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Ring Day activities suspended until Saturday

Due to severe weather, Ring Day was canceled at 4:54 p.m. Friday.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
Former student, Vietnam veteran to be honored with memorial Saturday
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 12:00 pm

As Aggies celebrate Ring Day and Parents’ Weekend, former and current students remember one of their own in the midst of the festivities.

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Parking challenges expected for Ring Day
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 3:30 pm

With another Ring Day underway, parking and traffic are of concern for students and visitors.

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Chancellor John Sharp requests resignations of all A&M vice presidents
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 10:44 pm

In a memorandum Thursday, Chancellor John Sharp requested that all vice presidents at the flagship College Station campus submit resignations.

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Fish Fest unites freshmen, despite inclement weather
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 11:58 pm

Despite heavy rainfall Thursday evening, Class Councils carried on their annual freshman class event, Fish Fest, aiming to connect the Class of 2018 through food, music and other activities.

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Jewish organization holds 24-hour vigil for holocaust victims
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 8:37 pm

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Texas A&M Hillel, a Jewish campus student organization, held a 24-hour vigil for victims of the genocide.

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Astronaut muscle loss leads to student research
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 12:12 am

Kevin Shimkus, doctoral candidate for the Space and Life Sciences Fellowship, researches the musculoskeletal effects of multiple space-flight missions on astronauts with a NASA grant. The Battalion news reporter Cassidy Hudson spoke with Shimkus about his research and work at Texas A&M.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Researchers work with apps tailored toward autistic kids
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 12:10 am

To assist people with autism in the area, the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center partnered with the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M in 2010 to create a specialized clinic offering diagnostic assessment and behavioral intervention. 

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White House veterans Axelrod and Fleischer address Rudder crowd
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Former White House staffers blurred party lines Wednesday, discussing their experiences in central roles under the two most recent American presidents. 

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Fish Fest aims to unite freshman class
Posted: April 15, 2015

Since 2005, Fish Council has worked to bring the freshman class together through Fish Fest, an annual event that offers free food, music and activities for freshman looking to transition into their sophomore year and bond as a class.

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French philosopher discusses threats abroad
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 11:01 pm

Focusing on Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin as major concerns for the United States, French writer and philosopher Pascal Bruckner addressed Putin’s actions in Crimea and how the United States should respond.

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The Mugdown reveals seniors' identities
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 12:10 am

Seniors of The Mugdown have 'Coming Out Day'

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Campus parking passes to get price bump beginning fall 2015
Posted: April 15, 2015

On-campus parking permits will increase 3 percent for fall 2015 and each of the next four years thereafter — a 15 percent hike, all told. After that, an inflationary increase of 2 percent will be assessed each year.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Pulitzer Prize Winner, Geraldine Brooks, visits A&M
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 3:10 pm

Pulitzer Prize winner and renowned journalist Geraldine Brooks came to Texas A&M Tuesday evening to share stories about her life.

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Enrollment uptick puts strain on SCS
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 10:53 pm

In light of a 25 percent increase of students registering for counseling over the past four years, A&M’s Student Counseling Services hopes to fill staff vacancies to better balance the ratio between staff and students who need assistance. 

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French philosopher to weigh in on possible threats abroad
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 10:24 pm

 

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White House advisors to visit A&M
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 10:06 pm

Texas A&M will host David Axelrod, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, and Ari Fleischer, press secretary for President George W. Bush, to discuss life behind the scenes of the presidential decision making process.

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Point of order puts open carry bill on hold in Texas House
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 3:13 pm

A decision on an open carry bill was stalled Tuesday in the Texas House of Representatives.

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Monday 04/13/2015
Q&A: From classroom to the Capitol
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 11:35 pm

Gracie Mock, The Battalion news reporter, sat down with Leighton Schubert, Class of 2005, District 13 state representative and former Texas A&M student. Schubert took over after a special election and was sworn into office March 3.

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Shack-A-Thon raises awareness of global poverty
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Aggie Habitat for Humanity is hosting its annual Shack-A-Thon to help raise awareness of people living in poverty across the world. The 10 organizations participating in the four-day event were each assigned a country to represent. The money raised will go toward building a home in Bryan-College Station.

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Provost says local park won’t be used for football parking
Posted: April 13, 2015

Texas A&M Provost Karan Watson addressed the Faculty Senate meeting Monday about issues such as football parking at Veterans Park and concealed carry on campus.

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Aggie-made app helps pet owners
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 9:35 am

With more than 35,000 followers on the Chinese social media site Weibo, an Aggie-founded online app that answers pet-related questions in China has begun to gain steam. 

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Weekend-long startup event expedites idea creation
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 8:46 pm

Students from across campus created a business from scratch in 72 hours this past weekend through Startup Aggieland’s 3 Day Startup weekend.

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Chilifest aims to aid local charities
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 12:18 am

While many associate this year’s Chilifest with downing cases of beer and performances by the Eli Young Band and Josh Abbott Band, Chilifest organizers say a large part of the event is about raising money for charities.

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The Battalion takes home 26 TIPA awards
Posted: April 13, 2015

The Battalion received 26 awards this weekend at the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association competition, including a first-place award for overall excellence.

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Talks shed light on nautical archeology
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 12:24 am

Texas A&M anthropology department hosted its 16th annual “Shipwreck Weekend” this weekend to promote new developments within the field of nautical archeology. 

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Sunday 04/12/2015
It’s official: Clinton is running for president in 2016
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 10:49 am

Putting to rest the speculation that has surrounded her the last few years, Hillary Clinton announced Sunday afternoon she will officially run for president in 2016.

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Thursday 04/09/2015
CSPD, CARPOOL prep roads for Chilifest
Updated: April 12, 2015 - 11:49 pm

In preparation for the influx of alcohol consumption at Chilifest 2015, CARPOOL and the College Station Police Department are work- ing to keep Bryan-College Station roadways safe.

CARPOOL, a nonprofit student- run organization that offers free rides to people in Bryan-College Station, will offer free rides home from the Chilifest shuttle station at Post Oak Mall.

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Fraternity builds add unique flair to Chilifest
Posted: April 09, 2015

Twenty-four years ago, six Texas A&M students held the first annual Chilifest in the parking lot of a local Walmart. This year, more than  30,000 people are expected to attend the popular event in Snook.

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Yell Leaders denounce message in signs targeting Greek life
Updated: April 11, 2015 - 4:06 pm

*UPDATE: The Mugdown, a student-run satirical online newspaper, has taken responsibility for the signs. The Mugdown's article on the matter, "In defense of satire at A&M: or a perspective on propaganda," can be found at http://goo.gl/ZZSIF.*

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Abducted, abused, unbroken: Activist Elizabeth Smart makes A&M appearance
Updated: April 11, 2015 - 3:50 pm

Elizabeth Smart was 14 years old when a man woke her up, held a knife to her neck, and abducted her from home.

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Shipwreck Weekend Sets Sail With Historic Lecture
Posted: April 09, 2015

The Texas A&M Anthropology Department will be hosting “Shipwreck Weekend,” an open house put on by nautical archaeology students, Saturday in the Anthropology and Scoates Hall buildings.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Civil War statues to join local memorials in Veterans Park
Updated: April 09, 2015 - 1:17 pm

A statue depicting the end of the Civil War for opposing sides will join the ranks of American war memorials in Brazos Valley Thursday.

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Child abduction survivor to speak on campus
Updated: April 08, 2015 - 10:30 pm

Elizabeth Smart will share her story of abduction and empowerment on campus Thursday.

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From STEM to STEAM: puppeteers advocate for performance art in education
Updated: April 08, 2015 - 9:39 pm

A group of visiting students and faculty is mixing a new medium into the learning process — puppets. 

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Tuesday 04/07/2015
From campus to coral reef
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 11:39 pm

THE BATTALION: As speaker of the Faculty Senate, what are some responsibilities you hold?

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The dirt on history: Campus houses international collection of ocean samples
Updated: April 08, 2015 - 12:29 pm

The need to collect ocean soil samples is sending A&M researchers across the globe. The latest expedition sent researchers to Sri Lanka, where samples joined the large collection of rock drilled from the floor of the world’s oceans, located just off Discovery Drive.

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Quidditch team retires jersey of fallen player
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 11:35 pm

The Texas A&M Quidditch team retired jersey number 55 on March 31 in honor of its teammate Karen Barnett, a Chaser on the Silver Phoenix team, who died earlier in March and who had played since her freshman year.

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Monday 04/06/2015
A&M prof, students weigh in on Germanwings crash
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 3:38 pm

As investigations of the March 25 Germanwings airbus crash continue, debates have arisen concerning flight safety and advancement of aircraft technology. 

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Silver Taps: Kelley Raye Herman
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 11:20 pm

Kelley Raye Herman only attended Texas A&M for six months, but the Aggie spirit was present in her from the day she was born. Her kind heart and willingness to put others before her left those who knew her in awe of her compassion.

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Sunday 04/05/2015
$2 million institute grant brings cancer researcher to Texas A&M
Posted: April 05, 2015

One institute’s effort to bring notable cancer researchers to Texas institutions has landed the A&M Department of Chemistry a new associate professor this fall.

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‘Memory Medic’ talks nuts and bolts of learning proficiency
Posted: April 05, 2015

When Dr. Bill Klemm was 20 years old, he would memorize the content of magazines and newspapers down to the page number to practice his skill. He said by adjusting memorization techniques, anyone can have similar memory proficiency.

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Student bodybuilder juggles work, school
Posted: April 05, 2015

The Battalion news reporter Nikita Redkar sits down with human resources senior and competitive bodybuilder Cory Hageman, who recently won second place overall in a statewide bodybuilding competition.

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‘Memory Medic’ talks nuts and bolts of learning proficiency
Updated: April 05, 2015 - 9:39 pm

When Dr. Bill Klemm was 20 years old, he would memorize the content of magazines and newspapers down to the page number to practice his skill. He said by adjusting memorization techniques, anyone can have similar memory proficiency.

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The hazy future: Handful of Texas proposals call into question the state’s marijuana forecast
Updated: April 05, 2015 - 9:39 pm

The chatter surrounding marijuana law in Texas intensifies this week as four proposals go before a Texas House committee hearing Wednesday.

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
Final Vision 2020 forum focuses on emphasizing A&M uniqueness
Updated: April 02, 2015 - 12:36 am

Texas A&M administrators held the last of four Vision 2020 strategic planning forums Wednesday afternoon, closing out the series of open forums as the university prepares to make its final push toward the initiative’s goals.

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Cushing unveils gay literature collection
Updated: April 01, 2015 - 11:17 pm

To kickstart A&M’s GLBT Awareness Week on the 30th anniversary of Gay Student Services v. Texas A&M, a recently acquired collection of gay literature was unveiled at Cushing Library Wednesday.

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Kyle Field bats find new home in REC
Updated: April 01, 2015 - 11:18 pm

The A&M Student Recreation Center usually sees attendance dwindle as finals approach. This year, however, the building has some new inhabitants — hundreds of Mexican free-tailed bats. 

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USIP president to discuss world conflicts
Posted: April 01, 2015

The search for peace in a number of worldwide conflicts will be the focus of a discussion Thursday.

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Hussey recognized for service to A&M
Updated: April 02, 2015 - 12:36 am

Interim President Mark Hussey and his wife Melissa were recognized in a ceremony Wednesday for their service to Texas A&M University as Hussey prepares to step down from his post.

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