Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Nearly a decade ago, the annual Texas A&M bonfire collapsed, killing a dozen people. The school has now settled litigation arising from the tragedy, agreeing to pay $2.1 million and promising to have engineering oversight if the bonfire ever returns to campus. (Since the collapse, the bonfire has been held off-campus.)
The university had claimed immunity from suit, but an appellate court rejected that claim earlier this year.