Alabama plans to use a $1.2 million federal grant to expand a program aimed at getting the state’s unemployed back to work.
The Alabama Department of Labor announced the grant in a statement yesterday. Agency officials say money from the U.S. Department of Labor will expand a program that provides one-on-one counseling services to people receiving unemployment benefits.
Officials at Auburn University say they've eliminated plastic foam food and drink containers on campus to promote environmental sustainability.
Auburn University's Senior Executive Chef Emil Topel tells Al.com private vendors on campus will now use paper materials to hold food and beverages.
Director of Campus Sustainability Michael Kensler says moving to paper products over plastic foam will cost the university $5,000 more per year. Kensler says the cost won't impact the cost of student meal plans.
A public memorial has been scheduled for next week to honor Tiger, the first golden eagle to fly free inside Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium.
University officials said the memorial would be held Friday at 5 p.m. at Plainsman Park, with speakers including Athletics Director Jay Jacobs and Calvin Johnson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The free event will include a video tribute, a flight demonstration and educational program.
A team of researchers at Auburn University are working on a potential treatment for viruses like Ebola.
The deadly virus has killed more than 900 people in Africa. Two American aid workers who caught the virus were recently flown back to the United States so they could receive treatment at a specialized hospital in Atlanta.