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The importance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

May 10, 2021

Though BRAVE operates Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it also serves a larger role in the Baker community. Among the members of BRAVE is Sophomore Micayla Houser, who serves as the secretary of the organization....

What Were You Wearing? looks at survivor stories

May 10, 2021

SAAM was also recognized on campus through the week-long installation of the What Were You Wearing? exhibit in the Holt-Russell gallery, which was available Apr. 26-30. The exhibit featured stories from...

The PACE Project and sexual assault education on campus

May 10, 2021

While the PACE office was a sponsor of SAAM, the office operates in a much broader regard on Baker’s campus in dealing with sexual assault. The PACE Project, or the Prevention, Awareness, and Campus...

Title IX: more than athletic equitability

May 10, 2021

Beyond PACE, the other support structure for victims of sexual assault on campus manifests in the form of Title IX, which stems from the Department of Justice. “Most people think of Title IX as a...

A survivor speaks out

May 10, 2021

Sexual assault, however, exists in more than a hypothetical or administrative sense. One student, who has chosen to remain anonymous, shared their experience with the matter. This student offers insight...

PACE Project Coordinator Rachel Gadd-Nelson and STAAC Support Group Advocate AJ Gonzales listen to a students account of their experience with self care at Empower.

Listen, Believe, Care: Baker tackles sexual assault

Story by Liam Flake, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM, a time dedicated to raising awareness for and preventing the issue of sexual assault, harassment and abuse. In light of this, Baker Rallies Against...

Baker University President Lynne Murray lights a candle at the event.

“A Night of Unity” highlights race and ethnicity issue awareness

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer May 8, 2021

Baker University’s Total Equality Alliance (TEA), Mungano, Molcajete and Baker University President Lynne Murray’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion working group initiative teamed up with Baker’s...

Derek Chauvin receives a guilty verdict on murder charges, emphasizing the issues associated with police brutality.

Baker University community reflects on Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

When Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on 46-year-old George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds, the nation erupted. Floyd pleaded for air underneath Chauvin’s knee, as he repeatedly...

Bakers newest student organization allows participants to build their own rockets and learn more about the subject.

Rocketry Club brings new opportunities to campus life

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer May 5, 2021

Baker University has added a new opportunity for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students and those interested in such fields. The addition of the Rocketry Club will allow students to...

Physical Education major Patricia Moore (left) and Musical Education major Kara Smith (right) win the 2021 Teacher of Promise Award.

Students recognized as teachers of promise

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer May 2, 2021

Every year, the Kansas Department of Education invites every university with a teacher preparation program to choose two students to be awarded the “Teachers of Promise” award.  Students who receive...

The Word with Max Dutton – Apr. 30, 2021

April 30, 2021

Welcome back to The Word. On this week’s episode, we cover Baker’s newly updated spectator policy, go through the Baker news rundown and end with the 2-Minute Drill.

Baker University is giving their students the opportunity to get a free Covid-19 vaccination shot on April 29.

Baker University to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Story by Caitlyn Baker, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Baker University has partnered with Douglas County to offer students and Baldwin City community members a chance to get the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for free. This Thursday, Apr. 29, a vaccination clinic...

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