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Welcome to a special edition of Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. Earlier this week The Texas Tribune held their day-long symposium in Waco, which featured several panels on higher education. You can rewatch all of the panels below, including a one-on-one conversation with Baylor president and chancellor Ken Starr. 

In early 2014, when the $266-million McLane Stadium was still under construction, Baylor Athletic Director Ian McCaw had one particular vision in mind for the new stadium’s river-front setting: sailgating. That’s tailgating on a boat. KWBU’s Carlos Morales has more on the growing tradition and how its morphed into a business and recruiting tool. 


Carlos Morales

This week incoming freshman and returning Baylor students began moving in to dorms on campus. KWBU’s Carlos Morales has a look at the incoming class. 


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Baylor University’s communication sciences and disorders department will soon expand its operations – after announcing that it’s receiving an anonymous  $10 million dollar alumni gift.


Robert Rogers/Baylor Marketing and Communications

Today Baylor University announced a $2-million gift that would help make the Film and Digital Media program its own standalone department. 


Ryland Barton, KWBU News

Baylor students participating in a course called the Philanthropy Lab donated $100,000 to local nonprofits today. The class evaluated over 60 nonprofits and distributed the money based on qualities that would help Waco like education, health, culture, civil rights and community development.

Ryland Barton, KWBU News

Baylor has topped out its new $100 million Business School building at the corner 4th and Bagby—signifying the halfway point in construction. The Paul L. Foster Campus for Business & Innovation will add 41 new classrooms and expand space at the school by 40 percent.


How Baylor Wired Up McLane Stadium For Your Phone

Nov 18, 2014
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One of the great feats of Baylor’s McLane stadium is how wired it is—in the past we’ve talked about the WiFi setup at the stadium that allows you to watch instant replay footage on your phone. But what if you aren’t using WiFi? Here's a story about what it takes to supply 45,000 people with cell phone coverage…in a place that didn’t really coverage before.


Baylor Crew's 'Head of the Brazos' Regatta Returns

Sep 25, 2014

This Saturday the river downtown will stir with boats competing in the Head of the Brazos Regatta. The tournament is hosted by Baylor’s crew team and will stretch from Cameron Park to the Ferrell Center. It’s the first time the competition has happened in nearly ten years.


Thousands of immigrants have died crossing the southern U.S. border. Many are never identified, leaving their loved ones to speculate about their fate.

Will May interviews Truell Hyde, Vice Provost for Research at Baylor in this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series.  This converstaion was recorded September 8, 2014.  


Scientists: Asteroid Caught Dinosaurs At A Bad Time

Jul 29, 2014
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A team of geologists and paleontologists has agreed on an issue that you might have not realized was still in question: an asteroid, and the fallout from its impact, killed the dinosaurs. Some dinosaur experts were holding out on blaming the asteroid, saying that dinosaurs were already on their way out. The scientists say they're getting a better understanding of the "tempo" of dinosaur extinction.


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With the new Baylor football stadium opening in August, downtown Waco’s about to have a lot more cars on game days. Businesses are hoping to capture some of the extra foot traffic. But the city is still trying to figure out how to get everyone from downtown to the stadium.


Baylor Sophomore Shoots For Amateur Rocket Record

May 9, 2014
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A Baylor sophomore is trying to break the record for the highest amateur rocket flight: 72 miles, that’s 10 miles into outer space. It’s called the Horizon Rocket project. Kevin Healy says the rocket science isn’t the hard part…it’s the fundraising.

A scientist's ambitious plan to create an early detection system for eye cancer using people's home cameras is coming along.

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