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First Black professor at Baker University Jesse Milans life remembered

First Black professor at Baker University Jesse Milan’s life remembered

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

Jesse Milan, the first Black professor at Baker University, died on Feb. 8 at the age of 92. While Milan accomplished many things over his lifetime, one of his lasting impacts on Baker was the founding...

Student Senate passes resolution to address inclement weather policies

Student Senate passes resolution to address inclement weather policies

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

On Monday Feb. 15, a resolution was passed by Student Senate in response to the campus being open with unprecedented cold weather. According to the BakerU alert, it was up to each individual faculty member...

The Word with Max Dutton – Feb. 25, 2021

In this episode of The Word, we cover Baker's recent cuts to faculty and majors (check out the full story on our website), Randy Flowers winning the Outstanding Programmer Award, how the pandemic has affected...

WildCATurday event canceled due to winter weather

WildCATurday event canceled due to winter weather

Story by Caitlyn Baker, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Recent winter weather impacting areas across the United States has caused the cancelation of numerous events. The Baker University admissions office has experienced this firsthand with the cancelation...

University cuts faculty, staff and programs in the wake of financial hardship

University cuts faculty, staff and programs in the wake of financial hardship

Story by Halle Morrell, Emma Howard, Will Hanson, and Rebekah Nelson February 24, 2021

According to Baker University officials, the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic created hardships resulting in the decision to cut a total of 18 faculty and staff positions, four majors and two...

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Men’s Basketball team involved in crash traveling to away game

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer February 23, 2021

While traveling to Lamoni, Iowa for an away game on Feb. 6, the Baker University Men’s Basketball team was involved in a bus crash. The players and coaches loaded the charter bus on that snowy morning...

Randy Flowers wins national award in student programming

Randy Flowers wins national award in student programming

Story by Liam Flake, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Life Randy Flowers was chosen by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) as the 2021 recipient of the Patsy Morley Outstanding Programmer...

The Word with Max Dutton Feb. 19, 2021

In the first episode of The Word with Max Dutton of the new semester, we cover Baker University's severe weather policy, students' recent rise in their involvement in stock trading and cover every Wildcat...

Senior Marissa Neumer follows the Bob Ross tutorial titled Sunset Aglow.

Alpha Chi Omega organizes “Paint and Sip” event

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 19, 2021

Recent phishing scams reach student inboxes

Recent phishing scams reach student inboxes

Story by Caitlyn Baker, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Baker University students have seen an increase in phishing emails and hacks in recent months, raising concern about the security of the university's current email system. In response to such concerns,...

Rotting food discovered in Gessner ceiling

Rotting food discovered in Gessner ceiling

Story by Emma Howard, Social Media Editor February 17, 2021

Over interterm, maintenance workers responded to a request for a lightbulb repair in the lobby of Gessner Hall. What initially appeared to be a routine fix, quickly became a gross anomaly. Within the...

What to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

What to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

It’s been almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and caused everything we’ve known to change. But after spending our summers and holidays stuck indoors, the recently developed vaccines...

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