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Senior responds to needs of Nepal after earthquake

Jonathan Brewer has been eagerly counting down the days to graduation. But near the end of his countdown,  a massive earthquake struck Nepal on April 25. Now, Brewer is counting down to a different date.

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Sunday 05/03/2015
Retiring history prof looks back at 41-year tenure at A&M
Updated: May 03, 2015 - 10:36 pm

After 41 years of teaching history, professor Arnold Krammer has shaped it as well, affecting the lives of thousands of students. Even now, as he retires this year, commemorated with a surprise send-off celebration Thursday, his fire for teaching remains.

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Two students killed, two injured in auto accident early Sunday
Updated: May 03, 2015 - 11:05 pm

Two students were killed in a one-car auto accident around 1:10 a.m. Sunday while heading northwest on FM 244, according to KBTX. Two more Aggies were injured in the crash, with one in critical condition at the Temple Scott & White Memorial Hospital as of Sunday evening.

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18-mile march commemorates the raising of $113,000 for prenatal health
Updated: May 03, 2015 - 8:44 pm

More than 2,200 from the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets made an 18-mile trek starting and ending at the Quad Saturday for the 39th annual March to the Brazos.

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Man arrested in deadly College Station shooting that left one dead
Posted: May 03, 2015

One man is in custody on charges of murder after a Sunday shooting killed a 19-year-old College Station resident and injured two others, according to a College Station Police Department release.

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Friday 05/01/2015
President Young, on his first day: 'The passion for the university is something I've never seen'
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 12:05 am

A revitalized Kyle Field is months from its unveiling, enrollment continues to rise, construction projects dot the campus landscape and a handful of new deans are in place. And now, one more change at a university full of them — the president’s office has a permanent occupant.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Nepalese Student Association hold candlelight vigil for earthquake victims
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 9:43 pm

Aggies gathered Thursday night at Rudder Fountain Plaza for a candlelight vigil in honor of those who died in the recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal.

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A&M seal change stirs online pushback
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 12:05 am

In a move that resulted in social media outcry, the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved a change to the university seal and the MSC Flag Room’s name at its Wednesday meeting.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
Corps raises money for prenatal clinics
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 3:59 pm

The Corps of Cadets will participate in the 39th annual March to the Brazos Saturday to raise funds for March of Dimes, an organization that advocates for prenatal health education and research. 

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Aggies celebrate retiring mascot’s time at A&M
Updated: April 29, 2015 - 11:13 pm

Aggies gathered at the Clayton Williams Jr. Alumni Center Wednesday to bid farewell to Reveille VIII with a celebration of the mascot’s service to A&M.

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Kelly says farewell as he passes the SBP torch
Posted: April 29, 2015

With his term officially over after the 2015 Muster, Kyle Kelly has had a week to reflect on his time as Texas A&M’s student body president as the position passes to Joseph Benigno, 2015-2016 SBP.  

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Board of Regents approve A&M seal update, Flag Room re-naming
Posted: April 29, 2015

The Texas A&M University Board of Regents met Wednesday, approving a number of items, including an update to the university seal.

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Board of Regents names chairman, vice chairman
Updated: April 29, 2015 - 2:20 pm

The Texas A&M Board of Regents selected Cliff Thomas as its chairman and Elaine Mendoza as its vice chairman Wednesday, according to a press release.

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Rescued from the Everest avalanche, Aggie tells her story
Updated: April 29, 2015 - 8:46 am

Danielle Banks, the 22-year-old Texas A&M graduate who survived the avalanche on Mt. Everest caused by the earthquake in Nepal, now awaits her trip back to Texas at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu. 

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Baltimore unrest a symptom of ‘over-policed and under-protected’ community, prof says
Updated: April 29, 2015 - 8:47 am

Protests continued Tuesday in the streets of Baltimore in response to the death of Baltimore local Freddie Gray, who died while in Baltimore police custody, stirring unrest among the city’s predominantly black population. 

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The First Lady’s handlers sound off on her character as campus prepares her send-off
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 10:17 pm

After seven years of Kyle Field Saturdays, campus appearances and photo opportunities, the First Lady of Aggieland will be the center of attention one last time.

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Former student shares story of surviving the Mt. Everest avalanche
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 6:29 pm

Danielle Banks, the 22-year-old Texas A&M graduate who survived the avalanche on Mt. Everest caused by the earthquake in Nepal, now awaits her trip back to Texas at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu.

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CSPD calls Sorority Row kidnapping report a 'miscommunication'
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 2:05 am

College Station Police responded to a report of a kidnapping on Sorority Row and determined the report was the result of miscommunication between several parties, according to a press release.

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Monday 04/27/2015
Q&A: Former NASA employee, current stand-up comedian
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 11:13 pm

Shayla Rivera, Class of 1983, worked at NASA upon graduating from A&M with a degree in aerospace engineering before transitioning to a career in stand up comedy. The Battalion news reporter Nikita Redkar spoke with Rivera about her decision to make the switch from hard science to comedy.

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Aid from Aggieland: Nepalese students create a fund to help quake victims
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 11:11 pm

As the death count after the Saturday earthquake in Nepal climbs past 4,000, according to the Associated Press, rescue workers from around the world are trying to aid those left in the 7.8-magnitude quake’s wake. In response, a group of Aggies are trying to help in their own way.

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Former student rescued from Mt. Everest slopes
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 11:15 pm

A former student was air-lifted from Mt. Everest Monday after being stranded due to a magnitude-7.8 earthquake, according to an article by KHOU.

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Funnel clouds seen in Brazos County
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 8:21 pm

Two funnel clouds were spotted in the Bryan-College Station area around 5 p.m. Monday.

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Sunday 04/26/2015
Trained for tragedy: Disaster City simulates a hurricane-induced decontamination scenario
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 12:26 pm

On a cloudless 86-degree Saturday afternoon, screams could be heard echoing from the basement of a collapsed single family home as search-and-rescue teams got their bearings with time working against them.

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Brazos County home to biologically diverse ecosystem
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Aggies avoid stepping on the grass outside the Memorial Student Center out of respect to the living memorial. Members of the Society for Conservation Biology, meanwhile, avoid stepping off hiking trails onto grass out of respect for the ecosystem found in Brazos County.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Open Carry Bill Passes State House of Representatives
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 11:33 pm

A bill passed Monday by the Texas House signified a victory for gun rights advocates throughout the state.

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Event connects current, former liberal arts students this weekend
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 9:08 pm

Current Liberal Arts students will have the opportunity to interact with former students at the annual Liberal Arts CONNECT Conference on Friday and Saturday.

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Group holds fair to raise Israeli support
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 11:18 pm

Aggie Students Supporting Israel, or ASSI, held its first “Israel Fair” in Rudder Plaza to spread its name and message.

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‘Bioblitz’ event showcases local animals, insects
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Nature calls, and some students will answer with participation in this weekend’s Bioblitz.

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Disaster City to hold decontamination scenario
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 11:13 pm

Effective response during and in the aftermath of natural disasters requires training, and a facility at A&M is equipped to train first responders in a variety of scenarios. One such readiness exercise is scheduled for this weekend. 

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MSC celebrates 64 years since its dedication
Updated: April 26, 2015 - 8:43 pm

The Texas A&M University Center will hold a celebration carnival for the MSC’s 64th birthday Friday afternoon as a way to commemorate “the campus living room.”

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MSC wood panels are one of the first records of A&M history
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 11:37 pm

Thousands of students walk by them everyday and many stop to admire the detail within their large structures. The Centennial Wood Carvings display 100 years of Aggie history to compel past, present and future students to reflect on their own Aggie experiences.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Alumni Center to hold retirement send-off celebration for Reveille VIII
Posted: April 22, 2015

Texas A&M will host a celebration for the retirement of Reveille VIII April 29.

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Chancellor: VP resignation is extension of current protocol
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 3:48 pm

In a move traditionally limited to university provosts, Chancellor John Sharp has requested resignations from all A&M vice presidents and special advisers ahead of incoming A&M president Michael Young’s term.

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League of Legends team L.A. bound for finals
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Texas A&M’s League of Legends team is poised to face off against three other North American teams in a battle for $180,000 in scholarships.

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Let comrade answer ‘here’: Aggies fill Reed Arena for campus Muster ceremony
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 9:52 am

The campus Aggie Muster ceremony honored the memories of Aggies before a maximum-capacity crowd of around 13,000 in Reed Arena Tuesday. 

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Muster Camaraderie Barbecue unites new and old Aggies
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 12:34 am

Current and former students greeted and conversed with one another before Muster on Tuesday, recalling old and new experiences in Aggieland.

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Monday 04/20/2015
Musters around the world
Posted: April 20, 2015

“There’s not another Aggie group in really the four state area. There’s one in Nebraska, in Omaha. But we really encompass the western part of Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, so if any Aggies want to come from there we have some Aggies in our club that live 300 miles away. We’re not unfamiliar with driving long distances when you live out in the part of the country. People are very intentional about wanting to honor that piece of their history.”

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Honoring the fightin‘ Texas Aggie Class of 1965
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 10:06 am

Eleven members of the Class of 1965 went to Vietnam and never came back. Their ultimate sacrifice will be honored with 11 empty seats at the 2015 Campus Muster ceremony Tuesday. 

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Muster hosts serve as student connection for families
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 10:25 pm

Each year, families travel from across the country to attend Aggie Muster to remember their loved ones. For those who meet and assist those families, the Muster hosts, the day becomes a unique experience.

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Campus Muster to honor 119 Aggies
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 10:24 pm

The 2015 campus Muster ceremony will take place in Reed Arena at 7 p.m. Tuesday to honor members of the Aggie family who have died in the past year. 

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A sense of duty, a sense of honor
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 10:25 pm

Rep. Will Hurd watched the Leonid meteor shower with a group of friends on a chilly November night in 1999 before going to bed around 2 a.m. Less than an hour later, a phone call told him the news — Bonfire had collapsed, and he needed to hurry to the polo fields. 

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More than a name: Muster Reflection Display gives some context to the names called
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 9:26 am

The Muster Reflections Display attaches stories to the names read on the Roll Call for the Absent and gives visitors the chance to see a glimpse of the honored Aggies’ lives, interests and personalities. The display contains tables for around 50 Aggies, each filled with various objects and photographs all chosen to convey a story.

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Ring crests offered to families of students honored at Muster
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 10:13 pm

Last weekend’s Aggie Ring Day signified a celebration of tradition for 4,811 students and their families. But for loved ones of the 10 current students who died throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, their sons and daughters never had the chance to order or receive their Aggie gold. 

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Sunday 04/19/2015
Former student, Vietnam veteran honored at dedication service
Posted: April 19, 2015

A memorial dedication service for the U.S. Army Captain Joseph Kerr Bush Jr., Class of 1966, was held at Saturday outside of Sanders Corps Center.

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Ring Day(s) in Aggieland: Storms complicate record-setting Aggie Ring Day
Updated: April 19, 2015 - 10:21 pm

Although the clouds rolled in and storms divided Ring “Day” across two days, College Station saw its largest Aggie Ring Day turnout yet. 

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Friday 04/17/2015
Ring Day activities suspended until Saturday
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 5:23 pm

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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