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Texas A&M fans react after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
The mad dash to Omaha
June 21, 2024
Some international students at Texas A&M have been struggling to pick up groceries because of limited transportation options from campus to H-E-B and Walmart on Texas Avenue.
Former A&M employee sentenced to 5 years for hiding restroom camera
The employee, who worked for Transportation Services, was sentenced Friday
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • June 24, 2024
Texas A&M Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle stands in a huddle during Texas A&M’s game against Tennessee at the NCAA Men’s College World Series finals at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, June 22, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
Schlossnagle reportedly taking head coaching job at Texas
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • June 25, 2024

Just one day after leading Texas A&M baseball to a runner-up appearance at the Men’s College World Series, coach Jim Schlossnagle is leaving...

Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) reacts in the dugout after Texas A&M’s game against Tennessee at the NCAA Men’s College World Series finals at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday, June 24, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
United they fall
June 24, 2024
Eats & Beats at Lake Walk features live music and food trucks for the perfect outdoor concert.
Enjoying the Destination
Cara Hudson, Maroon Life Writer • June 17, 2024

For the history buffs, there’s a story to why Bryan and College Station are so closely intertwined. In 1871 when the Texas Legislature approved...

Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see
Justin ChenJune 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold....

125th draws scholars from across the U.S.

Focusing on projected a budget shortfall, Texas A&M President Dr. Ray M. Bowen said inadequate funding could derail the University’s efforts to join the ranks of the nation’s top public universities.
“I am sure Texas can solve this problem if they try,” Bowen said in his State of the University address.
Bowen delivered the address Thursday at the Texas A&M Academic Convocation 2001, where delegates from prestigious universities across the country gathered to celebrate A&M’s 125th anniversary.
The Academic Convocation began with delegates dressed in their academic regalia marching to Rudder Auditorium.
The convocation’s keynote speaker, Harold T. Shapiro, focused on the moral and ethical aspect of science that is often not considered when new technologies are being created, in his speech “Science, Anxiety, and Meaning.”
Shapiro was president of Princeton University until May 2001 when he retired and took the title president emeritus. He is also a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton.
“Today we are compelled to science, but lack morals,” he said.
The example Shapiro used was genetics and cloning in the field of biomedical science. Shapiro, a genetics expert, was appointed by President Clinton in 1996 to chair the Bioethics Advisory Committee that produced the report “Cloning Human Beings” the following year.
Shapiro said that altering genes and cloning people is changing the future and many people are anxious about what will happen. The only way to calm nerves and be sure science is mindful of morals is “if different people will discuss discoveries and be willing to change their minds,” he said.
The theme of Wednesday’s conference was “Higher Education In and For a Just Society” with several speeches and panel discussions.
Shirley Strum Kenny, president of State University of New York at Stony Brook, said the government should guarantee a college education to those who want it.
“A college education should be our birthright,” Kenny said. “Anyone who wants it should be able to get it. Cost should not be a factor in getting an education.”

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