Campus news

Former Port Of Houston Executive Director Joins Texas A&M University At Galveston Faculty

Col. Len Waterworth joins Texas A&M University at Galveston as an executive professor in the Department of Maritime Administration starting in the summer of 2014. Col. Waterworth will also be appointed as a senior research associate in the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores.

New, More Flexible Campus Dining Plans Announced For Texas A&M Students

Responding to student concerns, Interim Texas A&M University President Mark Hussey has announced termination of a requirement that would have led to all students living in on-campus housing being required to purchase meal plans for use in campus dining facilities. Rather, effective with the start of the 2014 fall semester, many students will have the option of whether to purchase such plans, and all students will gain greater flexibility in purchasing meal plans — with a promise for higher-quality food.

World’s Largest Volcano Now Named Tamu Plateau

The world’s largest volcano – all 120,000 square miles of it – is now officially named for Texas A&M University and is called Tamu Plateau, the U.S. Board of Geographic Names (BGN) has announced.