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25 Years After Tragedy, Texas A&M Might Bring Back Bonfire

Collapse killed 12 people in 1999

(Newser) - It was one of Texas A&M University's most prized traditions—until it became one of the university's worst tragedies. Almost 25 years after the Aggies bonfire collapsed during construction, killing 12 people and injuring dozens of others, the university is considering reinstating the tradition, the Texas Tribune...

In 'Staggering' Move That Will Cost $75M, Aggies Fire Coach

Texas A&M must pay out the rest of Jimbo Fisher's contract

(Newser) - Texas A&M fired coach Jimbo Fisher on Sunday, a move that will cost the school more than $75 million and end a tenure that began six years ago with the Aggies presenting him an engraved national championship trophy missing only the year, the AP reports. Instead of winning a...

College to Pay Professor $1M Over Handling of Her Hiring

Regents 'raised concerns' about Kathleen McElroy's diversity work

(Newser) - A journalism professor has received an apology from Texas A&M for its handling of her hiring and will collect a $1 million settlement. "Mistakes were made during the hiring process," the school said Thursday about a flap that led the university president to resign. Investigation documents released...

In Middle of College Baseball Game, Player Hit by Stray Bullet

One suspect in custody, another still at large in Texas incident

(Newser) - A stray bullet hit a Texas A&M-Texarkana baseball player as he stood in the bullpen during a game against the University of Houston-Victoria on Saturday afternoon. The 18-year-old was in stable condition at a nearby hospital as of Sunday, after having undergone surgery, USA Today reports. The shooting was...

Texas A&M to Waive the Bill for Its Ukrainian Students

Chancellor made the announcement to university presidents Tuesday

(Newser) - Starting next semester, it will be nearly free for Ukrainian students to attend school at one of Texas A&M University's 11 campuses and research centers across the state. The school will waive all tuition and fees, as well as certain living expenses including room and board, the Texas ...

3-Time Olympian Deon Lendore Dies in Car Accident

Volunteer Texas A&M coach was on his way home from practice

(Newser) - Texas A&M track star turned coach and three-time Olympian Deon Lendore died Monday in a head-on collision. The 29-year-old's car drifted across the center line and sideswiped another vehicle before crossing the center line again and crashing into an SUV, KXAN reports. He was driving home from practice...

Problem at Texas A&M: Test Qs Answered Too Quickly

Students suspected of using Chegg tutoring site to get answers to exams

(Newser) - Students in an online finance class at Texas A&M were starting to close out the semester when they received an email from the director of the Aggie Honor System Office. "I would like to encourage you in the strongest way to reclaim your personal integrity," read the...

2 Dead, 1 Injured in Texas A&M Shooting

Took place in residence hall on campus in Commerce

(Newser) - A second fatal shooting of the day is making national headlines. The latest occurred in a residence hall at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where two people were killed and a third injured, reports ABC News . Few details were immediately available, including whether a suspect was in custody, reports WFAA . The...

College-Party Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 14 Injured

Police are yet to identify the shooter in Texas

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire at an off-campus college party in Texas, leaving two people dead and 14 injured before he escaped in the ensuing chaos, a sheriff said Sunday. Authorities believe the shooter may have been targeting just one person at the party of about 750 people outside Greenville, 15...

Bush's Gravestone Bears a Simple Inscription

41st president was buried Thursday after a Navy hymn

(Newser) - Texas A&M says the private, graveside service for George HW Bush's family members has ended and the former president has been buried. Thursday evening's ceremony concludes days of funeral activities honoring the 41st president, the AP reports. After lying in state at the US Capitol and a...

Texas A&M Halts 'White Pride' Rally

Texas A&M Halts
'White Pride' Rally

Texas A&M Halts 'White Pride' Rally

Its organizer is now threatening to sue over First Amendment violation

(Newser) - Texas A&M has canceled a "White Lives Matter" event that was billed by its organizer as "Today Charlottesville, Tomorrow Texas A&M." While stressing its commitment to the First Amendment, the university on Monday announced that the Sept. 11 event will not go ahead because its...

'Deeply Concerned' Rick Perry Pens Op-Ed About Student Election

US energy secretary accuses Texas A&M of rigging election for gay student

(Newser) - Rick Perry, new US energy secretary, is "deeply concerned" about something. But don't worry, it's not America's aging nuclear stockpile but the results of a student election in Texas. CNN reports that after the winner of Texas A&M's election for student body president was...

Cops: Woman Hits Police Car While Taking 'Topless Selfie'

The Texas A&M freshman also allegedly had an open bottle of wine in her SUV

(Newser) - A Texas A&M student was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly crashed into a police car while taking a "topless selfie" for her boyfriend, KAGS reports. According to the Eagle , the cruiser was parked in the street with its emergency lights flashing when it was rear-ended by an SUV....

Johnny Manziel Is Going Back to College

Off-field incidents derailed NFL career

(Newser) - Former Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel has re-enrolled at Texas A&M after his NFL career was derailed by a series of off-field incidents that included a domestic violence charge still pending in court, the AP reports. A school spokesman confirmed Manziel's enrollment Monday, saying he couldn't provide other...

Argument Over Beer Pong Rules Ends in Teen's Death

Witness says disagreement led to fight, then gunshots in Texas

(Newser) - A 19-year-old woman in Texas lost her life over a dispute about beer pong, a witness tells the Eagle of College Station. The fatal shooting of Lacie LaRose took place last month at a graduation party, when about two dozen people were playing beer pong in a garage about 1am....

University Steps in After Professor Flunks an Entire Class

Texas A&M teacher describes kids cheating and swearing at him

(Newser) - A professor at Texas A&M says he'd had enough of the cheating, lying, and verbal abuse going on in his "Strategic Management" class—so he decided to fail everyone, Click2Houston.com reports. "I was dealing with cheating, dealing with individuals swearing at me both in and...

UT Fears ... Flower Sabotage
 UT Fears ... Flower Sabotage 

UT Fears ... Flower Sabotage

Texas A&M maroon is infiltrating campus' bluebonnets

(Newser) - There's a devious plot afoot, or, as the Houston Chronicle cheekily puts it, "a scandal of potentially epic proportions." The University of Texas in Austin has noticed some maroon bluebonnets popping up in flowerbeds beneath the UT Tower, a place where only traditional bluebonnets (that is, blue...

Animals Move Alike —via 'Magic Formula'
Animals Move Alike
—via 'Magic Formula'

Animals Move Alike —via 'Magic Formula'

Birds, fish, and other creatures use the same basic mechanics, says study

(Newser) - When it comes to movement, human engineering has much to learn from Mother Nature, says a new study in Nature Communications . Researchers found that animals of all kinds use the same essential mechanics to move whether on land, air, or water, reports the Houston Chronicle , which likens it to a...

Texas Shipwreck Yields 'CSI Adventure'

Mystery wreck may have been bound for Texas fight for independence

(Newser) - Insights into Texas' War for Independence may have just bubbled up from 4,300 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. A mystery shipwreck 150 miles off the coast of Galveston—found carrying muskets, swords, and cannons—may have been transporting weapons and soldiers to help in the...

Texas A&M Bill Threatens Funds for Gay Group

Student senate passes measure allowing students to opt out on religious grounds

(Newser) - If the Texas A&M student senate has its way, the university's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Resource Center could soon find itself lacking funds. The senate last night passed the Religious Funding Exemption Bill, which allows students to opt out of paying student fees that fund university services...

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