The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 03, 2015, Image 4

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Notice of University Student Rule Revisions NEWS The Battalion I 3.3.15 4 Additions, deletions and changes to the University Student Rules may occur over the course of the year. The following student rules have been revised from September 2014 through February 2015: Rule # Rule Date Student Rule Website Updated 1.8.1 Student Registration 9/29/14 10.5 Grading 9/29/14 12 Scholastic Deficiency/Probation 9/29/14 Each student has the responsibility to be fully acquainted with and to comply with the Texas A&M University Student Rules. Student Rules can be found at ■http://fetudent :: ■ - : PPD TEAM SUafo WEARS MANY As you might expect, the people evaluate a new Investigational involved in developing new medication at PPD. So when medicines wear lots of different you volunteer to help create new hats. What you might not expect medications at PPD, everybody wins, is that one of those hats could be one like you might wear. 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PPD 800-866-0492 | | Ppdi.COm ' ■ : : 7 • Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, grad students THIS WEEK get your picture taken for Texas A&M's 2015 Aggieland yearbook, if you didn't last fall. Vour portrait sitting is free. C '5*.» \ Just walk in 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Student Media office. Suite L400 of the MSC. March 12 will be your last chance. It's your yearbook. Be in it. AROUND CAMPUS A&M celebrates 111 years of Dr. Seuss The Honors and Undergrad uate Research Department hosted celebratory activities in honor of Dr. Seuss’s 111th birthday Monday. Dr. Seuss is most remembered for his children’s books, which he wrote and illustrated him self. Among his well-known works are “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs & Ham” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” On campus, an arts-and-crafts workshop in Rudder Plaza, featuring a 6-feet-tall cardboard cutout of the Cat in the Hat, was followed by an MSC Aggie Cinema showing of “The Lorax” and a costume con test in the MSC. RAIL CONTINUED Texas Central Railway plans to indepen- den dy fund the rail project and expects to start operations in 2021. While Texas Cen tral Railway recommends the current route, the rail’s ultimate path may change when a federal environmental review process is completed. Travis Kelly, vice president of govern ment relations at Texas Central Railway, said Texas Central Railway has identified the Utility Corridor as the best possible path to build the rail’s tracks. “[The Utility Corridor] best satisfies the purposes and need of the project to provide safe, reliable and economically viable high speed rail service between Houston and Dal las,” Kelly said. “It also supports the project’s goal to reduce the impact on communities and landowners by following existing rights- of-way as much as possible.” The effect this route will have on B-CS residents will largely depend on what trans portation infrastructure is developed along the 20-mile gap between B-CS and the high-speed rail stop, said College Station city councilman Karl Mooney. “For a train traveling at 230 mph, it takes a long time to make a full turn,” Mooney said. “If the route came out of Houston and tried to turn into College Station, the additional land [Texas Central Railway] would have to buy and the slower speed the train would have to travel would defeat the purpose of a high-speed rail.” Mooney said there are ongoing discus sions to eventually build a spur route con necting College Station to the main train. “A spur train might connect College Sta tion to the main tracks and travel back and forth while coordinating with the bullet train,” Mooney said. “By the time we could actually have any kind of formal fixed service, we would probably be looking around 2025.” Mac Boles, Class of 2000 and high-speed rail advocate, anticipates a more immediate response to the transportation problem be tween Madison County and B-CS. He ex pects tourism and transportation businesses in the area will revamp their strategies to better cater to passengers of the high-speed rail. “It will be particularly interesting to see how the area around the midway stop will be appropriated by taxi services, hoteliers and future rail connections between the stop and the immediate B-CS area,” Boles said. Even though the train is projected to run outside the B-CS area, Allan Rutter, research scientist at Texas A&M Transportation Insti tute, sees various transportation advantages for students and residents alike. Rutter said the rail could open up employment oppor tunities for local students and residents, and could provide a more convenient way to travel to and from a Dallas or Houston home during peak transportation seasons. “For the northbound trip to Dallas, a speed-time advantage may be attractive enough, as would the opportunity to work along the way,” Rutter said. “Even for southbound trips to Houston, the train may offer time advantages during peak congestion periods.” Kelley said even though the current route for the train has been largely identified and preferred, there are still factors to consider before Texas Central Railway finalizes any decisions. “[Texas Central Railway] is making sub stantial progress... in eluding work toward selecting a final station location in Houston as well as a mid-Texas station serving Bryan- College Station and Huntsville,” Kelley said. “As with the ultimate station location in Dallas, critical factors will be determined by the project’s environmental review process, which is still underway.” 2 * Come join us at our new location! 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