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  • Baylor's first woman pres. guided by faith commitment

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 (one year ago)

    WACO, Texas (BP) -- Linda Livingstone, the first ever female president of Baylor University, points to her faith as a deciding factor in her acceptance of the job at the world's largest Baptist university.

    "My personal faith commitment and my commitment to Jesus Christ was really important in this process," Livingstone, a former Baylor faculty member and dean, said in an April 18 telephone interview on local ABC affiliate KXXV-TV. "My family and I spent a lot of time and prayer and reflection as we looked at this opportunity as it played out, and it certainly was important in that." Read More

  • Starr cuts ties with scandal-rocked Baylor

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, August 22, 2016 (one year ago)

    WACO, Texas (BP) -- Ken Starr has resigned his law professorship at Baylor University, cutting final ties with the Baptist school rocked by allegations that it mishandled sexual assault allegations and intimidated female students who complained.

    "Frankly, the university determined that it wanted a break in the employment relationship, so I've accepted that decision and will, of course, honor the decision," the Waco Tribune quoted Starr Aug. 19. "Nothing changes my love and respect for Baylor." Read More

  • Baylor fires coach Briles, demotes pres. Starr

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, May 26, 2016 (2 years ago)

    WACO, Texas (BP) -- Baylor University stripped Ken Starr of his presidency and fired head football coach Art Briles today (May 26) after an independent investigation found "a fundamental failure" to protect students from sexual assault in a years-long scandal.

    The Baylor Board of Regents announced the personnel changes in a press release posted on its website, based on the findings of an investigation by the law firm Pepper Hamilton, LLP. Read More

  • Baylor's sexual assault response draws protest

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (2 years ago)

    WACO, Texas (BP) -- Baylor University's response to reports of campus sexual violence has drawn scores of protesters to the university president's house and provoked at least two observers to call for the severing of official ties between Baylor and the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

    Baylor President Ken Starr responded to critics with two statements, which affirmed the protesters' "poise and maturity"... Read More

  • Baylor: homosexuality no longer in conduct policy

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 08, 2015 (2 years ago)

    WACO, Texas (BP) -- Baylor University has deleted an affirmation of heterosexual marriage from its policy on sexual conduct as well as a specific prohibition of "homosexual acts."

    A university spokeswoman told Baptist Press the revised policy will be interpreted in a manner consistent with the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message, including the 1998 amendment defining marriage as "the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime." Read More