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Delta Variant Leads to Rise in Alabama COVID…

By Wesley Walter  With COVID-19 cases reaching near all-time highs in Alabama, there has been growing concern among health officials about the Delta variant, a newer, more transmissible variant of COVID-19. From Aug. 22 to 28 Alabama reported 28,000 new covid cases,…

Faculty Senate discuss COVID-19 related absences and academic…

By Cady Inabinett  Faculty representatives congregated on Aug. 27 for the first Faculty Senate meeting of the new academic year. Together they discussed the academic dishonesty policy and ongoing concerns about COVID-19, as well as elected three new senatorial officers. …

Alabama Congress looks to ban vaccine passports

By Xander Swain As vaccines become increasingly available, and every adult being eligible as of April 19, the discussion of the pandemic has shifted towards “vaccine passports.”   Plans for vaccine passports have been spreading around the globe…

University to hold two commencements

By Cady Inabinett  On April 13, the university announced that spring commencement this year would include two ceremonies—one for spring 2021 graduates and one for Class of 2020 graduates. This comes after a year without any commencement ceremonies due…

Let’s talk about the mask mandate

By Hannah Irvin  On April 9, Alabama’s state-wide mask mandate will expire, and we will follow in the footsteps of other states that have ended mask mandates despite recommendations from the CDC.   Our neighbor, Georgia, never implemented…