The Okalhoma tornado devastation is almost beyond description. 51 confirmed fatalaties as of this post with another 40 possibly dead, complete blocks, neighborhoods and buildings are gone. And I can't begin to imagine the sense of relief this family must have felt emerging from their storm shelter.
And if you're interested in helping out, there's plenty of information here. Although some of it is local to Oklahoma, there are lots of other options.
Baylor is a private, Christian school. As such, it can implement rules and policies that fall in line with their values. For example, a couple years ago when a group of students wanted to form an LGBT group, Baylor told them to go pound sand. And that's just fine.
But now we have gay former-Baylor star Brittney Griner telling ESPN there were people at Baylor who knew she was gay and actively tried to her to keep it quiet about it.
At the time the LGBT group wanted to organize, Baylor said this: "The university does not believe that a student organization is the most viable medium in which to have this kind of dialogue on difficult decision. We really want to make sure we place our students in a safe, educational environment, where a multiplicity of opinions can be welcomed."
Baylor can do whatever it wants. But telling your star player to keep her sexuality a secret hardly leads to a safe and educational envirionment where different opinions are welcome.
On the other hand, if Griner has been out since the 9th grade, maybe she should have attended a university that didn't have this in it's code of conduct:
The University affirms the biblical understanding of sexuality as a gift from God. Christian churches across the ages and around the world have affirmed purity in singleness and fidelity in marriage between a man and a woman as the biblical norm. Temptations to deviate from this norm include both heterosexual sex outside of marriage and homosexual behavior. It is thus expected that Baylor students will not participate in advocacy groups which promote understandings of sexuality that are contrary to biblical teaching.
The University encourages students struggling with these issues to avail themselves of opportunities for serious, confidential discussion, and support through the Spiritual Life Office (254)-710-3517 or through the Baylor University Counseling Center (254)-710-2467.
So maybe this was a symbiotic relationship that benefitted both sides. Win-win.