Senator Quinton Ross Jr. http://apr.org en Bill Says Schools Can Teach Christmas, Hanukkah http://apr.org/post/bill-says-schools-can-teach-christmas-hanukkah <p></p><p>The Alabama Senate has approved a bill that the sponsor says will keep education about Christmas and Hanukkah in public schools.</p><p>The Senate voted 22-7 Thursday for the bill by Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa. His bill now goes to the House for consideration.</p><p>Allen's bill allows schools to educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations and allows student and staff to exchange traditional greetings.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:25:49 +0000 The Associated Press 46778 at http://apr.org Bill Says Schools Can Teach Christmas, Hanukkah Ross Seeks Re-Election After Not Getting ASU Post http://apr.org/post/ross-seeks-re-election-after-not-getting-asu-post <p></p><p>Democratic state Sen. Quinton Ross of Montgomery is seeking re-election after not being selected president of Alabama State University.</p><p>Ross was one of three finalists interviewed by the Alabama State trustees Friday, but they chose Gwendolyn Boyd from John Hopkins University.</p><p>Shortly after the selection, Ross announced he will run for a fourth term next year. Ross said he was thankful to be nominated to the Alabama State position, but he looks forward to continuing to represent his Montgomery County constituents.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:50:03 +0000 The Associated Press 43668 at http://apr.org Ross Seeks Re-Election After Not Getting ASU Post Trustees To Vote On Alabama State President http://apr.org/post/trustees-vote-alabama-state-president <p></p><p>Alabama State University trustees will soon vote on the next president of the university.</p><p>The trustees are scheduled to take up the matter at a meeting Dec. 20. A notice from the Alabama Secretary of State indicates that the board will meet to vote on the next president.</p><p>Members of a search committee last week interviewed three finalists for the job: state Sen. Quinton Ross Jr. of Montgomery; Gwendolyn Boyd of John Hopkins University; and retired Brig. Gen. Samuel Nichols Jr. of Virginia Friday afternoon.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:40:20 +0000 The Associated Press 43251 at http://apr.org Trustees To Vote On Alabama State President 3 Finalists Interview For Alabama St. Presidency http://apr.org/post/3-finalists-interview-alabama-st-presidency <p></p><p>Alabama State University is interviewing three finalists for its presidency.</p><p>Members of a search committee Friday morning interviewed state Sen. Quinton Ross Jr. of Montgomery; and Gwendolyn Boyd of John Hopkins University. They planned to interview retired Brig. Gen. Samuel Nichols Jr. of Virginia Friday afternoon.</p><p>The school is trying to replace Joseph Silver, who was suspended from the presidency and then left with a $685,000 severance package after three months on the job.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:05:46 +0000 The Associated Press 42849 at http://apr.org 3 Finalists Interview For Alabama St. Presidency