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Tuskegee University Releases Statement on LeMoyne-Owen College Post Game Fight Between Players & Fans

Tuskegee University Athletics Director, Willie Slater, has released a statement on a post-game fight between players and fans on Monday. The Tuskegee Golden Tigers men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted the LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC) Magicians from Memphis, Tennessee, in the Chappie James Arena. ⚠️WARNING EXPLICT LANGUAGE⚠️ A brawl broke out at the end of last night's Tuskegee vs. LeMoyne-Owen College…

Tuskegee University President to Take Medical Leave on January 15

Tuskegee University President Dr. Lily McNair will take a medical leave beginning January 15th. Upon her return from the university’s winter break, President McNair informed the Board of Trustees that, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15, she will need to take a medical leave for most of the spring semester. The details of why President McNair needs the medical leave remains private….

Tuskegee Students Usher in Christmas Season Through Concert Performance

The Tuskegee University chapel was filled with the sound of music Sunday night, as students performed at the annual Christmas Concert and Tree Lighting. Hundreds of people attended the event, which marked the beginning of the university’s holiday season. The University’s Golden Voices concert choir sang classical and traditional holiday songs, like “Gloria” and “Go, Tell It On the Mountain.”…

Tuskegee’s three-game winning streak snapped on homecoming

TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Tuskegee’s struggles on offense led to a 20-6 defeat on its 95th Annual Homecoming game against Miles College Saturday afternoon. The loss marks the second straight season TU has been denied the chance to win the SIAC Western Division by the Golden Bears. The Golden Tigers got on the board first with a 33-yard field goal by Arnes Huskic….

Tuskegee University Hosts Lockheed Martin Day

Tuskegee University hosted Lockheed Martin for a day to focus on careers in aerospace and defense while connecting students in the STEM fields to careers and internships. The festivities kicked off on Thursday with the Alabama Army National Guard landing a UH-60 Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter in the middle of campus at Logan Hall. “It’s been very welcoming. It’s one…

Alabama’s Tuskegee Seeks to Expand Tourism With Conference

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) – Officials are trying to encourage more tourism in the Alabama city of Tuskegee and surrounding Macon County. The east Alabama town of 8,500 is home to Tuskegee University and Moton Field, where the nation’s first black military pilots trained during World War II. It’s also the birthplace of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Leaders hope to…

White Professor Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Historically Black College

A white professor at historically black Tuskegee University says he’s suing the school, claiming he’s been denied the salary he deserves because of discrimination. Physics professor Marshall Burns says he hasn’t considered leaving Tuskegee because he loves teaching students. He says he gets an associate professor’s salary despite being a full professor since 1980. He says he’s asked for a…

Tuskegee University Celebrates First Female President, Dr. Lily McNair

Tuskegee university is celebrating the inauguration of its first female president. University officials are calling the historic moment a new era. “I think it means a lot because I think people around the country and maybe even the world are looking at what a woman’s leadership will do and I’m excited about that,” says Dr. Lily McNair. McNair was joined…

Historic Photographs Donated to Tuskegee University

P.H. Polk Collection includes thousands of negatives, many never seen before.

The University reports:   “Polk’s work was well known throughout the world; however, little was known about his relevancy and legacy to our campus,” he noted. “Polk studied how to use light and developed photographic techniques that others had never seen before.” Recently, Polk’s family donated to Tuskegee the photographer’s personal collection, including the total copyright for more than 3,800…

Tyler Perry to be Speaker for Tuskegee’s Spring Graduation

Tyler Perry will soon bring his message of inspiration and encouragement to the newest class of Tuskegee University graduates. The multi-talented entertainer will give the keynote address for the 2016 Spring Commencement Exercises. Perry will speak to approximately 500-plus graduates on May 7 at 10 a.m. CST in Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Arena. Perry is the latest in a succession…