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Ever hear the song “Travelin’ Up” by the Singinaires? Probably not. The recording, along with some 5,000 others, is part of an effort to preserve early Black Gospel Music, based out of Baylor University. You can now hear some of these songs at the Smithsonian’s Museum for African American History and culture – which opens this weekend. 

When you think of summer camps you may think they center on traditional activities like arts and crafts, but at the weeklong iEngage camp, children in 5th to 9th grade are taking part in civic engagement and learning how they can make a difference in their communities. (CC BY 2.0)

This summer, a handful of high school teachers from across the state of Texas came to Baylor to work and research green chemistry. As KWBU’s Carlos Morales reports, it’s all done under the umbrella of the Molecular Design Research Network.

This week, Baylor University announced Mack Rhoades as its new athletic director.


This year's Baylor orientation is a bit different. It’s been nearly a month since major leadership changes at the University following an investigation into the school’s handling of sexual assaults. So what are incoming incoming students thinking in the wake of Baylor’s sexual assault scandal, and what changes are Baylor working towards?

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Today, former Baylor head football coach Art Briles filed a motion, asking for new representation in a Title IX lawsuit filed against him, the Baylor Board of regents and former athletic director Ian McCaw. 


Today, Baylor University announced the creation of two task forces which will work to implement the 105 recommendations made by Pepper Hamilton, the law firm hired to investigate the university's handling of sexual assault.

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Although Baylor Women’s Basketball exited the NCAA tournament earlier this week, they've seen unprecedented success during the past 16 years under coach Kim Mulkey. But in a sport where fan support can often be a luxury, one of Mulkey’s greatest accomplishments has been building a bridge between her team and the community. KWBU intern Shehan Jeyarajah has more on Waco’s unique relationship with its women’s basketball team. 

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This week, Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association reached a settlement agreement, ending nearly two years of contentious litigation. 

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Baylor University president Ken Starr announced that after consulting with faculty, staff and students, the private university will opt out of campus carry.

Last night Baylor students and community members gathered on campus to host a vigil in response to what event organizers called a failure on the university’s part to take appropriate action against rape.

Technology and sports. The relationship between the two has mainly revolved around how technology can improve athletic prowess and sideline coaching. But more recently, technology has changed how we watch sports. 

Carlos Morales

In response to recent anti-Muslim sentiments -- such as remarks from GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who called for a complete ban on Muslims entering the U-S -- roughly 400 people, from Baylor faculty and students to community members, gathered, to offer encouragement and solidarity to those Muslim students at the university.  

Welcome to a special edition of Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. Earlier this week The Texas Tribune held their day-long symposium in Waco, which featured several panels on higher education. You can rewatch all of the panels below, including a one-on-one conversation with Baylor president and chancellor Ken Starr. 

In early 2014, when the $266-million McLane Stadium was still under construction, Baylor Athletic Director Ian McCaw had one particular vision in mind for the new stadium’s river-front setting: sailgating. That’s tailgating on a boat. KWBU’s Carlos Morales has more on the growing tradition and how its morphed into a business and recruiting tool.