The Baker Orange

Teams fall short of nationals

May 4, 2006


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The Baker University women's tennis team ended its season Saturday after losing 5-3 to McKendree College in the Region V semifinals. "The rain kind of put a damper on things," junior Kelsey Stephens said. "We had to wait around all day for the rain, so it was hard to get motivated. We didn't get a ...

Students to vote on speech

May 4, 2006


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After weeks of discussion about censorship and free speech, the Baker University student body will have the final say concerning whether student senate will pass a resolution addressing censorship on campus. At Tuesday's student senate meeting, senators voted to allow students the opportunity to exp...

Proposal to provide institution

Story by Alex Dingman

May 4, 2006


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Associate Professor of Philosophy Tom Peard said he is in the process of developing a proposal that would make the study of ethics a much larger part of the Baker University experience. The proposal is for an ethics institute to be established at Baker which would provide a center for group discussions and se...

Weather, competition combine for poor finish for track teams

Story by Kris McDonald

May 4, 2006


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This weekend, the Baker University men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Heart of America Athletic Conference outdoor championships in Liberty, Mo., and came home with less than desirable finishes. Horrendous weather conditions and possible late season fatigue affected the Wildca...

Overheard

May 2, 2006


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"I just wish it could have gone on the 12th, the 13th, the 14th, the 15th, the 16th, the 17th. We can go on and on. Like they say, no pain, no gain. America, you lost. I won." --Zacarias Moussaoui about the 9/11 attacks at his trial "My dad was my best friend and greatest role model, and I will...

Pretty Girls cook up clever, catchy album

Pretty Girls cook up clever, catchy album

April 28, 2006


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Take one part fancy, one part fury, mix with frantic instrumentation and a voice which alone speaks volumes, and you'll have only a portion of the recipe used in Elan Vital, the latest from rockers Pretty Girls Make Graves. The indie group stirs things up a bit on its first album in three years, which ...

Scheffler discusses top 10

Scheffler discusses top 10

Story by Kathy Scheffler

April 28, 2006


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Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part column series about lessons Scheffler has learned in college. I had a hard time thinking about what I would write for my last column. This time of year, my head is constantly running through everything I have to finish before I leave for summer. Only t...

New fraternity needs support

Story by The Orange staff

April 28, 2006


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­Plain and simple, diversity is an integral aspect of progressivism and the need to grow and expand. Currently, Baker University is making great strides at further integrating this campus. For the past several years, historically black fraternities and sororities have been trying to cre...

Freedom of speech essential

Story by The Orange staff

April 28, 2006


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Once again, the editorial board of the Orange would like to address a matter concerning students' rights. At the April 18 meeting of the Baker University Student Senate, the Baker Orange Editor Jen Thierer made a proposal asking representatives of the student body to pass a resolution that would suppor...

Darfur crisis needs focus

Darfur crisis needs focus

Story by Michael Green

April 28, 2006


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The world has "no higher priority, no greater imperative" than to end the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Not since the Rwandan genocide of 1994 has the world seen such a calculated campaign of slaughter, rape, starvation and displacement. Government supported troops in the Sudan have displaced over 2.5 mi...

Smrha moves to new post

April 28, 2006


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Baker University's Judy Smrha, associate professor of business and economics, will use her business skills in a new way next year as she switches from teaching to administration work. Her main task will be increasing integration of the institution research and assessment. "For me, it's an opportunit...

Students visit BU Saturday for tours

April 28, 2006


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Forty-six prospective students visited the Baker University campus Saturday as part of a junior visit day put on by the admission department. The high school juniors, along with their parents, attended the day in hopes of experiencing Baker at an early stage of deciding on a college, said Louise Cummin...