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Brazos County officials are distributing free backpacks, school supplies and gift cards for K-12 students on July 12 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bryan High Silver Campus Cafeteria.
Brazos County to distribute free school supplies
‘Back to School Bash’ invites K-12 families on July 12
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • July 11, 2024
Graduate G Tyrece Radford (23) drives to the basket during Texas A&Ms game against Nebraska in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, on Friday, March 22, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
How Tyrece Radford can catch the attention of NBA scouts
Roman Arteaga, Sports Writer • July 10, 2024

After 5 years of college basketball at Virginia Tech and Texas A&M, Tyrece Radford is furthering his athletic career with the San Antonio...

Craig Reagans 1973 brown Mach 1 Mustang features custom stickers of Craig and his wife, and is completely rebuilt from the ground up. The interior was completely torn out and replaced with new dashboard and radio.
Compassion in the car community
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • July 9, 2024

This past Sunday, Cars and Coffee welcomed exactly one car: a sleek, brown Mustang that stood alone like a lone ranger in the Wild West. This...

Chancellor John Sharp during a Board of Regents meeting discussing the appointmet of interim dean Mark Welsh and discussion of a McElroy settlement on Sunday, July 30, 2023 in the Memorial Student Center.
Analysis: Chancellor Sharp’s retirement comes with new dilemmas
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • July 2, 2024

Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp announced Monday he will be retiring on June 30, 2025.  A figure notorious in state politics,...

Group designs Nigerian hospital complex

Taking into account the different living conditions facing Sub-Saharan Africa, A&M environmental design students have a plan to address health problems in Nigeria.
Teams of design students will present five “dual-hospital” designs Monday for the Thompson & Grace Medical City, a complex consisting of two hospitals as well as a medical school, research institute, conference center, elementary school and artisan village, according to a College of Architecture press release. The project is supported by Thompson & Grace Investments, a Nigerian based firm.
George J. Mann, A&M professor of health facilities design, oversaw the design teams and said students had to consider the climate’s role in the health of Nigeria.
“In developing their designs, student had to consider Nigeria’s climate and culture, as well as the leading causes of illness and death in the country – malaria, lower respiratory infections, HIV/AIDS and diarrheal diseases,” said Mann in the press release.
Mann said student designs include well-sealed buildings and rooftop drainage to compensate for the 100 inches of annual rainfall in the Nigerian region.
Student participant Austin Ash said in the release that students were pressed to consider cultural norms in addition to the extreme topical conditions while designing the hospitals.
The presentation is open to the public and will take place at 1 p.m. in Legacy Hall at the Jon L. Hagler Center.

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