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    Dia del snow-so: Schools close, delay as storm slaps U.S. with ice, frozen rain

Dia del snow-so: Schools close, delay as storm slaps U.S. with ice, frozen rain

Thursday’s snowstorm that swept through Texas and dumped up to 7 inches of snow in some places and caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled throughout the state. All flights out of the Waco Regional Airport were cut, putting spring break plans for some students on hold.

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    Reception to be held for sustainability education

Reception to be held for sustainability education

The Baylor Sustainability Committee will hold its first sustainability reception to discuss accomplishments of the committee and future recycling initiatives at 6 p.m. on April 20 in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniels Student Union Center.

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    Student Senate approves bills for bike repair station, event funding

Student Senate approves bills for bike repair station, event funding

By Madison Miller Reporter During their weekly Thursday meeting, Student Senate voted on four bills, three of which would provide funding for different culture club events. The Senate voted on a budget to give the Nu Zeta chapter of Phi Beta Sigma $2,500 for their third annual “More Than We

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    From the Baylor police blotter (Feb. 27 – March 5)

From the Baylor police blotter (Feb. 27 – March 5)

This police incident information was collected from reports at www.baylor.edu/dps and is provided freely as public information under the Clery Act.

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’50 Shades’ panelists discuss grey areas

At the box office, the worldwide phenomenon “Fifty Shades of Grey” made $85 million, while the book stayed on the top of the New York Times Bestseller list for 78 weeks. But how has this global hit impacted relationships?

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    Car catches fire Wednesday in Social Work garage

Car catches fire Wednesday in Social Work garage

A car caught fire sometime before 8 a.m. Wednesday morning on the third floor of a parking garage near the Baylor Social Work Building on Washington Ave. A passerby noticed some steam coming from a Buick Regal as the woman left her car to go to the offices where she worked on the third floor. Someone called the Waco Fire Department at 8:07 a.m. and the firefighters arrived at the scene 57 seconds after the call.

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    ’50 Shades’ panel to explore the grey area of culture

’50 Shades’ panel to explore the grey area of culture

“Women may think violence against women is ok because those are all the behaviors that we see,” said Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media. “Hopefully through this panel we can learn how to navigate through these messages. Sometimes you should avoid them, but its really impossible to avoid them completely.”

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    Waging Opinion: Baylor professor says Wal-Mart’s decision to raise wages is stategic

Waging Opinion: Baylor professor says Wal-Mart’s decision to raise wages is stategic

Following Wal-Mart’s decision to raise its starting wage from $7.25 to $9, Baylor economist Dr. Charles North, associate professor of economics, said the company may have acted to improve customer perceptions of the company, in addition to benefitting associates. Executives of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced last month the company’s plans to implement a $9 minimum wage and allow flexibility in scheduling to promote a higher quality of life for associates, according to Doug McMillon, the company’s president and CEO.

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    Faculty diversity grows, but still lagging

Faculty diversity grows, but still lagging

Almost 36 percent of undergraduate students at Baylor are minorities, while only 12.3 percent, or 122 out of 990, of faculty members are minorities, according to Baylor Institutional Research and Testing. Despite this low percentage, the faculty minority rate is 4.7 percent, higher and has 61 more minority professors than 10 years ago according to past reports by Baylor. According to Baylor Institutional Research and Testing, female faculty rates in fall 2014 were 38.9 percent, lower than the undergraduate female composition of 58 percent.

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    NYU professor speaks for silenced voices

NYU professor speaks for silenced voices

Renowned lawyer and prisoners’ rights activist Bryan Stevenson wants Baylor students to change the world. Last night, Stevenson spoke to students about injustice of America’s criminal justice system and his work as the Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative at a lecture hosted by the Academy for Leader Development in Waco Hall which has brought six speakers to campus.

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