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Auburn University’s Summer Commencement Ceremonies Postponed Indefinitely

Auburn University has announced that commencement ceremonies have been postponed indefinitely. School officials say recent travel restrictions and concerns with large crowds led to the decision. However, families can visit campus Saturday August 8th to celebrate their graduate. Here are some ways you can do that: Campus buildings will be open and academic deans will be available to greet graduates…

Auburn University Receives a Grant to Help Foster Farm Conservation Practices

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – A $3 million grant will help encourage new conservation practices by Alabama farmers. A statement from Auburn University says the college of agriculture is getting the money to help row farms through an Agriculture Department program. Project leader Rishi Prasad says many soils in the state are low in organic matter and need rebuilding. Farms also…

Auburn to Offer Doctorate in Building Construction

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Auburn University says it will offer a new doctoral degree in building construction. An announcement says the program will start when the fall semester begins on Aug. 17. The degree will be offered through Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction. The school describes the program as a research-based degree that will emphasize emerging and important…

Church: Legendary Auburn Football Coach Pat Dye Tests Positive for COVID-19

Legendary Auburn University football coach Pat Dye is in the hospital and has tested positive for COVID-19. That’s according to a post from his sister’s church in Toccoa, Georgia. Dye, 80, is very weak,  according to the post from the Toccoa First United Methodist Church, where his sister Jayne Snell attends. The post says he is in the hospital with…

Gov. Ivey Awards Over $1 Million to Auburn University for Research Projects

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $2.27 million under a new program designed to encourage and continue research that will improve the lives of Alabamians. The grants were awarded to Auburn University and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville through the Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund. The state funded program was created in 2019 under the Alabama Innovation Act which…

Suspect in Crash that Killed Rod & Paula Bramblett Allowed to Go into Home Confinement

Photo from Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office A judge in Lee County is allowing the teenager charged in the wreck that killed Auburn University broadcaster Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula to be released to home confinement. Circuit Judge Jacob Walker says because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he is reinstating bond for 17-year-old Johnston Edward Taylor. That will allow him to…

Auburn to Shift to Online Classes Starting Monday Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Auburn University has announced that it will transition from on-campus to remote instruction beginning Monday, March 16 and continuing through April 10 in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. In a statement, university officials have asked that students not return to campus after spring break. University officials will decide later if students will return to campus for…

Auburn University to Offer Dual Enrollment to Local Students

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Auburn University is launching a partnership with Auburn City Schools to offer dual-enrollment classes to high school students. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that the partnership will allow Auburn High School students to begin taking Auburn University classes to help prepare them for college. Officials say the program allows students to earn high school and college credits…