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What is Baker’s plan for COVID-19?

What is Baker’s plan for COVID-19?

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the United States has generated many questions about how Baker University will handle the scheduling of classes after spring break. On March 12 President Lynne Murray, the Executive Cabinet and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Darcy...

Harlaxton students sent home due to growing concern over COVID-19

Harlaxton students sent home due to growing concern over COVID-19

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 11, 2020

In a March 11 forum held regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, all students currently studying abroad at Harlaxton College learned they will be removed from the manor by March 18 and were highly recommended they return to their homes in the United States. COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has made...

Baker dance sees most All-American dancers ever in a single year

Baker dance sees most All-American dancers ever in a single year

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

March 10, 2020

The competition season for Baker dance team has been a memorable one so far, as the team won both their conference and regionals. They have been working towards these achievements since October and will have competed in eight competitions by the end of the season. When asked about the team’s success, Coach...

What it’s like being a black student at a PWI

What it’s like being a black student at a PWI

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

March 10, 2020

Never in my entire life had I been in the presence of so many black people at once until I had the privilege of attending the 43rd annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government in Norman, Oklahoma. I did not know how much I needed that experience until I arrived and looked around. From Feb....

Campus fights wave of sickness

Campus fights wave of sickness

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

With concerns of covid-19 increasing in the country, there are other illnesses that students at Baker University need to be aware of this season. With a confirmed case of norovirus and rising concerns over influenza, there are several preventative measures students should know to prevent the spread...

Here’s what’s up with Baker’s WiFi

Here’s what’s up with Baker’s WiFi

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

February 28, 2020

For this weekly news feature, news editor Isabel Ashley met with Stevie Walborn, director of information technology at Baker to learn more about the recent WiFi outages, as well as met with students to hear their opinions on the issue. ...

Theatre performs “Jack and Jill”: A modern take on romance

Theatre performs “Jack and Jill”: A modern take on romance

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2020

“Jack and Jill” is a play written by Jane Martin and it first premiered in 1996. The production is known for its unique and contemporary take on romance and relationships, while also having a principal cast of only two. The play follows the tumultuous journey of two people in a relationship over...

Faculty senate prompts discussion about new classroom visitor policy

Faculty senate prompts discussion about new classroom visitor policy

Story by Lauren Alley, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, an email was sent out to Baker University that informed campus about a new classroom visitor policy. Policies can be proposed by anybody on campus through a set system set in place by faculty senate. The policy is first written and then passed by the faculty senate. Finally...