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Remembering Jeremy Portlock

Remembering Jeremy Portlock

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News

Baker University Director of Physical Plant and Facility Operation Jeremy Portlock died on June 23 at the age of 40. Portlock was an esteemed Baker employee who worked in the Facilities and Operation Department on campus. His responsibilities on campus ranged from keeping students and faculty safe du...

Universities attempt to implement ‘free speech zones’

Universities attempt to implement ‘free speech zones’

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

America — frequently synonymous with the word “freedom.” Citizens of our nation enjoy liberties not extended to much of the rest of the world. One of the most necessary and enjoyed of these advantages is the freedom of speech. However, some colleges are signing legislation and enacting school policies that...

Ocean cleanup begins this month

Ocean cleanup begins this month

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A giant cleanup of waste in the ocean will begin in the Pacific on Sept. 8. The Ocean Cleanup is a project created by Boyan Slat that has been five years in the making, has seen 300 scale models and plans to launch a 2,000 foot floater that can collect roughly five gallons of trash per month. Slat,...

Russell obtains dean position

Russell obtains dean position

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On July 1, Darcy Russell began her new position as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This decision was made after a rigorous interview process that began with eight candidates. Russell said it felt odd to be interviewed by people who she considers to be her friends. “The faculty weren’t easy on me ev...

Fraternity recruitment changes set in place

Fraternity recruitment changes set in place

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This 2018 recruitment year fraternities had a change to their regular recruiting schedule due to sports schedules. While no rules changed, the structure of events created buzz around campus and confusion for initiated members in the four fraternities at Baker.   Traditionally, recruitment has started on...

New issue of the Watershed features student work

New issue of the Watershed features student work

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

June 21, 2018


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On April 18 the 2018 edition of the Watershed, Baker’s literary magazine made its debut during the lunch reception of Dialogos. The magazine is produced, designed and edited entirely by Baker students and features original writings from people of all grade levels. The Watershed has been a staple of ...

BRäV advocates for change on campus

BRäV advocates for change on campus

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

June 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On April 25, students across campus wore denim in order to promote the awareness of sexual assault. This event began after a wrongfully judged court case in Italy that took place in 1998. The court decided that the tightness of the victim’s jeans meant that she must have assisted the offender in the r...

Pride displayed through drag show

Pride displayed through drag show

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Assistant Photo Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The month of April has unofficially become the month that college students celebrating Pride across the country often refer to as the month of ‘Gaypril.’ The Total Equality Alliance, (TEA) hosted a drag show for the first time on campus, along with other events throughout the week to promote Pride...

Dance class offered in the fall of 2018

Dance class offered in the fall of 2018

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

May 14, 2018


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A dance class has been added for half of the Fall 2018 semester. The class will be instructed by University of Kansas graduate student Tim Flattery. Categorized as an exercise science course, the class is open to any students who are interested. Proposed by Assistant Professor of Exercise Science a...

Baker launches Forever Orange campaign

Baker launches Forever Orange campaign

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

May 6, 2018


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A new campaign was recently launched to help better the future of Baker University. The Forever Orange campaign is comprehensive and meant to take place over the next five years, with an end goal of raising $20 million. “It’s not a specific campaign to one building or one program or raising...

Miranda Lindmark accepts position with sorority

Miranda Lindmark accepts position with sorority

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

May 3, 2018


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A Baker University senior recently accepted a full-time job at her sorority’s national headquarters. Miranda Lindmark, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, was offered one of approximately 20 Leadership Consultant positions in March, making her the first the Sigma chapter has had. “I’m getting to combine...

Saving lives through organ donation

Saving lives through organ donation

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Healthy organs aren’t easy to come by. The waiting lists for these organs are enormous — 122,000 people in the U.S. were in search of an organ of some sort in 2017. Only 34,000 people will receive the organ that they need each year. Roughly 110 people are added to this list each day, with 22 of th...