COPY-A&M-Galveston moving to College Station

Associated Press - September 17, 2008 4:15 PM ET

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M-Galveston students whose classes have been disrupted by Hurricane Ike are being moved to the main campus in College Station.

A&M president Elsa Murano today announced many classes will be conducted in the evenings and on weekends and will be taught by Galveston professors.

The some 1,200 students may be in College Station, about 125 miles inland, for the rest of the semester.

The Galveston school weathered the hurricane without serious damage but, like the rest of the island, has no power and no city services.

The College Station campus already is jammed with a record 48,126 students this semester, meaning housing is at a premium.

Murano said it would be an "enormous challenge" to find places for the Galveston students, faculty and staff to live.

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