Baylor University

private university in Waco, Texas, United States

Baylor University, or simply Baylor, is a private Baptist research university in Waco, Texas. Baylor was chartered in 1845 by the last Congress of the Republic of Texas. Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas and one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River in the United States. Located on the banks of the Brazos River next to I-35, between the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Austin, the university's 1,000-acre (400-hectare) campus is the largest Baptist university in the world. As of Fall, 2020, Baylor has a total enrollment of 19,522 (undergraduate 14,399, graduate 5,123). It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". The university grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees. Baylor University's athletic teams, known as the Bears, participate in 19 intercollegiate sports. The university is a member of the Big 12 Conference in the NCAA Division I. Baylor's men's basketball team won the 2021 NCAA men's basketball championship.
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Thomas Harris

American author and screenwriter

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The Silence of the Lambs

1988 book by Thomas Harris

author: Thomas Harris

1988

Red Dragon

1981 book by Thomas Harris

author: Thomas Harris

1981

Hannibal

1999 book by Thomas Harris

author: Thomas Harris

1999

Black Sunday

book by Thomas Harris

author: Thomas Harris

1975

Hannibal Rising

2006 book by Thomas Harris

author: Thomas Harris

2006

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Willie Nelson

American country music singer-songwriter

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9

Willie: An Autobiography

book by Willie Nelson

author: Willie Nelson

1988

It's a Long Story: My Life

book by Willie Nelson

author: Willie Nelson

2015

Pretty Paper

Christmas novel co-written by Willie Nelson and David Ritz

author: Willie Nelson, David Ritz

2016

The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes

book by Willie Nelson

author: Willie Nelson

2003

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Gilberto Freyre

Brazilian politician and academic (1900-1987)

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Candice Millard

American historian

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Rand Paul

United States Senator from Kentucky

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