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Museum Studies minor offers practical experience

Museum Studies minor offers practical experience

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

May 1, 2018


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A Museum Studies minor will be added to the Fall 2018 catalog with the goal of preparing students for graduate school in museum studies or to work in a museum. The minor requires students to complete 18 credit hours, three of which have to be upper-level credits from working in a museum, gallery or archive...

Salon classes changed for next year

Salon classes changed for next year

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

April 25, 2018


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The Salon 101 and Salon 102 courses are being combined into one course starting Fall 2018. The new course has yet to receive an official name but is being called "First Year Experience" in the meantime. “Unlike most colleges, we had a program that went all year round and the thought was that a fre...

‘We want to feel included’

‘We want to feel included’

Story by Brenna Thompson, New Assistant

April 25, 2018


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LGBTQ policy formation has been at the center of controversial issues across the nation in recent years, with a typical divide between far-right conservatives and far-left liberals. Kansas as a state tends to fall into the more conservative beliefs, which can have serious negative and marginalizing impacts on th...

Humanities departments disappear on campuses

Humanities departments disappear on campuses

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 22, 2018


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Universities across the nation have begun to trade in customary general education requirements with reformed and condensed versions. In doing so, humanities departments have suffered severe consequences. In the case of Baker, the Quest program has eliminated the obligation to take humanities courses by ...

Dialogos: A day dedicated to student work

Dialogos: A day dedicated to student work

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 17, 2018


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Dialogos is a day meant to celebrate student scholarships so students can present information, make a poster or even do an art project. Dialogos will be on Wednesday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. With classes canceled for the day, students are free to present their work and attend each others'...

ParMentors program remains strong

ParMentors program remains strong

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 17, 2018


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In 1988, former first lady of Baker University Carolyn Lambert established a program of chosen students to both participate in important university events and generate connections with alumni. In memory of Parmenter Hall, the group was named ParMentors. Lambert, Former Assistant Dean of Students Nancy Richard and ...

Fiscal challenges force SPGS layoffs

Fiscal challenges force SPGS layoffs

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

April 17, 2018


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After the February Board of Trustees meeting, an email was addressed to the Baker community, in which an overview of the topics discussed were shared. Included in the email was the continuing concern regarding the financial state of the School of Professional and Graduate studies due to declining enrol...

Sodexo serves several institutions

Sodexo serves several institutions

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 16, 2018


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Baker University’s chosen dining services company, Sodexo, provides food for far more than just universities. Sodexo holds contracts with schools, hospitals and even prisons. The mixed opinions over the quality of Sodexo’s products have become even more controversial with the fact that prisons...

Modern movement inspires students

Modern movement inspires students

Story by Lexi Loya and Nathalia Barr

April 14, 2018


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Gun violence. It's an important topic in our country right now and has been for a long time. There have already been several school shootings in the beginning months of 2018, with the most devastating attack happening at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14. Seventeen...

Cambridge Analytica scams Facebook users

Cambridge Analytica scams Facebook users

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

April 9, 2018


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On March 17, 2017, the New York Times and The Observer reported on how Cambridge Analytica, a political data analysis firm, collected personal information on more than 50 million Facebook users. The information was gathered through an app developed by Aleksandr Kogan, a professor at Cambridge University...

Baker Wetlands: A National Nature Landmark

Baker Wetlands: A National Nature Landmark

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

April 9, 2018


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The Baker Wetlands is one of the remarkable natural spots found in Kansas. In just a short visit, I was able to see the diverse natural beauty this nature preservation landmark has to offer. A flock of birds resting in one of the swales which I’m fairly sure were Franklin Gulls, based on a brochure, bi...