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Professor couple runs marathons together

Professor couple runs marathons together

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

February 21, 2018


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Ryan Gibb, assistant professor of international studies, and Keke Gibb, visiting assistant professor of biology, are one of the many professor couples on Bakers campus. However, what makes them unique is their dedication to running marathons all around the world. Keke began running at age 11 when cross coun...

Greek awards recognize FSL achievements

Greek awards recognize FSL achievements

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

February 21, 2018


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The 2017 Greek Awards were held on Feb. 11 in Rice Auditorium. The Greek Awards recognize fraternity and sorority chapters on campus for their accomplishments in various categories. The awards are usually held at the end of Baker’s Greek Week, but Assistant Director of Student Life Josh Doak decided to ...

Daryl Davis: Music, racism and the KKK

Daryl Davis: Music, racism and the KKK

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Assistant Photo Editor

February 17, 2018


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Not many black men can say they have attended Ku Klux Klan rallies as a guest of a member of the organization, but Daryl Davis can. At age 10, Davis had never heard the word “racism”. He had moved around to various foreign countries with his parents and had always been around children of other races...

Next step: Oxford

Next step: Oxford

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

February 17, 2018


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For many students, handling the challenges and work that come with a college education is hard enough, but for senior Brenda McCollum, schoolwork is just one of the many priorities she handles every day. In addition to majoring in history and international studies, and minoring in political studies ...

Students study obscure phylum

Students study obscure phylum

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

February 14, 2018


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The Baker University biology program and a few of its students have been hard at work in the lab and in the field helping lead tardigrade research efforts. Tardigrades are a branch of microscopic phylum which have been studied very little. Director of Research William Randy Miller is one of the Bak...

The Late Night Grille satisfies cravings

The Late Night Grille satisfies cravings

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

February 12, 2018


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The Late Night Grille, located inside the Long Student Center, is now open to the Baker community from 8-10 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. The Grille options available for students to satisfy their nighttime cravings range from sandwiches and burgers to hot wings, onion rings and tater tots. Baker S...

Sophomore ‘snow swimmers’ go viral

Sophomore ‘snow swimmers’ go viral

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

February 12, 2018


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While snow in January is common, making a sport out of it is much more unique. Baker University sophomores Kwan Brooks, Fabien Franck-Love and Deverius Brown took playing in the snow to the next level. Across the country, videos of students “swimming” in the snow have become increasingly popular....

University defends recycling

University defends recycling

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

February 6, 2018


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Baker University provides recycling bins that are located around campus, allowing students to recycle various materials. Recently, rumors have been circulating that the recycling bins on campus are actually emptied into the trash and not recycled at all. Kathy Wilson, academic achievement coordinator,...

Comedian kicks off spring semester

Comedian kicks off spring semester

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

February 2, 2018


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To start off the spring semester, Baker’s Student Activities Council brought in comedian Morgan Jay to perform on Jan. 31 in Rice Auditorium. Free to all students and faculty, Jay entertained the audience with a mix of sexual humor and original songs. His quick gestures and guitar skills captured ...

Inside the minds of Baker tutors

Inside the minds of Baker tutors

Story by Dory Smith, Assistant Multimedia Editor

January 24, 2018


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Student Academic Success (SAS) offers a range of educational services for students. One of the many opportunities SAS provides for Baker University is tutoring. Tutoring is offered for several classes including: accounting, quantitative analysis for business, chemistry, international studies, statisti...

Baker hosts 11th blood drive

Baker hosts 11th blood drive

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

December 21, 2017


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Baker University hosted its 11th blood drive on Nov. 29. Sponsored by the Red Cross and held in the Long Student Center, students and community members alike came together to donate their time and blood to save lives. This year the event was run by junior Michelle Henry who is a Red Cross/NAIA ambassador...

Day in the life: Fraternity and sorority chapter presidents

Day in the life: Fraternity and sorority chapter presidents

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

December 4, 2017


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With nearly 40 percent of the current student population involved, fraternity and sorority life is a vital piece of the Baker University puzzle, but these organizations do not run themselves. Beyond the numerous alumni and faculty members that have a hand in helping these chapters succeed, each has an a...