Misinformation about whether or not Texas A&M University currently allows concealed firearms to be carried into buildings on campus spread rapidly during debate in the Texas House.Full Story
The Texas A&M University System is the second-largest university system in the state. It is comprised of 11 universities, seven state agencies and one health science center.
The System's flagship campus is Texas A&M University in College Station. The other academic campuses are Texas A&M-Central Texas, Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M-Kingsville ...
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, with the support of the governor's office, is applying to the FAA to become part of a program that aims to significantly expand the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.Full Story
Construction projects at higher-education campuses across the state would get an infusion of $2.4 billion through a bill that senators approved Tuesday. The measure now goes to the House.Full Story
Francisco Cigarroa, chancellor of The University of Texas System, and John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, join Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Tribune, in a conversation about higher education and the future of Texas' largest two university systems.
This event was recorded before a live audience in Austin on March 28, 2013. TribLives feature moderated discussion with our honored guests followed by questions from the audience. For more information on Tribune events, please visit http://www.texastribune.org/events/.Full Story
Full video of my 3/28 TribLive conversation with University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp.Full Story
At this morning's TribLive conversation, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp talked about the per-student decline in state funding of higher education and whether excellence is achievable on a lean budget.Full Story
The federal government has approved a $91 million influenza-vaccine manufacturing facility based in the Bryan-College Station area to be run by the Texas A&M University System and pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.Full Story
With a number of university system regents coming to the end of their terms, the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education issued a call for the timely appointment of "well-prepared, devoted, and conflict-free" replacements.Full Story
At the Trib's November 29 symposium on higher education at Texas A&M University, I talked about the cost of a college degree, the pursuit of academic excellence and, of course, SEC football with A&M's president, R. Bowen Loftin, and A&M System Chancellor John Sharp.Full Story
South Texas health leaders say they've waited long enough to establish a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. But they've got some major hurdles to cross to get from blueprints to bricks and mortar.Full Story
After years of working to bring a medical school to South Texas, some of the region's leaders are relishing in their current scenario: being courted by two university systems.Full Story
According to Washington Monthly's new college rankings, which uses unconventional methodology, Texas A&M University is the country's second-best institution. And the next best school from Texas? The University of Texas at El Paso.Full Story
The A&M System regents are expected to approve a resolution that will add “Texas A&M” to the name of each institution it oversees. The change is part of a massive rebranding effort, which is just one of many major changes Chancellor John Sharp has announced as he approaches his one-year anniversary on the job.Full Story
A two-week summer camp outside of Bryan helps high school students learn how to become effective anti-abortion advocates. Counselors teach campers to adopt a gentler, compassion-based form of persuasion.Full Story
Texas A&M University officials say that a plan to outsource support services would help the university raise $260 million in the next 10 years. But staff members who perform those services are expressing concerns.Full Story
Texas A&M University is entering into a partnership with Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth to create a new law school that will be known as the Texas A&M School of Law at Texas Wesleyan University.Full Story
As Texas A&M University prepares to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its campus in Qatar, planning has already begun for the next decade.Full Story
The cost of college in Texas is back at center stage, following speculation last week that University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers' job could be in jeopardy over his frustration with a tuition freeze. Here's a look at the average tuition and fees at every public university in Texas for fiscal year 2012.Full Story
Aguilar on the House District 77 primary, Batheja on the HD-101 and SD-9 primaries, Galbraith on the GOP candidates for two Railroad Commission slots, Grissom on the latest in the Kerry Max Cook case, Hamilton on Texas A&M's new accountability website, Murphy and M. Smith on how much superintendents make, Ramsey interviews a would-be Democratic Party chair, Root on that nice Ted Nugent, M. Smith on the resignation of the state's education commissioner and Tan on the continuing court fight over Planned Parenthood: The best of our best content from April 30 to May 4, 2012.Full Story
Students in the Texas A&M University System will pay more — except those at the system's flagship — after the regents approved tuition increases today. The tuition hikes come on the heels of legislative budget cuts.Full Story