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    Baylor Quidditch hosts ‘Brooms on the Brazos’

Baylor Quidditch hosts ‘Brooms on the Brazos’

Baylor Quidditch Association hosted the first tournament at Baylor University, Brooms on the Brazos, Saturday at the BSB fields. Among the schools represented were Texas A&M, UTSA and Loyola.

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    #CaptionMulkey Contest Winner

#CaptionMulkey Contest Winner

“Are you not entertained?”  Congratulations to Murfreesboro, Tenn., junior John Mark Buckner! His is our winner for last week’s #CaptionMulkey contest. Check the Lariat’s Twitter (@bulariat) each Monday for new contests, and you could win a Lariat T-shirt and mug.

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Oil and gas lawsuit affects Baylor land

Baylor University filed a petition in intervention in a lawsuit against Gaither Petroleum Corp., Gaither Asset Management Inc. and Orville Duane Gaither II on Jan. 12. The petition involves a Baylor-owned oil lease.

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    A lesson on comedy: Professor discusses racial joke sensitivity

A lesson on comedy: Professor discusses racial joke sensitivity

Dr. Samuel Perry, assistant professor of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core and Honors College, and Waco community members gathered at 5:30 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church to discuss the effects of laughing at culturally and racially sensitive jokes.

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    Waco honors Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr.

Waco honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dozens of people gathered at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Elm Avenue this past Friday to pay their respects to Dr. King Martin Luther King. Jr., and to remember that there is still more work to be done.

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    Professor examines new digital trend

Professor examines new digital trend

Baylor’s Dr. Candi Cann, assistant professor of Religion in the Honors College, aims to understand how the apps and services we use daily change the grieving process.

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Toodleloo to downtown tortilla tossing

Despite the widespread practice, not all members of the community support tortilla tossing.

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    New provost to assume office in summer

New provost to assume office in summer

Dr. Edwin Trevathan, Professor of Epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University has been appointed executive vice-president and provost by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr. His appointment will become effective on June 1.

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    Philanthropy lab donates $100,000 to Central Texas groups

Philanthropy lab donates $100,000 to Central Texas groups

Eight Waco nonprofit organizations are starting the new year thousands of dollars richer after Baylor’s inaugural “Philanthropy and the Public Good” course distributed $100,000 to those select organizations through a semester-long process.

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    Business students and faculty set out to revitalize surrounding Waco community

Business students and faculty set out to revitalize surrounding Waco community

Though only two miles away from campus, few Baylor students have visited the street that once stood as Waco’s cultural and economic heart.

Those who have visited find Elm Street bears more resemblance to a ghost town than the bustling economic center it once was.

Now, over 60 years since the community was devastated by a tornado in 1953 that claimed hundreds of businesses, a specialized team of Baylor business students led by Dr. Marlene Reed, a senior lecturer, have set themselves to the task of revitalizing the community.

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