Tuskegee University

Newscast
9:03 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Restraining order against Lear Corp, First Lady at Tuskegee and Tallapoosa County tax vote

First Lady Michelle Obama at Tuskegee University

A federal judge in Alabama recently ruled to leave a temporary restraining order in place against a Hyundai auto supplier after the company was accused of firing an employee during a federal safety investigation.

The ruling is a continuation of an order requested by the U.S. Labor Department after Lear Corp. fired former employee Kimberly King for making public allegations about exposure to hazardous chemicals in the plant.

King and several other employees had developed asthma and other breathing problems after working in the plant.

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News
8:44 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Michelle Obama's remarks during Tuskegee University's graduation ceremony

MRS. OBAMA:  Thank you all.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much. (Applause.)  Let’s let our graduates rest themselves.  You’ve worked hard for those seats!  (Applause.)

Let me start by thanking President Johnson for that very gracious introduction, and for awarding me with this honorary degree from an extraordinary institution.  I am proud to have this degree -- very proud.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)

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9:57 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Bentley details cuts, First Lady in Alabama and Earth Day at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

First Lady Michelle Obama
Credit Ben Baker / Redux

Gov. Robert Bentley is giving lawmakers what he calls an "unvarnished" view of the cuts to state government that will occur without new revenue.

The governor sent a memo to each member of the Alabama Legislature last night. That memo describes the emergency operation plans state agencies produced in response to a draft budget lawmakers have already reviewed.

The reductions on the table include the layoff of more than 1,000 state employees, including 600 court employees and 132 law enforcement officers.

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Business & Education
6:26 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Tuskegee to Host Transportation, Energy Forum

Tuskegee University is gearing up for an event showcasing electric vehicles, toys and renewable energy for local students and teachers.

University officials say hundreds of children and educators are expected on campus Thursday for Tuskegee University Electric Vehicle Transportation Day.

School officials say the event will also feature guest lectures from Alabama Power Co., the University of Central Florida and the Florida Solar Energy Center.

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Arts & Life
8:00 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Services Set for Herbert Carter, Tuskegee Airman

Lt. Col. Herbert Carter was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen. He passed away last Thursday at the age of 95.
Credit blog.al.com

Funeral services are being planned at Tuskegee University for retired Lt. Col. Herbert E. Carter, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen.

Carter was among the first troops to report to Tuskegee during World War II as the Pentagon began training the nation's first black military pilots.

The school says a funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at the campus chapel for Carter, who died Nov. 8 at the age of 95.

Carter served in the Air Force and its Army predecessor for 25 years before retiring. He also taught at Tuskegee.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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