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OpEd: Luca Janssen on being an international student during the pandemic

OpEd: Luca Janssen on being an international student during the pandemic

Story by Luca Janssen, Contributing Writer April 25, 2021

Baker University is home to a number of international students. Most of them travel to the United States to attend college and play a sport. I am an international student from the Netherlands and am attending...

Harlaxton College study abroad programs will return beginning summer 2021. This will be the first time students have lived in the manor since an abrupt departure in spring of 2020.

Harlaxton travel to resume starting summer 2021

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Harlaxton College will once again open its doors to Baker University students. Starting in the summer of 2021, students and faculty will be accepted into the program in a slow return to study abroad opportunities. Baker...

Both physical and mental tolls continue to appear as students push through pandemic life.

Editorial: Students continue to endure repercussions of pandemic

Story by Editorial Board April 13, 2021

Just over one year ago, what was expected to be a two week bump in the road upended the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a number of challenges that will linger across the globe for years to...

More college students are now eligible for SNAP benefits with the latest COVID-19 relief bill.

COVID-19 relief package includes SNAP benefits for more college students

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

Students who are involved in work-study are now eligible for Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as a part of the federal COVID-19 relief package. National Association of...

An increasing number of professors, faculty and staff at Baker University are now able to obtain their COVID-19 vaccination. Many have done so by traveling to the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Increasing number of faculty members receiving COVID-19 vaccinations

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer April 3, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to all Kansans ages sixteen and over after the state of Kansas entered the final phase, Phase 5, of the Vaccine Prioritization plan on Mar. 29. Even before the...

Jo's Diner shows a sign to alert customers of their closing.

Jo’s Diner and The Salt Mine close their doors

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

An important part of any college town is its local restaurants. For  Baldwin City, it is no different. Whether it is a place to grab drinks, a corner to study in or a location to celebrate a birthday,...

On Mar. 25, Baker University band gathered together to perform for a limited audience in Rice Auditorium.

Baker University Band holds indoor concert

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer March 28, 2021

On Mar. 25, the Baker University Symphonic Winds and Jazz Band held their first in-house concert in Rice Auditorium since the start of the pandemic. Though they were able to have an outdoor concert...

Baker University will hold two commencement ceremonies at Liston Stadium on May 22.

University to hold two commencement ceremonies

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Update: Due to changes in social distancing guidelines, Academic Affairs announced on Mar. 29 that May 2021 graduates are now allowed to have up to five guests in attendance.  An email sent from Vice...

Activists demand inclusion of Asian people in anti-racism efforts

Activists demand inclusion of Asian people in anti-racism efforts

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

Racially-motivated hate crimes against Asian Americans have surged after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. During recent months, the call to amplify marginalized voices has received more attention. The...

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...

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...

Senior Ashley Pippin sits at the circulation desk inside Collins Library. As part of the Work Study Program, students at Baker can apply to work as a Library Assistant.

Work Study hours take cuts due to pandemic hardships

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer October 13, 2020

The work study program has been providing on-campus jobs for Baker students for the past several years, such as being an admissions ambassador or a student tutor. While it can provide another source of...

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