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Texas Rangers Begin Investigation into Baylor

Mar 2, 2017
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The Texas Rangers have begun an investigation into Baylor University’s sexual assault scandal, according to multiple reports.

The Baylor Board of Regents voted today to approve reforms to the board’s governance structure, following recommendations issued by an independent task force.

At Town Hall, Baylor Alumni Urge Board Reform

Feb 16, 2017
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In the wake of Baylor University’s sexual assault scandal, an independent group of alumni and major donors are calling for increased transparency and governance changes to the Baptist school’s leadership.

Big 12 Will Withhold Money from Baylor

Feb 8, 2017
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The Big 12 athletic conference voted unanimously to withhold 25 percent of Baylor University's future revenue - potentially millions of dollars - pending a third-party review of changes the school has made in response to its sexual assault scandal.

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The Baylor University board of regents have unanimously voted against a review of the 9-month Pepper Hamilton investigation into the school's handling of sexual assault allegations, stating the initial the report was "complete, fair and accurate."

Reports: Briles Sues 3 BU Regents, Adminstrator for Libel

Dec 8, 2016
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Former Baylor University head football coach Art Briles has filed a lawsuit against 3 Baylor regents and the school's vice president, according to multiple media reports. 

Matt Rhule Introduced as New BU Football Coach

Dec 7, 2016

Baylor University formally introduced Matt Rhule as its new head football coach on Wednesday. Rhule – the university’s 27th head coach – comes to Baylor’s campus in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that saw the firing of Art Briles fired and resignation of athletic director Ian McCaw.

From Texas Standard:

A few weeks ago, the coordinator of Baylor University's Title IX resigned, alleging that the school had prevented her from adequately investigating cases. Baylor denied the charges. But after her resignation, she appeared in a TV interview saying that a group of Baylor administrators “made sure they were protecting the brand, instead of our students.”

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Patty Crawford has resigned as Baylor University's first fulltime Title IX coordinator. She will speak tomorrow on "CBS This Morning" to discuss  her resignation and the problems that persist at the university.

Black Gospel Collection Goes to Washington

Sep 23, 2016
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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. 


iEngage Summer Camp Seeks to Get Kids Interested in Civics

Aug 5, 2016

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.


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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.


Mack Rhoades Announced as Baylor's New AD

Jul 14, 2016

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


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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. 

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