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Irwin to become a co-ed dorm

Irwin to become a co-ed dorm

July 8, 2014

The boys are back in town, quite literally for Baker University. Enrollment for fall 2014 looks strong, and men will likely outnumber women. And with all of Gessner Hall, the New Living Center and Horn...

Community should focus on change to prevent prejudice

April 18, 2014

On Sunday, three people were fatally shot at the Jewish Community Center and a nearby Jewish assisted living facility in Overland Park, during what police are calling a hate crime. The situation shocked...

Baker websites have new look as school year begins

June 2, 2013

With its up-to-date layout and new features, the recently-renovated Baker University website has been redesigned to be easily navigable for current and prospective students and faculty. After receiving...

Summer Bridge program gears up for third year

April 30, 2013

For the third year in a row, Baker University will host its Summer Bridge program for incoming college students. Coordinator of Student Achievement Carrie Coward Bucher organized the program with the...

Celebration planned to kick off union renovations

April 29, 2013

Talk of the renovations to Harter Union is continuous on campus. As a kickoff to the changes, Baker will host a renovation celebration Friday in the Harter Union. The festivity will include a sneak peek...

Project addresses homosexual discrimination

Project addresses homosexual discrimination

April 23, 2013

What started as a final class project for junior Tim Laughlin has blossomed into a thought-provoking and influential narrative about homosexuals in small towns. “In small towns, there isn’t...

Baum brings home award from Academy of Science meeting

April 17, 2013

Senior Kyle Baum helped put the Baker University science program on the map by finishing first in the undergraduate oral presentations at the meeting of the Academy of Science April 5-6 at Johnson County...

Sorority plans 5K for breast cancer awareness

Sorority plans 5K for breast cancer awareness

April 15, 2013

“Keep calm and run on.” Those are the words that will be on the shirts handed out at the first annual Pink Out 5K hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha. Vice President of Programming Kendra Clark suggests...

Greeks roll into ‘Las Vegas’ themed Greek Week

April 1, 2013

The long-standing BU Greek tradition kicks off this week with Mr. BU Tuesday in Rice Auditorium. The theme this year is “Las Vegas,” with festive activities such as Casino Night at 9 p.m....

The Last Lecture selected for common book

‘The Last Lecture’ selected for common book

March 27, 2013

Next year's common book, The Last Lecture<em>The Last Lecture</em>, focuses on the story of Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University....

Smithsonian exhibit comes to town

Smithsonian exhibit comes to town

March 26, 2013

The traveling Smithsonian exhibit entitled “The Way We Worked” has opened in the Lumberyard Arts Center and will run through May 5. The exhibit shows how the American working class has changed...

Plan ahead for summer music festivals

Plan ahead for summer music festivals

March 10, 2013

A weekend with tens of thousands of people, only a handful of whom have paid the $7 for a shower, music from sun up to sundown and greasy food vendors. What does this all add up to? A music festival. ...

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