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Same-sex marriage licenses issued in Brazos County

On Friday, June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States determined same-sex marriage to be a constitutional right in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the country.

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Friday 06/26/2015
Gov. Abbott responds to Supreme Court ruling
Updated: June 29, 2015 - 2:10 pm

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in favor of same-sex marriage Friday morning, Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a statement expressing his displeasure with the ruling.

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Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage
Updated: June 29, 2015 - 2:11 pm

The Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide Friday morning with a landmark decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges.

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Thursday 06/25/2015
Candelight vigil held in honor of South Carolina shooting victims
Updated: June 25, 2015 - 12:55 am

The parking lot of the Friends Congregational Church was standing room only Wednesday evening, as faith leaders and community members from around Bryan-College Station gathered for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the nine who died in Charleston, South Carolina last Wednesday.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
CSPD responds to dead person report at The Cottages
Updated: June 29, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Police responded to a report at The Cottages of College Station Wednesday evening around 7 p.m. after a resident of the complex told dispatchers there was an unconscious male who wasn't breathing, according to a College Station Police Department news release.

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St. Joseph employees sign off on trauma center expansion
Updated: June 25, 2015 - 12:28 am

Community members and hospital workers were invited to St. Joseph Regional Health Center Wednesday to sign a beam that will be used as the latest edition to the construction of the new trauma center.

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Faculty progam takes steps toward ending gender inequality
Updated: June 25, 2015 - 12:26 am

When Sir Tim Hunt made a comment regarding working with women in laboratories, media backlash took over the Internet and ultimately led to his forced resignation from the University College London.

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$6 million grant to aid in cancer prevention research
Updated: June 25, 2015 - 12:27 am

With a nearly $6 million research grant from the Cancer Research and Prevention Institute of Texas (CPRIT), A&M’s Combinatorial Drug Discovery Program will be able to pour more resources into efforts to change a cancer diagnosis from a death sentence to just another medical ailment.

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Inspirational 9 year old honored by Aggie soccer team succumbs to cancer
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Quinn Pesicka, the nine-year-old girl honored at a Texas A&M soccer game last fall, died Saturday after a life long battle with cancer.

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Fire alarm disrupts New Student Conference check in
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 4:06 pm

A fire alarm at Kyle Field temporarily closed New Student Conference check in around 3 pm Wednesday.

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A&M Rec Center construction delayed by weather
Updated: June 29, 2015 - 2:12 pm

For the past few years it has seemed as though there is some sort of construction underway everywhere you turn on Texas A&M campus. A big chunk of that construction, in terms of surface area as well as longevity, has been the Texas A&M Student Recreation Center.

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Celebration for John David Crow held Tuesday
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:34 pm

One week after losing A&M legend John David Crow, the Aggie community said goodbye for the final time Tuesday afternoon.

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Monday 06/22/2015
Avian influenza leads to egg shortage, price increase
Updated: June 22, 2015 - 5:41 pm

We may not know if the chicken or the egg came first, but a new strain of avian influenza that surfaced in the Midwest late last year has had an impact on the supply of eggs nationwide.

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Scam artists threaten students with unpaid balances
Updated: June 22, 2015 - 3:36 pm

The University Police Department reported that local businesses have notified them of several students attempting to buy pre-loaded debit cards after receiving threatening calls from unidentified individuals claiming to be with the University System, Internal Revenue Service or a law enforcement agency, according to a UPD email.

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Remembering John David Crow
Updated: June 22, 2015 - 6:04 pm

John David Crow was not only an Aggie football hero, but he was the face of Texas A&M. Over the years, he left his mark on the university, and his death Wednesday night at age 79 is a huge loss for the Aggie community.

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Michael J. Benedik named A&M's vice provost
Posted: June 22, 2015

Provost and Executive Vice President Karan Watson announced the naming of Michael J. Benedik as A&M’s vice provost, effective July 1, according to a TAMU press release.

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Two arrested after series of burglaries
Updated: June 22, 2015 - 1:23 pm

According to a College Station Police Department press release, two males were detained early Sunday morning after officers responded to a report of suspicious activity at an apartment complex in the 100 block of Holleman Dr. W.

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Thursday 06/18/2015
Thursday Freedom Walk celebrates Juneteenth
Updated: June 18, 2015 - 2:31 pm

Every year for the last 13 years, the George Bush Library hosts a program to celebrate June 19, 1865, the day Texas slaves learned of their new freedom, known as Juneteenth.

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Aggie legend John David Crow dies at 79
Updated: June 18, 2015 - 1:58 pm

The Texas A&M community lost a family member, icon and legend in every sense of the word. John David Crow, A&M’s first Heisman winner and only winner until Johnny Manziel in 2012, died surrounded by family around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at age 79.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
Islamic community observes beginning of Ramadan
Updated: June 18, 2015 - 12:23 pm

Sundown on Wednesday evening marked the beginning of Ramadan, a month dedicated to the time during which Muslims believe Allah revealed the first verses of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam.

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Bill likely to leave scattered thunderstorms and winds in Brazos Valley
Updated: June 17, 2015 - 4:10 pm

Although the National Hurricane Center is no longer issuing advisories on tropical depression Bill, scattered showers and thunderstorms are still possible for Brazos Valley on Thursday and Friday, said Shel Winkley, chief meteorologist at KBTX.

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Car burglary, assault on west campus
Updated: June 17, 2015 - 3:41 pm

At around 5 p.m. Tuesday, the University Police Department received a report of a Burglary of Motor Vehicle in Parking Area 65 near the Kleberg Building, according to a UPD press release.

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Monday 06/15/2015
A&M grad lends a hand to earthquake victims in Nepal
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 7:32 pm

When earthquakes devastated Nepal in April, thousands of people across the globe traveled to the country, and thousands more donated funds to offer whatever they could to the relief efforts that followed.

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Tropical storm Bill likely to make Texas landfall
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Monday night update:

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The Batt asks: Do you think campus is more or less safe because of Campus Carry?
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 6:33 pm

Batt Asks: Daniel Lian '17 Poli Sci
Daniel Lian gave The Batt his opinions on campus carry and how he feels it does make campus safer but may create extreme situations for students.  Tim Lai

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'Campus Carry' officially signed into law Saturday
Updated: June 16, 2015 - 11:43 am

‘Campus Carry’ was finalized Saturday when Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB11 into law at a gun range in Pflugerville, Texas.

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Jeb Bush officially announces presidential bid
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 6:09 pm

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush officially announced his campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination for presidency on Monday, making him the third member of his family to run for the highest office in the nation.

Bush, son of former President George H. W. Bush and brother of former President George W. Bush, addressed a large crowd at Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida.

“I decided I am a candidate of President of the United States,” Bush said.

According to his campaign website, Bush’s administration reshaped Florida’s education system during his two terms as governor and created over 1.3 million jobs for Floridians.

Referencing his experience as governor, Bush said he has the ability to make changes on a national level.

“I know we can fix this because I’ve done it,” Bush said.

Bush’s announcement makes him the 11th Republican to announce a campaign for the presidential nomination and the 15th candidate to announce overall.

"I will campaign as I would serve, going everywhere, speaking to everyone, keeping my word, facing the issues without flinching, and staying true to what I believe," Bush said. "I will take nothing and no one for granted. I will run with heart. I will run to win."

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Friday 06/12/2015
Incoming freshman rescued after drifting miles away from Honduran coast
Updated: June 12, 2015 - 6:34 pm

An Incoming biology freshman was rescued Thursday morning after having drifted 25 miles off the coast of Honduras, according to KFDM.

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Wednesday 06/03/2015
Aggies to fund house in Nicaragua
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 7:21 pm

Ags for Orphans, a nonprofit student organization at A&M, has partnered with Project Samuel to fund the program’s first staff house in Nicaragua.

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Aggieland welcomes the Walking Aggie
Updated: June 08, 2015 - 4:03 pm

For John Ball, class of ’78, the past three months have seen three pairs of shoes come and go.

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Department of Public Health offers minor beginning summer 2015
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 6:43 pm

Beginning this summer, the Department of Public Health Studies offers a minor in public health.

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UPD warns of arrest warrant phone scam
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 7:20 pm

According to a press release by the University Police Department (UPD), multiple individuals have reported receiving bogus phone calls from individuals using 979-845-2345, UPD’s non-emergency phone number, in an attempt to collect money.

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Monday 06/01/2015
‘Campus Carry’ bill to go into effect August 2016
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 6:18 pm

On Sunday, May 31st, SB11, or “Campus Carry,” was approved by the Texas Legislature and sent to Gov. Abbott’s desk.

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VET responds to Texas floods
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 10:33 pm

The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team, or VET, made entirely of students and resident veterinarians at the A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, stepped up in recent weeks to protect and save pets lost in the flooding of a large portion of Texas.

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Flag room renamed after class of '79 donor
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 10:30 pm

The Memorial Student Center flag room has been officially renamed the “Stephen Horn ‘79 Flag Room” in honor of Kaye and Stephen Horn ‘79.

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Suddenlink acquired by global telecom company, future plans unclear
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Global communications company Altice recently announced it purchased a controlling share of Suddenlink, the seventh largest cable operator in the U.S. and the major cable and internet provider of the Bryan-College Station area.

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Brett Giroir resigns as executive vice president and CEO of TAMHSC
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 10:29 pm

Shane Hinckley, vice president for marketing and communications for the office of the president, confirmed to The Battalion Monday that Brett Giroir resigned from his position as the executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

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Sunday 05/31/2015
Texas legislature passes campus carry
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 3:13 pm

On Sunday, the Texas House of Representatives passed the final version of SB11, “Campus Carry,” which now will wait on Gov. Abbott’s desk to be signed.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Commons renovation promises modern student living experience
Posted: May 27, 2015

For the first time since it was built in 1971, the Southside Commons area will receive a complete facelift.

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'Aggies helping Aggies': Cadets' boots paid for in full after theft
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 10:48 am

After senior cadet Benjamin Graham’s senior Corps boots and gear were stolen earlier this month, he and his family were greeted with support from the Aggie family.

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Q&A: Noel Jett, 16-year-old Texas A&M graduate
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 11:32 am

The Battalion writer Claire Shepherd spoke with Noel Jett, who graduated from Texas A&M this spring at the age of 16. Jett talks about what life is like as a profoundly gifted child and why she is no exception to human struggles.  

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Campus Carry: one step closer to law?
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 11:36 am

With notable amendments, the Texas House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 11 Tuesday, which would allow concealed carry licensees to legally carry firearms on college campuses including buildings.

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Board of Regents approves Pugh as VPSA
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 5:13 pm

Chancellor John Sharp and the Board of Regents approved the appointment of new Vice President of Student Affairs Daniel J. Pugh, Sr., Ph. D. in a telephonic meeting at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday afternoon, according to a Texas A&M University Newswire press release.

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Monday 05/25/2015
Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings in effect for Brazos County
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 8:19 pm

A Code Maroon alert warned subscribers of a tornado warning issued for south College Station Monday around 6:35 p.m. The alert advised area residents to seek shelter immediately and to check local media forecasts.

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Friday 05/22/2015
TAMUS employees, retirees, dependents to receive free access to second medical opinions
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 2:14 pm

According to a Texas A&M University System press release, Chancellor John Sharp announced a new program Thursday that will provides over 50,000 Texas A&M University System employees, retirees and their dependents free access to second opinions from doctors across the country.

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Friday 05/15/2015
Student strikes tree in front of vice president's house
Updated: May 15, 2015 - 11:25 pm

The University Police Department is investigating an accident that involved a black mustang hitting a tree in the front yard of the vice president’s house Thursday morning.

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Monday 05/11/2015
Cadets transfer ranks in annual Final Review
Updated: May 11, 2015 - 8:26 am

The Corps of Cadets seniors stepped off the Quad for the last time Saturday morning as they marched in formation toward Simpson Drill Field to complete Final Review. 

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100-plus to commission as military officers
Posted: May 11, 2015

Texas A&M prides itself on its military history. On Friday, more than 100 students will commission as officers in the U.S. military and join the Aggies who went before them.

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Thousands of students to walk the stage this week
Updated: May 11, 2015 - 8:26 am

As 7,700 College Station Aggies prepare to walk the stage this week, A&M faculty and staff are busy preparing for the eight local graduation ceremonies, and seniors are reminiscing about their time in Aggieland. 

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International student joins J-Court for first time in recent history
Updated: June 08, 2015 - 3:00 pm

For the first time in recent history, an international student has joined J-Court as an associate justice. However, the student, Dhananjay Khanna, says serving as associate justice will be nothing new.

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