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Residence halls to allow limited number of guests

Residence halls to allow limited number of guests

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Since the  beginning of interterm, Baker University residence halls have not been allowing any guests into student rooms in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. However, on March 2, the guest...

The Word with Max Dutton – March 11, 2021

Story by Joshua Smith and Preston Wilson March 11, 2021

In this week's episode of The Word, we cover a Baker alumni response to the recent budget cuts, go over degree audits and the Wildcat sport action from the week with the 2 Minute Drill.

Remembering student Kaitlen Riley

Remembering student Kaitlen Riley

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

Baker University freshman Kaitlen Riley passed away on Jan. 30, leaving behind family, friends and multiple communities that cherished her dearly. Just after midnight on that day, Riley, 19, was involved...

The Word with Max Dutton: March 3, 2021

In this episode of The Word, we take a look at COVID-19 safety policies and their effectiveness, athletic facility growth in comparison to university budget cuts and an update on sports.

Q&A forum aids in transition to Baker Core program

Q&A forum aids in transition to Baker Core program

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

During the fall semester, Baker University announced that Quest courses will be replaced by the newly developed Baker Core program. Assistant Dean of General Education Tamara Slankard held two Q&A...

Baker University to allow limited spectators at home sporting events

Baker University to allow limited spectators at home sporting events

Story by Halle Morrell, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2021

On Feb. 19, The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported that outdoor events are now allowed a maximum of 200 guests. In response to this change, Baker University Athletics recently announced...

Baker University awarded grant for development of STEM educators

Baker University awarded grant for development of STEM educators

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

Baker University was recently selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a recipient of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship grant program. Over $1 million will be paid over the course of five...

First Black professor at Baker University Jesse Milan's life remembered

First Black professor at Baker University Jesse Milan’s life remembered

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

Jesse Milan, the first Black professor at Baker University, died on Feb. 8 at the age of 92. While Milan accomplished many things over his lifetime, one of his lasting impacts on Baker was the founding...

Student Senate passes resolution to address inclement weather policies

Student Senate passes resolution to address inclement weather policies

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

On Monday Feb. 15, a resolution was passed by Student Senate in response to the campus being open with unprecedented cold weather. According to the BakerU alert, it was up to each individual faculty member...

The Word with Max Dutton – Feb. 25, 2021

In this episode of The Word, we cover Baker's recent cuts to faculty and majors (check out the full story on our website), Randy Flowers winning the Outstanding Programmer Award, how the pandemic has affected...

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