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A controversial Baylor University professor has resigned as president of the Evangelical Theological Society, after receiving full communion in the Roman Catholic Church. Francis Beckwith, associate professor of church-state studies at the Baptist-affiliated university in Waco, Texas, reported in a blog that he and his wife decided in late March to become Catholic. Baptized as […] Read More

Baylor University President Robert Sloan will step down at the end of the current semester and accept a new role of chancellor June 1. Sloan announced the decision, which he said was reached mutually by him and the board of regents, at a press conference Friday morning. As chancellor, he will work in fund raising, […] Read More

Both sides claimed vindication in results announced Tuesday of a faculty referendum on Baylor University’s embattled president. Eighty-five percent of voters chose “no” in response to the single ballot question: “Do you want Robert B. Sloan to remain as President of Baylor University?” Baylor’s faculty senate, which commissioned the vote, said the results refuted assertions […] Read More

Twenty-two former Baylor University trustees signed a petition Tuesday calling on the current board of regents to replace President Robert Sloan this week with interim leadership and begin a national search for a new president. The statement says Sloan’s leadership has created “the greatest divisiveness and distrust” in Baylor’s history and calls for new leadership […] Read More

Baylor Flap Heating Up Again

Baylor University’s faculty senate, which twice has voted no-confidence in the leadership of President Robert Sloan, now wants to poll all 770 faculty members to see if a majority agrees that he ought to be replaced. The request, reportedly adopted 29-1 at a retreat earlier this month, asks for a secret-ballot survey this fall asking […] Read More

Baylor University regents decided not to vote on retaining President Robert Sloan, according to media reports. A report on the Dallas Morning News Web site says Provost David Jeffrey emerged from Friday’s regents meeting about <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />11 a.m. and told Sloan supporters the board would not vote on Sloan’s […] Read More

Baylor University’s president could face a third vote on his leadership in less than a year this week, and this time his opponents say they have enough votes to fire him, Texas media are reporting. Will Davis, chairman of Baylor’s board of regents, said he has no plans to discuss President Robert Sloan’s future at […] Read More

A Houston multi-millionaire who says he will request return of all the money he has contributed and loaned to Baylor University unless the school’s president is replaced is asking regents to hold an open discussion of issues confronting the university in July. Sysco Corporation founder <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />John Baugh last […] Read More

I can honestly say this year, and particularly this past semester, has been one of the best of my college career–in terms of really establishing my faith, identity and beliefs, that is. When I imagined my tenure as Lariat editor in chief, I didn’t prepare myself to lead the newspaper during a year of chaos, […] Read More

A leading benefactor considering withdrawing his support for Baylor University says he hopes the act will prevent the school from abandoning its heritage as a “Christ-centered” educational institution. Sysco Corporation founder John Baugh told Baylor’s board of regents May 14 that unless they take steps to restore the university’s reputation and trust he would ask […] Read More