The Department of Marketing and Communications has launched the “Baker Builds” marketing campaign to revamp Baker University’s image.
The annual Clery report, released on Oct. 1, shows that two on-campus rapes were reported in 2015, which was one less than in 2014. Liquor law violations were also down from 50 in 2014 to 37 in 2015. According to Baker administrators, though, the numbers in the Clery Report can be deceiving and do not always accurately represent the actual incidents of these crimes.
While students at Baker University are not able to physically dissect human bodies, they have the next best thing. A recent addition to the exercise science program, a virtual dissection table, allows students to look at various parts of the human body.
Recent changes to Baker University’s traditional Greek homecoming serenades caused one Greek house to withdraw from this year’s activities that took place on Sept. 19. The Delta Tau Delta fraternity decided it would not participate in the fall serenades.
Associate Professor of Mass Media Joe Watson gave his Last Lecture Wednesday night in Rice Auditorium, teaching students about the importance of “F Words.”
Beginning this fall, Baker University has renewed its subscription to Turnitin, a controversial plagiarism detection software, to aid faculty and students in the discovery and prevention of plagiarism on campus.
Chapter houses are welcoming their new members into Greek life on campus as formal rush at Baker comes to an end. With 119 students selected into the various chapter houses, this year’s rush numbers were higher than they have been in over 10 years.
Seven travel interterms have been approved for January 2017 and some still have room for more students.
This summer after a study room was vandalized, their doors were locked by campus security in order to prevent further damage, only to be lifted once the fall semester began.
In reaction to the increased student interest in the Harlaxton College study abroad program for the 2016-2017 term and a subsequent hole in the university's budget, Baker University has changed the financial aid package for future program participants.