Goodbye, 2016: The Tribune-Herald’s top stories of the year
December 31, 2016
Baylor sexual assault scandal plagues university
Months after two Baylor University football players were convicted of sexual assault and multiple women had spoken publicly about how the university mishandled their reports of sexual assault, Baylor officials released a summary of an external investigation they commissioned.
Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP found a campuswide “fundamental failure” in Title IX implementation from 2012 to 2015, Baylor regents reported May 26. The same day, they announced the firing of Art Briles as head football coach and the removal of Ken Starr as president.