Illuminate. It’s Baylor’s new anthem, a descriptor that is driving every aspect of what the university is seeking to move toward. Out of the ashes of a difficult few years, Baylor is seeking to rise as a light and example of what Christian education can and should be. If all truth is God’s truth, the...
Illuminate. It’s Baylor’s new anthem, a descriptor that is driving every aspect of what the university is seeking to move toward. Out of the ashes of a difficult few years, Baylor is seeking to rise as a light and example of what Christian education can and should be. If all truth is God’s truth, the vision of President Linda Livingstone is to make Baylor a leader in discovering more of that truth. In the Illuminate plan’s four pillars – an unambiguously Christian educational environment, transformational undergraduate education, research and scholarship marked by quality, impact, and visibility, and nationally recognized programs in human performance through the arts and athletics – the aspect that will push Baylor to the level of universities such as Duke and Notre Dame is becoming a Tier One research university. The question is: what does that entail and how will that practically shape Baylor’s future? The newest issue of The Baylor Line breaks down the Illuminate initiative and offers insight and analyzation of the plan and its impact on the university. Including an interview with President Linda Livingstone, this issue will give alumni a deeper understanding of Baylor’s path into the future. Read it here.
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Over the last few years, Waco has undergone dramatic changes, and Baylor has been an intentional partner. McLane Stadium certainly influences perceptions of those who pass through on the interstate. But more is in the works. Much more. After enduring decades of empty talk about downtown development, a few key leaders are finally making good on the promise. Yes, a big part of the transformation is the Chip and Joanna effect. But that’s an incomplete interpretation of what is happening here. Baylor graduates are sticking around and opening businesses like never before. The city is luring alumni who own large businesses to bring high-paying jobs to Waco and appeal to graduates. Waco has the rugged energy of a boomtown, on the verge of regaining the status and promise it hasn’t had since the devastating tornado of 1953.