The news that the Texas A.&M University admissions office would be changing its admission policy has reignited a debate over the future of Texas A and M.
The change was first reported by the Texas Tribune and confirmed by the university.
“We are deeply disappointed in the recent news from the U.S. Department of Education regarding Texas A,” A&m’s president, Michael Drake, said in a statement Monday afternoon.
“Our intent is to fully and fully cooperate with the Department and will be making any necessary changes.
We have never seen this level of vitriol directed at a single institution in our history.”
The university has said that the changes would result in an increase in financial aid applications.
A&m said that it would make any changes required under federal regulations.
The university is also considering whether to suspend or cancel a major, or if it would be better to cut the university’s number of undergraduates to make room for freshmen, according to the Tribune.
But Drake said that he is not interested in the option of cutting the number of freshmen at the university.
“The changes will only affect the number that the university enrolls in the freshman class, not the number who enrolls after graduation,” he said.
“We are going to make the decision based on the facts and the research that we have.”
The A&M administration is also facing criticism from some students who have accused the university of not taking enough responsibility for the state’s education.
A petition to require the university to admit more students in the fall has garnered more than 1,700 signatures, while a group called A.F.O.E. is also demanding that the college admit more.
“The A.M. admissions office needs to make its admissions decisions on the basis of facts, not political rhetoric,” A. F. O. E. stated in a petition to the College Board.
“The students of A. M. deserve better.
We demand that the A.E.’s admit more Texas A student than they currently do.
&M must take responsibility for its students.”
The petition also called for A&am to take an “active role” in ensuring that Texas A is not “left behind” by its peers.
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