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Ken Starr at Baylor and Baylor’s vision of becoming a world-class Christian university

Burleson Quadrangle, Baylor University, Texas

Burleson Quadrangle, Baylor University, Texas

Over at the Dallas Star, an interesting article profiles Ken Starr, new president of Baylor University, and retells the story of the school’s recent history and its attempt to become a world-class Christian university, something that no Protestant university has sustained in the 21st century.

Here are a couple of excerpts from the article:

[Starr’s] larger mission is to fulfill one of the most breathtaking visions in American higher education. Baylor wants nothing less than to transform itself from its traditional role as a somewhat sleepy, second-rate, predominantly regional Baptist school to a world-class research university with highly ranked graduate programs. Continue reading