Jul
03

Baylor has dropped language in its sexual conduct policy specifically outlawing sexual relationships between same-sex partners, although a spokesperson’s response to questions from the Waco Trib indicates that the university does not appear to be endorsing gay and lesbian couples or sex outside of marriage. The university’s sexual misconduct policy previously listed “homosexual acts” among the sexually related conduct that could …

adminBaylor revises sexual conduct policy, drops references to “homosexual acts”
Jul
01

We are pleased to announce that the BAA will award $1,000 scholarships for the 2015-16 school year to 54 Baylor undergraduates whose parents or grandparents (and in many cases, many other family members) attended the university. The awards represent an increase of 28.5% in the amount of the scholarships with 12 additional students receiving awards over last year. “We want to thank …

adminBAA awards $55,400 in 2015-16 Legacy Scholarships
Jun
28

The following editorial, “Embarrassing emails obscure greater tragedy indicting Baylor regents, alumni association,” was published in the Sunday Waco Tribune-Herald. What do you think of the position the paper is taking? More than one civic leader has touted Baylor University as the best thing to happen to Waco. The point is open to spirited debate, but it’s abundantly clear that, …

adminWaco Tribune editorial raises difficult questions about dispute
Jun
21

April 4, 2012:  The Baylor vice president in charge of alumni relations, Tommye Lou Davis, forwards to Board of Regents chair Buddy Jones a BAA member e-mail celebrating the Lady Bears’ Basketball NCAA championship win.  The pair trade succinct e-mails about their views of the BAA and the future of the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center. Tommye Lou Davis: They make me …

adminLitigation Update: In Their Own Words
Jun
13

The Fall 2015 issue of the Baylor Line will feature the return of a reader favorite:  Class Notes. Promotions?  We want them.  Honors, Recognition, and Appointments?  Those too.  Publishing a book or professional article?  You betcha.  Weddings?  Certainly, even if you married someone who’s not a Bear (you’ll have time to bring them around).  Births of Future Bears?  Definitely, and …

adminClass Notes to return to Baylor Line
Jun
04

The Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) has elected Tom Nesbitt ’94, an Austin labor and employment law attorney, as its 2015-16 president, and re-elected James Nelson III ’04 and Emily George Tinsley ’61 as treasurer and secretary, respectively. Nesbitt, who succeeds Tyler attorney Keith W. Starr ’83, said, “I am proud to serve an organization that has supported and connected Baylor …

adminBAA Board Elects Tom Nesbitt ’94 President, Hires New CMO and Finance Manager
Jun
02

As great as Commencement is for every family, there may be few joys greater than sharing it with a family member who graduated from the same school — someone who dressed you in a Baylor onesie, taught you Sic ‘Em before you could walk, brought you to games, and made sure that every Christmas included a Baylor T-shirt or sweatshirt …

adminBaylor Family Photo Album: 2015 Commencement Edition
May
30

We’re extending the deadline for applying for the BAA Legacy Scholarship by 24 hours because frankly it makes a lot more sense to make the deadline on a Sunday night at the end of a month than on a Saturday night.  And we know those students who are already bad with deadlines aren’t likely to be much better on something like this.  So …

adminLegacy Scholarship application deadline extended to 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 31, 2015
May
28

An Emmy-nominated and award-winning screenwriter and producer – and Baylor’s top teacher for the 2005-06 school year, Dr. Sarah-Jane (SJ) Murray delivered a widely praised (and viewed) local TEDx talk in San Antonio in November 2014 that sought to explain why stories matter.  SJ graduated with honors from Auburn University with a BA in French and Philosophy (after dabbling for …

adminBaylor Professor SJ Murray practices what she preaches on the power of “insanely great” storytelling
May
21

Now that graduation is over, a couple of harsh realities are staring at Baylor graduates and their families.  For many, the job market is not what they hoped or expected and they will soon receive the first notice for their student-debt payments.  And the numbers may well be staggering. Here are the monthly payments required to pay off various debt …

adminAfter graduation comes loan repayment — maybe