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From BL: See you at Hall of Fame
Safe travels if you’re heading to Waco for this year’s 57th Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony! We’re excited to see you! Those with virtual tickets, you will receive the link to this year’s livestream of the ceremony in your email later today before the ceremony kicks off tonight!
For Ukrainian Baylor professor, Russian invasion hits close to home
“Anxiety and apprehension certainly are up significantly,” said Baylor Professor Sergiy Kudelia. “Many Ukrainians feel the damage already economically […] investors are fleeing the country, business is going down.”
Former student sues Baylor over fall on icy sidewalk
Aaron Ali, a junior history major from Grand Prairie, is seeking at least $200,000 in his lawsuit, filed against Baylor in Waco’s 414th State District Court. After falling during the February 2021 ice storm, Ali claims in a lawsuit that the university is responsible for his injuries. (Possible Paywall)
Five former Baylor Bears selected in USFL draft
The newly launched United States Football League completed its inaugural two-day draft on Wednesday, and a handful of former Bears had their names called and careers revived when the dust settled.
Baylor professor to discuss the impact of faith on human flourishing at Pepperdine President’s Speaker Series
Byron Johnson, Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences at Baylor University, will lead the next installment of the President’s Speaker Series on Thursday, March 10. Johnson is a leading authority on the scientific study of religion, the efficacy of faith-based organizations, and criminal justice.