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Johnston Taylor Granted Youthful Offender Status in Deaths of Rod, Paula Bramblett

Johnston Taylor, the teenage driver charged in the fatal wreck that killed “The Voice of the Auburn Tigers” Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula in 2019, has been granted youthful offender status. He is charged with two counts of manslaughter. His arraignment has been set for April 28. Court records show Taylor was speeding on the night of May 25,…

Auburn University Student Newspaper to Stop Print Publishing

Auburn University’s student newspaper says it will cease printing after 127 years and become an online-only publication. The Auburn Plainsman announced the change in an online editorial that said it had “reached a breaking point” a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. The editorial cites a lack of foot traffic, printing costs and changes in the journalism industry as being part…

Auburn University Returning to On-Campus Operations

Auburn University is fully resuming on-campus operations that were disrupted by the coronavirus last year. All optional remote instruction will end on Sunday. And most employees who’ve been working on a virtual basis will return to campus on Monday. The Opelika-Auburn News reports the decision to reopen was based on multiple factors. The university has experienced a downward trend in…

Auburn University Faculty Members Dissatisfied with Provost Bill Hardgrave’s Pandemic Plan

The top academic officer at Auburn University is facing a no-confidence vote by faculty members this week over lingering dissatisfaction with his handling of class scheduling around the coronavirus pandemic. According to reports, the University Senate is scheduled to meet Tuesday to address complaints against Provost Bill Hardgrave. More than 500 faculty members met in a virtual gathering in November…

Full Auburn University Announcement: Bryan Harsin Hired as Football Coach

Bryan Harsin (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) The following is the full announcement from Auburn University on the hiring of Bryan Harsin as the Tigers new head football coach: Bryan Harsin has been named the 28th head football coach in Auburn’s 127 year history, Athletics Director Allen Greene announced Tuesday. Harsin spent the previous seven seasons as head coach at Boise State…

Auburn Using Search Firm and Advisory Group to Find Next Head Football Coach

Auburn University has announced it will use a search firm and advisory group to help find its next head football coach. Coach Gus Malzahn was dismissed Sunday, following the end of the regular season. Parker Executive Search Firm of Atlanta will assist an eight-member advisory group. That group includes Auburn University and athletics administration along with Auburn University alumni and…

Auburn University Names Student Center After Georgia justice

ATLANTA (AP) – Auburn University has renamed its student center after the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, who was the school’s first Black student government president. The formal ceremony was held Friday to honor Harold D. Melton. A banner was unfurled at the top of the building revealing its new name. The Harold D. Melton Student Center is…

Iron Bowl Team Spirit Contest

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Auburn University Student Elected Mayor of Tallapoosa County Town

The new mayor of a small Alabama town faces a couple of unusual challenges: Namely, going to class and doing his homework. Auburn University student Messiah Williams-Cole defeated an incumbent to be elected mayor of Camp Hill. Besides operating the town of about 950 people, he’s getting ready to graduate in May with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. The 21-year-old…

Auburn University Asking Fans Not to Roll Toomer’s Trees This Season

Auburn University officials are asking fans not to roll the trees at Toomer’s Corner this season. Officials say while the two Auburn Oaks planted in 2017 and 10 descendant trees in Samford Park have shown excellent progress this year, the trees still need special care and monitoring to ensure full establishment. University Arborist Alex Hedgepath says not rolling them this…