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From BL: Last call for Hall of Fame
A week from today, we’ll be gathering as the Baylor Family to celebrate our best and brightest by inducting another class of Hall of Fame Honorees. Join us for this special night by reserving a seat in-person or virtually by midnight tonight!
Baylor conference to examine racism and white churches
A three-day conference beginning Thursday at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary will explore what white Christian churches can and should do to combat racism in and outside their membership. The conference, the first of three planned over the next three years, will feature Baylor faculty, Texas pastors, and national scholars in a wide-ranging look at the subject that will include music and film as possible tools to create dialogue. (Possible paywall)
Face masks optional at Baylor starting next week
Face masks and coverings will be optional at Baylor University, effective Monday, February 21. Provost Nancy Brickhouse sent out a statement Thursday morning – saying many states, colleges, universities, and other organizations across the country are beginning to loosen their face mask requirements.
Men’s tennis star Adrian Boitan named Big 12 Player of the Week
The fourth-year junior is now 8-0 in singles for the season. Boitan, a native of Constanta, Romania, had a 3-0 week in doubles and went 2-0 in singles against then-No. 9 Texas, Tulsa (RV) and No. 7 Virginia to earn the accolade.
Baylor becomes key partner in new platform to overcome bias for job seekers
The partnering software company, Upkey, focuses on providing career creation resources for underserved young professionals in high school, college, and beyond. Baylor is among Purdue University, University of Central Florida, and the University of Illinois at Chicago in implementing the software to reduce bias.
BL Classic: Nightlight Donuts
Staying over in Waco next Friday after Hall of Fame? Why not try the Baylor grad owned Nightlight Donuts? Waco may not be known for its nightlife, but Eric (’14) and Jackson (’14) Wren are getting people to stay up late (and get up early) for their donuts. (Possible paywall)