Meeting in special session in College Station on Thursday at 3:30 p.m., the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will vote on a measure to rename the campus’s iconic, 100-year-old Academic Building the “Governor Rick Perry ’72 Building.”
Also on the agenda: a vote on a resolution to honor the recently-indicted Aggie alum’s “outstanding dedication and service” during his longest-ever stint as a Texas governor.
The potential Rick Perry ’72 Building was actually built in ’14, 2 years after Texas A&M’s Old Main building burned to the ground:
It originally housed the university library, but today is home to A&M’s departments of sociology and modern languages and assorted offices.
The Liberty Bell replica was given to the school shortly after World War 2 by then-governor Allen Shivers in honor of the Aggie fallen.
It is also the site of the school’s Silver Taps ceremonies, memorial services to honor students who pass away while enrolled at A&M.
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