The Baker Orange

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...

Murals explained by speaker

April 28, 2006


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On Tuesday, students and faculty found solace from the cold rain at a presentation detailing Irish murals that took place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Mabee 100.? The presentation, titled "Widening the Frame: The Politics of Representing Northern Irish Murals," was delivered by Kathryn Conrad, an associ...

Summer housing hunt

Summer housing hunt

April 28, 2006


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Baker University students staying in Baldwin City for the summer will need a place to live, and students are looking on campus and off. One option is to make arrangements to stay on campus. The number of students interested in living in the apartments for the summer has grown from 12 students last...

Academic honorees named

Academic honorees named

April 28, 2006


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Baker University students were awarded honors Sunday at the Academic Honors Ceremony in Rice Auditorium. Students are honored with many different types of awards including individual honors, departmental honors, initiates in honorary organizations, recognition of achievement beyond campus and studen...

Mungano assigns new positions

Mungano assigns new positions

Story by Julie Hedrick

April 28, 2006


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Baker University's multicultural organization, Mungano, recently elected four new officers to take on leadership positions in the organization for next year. Mungano's new officers are as follows: sophomore Kelly Vaughan, president; sophomore Jacinta Deruso, vice president; freshman Nicole Baumgartner, treasu...

Weddings relocated

April 28, 2006


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A tornado tore through Lawrence March 12, ruining numerous buildings. 60 percent of the University of Kansas' buildings were damaged, which devastated many wedding couples plans of marriage on KU's campus. Baldwin City High School Counselor Natalie Schmidt, fiancee of Jeff Konkel, was one of the wo...

Students named to Cardinal Key for community service

April 28, 2006


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Ten new members were inducted into Baker University's chapter of Cardinal Key National Honor Society April 20. Members were accepted based on grades and prior community service involvement. It's a honorable academic service organization," said senior Rachel Tindall, president of the organization. Secretary of the...

Greek Philosophy

Greek Philosophy

April 28, 2006


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As the sun set over Rice Auditorium Monday night, members of greek houses and independents alike went crazy over scantily clad candidates vying for the title of Mr. BU. Monday evening in Rice Auditorium. The moon, and perhaps the audience, grew hazy Wednesday as members of greek organizations gave t...

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 ...

Activism encouraged at BU

Story by The Baker Orange Staff

March 4, 2006


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On Monday, thousands of people joined in a mass protest against potential tightened immigration laws. The participants stayed home from school and work, and many took to the streets to make their opinion known. According to the New York Times, one Chicago high school had only 17 percent attendance. Th...