Texas A&M May Name Its Academic Building After Stalwart Student Rick Perry
Coming soon to Yale: The George W. Bush honors dorm.
Update: December 18, 3:28 p.m.: Governor Perry has announced that he will decline having the building named after him.
"Upon deep reflection, I have informed the Board of Regents of my decision to politely decline this great honor. I do so because certain places on this campus, like our most sacred traditions, transcend any one individual," Perry said in remarks obtained by The Texas Tribune.
In what would be a fitting end to Governor Rick Perry's reign, his alma mater, Texas A&M University, will consider renaming its iconic Academic Building the "Rick Perry '72" building during its board of regents meeting Thursday.
Perry attended the school from 1968 until 1972, making exactly two A's against nine D's and one F during his four-year tenure. He was more successful outside of the classroom, where he was a member of A&M's corps and a yell leader.
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When Perry's transcripts were first made public in 2011, a college classmate told the Huffington Post that Perry wasn't the most studious guy on campus.
"A&M wasn't exactly Harvard on the Brazos River," the classmate said. "This was not the brightest guy around. We always kind of laughed. He was always kind of a joke."
It should be noted that each of the 10 current A&M regents was appointed by Perry.
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