Baylor in the News – Dec. 26, 2021-Jan. 1, 2022

January 2, 2022

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WACO, Texas (Jan. 2, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise about a new program to help military veterans studying at Baylor and MCC afford child care through the schools’ centers, why building intellectual humility provides surprising benefits and what it means for Baylor as the University reaches its goal as a Research 1 institution.

Dec. 26, 2021

Waco Tribune-Herald: New fund helps veterans at Baylor, MCC afford child care
A new program made possible by a $100,000 gift by LaRaine and Carr DuPuy and a partnership with the Waco Foundation is providing military veterans studying at Baylor and McLennan Community College with affordable child care through the schools’ centers.

Dec. 27, 2021

Front Office Sports: Waco, Baylor Partner on $185M Basketball Arena
The city of Waco, Texas, and Baylor University have agreed to partner to build a new basketball arena in the city’s Riverfront district.

The Dallas Morning News: Scott Drew didn’t just build a champion in Waco, he turned Baylor into a force with staying power
The Dallas Morning News features Coach Scott Drew and his defending national champion men’s basketball team that plays with the acronym JOY – Jesus, Others, Yourself – and was the guide star to the 2021 championship.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor team, fans approach Sugar Bowl with eagerness, caution
The Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans awaits the arrival of Baylor’s Bears and the Ole Miss Rebels for a Saturday evening showdown, pandemic protocols permitting.

Dec. 29, 2021

Forbes: The Surprising Benefits Of Admitting Mistakes: 5 Ways To Build Intellectual Humility
This article about intellectual humility – a willingness to admit you don’t have all the answers – as an underrated characteristic for success cites two Baylor psychology and neuroscience studies that found when people were perceived as being humble, they had better job performance and were more likely to help others and show support for members of their communities.

Dec. 30, 2021

Associated Press/Yahoo News: For NCAA, year of upheaval leads to need for transformation
Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., who serves as a member of the NCAA's Division I Transformation Committee, is quoted in this article about the work ahead for the committee.

Dec. 31, 2021

Baylor Connections: President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.
AUDIO: The end of 2021 brought exciting news that Baylor University’s long-pursued goal to become a an R1 research institution has become a reality. Additionally, the University celebrates the announcement of an agreement with the City of Waco to locate Baylor’s new basketball facility along the Brazos River near downtown Waco. In this Baylor Connections, President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., discusses these major benchmarks and their impact going forward.

KCEN-TV: One-on-One with Baylor University President Livingstone
VIDEO: 6 News Sports Niki Lattarulo sits down with President Linda A. Livingstone in New Orleans ahead of the Sugar Bowl and what the historic season means for the Baylor University.


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Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.