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SOURCES: STARR NAMED BAYLOR UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT
The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | 2/15/2010

Posted on 02/15/2010 6:21:20 AM PST by LA Woman3

Kenneth W. Starr, the former independent counsel whose work led to the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton, was named president of Baylor University this morning, sources said.

Starr’s appointment as president of Baylor brings a nationally known, but highly controversial figure to the Waco campus at a time of prolonged and occasionally tumultuous transition from a teaching school to one focused on research and the pursuit of a top-tier ranking among colleges nationally. It ends a nearly 20-month-long search that began when former Baylor President John M. Lilley was fired in July of 2008.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baylor; bayloru; highereducation; kenstarr

1 posted on 02/15/2010 6:21:20 AM PST by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3

Really? Well, he will definitely raise Baylor’s profile.


2 posted on 02/15/2010 6:23:22 AM PST by hockeyfan (Keep the Change!)
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To: LA Woman3
Starr was only controversial because the Dems and Big Media proclaimed him so. I'm glad to see Starr has had no trouble continuing to be successful. He didn't deserve the never-ending public trashing. The Dems and Big Media have NO CONSCIENCE.
3 posted on 02/15/2010 6:24:37 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: LA Woman3

There goes the Clinton wing of the library.


4 posted on 02/15/2010 6:30:04 AM PST by Nick Danger (Free cheese is found only in mousetraps)
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To: originalbuckeye

Fantastic. I am certain the school will benefit from his intellect and character. My 5 are long out of the “Harbor” but I have 11 grandkids. When one looks for colleges, the President gives a flavor of the philosophy of the organization. While most institutes of higher learning celebrate diversity, their definition of diversity is sex , color etc. True diversity is where all philosophies of existence are in a constant debate so our youth can understand the nuances of life and critical issues.


5 posted on 02/15/2010 6:30:38 AM PST by AZFolks
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To: LA Woman3
SOURCES: STARR NAMED BAYLOR UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

Ringo?

6 posted on 02/15/2010 6:31:29 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: LA Woman3

Lest we forget the man Starr was after:
http://www.americanretiredpersons.com/InsuranceServices/clinbdct.htm


7 posted on 02/15/2010 6:42:43 AM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: LA Woman3

Ringo?.........................


8 posted on 02/15/2010 6:48:51 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: LA Woman3

I don’t think Starr will be all that controversial in Waco, except amongst some of the faculty.


9 posted on 02/15/2010 6:53:57 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Nick Danger
There goes the Clinton wing of the library

What? There will be no woman's bathroom?

10 posted on 02/15/2010 6:55:40 AM PST by Lazamataz
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To: LA Woman3

Interesting.

First non-Baptist to head Baylor ever. Not that “Baptist” is more important than “Christian” but still, interesting to note. Church of Christ and Baptists have an interesting synergistic/antagonistic relationship in the South and in Texas....


11 posted on 02/15/2010 7:02:15 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: Lazamataz

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH


12 posted on 02/15/2010 7:13:12 AM PST by peggybac
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To: LA Woman3

Good man. Brilliant mind and a strong Christian.


13 posted on 02/15/2010 7:15:51 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Too bad he refused to do his job in the 1990’s and just took the money.


14 posted on 02/15/2010 7:18:46 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: LA Woman3

Starr is as good a man as you will find — in all the traditional meanings of the word “good.” And, he is brilliant.

During the Clinton administration, when the media started trashing Starr as some kind of pervert, while defending the real pervert, Bill Clinton, I knew we were entering into an upside down world. All I could think of was Isaiah, and those who call evil good, and good evil.


15 posted on 02/15/2010 7:20:26 AM PST by lady lawyer
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To: LA Woman3

I’d have preferred Ted Nugent but I can live with this. Really gonna PO Waco liberals.... can’t wait to hear the howling.


16 posted on 02/15/2010 7:22:14 AM PST by Feckless (Don't care where he was born. The oath I took said "...against all enemies, foreign and domestic".)
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To: Feckless

It would be interesting to see where Nuge would have taken the school of music....I didn’t realize he was in the running! Probably fell a bit short on the Baptist bona fides, also....

It’s interesting that neither the Pepperdine nor the Baylor websites are acknowledging this yet....still putting their talking points together I guess.


17 posted on 02/15/2010 7:28:47 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: All

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/breakingnews/Sources-Starr-to-be-named-Baylor-University-president.html


18 posted on 02/15/2010 7:31:52 AM PST by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3

Sic ‘em Bears.

Baylor ‘87


19 posted on 02/15/2010 7:39:48 AM PST by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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To: LA Woman3

Mom was Kens babysitter when she was a teenager 70 years ago, he signed a book for her about 4 years ago and he totally remembered her.


20 posted on 02/15/2010 7:56:03 AM PST by Jolla
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To: LA Woman3

Baylor is (or was) a Christian school, yes?


21 posted on 02/15/2010 10:13:20 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
Baylor is (or was) a Christian school, yes?

Yes, Baylor is the largest Baptist University in the nation.
22 posted on 02/15/2010 2:44:34 PM PST by LA Woman3
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23 posted on 02/15/2010 4:03:15 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: Jolla

What a nice story! Thanks for sharing!


24 posted on 02/15/2010 4:04:49 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: Dryman
Are you happy with him as the new president? Reaction has been mixed....
25 posted on 02/15/2010 4:06:09 PM PST by LA Woman3
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