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FORMER ENGINEERING DEAN HAS ROLE IN INVESTIGATION OF LOG PYRAMID COLLAPSE AT TEXAS A&M

John A. Weese, former dean of Old Dominion's School of Engineering and currently a professor of mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University, is leading a team of university staff members that will help a commission investigating the collapse of the Aggie bonfire log pyramid, which killed 12.

Texas A&M has named Leo Linbeck Jr., head of a Houston construction company, to lead the commission.

Weese served as dean at Old Dominion for nine years, resigning in July 1983. A month after stepping down from the post, he was named director of the mechanical engineering and applied mechanics division of the National Science Foundation.

This article was posted on: November 29, 1999

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