Friday, September 02, 2005

Texas A&M Sets the Standard

My university, Texas A&M University, is setting the gold standard by which I hope all other universities in the country will follow.

Exerpts from the TAMU website for relief:

Texas A&M will welcome up to 1,000 students for as long as one year from all four-year colleges and universities unable to offer classes this fall because of the hurricane, including schools such as Tulane, Dillard, Southern, Xavier, Loyola and the University of New Orleans. These students will be charged the minimum tuition allowed by state law.

Not just one semester and not just 25 students.

Texas A&M has set aside $200,000 to provide students resources for immediate needs while arrangements are being made for longer-term financial assistance

They are not only offering help for the students, but even the professors and programs that other universities were working on.

Texas A&M will make available classroom and laboratory space after hours to institutions that want temporarily to re-locate their programs here. We also are
prepared, with available facilities, to host faculty from these universities wishing to continue their research for the next few months.

This is the Aggie Family. This is my family.

UPDATE: Welcome all fellow Michelle Malkin readers.


Corrie said...

That's the Aggie Spirit! Howdy and God Bless from an Aggie (class of '83) stuck up here in Ohio. We'd open our home but I doubt folks will be heading this far north. About all we can do is send money, but we'll mark the check "Brazos County, TX."

Found your blog via Michelle Malkin.

mollo said...

Howdy fellow Aggie! There's a lot of us in the blogging world.

Go ahead and open your home if you want. They're getting offers all over, even from Canada! Frankly, we do need to scatter them all over because Texas can't absorb them for that long. We'll die trying though.

There may be some that just turn away and go to another state. But I know many will want to stay close and try to find what they can to salvage from their half-flooded homes.