Baylor Hires Alan Jacobs Away from Wheaton
Folks: I have accepted an offer to become a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the Honors College at Baylor U. Excited! Nervous!– Alan Jacobs (@ayjay) October 24, 2012
Alan Jacobs, almost certainly Wheaton College's most public public intellectual, will be at Wheaton College no more, he announced on Twitter last night.
"I really love what they're doing at Baylor's Honors College—super-smart students, serious, committed faculty," he tweeted. "Honored to join them." He'll take the post in August 2013.
The Waco, Texas, school went on a hiring spree a decade ago, luring several prominent scholars from Wheaton, Calvin, and other Christian colleges in an attempt to turn itself into the world's preeminent Christian university.