website and e-mail news delivery system, the Baylor Alumni Association is enhancing the Baylor family’s ability to engage in a celebration of our alma mater’s achievements as well as a exploration of the significant issues facing Baylor.

We welcome your voices and perspectives. Check back here for more first-person accounts of what’s happening at your Baylor Alumni Association and Baylor University. And we invite you to log on to the message boards to respond to our blogs or to join in the “Baylor family conversation.”

Todd Copeland
Editor, The Baylor Line and Director of Communications

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