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The ‘Great Conjunction’ of 2020

The ‘Great Conjunction’ of 2020 taken about 30 minutes after sunset as seen from the boat ramp of Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This was the first time in 800 years for Jupiter, Saturn and Earth to align during the hours of darkness. The two gas giants came within 0.1º of each other. The next alignment will occur in about 20 years.
December 21, 2020

Jupiter and Saturn – the two biggest planets in our solar system – will appear within 0.1º of each other during the hours of darkness Dec. 21 for the first time since before dawn March 4, 1226. The...

In Memoriam of Javion Thomas

In Memoriam of Javion Thomas
November 22, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce flew the university flag at half-staff Nov. 12 in memory of student Javion Thomas, a 19-year-old electrical engineering major from Dallas. Thomas passed away on...

Texas A&M University-Commerce Students on the Importance of Voting

November 11, 2020

The Presidential Election of 2020, held on Nov. 3, was an opportunity for Commerce’s eligible college students to exercise their right to vote, and many of them have specific thoughts on its importance. To...

Remembering our veterans

The main entrance to campus is lit up red, white and blue in honor of Veterans Day.
November 10, 2020

The East Texan recognizes the value our veterans bring to Texas A&M University-Commerce. The many students, faculty and staff who have served in our nation’s military bring diverse experiences...

Unity March [Photo Gallery]

Lions showed their pride in Texas A&M University-Commerce at the conclusion of the Unity March
October 9, 2020

The Committee for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion held a Unity March Oct. 9 at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Gov. Abbott Issues Proclamation Enhancing Ballot Security [Update]

October 8, 2020

Updated 10/13/2020: A three-judge panel on the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Gov. Abbott's order.   Updated 10/10/2020: A federal judge has ruled that this directive "likely violates...

A&M-Commerce Cancels Spring Break 2021

Dr. Mark Rudin, president, Texas A&M University-Commerce
October 1, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce students received an email from Dr. Mark Rudin, president, on Oct. 1 announcing that Spring Break 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions to reduce travel-based...

Whitley Hall Remembers 9/11

Whitley Hall Remembers 9/11
September 16, 2020

Light Up Whitley is a yearly event in which Whitley Hall residents on the east and west sides participate in keeping their dorm light on or off to correspond in spelling out USA from 8:11 p.m. to 9:11...

University should reduce the number of face-to-face classes [Editorial]

The journalism and computer science building
September 8, 2020

The East Texan recommends that Texas A&M University-Commerce reduce the quantity of face-to-face classes and labs to those that can only be taught in person to improve the health and safety of...

University is ready to assist hurricane evacuees

August 27, 2020

Update: “Laura has made landfall near Lake Charles, Louisiana with winds of 150 mph,” according to The Weather Channel. “Storm surge could penetrate as much as 40 miles inland in southwest Louisiana.”   Derek...

University is ready to assist hurricane evacuees

August 26, 2020

Derek Preas, director, campus operations & safety, has been in contact with Texas Division of Emergency Management officials regarding the university’s ability and willingness to assist people...

The university is not planning on closing this week

August 26, 2020

There have apparently been some erroneous reports of Texas A&M University-Commerce closing Aug. 27 and 28 due to inclement weather. Dr. Mark Rudin, president,  refuted these reports in an e-mail...

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