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Alabama university president to skeptics: "Meet me halfway"

Dec. 05, 2021 11:26 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The new president of the University of South Alabama, whose appointment raised concerns among some because of his limited academic background, said he hopes to build relationships and learn from those already in the school community. Addressing a...

Alabama band to make its debut appearance in Macy's parade

Nov. 25, 2021 01:09 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band will be making its first appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The Tuscaloosa News reports that the band is scheduled to play “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and...

Group finds site linked to tribes seeking return of remains

Nov. 23, 2021 21:24 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Native American tribes fighting for the return of human remains and funerary artifacts excavated from an ancient settlement in present-day Alabama got help for their argument Tuesday when a federal advisory committee found the site to be culturally linked to their...

Indian tribes seek return of remains, artifacts from Alabama

Nov. 19, 2021 18:16 PM EST

Seven tribes are asking an Alabama university to return the remains of nearly 6,000 people excavated over the years from what once was one of the largest Native American settlements in North America. The Oklahoma-based Muscogee Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and five...

Former Alabama dean named interim president at UAH

Nov. 18, 2021 15:56 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former engineering dean at the University of Alabama was approved as interim president at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the University of Alabama System said. Trustees on Nov. 10 approved Chancellor Finis St. John's appointment of...

Alabama boy named world's most premature infant to survive

Nov. 10, 2021 13:47 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama boy who weighed less than a pound at birth after his mother went into labor at only 21 weeks and one day of gestation has been certified as the world's most premature baby to survive. Guinness World Records and...

UAH president stepping down, transition plan expected

Nov. 09, 2021 08:27 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The president of the University of Alabama at Huntsville is stepping down after about 2.5 years in the job. Darren Dawson announced his retirement in a statement Monday, news outlets reported. Dawson said he will leave the position “due to...

Stillman building to honor 1st Black Univ. of Alabama grad

Nov. 07, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The late Vivian Malone Jones stands tall in the University of Alabama’s history as the first Black person to graduate from the Tuscaloosa campus. The 1965 graduate also had deep ties to another Tuscaloosa campus, Stillman College, where she lived while she was a...

Board denies problems in homecoming vote at Alabama

Nov. 03, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A board that oversees elections at the University of Alabama denied that problems should have invalidated balloting for homecoming queen, which was the subject of a sit-in demonstration following reports of electoral problems by the student newspaper. ...

Alabama campus no longer requiring masks if fully vaccinated

Oct. 31, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama will no longer require face coverings in most of its facilities for people fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Beginning Friday, masks only will be mandated for unvaccinated people indoors and in crowded outdoor...