Baylor is a majority white school. Although the number of diverse students has increased over the years, there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to diversifying both the student body and the faculty.
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?
“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.”
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.
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.
Surprised is the best way Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, assistant professor of journalism and media arts, said she could describe how she felt when she was told she won the 3rd Annual BU Diversity Award.
A story that started with a Baylor student’s Facebook post has sparked discussion about how college students and professors are realizing the power of social media both in and out of the classroom.
Texas executed a man Wednesday for his role in the hate crime that a Baylor study says resulted in the unfair labeling of the small East Texas town of Jasper as racist.
The negative portrayal of women in rap music was the topic of a recent study conducted by a Baylor assistant professor of journalism.