Tribpedia: Texas A&M University System

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center.

A&M System members educate more than 131,000 students and reach another 22 million people through service each year. With more than ...

Is Perry-Powers Tension About College Rivalry, Policy?

The undercurrents of the bickering between Gov. Rick Perry's administration and UT-Austin President Bill Powers offer a gold mine for the conspiratorial set, with fuel for every obsession: politics, deep school rivalries, policy and governance. If the squabbles are based on personality alone, they'll be over when the names change. 

 

Flanked by A&M Chancellor John Sharp, l, and Gov. Rick Perry, Dr. Brett Giroir, M.D. of the Texas A&M System at the vaccine research lab announcement on March 26, 2013.
Flanked by A&M Chancellor John Sharp, l, and Gov. Rick Perry, Dr. Brett Giroir, M.D. of the Texas A&M System at the vaccine research lab announcement on March 26, 2013.

New Vaccine Facility in Bryan-College Station Approved

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.

Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, John Sharp, photographed at the System offices in Austin on March 14, 2013
Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, John Sharp, photographed at the System offices in Austin on March 14, 2013

At A&M, Sharp Charts Smooth Course for Major Changes

Halfway through his first legislative session as chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, and after a year and a half on the job, the benefits of John Sharp’s political savvy are on full display. He is shepherding A&M through a far smoother session than its chief rival, the University of Texas System.

Perry: Let South Texas Access Permanent University Fund

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In his State of the State address, Gov. Rick Perry called on lawmakers to vote in favor of giving South Texas access to the Permanent University Fund, a substantial pot of money that only certain universities in the University of Texas System and Texas A&M University System are granted access to by the Texas Constitution.

Dr. Juliet García, president of the University of Texas at Brownsville, Dr. Robert Nelsen, president of the University of Texas-Pan American
Dr. Juliet García, president of the University of Texas at Brownsville, Dr. Robert Nelsen, president of the University of Texas-Pan American

Will the New Year Bring a New University to the Valley?

There is a significant amount of excitement in the Rio Grande Valley about a proposal to combine the University of Texas at Brownsville and the University of Texas-Pan American to create a new university that would include a medical school. But to become a reality, the plan must be approved by two-thirds of the Legislature.

Resident physician Derly Hinojosa talks to Valley Baptist Medical Center patient Norma Linda Garcia during his group's rounds.
Resident physician Derly Hinojosa talks to Valley Baptist Medical Center patient Norma Linda Garcia during his group's rounds.

For South Texas, No Easy Road to Medical School

South Texas health leaders say they've waited long enough to establish a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. But to get from blueprints to bricks and mortar, they must persuade hospitals to finance 120 residency slots, get local voters in the impoverished region to sign off on a taxing district and persuade the Legislature to provide an additional $20 million a year.

Texas A&M University, the University of Texas and Rice University
Texas A&M University, the University of Texas and Rice University

Texas Universities Score Well on Unconventional Ranking

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.

Ryan Crocker is shown at a 2011 news conference in Herat, Afghanistan. He has been on leave from Texas A&M University since President Obama tapped him to serve as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan in April 2011.
Ryan Crocker is shown at a 2011 news conference in Herat, Afghanistan. He has been on leave from Texas A&M University since President Obama tapped him to serve as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan in April 2011.

Texas A&M Dean, on Leave, Arrested in Hit-and-Run

According to news reports, former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker, on leave from his position as dean of Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service, is facing charges for drunken driving and a hit and run incident in Spokane, Washington.

Newly appointed Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp answers a question from the audience at TribLive on September 29, 2011.
Newly appointed Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp answers a question from the audience at TribLive on September 29, 2011.

Ubiquitous Aggies

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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.

At Reveal, a camp in Bryan sponsored by Texas Right to Life, teenagers learn to become effective anti-abortion activists.
At Reveal, a camp in Bryan sponsored by Texas Right to Life, teenagers learn to become effective anti-abortion activists.

Summer Camp Focuses on Fight Against Abortion

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. "They all have a passion; that's why they are here," one counselor said.

Landscaping workers are among the Texas A&M University employees who will have to join an outside company, because A&M is outsourcing its support services.
Landscaping workers are among the Texas A&M University employees who will have to join an outside company, because A&M is outsourcing its support services.

A&M's Outsourcing Plans Have Workers Concerned

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Texas A&M University officials say that a plan to outsource support services will help the university raise $260 million in the next 10 years. And the workers in those positions can reapply for their jobs with the company that is taking over. But some workers have expressed concerns about the security of their employment.

Students at Texas A&M students in Doha, Qatar.
Students at Texas A&M students in Doha, Qatar.

After 10 Years in Qatar, A&M Looking Forward to 10 More

As Texas A&M University prepares to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its campus in Qatar's Education City, planning has already begun for the next decade. While some have raised questions about the arrangement, officials say it has been beneficial for both the Aggies and the Qataris.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 4/30/12

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.

R. Bowen Loftin, president of Texas A&M University, at TribLive on April 28, 2011.
R. Bowen Loftin, president of Texas A&M University, at TribLive on April 28, 2011.

Tuition to Rise for Most Students in A&M System

The Texas A&M University System regents approved tuition increases for all campuses except those in College Station and San Antonio. The president of Texas A&M University in College Station did not request an increase. The tuition hikes come at a time when funding for higher education has decreased as a result of cuts in the state budget last year.

UT Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell asks the Board to support Chancellor Dr. Franciso Cigarroa at their Austin meeting on May 12, 2011.
UT Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell asks the Board to support Chancellor Dr. Franciso Cigarroa at their Austin meeting on May 12, 2011.

As UT, A&M Regents Meet, Governor Eyes Tuition

Regents from both the University of Texas and Texas A&M University systems are meeting this week, and most observers will be watching for their votes on tuition rates. Gov. Rick Perry, for one, has made it known that he would frown on any increases.

Commercial Benefits of College Research Touted

Two House committees held a joint hearing to explore how scientific research at universities can be commercialized for the benefit of businesses and the state economy. heard testimony from the state's leading research universities.

The Posse Foundation, NY.
The Posse Foundation, NY.

Texas Schools Prepare for a New Kind of Posse

The Posse Foundation, which has been lauded by the MacArthur Foundation and President Obama, is embarking on a partnership with the Houston Independent School District. The nonprofit organizes groups of students from large, urban districts and sends them to elite colleges and universities as a unit and a pre-established peer support network.