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    Panel to examine Russian religion, politics

Panel to examine Russian religion, politics

The Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society will host a lecture about religious and political issues in Russia Thursday at the Michael Bordeaux Research Center as part of the biannual Keston Institute board meeting.

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    UPDATE: Campus to delay Tuesday start; closes early Monday

UPDATE: Campus to delay Tuesday start; closes early Monday

UPDATED 8:30 p.m.: The university announced it will delay opening until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday due to icy roads and harsh driving conditions. Baylor Law School will start classes at 9:15 a.m. Shuttle services will begin operations at 9 a.m., with residential dining restaurants continuing normally.

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    Diversity on the rise: Baylor professor links diversity with retention rates as both increase

Diversity on the rise: Baylor professor links diversity with retention rates as both increase

The university achieved an unprecedented 96.2 percent retention rate last semester, passing a previous retention record set in the spring of 2014. In addition to rising retention rates, diversity rates have also increased among the undergraduate population to 35.5 percent, according to the Baylor Institutional Research and Testing.

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    Auction for alum raises funds, hope

Auction for alum raises funds, hope

Baylor alumna Julie Prater discovered unexpectedly she was pregnant with her second child in the summer of 2014. Eight weeks into her pregnancy, Prater had her first full-body seizure while tending to her screaming son. Family and friends are hosting an auction to raise money for Julie Prater, who was diagnosed with a stage four brain tumor last summer.

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    Student Government celebrates 100 years

Student Government celebrates 100 years

Student government will commemorate 100 years as the voice of the Baylor student body beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium. Arlington senior Dominic Edwards, student body president, said he plans to look toward the future by celebrating the past. To do so, they are bringing in past student government members and will discuss ways to improve student government as a whole.

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    Professor searches to discover link between seizures, autism

Professor searches to discover link between seizures, autism

Dr. Joaquin Lugo, Jr., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, received news late January that he earned a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the neurological mechanisms that might connect developmental seizures and autism.

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    Campus Kitchen Project receives grant to help support hunger relief initiative

Campus Kitchen Project receives grant to help support hunger relief initiative

The Campus Kitchens Project announced that director and kitchen manager Alexandria Woo and Baylor University’s Campus Kitchens Project was one of 10 universities selected to receive a grant for their efforts in reducing the problem of food insecurity on Wednesday.

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    Baylor mourns passing of respected law professor

Baylor mourns passing of respected law professor

Renowned Baylor Law School professor, lawyer and beloved family man Matt Dawson died Tuesday. He was 98 years old.

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    Global Living-Learning Center to move, change name

Global Living-Learning Center to move, change name

Next fall, North Russell Residence Hall will open its doors to both women and men who wish to live in the new Baylor and Beyond Living-Learning Center.

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    Student Senate approves bill for more security cameras

Student Senate approves bill for more security cameras

Student Senate unanimously approved a bill to increase the number of security cameras on Baylor’s campus on Thursday. The bill was introduced by McKinney freshman Senator Jessica Porter at last week’s senate meeting.

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