Baylor University, alumni group settle long-running dispute

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University and one of its alumni associations have settled a long-running dispute that had fractured campus relations and resulted in competing lawsuits.

As part of the settlement announced Tuesday, the Baylor Alumni Association would receive $2 million from the university and change its name, but continue to exist as a not-for-profit group.

Members of the group must still vote on the agreement.

The BAA would no longer identify itself as an alumni organization but would continue to offer scholarships and publish the Baylor Line magazine, which some university administrators had criticized for questioning Baylor actions.

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Also, alumni would vote to appoint three people to the board of regents.

The BAA has been associated with the university for nearly 160 years, but has conflicted with the university-backed Baylor Alumni Network.