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    Miami U professor gives voice to unheard song leaders

Miami U professor gives voice to unheard song leaders

Returning guest Tammy Kernodle sang and discussed the role of black women activists who used music as a nonviolent strategy Thursday evening in Castellaw Communication Center. “I ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around, gonna keep on walkin’, keep on talkin’, marchin’ on freedom’s way,” Kernodle sang, leading the audience as the female activists did 50 years ago.

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    Keston Center remembers USSR religious persecution

Keston Center remembers USSR religious persecution

Though one would struggle to find evidence of persecution of Christians on Baylor’s campus, students and researchers can visit the archives of the Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society to learn what living in a society without religious freedom is like. The center holds thousands of books, journals, documents and testimonies on the persecution of churches and religious expression in former communist countries, mostly in the former USSR.

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    Sanctions not filed against UT frat

Sanctions not filed against UT frat

An investigation into a University of Texas fraternity whose portrayal of Hispanics at a party offended students has been completed and no sanctions are forthcoming, a university official said Thursday. Phi Gamma Delta did not violate any school rules during the Feb. 7 party at their house just north of campus, Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly said.

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    Despite pushback, Lynch likely to replace Holder

Despite pushback, Lynch likely to replace Holder

Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation’s next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama’s immigration policies. The 12-8 vote in the Judiciary Committee sent Lynch’s nomination to the full Senate. Three Republicans joined all committee Democrats in voting “yes.”

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Edwards takes stand in favor of Kinghorn

Student Body President Dominic Edwards defended Internal Vice President Lawren Kinghorn Wednesday evening in the continuation of the McCahill, Hardy v. Kinghorn lawsuit.

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    Snow day? More like snow hour

Snow day? More like snow hour

Baylor’s campus was coated with snow Wednesday, and students took the chance to take pictures, throw snowballs and dance in the icy weather. The snow fell for about two hours, starting around 8:15 a.m. and lasting until around 10:30 a.m., when it turned into a cold rain. The ground did not stay white for long, as the day warmed to a high of 52 degrees Fahrenheit.

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    Newest addition to Moody gives students video access

Newest addition to Moody gives students video access

Recording a professional resume interview or YouTube video can now be done in one trip to the library, courtesy of the TechPoint Video Booth in Moody Memorial Library.

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    Starr names Still new dean of seminary

Starr names Still new dean of seminary

President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced the appointment of Dr. Todd D. Still as Dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary on Wednesday Feb. 25. Still will begin his term as dean June 1.

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    Cameron Park revamps animal adoption program

Cameron Park revamps animal adoption program

Are you in touch with your wild side? Animal lovers can now show support for their favorite inhabitants of Waco’s Cameron Park Zoo, thanks to the zoo’s recently revamped “Adopt an animal” program.

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    Online courses to start in summer 2015

Online courses to start in summer 2015

The College of Arts and Sciences will begin offering online courses this summer for students wanting to continue their studies off-campus. The college will offer seven courses in topics including geography, history, psychology, neuroscience and religion during summer sessions one and two. Students are restricted to taking 16 hours of credit and a maximum of four courses during the two summer sessions.

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