Feb
09

The BAA’s travel and car-rental discount program has been expanded to provide, in many cases, higher discounts to more hotels than before.  The enhanced program offers discounts to 60,000 hotels worldwide, including the Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Sheraton, Radisson, Kimpton, Omni, Drury, and Hyatt. These discounts will give members of the Baylor Family added choice and flexibility …

adminBAA expands hotel-discount benefit
Jan
15

You can’t say René Maciel, MS ’91, doesn’t have audacious goals. The president of Baptist University of the Américas (BUA) in San Antonio recently took on the role of president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (Texas Baptists) and he defines success in that role as “bringing unity to Texas Baptist life.” The numbers indicate how big a job …

adminGetting to Know… BGCT President René Maciel, MS ‘91
Jan
12

Original Populous plans and renderings show Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center did not need to be demolished. “[The Stadium Project] will require removal of the Hughes-Dillard Center this summer in order to make way for the approach to the stadium.”  Baylor President Ken Starr Letter to Baylor Nation, June 10, 2013. [LINK] “Populous, our renowned architectural firm, has been insistent in its …

adminLitigation Update: New evidence received from McLane Stadium architect shows it was not necessary to demolish Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center
Dec
24

By Jennifer Thomson “Life changing” is a phrase I seldom use. Probably due to the infomercial feel of it. It sounds dramatic and cliché. Yet it’s the phrase I come up with when asked to describe my semester abroad. Last year, I was in a rut. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life, and I wasn’t …

adminStudying abroad changed my life: BAA Legacy Scholar Jennifer Thomson’s story
Dec
21

All of us have been praised for something great we’ve done in our careers with notes of thanks, certificates, recognition at a companywide meeting, perhaps even a year-end cash bonus. Dr. Diane Porter Patrick ‘66 got a school named after her. Diane Patrick Elementary opened this past fall in the Arlington (Texas) School District, and the school’s namesake feels inspired …

adminGetting to Know…Dr. Diane Porter Patrick ’66
Dec
18

The BAA asked this year’s Legacy Scholarship applicants to reflect on what it has meant to be part of a Baylor legacy family and to grow up surrounded by Baylor traditions.  This week, we introduce sophomore Morgan Mitford and freshman sister Madison Mitford from Grapevine, TX, who expect to graduate with degrees in Interior Design and Speech Pathology, respectively. Their father, Mark …

adminLegacy Scholars Story: Morgan and Madison Mitford
Dec
16

In early November, we asked our readers for feedback on The Baylor Line and our twice-monthly Between the Lines e-newsletter. I was pleased that the vast majority of the 317 respondents like our publications and want the BAA to survive and flourish. Many said they want us to be more positive and not fight with Baylor, but to be fair …

adminFive things we learned from our publications survey
Nov
21

(Update, Dec 3, 2015:  Rice University announced this week that it would also opt-out.)  Does the constitutional right to self-preservation override a university’s right to ban weapons on their campus in the name of public safety?  That’s the question facing Texas private universities as they consider whether to opt in to the new campus carry law that will go into …

adminCampus Carry: Opt-out or opt-in at Baylor?
Nov
18

Sports reporting is a place where you can increasingly find stories about people who have leaned on their faith and lost — and regained — it, says sports-feature producer Lisa Fenn, who shared the stage with ESPN NBA Report Chris Broussard at the Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning’s annual Symposium on Faith and Culture, which drew about 350 attendees from across the …

adminShould faith play a role in covering sports?
Nov
17

The BAA asked this year’s Legacy Scholarship applicants to reflect on what it has meant to be part of a Baylor legacy family and to grow up surrounded by Baylor traditions.  This week, we introduce Leah Dudley, a freshman from Temple, TX, who expects to graduate in May 2019 with a major in Communication Science and Disorders.  In the part of his application …

adminBAA Legacy Scholar’s Story: Leah Dudley