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Former Gov. Perry Questions Legitimacy Of Texas A&M Student Body Election

Mar 22, 2017
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Former Gov. Rick Perry, now the U.S. energy secretary, is questioning the legitimacy of the election that gave his alma mater its first openly gay student body president

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Conflicts among drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians lead to hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year. Transportation researchers want to solve the problem by redesigning intersections so that all kinds of traffic have their place, and can keep an eye on one another.


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Texas A&M University's first openly gay student body president is set to take office next month, marking a milestone for the largest public university in the state. 

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Texas A&M University has a new partner – in North Korea. The nation’s only private university has reached out to ask for help teaching students how to grow food in a nation of persistent shortages and high food insecurity.

Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, which was founded and is mainly funded by American evangelical Christians, will receive donated teaching materials from the Aggies.

At Texas A&M, Protests, Big Crowds And Tension Over White Nationalist's Speech

Dec 6, 2016

When white nationalist Richard Spencer took the stage at Texas A&M University on Tuesday, about two dozen of the 400 people in the room stood and applauded. Many others hissed.

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Three Texas schools made the top 100 in the U.S. News & World Report list of best global universities. And none of them are in North Texas.

Ken Bennett / Wake Forest University School of Law

Two North Texas universities recently decided to no longer enroll new students in their evening law school programs.

At A&M, Diversity Increases Without Affirmative Action

Jun 20, 2016
Shelby Knowles / The Texas Tribune

COLLEGE STATION — In the minds of many Texans, the Lone Star State’s two flagship universities are polar opposites: The University of Texas at Austin is perceived as diverse, urban and liberal. Texas A&M University is viewed as white, rural and conservative.

Texas Colleges Staying Out of Bathroom Battles for Now

Jun 13, 2016
Laura Buckman / Texas Tribune

At the University of Houston, transgender students can enroll in voice feminization or masculinization clinics. At the University of Texas at Austin, students can write a simple letter to change how their gender is listed in school records. And many colleges in the state have maps on their websites showing the locations of dozens of on-campus gender-neutral bathrooms.

 

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Eating healthy on a tight budget can seem daunting.

Some North Texas community nutrition programs teach people how to stretch their food budget without sacrificing health and wellness.

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