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Immigration Law Brings Unintended Results

On June 1, 2011, Alabama HB 56 was signed in to law by Gov. Robert Bentley, changing the way immigrants are treated in Alabama. As a result, many prospective international students across the globe scratched Auburn University off of their lists of potential schools to attend in the United States. Future engineers, pharmacists and veterinarians, star students from all corners of the world, will learn at our rival institutions and one day claim them as their alma mater.…


Added by William Stewart on February 1, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Planning for the Future Using the Past

Ryan Forbus is a junior majoring in history at Auburn University.  Upon arrival at Auburn, Forbus was unsure of exactly what major was for him.  After speaking with several advisers and consulting family, he chose to pursue a degree in history with a minor concentration on political science. 


History is something that is prevalent to Auburn, both in the university and in the community surrounding the university.  In no way is that history more celebrated than by the…


Added by William Stewart on April 12, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Unified Rivalry

Although Christopher Whitehead was born and raised an Alabama fan, he currently attends Auburn University. I sat down with Chris recently to discuss what his reaction was to the poisoning of the Toomers oak trees, as well as some of his experiences in being an elephant on campus.


While the egregious actions of the weekend following the Iron Bowl were almost certainly…


Added by William Stewart on February 28, 2011 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Around the World with Hotel Restaurant Management

Many programs at Auburn University offer some type of study abroad program, but perhaps none of them are as exhilarating and wide ranging as the programs offered by Hotel and Restaurant Management.  Nearing the end of their time here, seniors Josh Nagel and Sam Fonte share some of their favorite places, people and moments from a final year dominated by studying near and far.


Since an early age, Nagel and Fonte always wanted to work in restaurants, knowing that one day…


Added by William Stewart on February 21, 2011 at 11:49pm — No Comments

The Well Managed World of Dr. Sauser.

Dr. William Sauser has been a professor here at Auburn for many years, teaching management courses not only to business majors, but to non-business majors as well.  I sat down with Dr. Sauser to find out why he came here, what made him stay all these years and a little bit about his education and background.…


Added by William Stewart on February 13, 2011 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Advice for a Smoother Ride

Mr. John Updegraff is an academic advisor at Auburn, here to help Liberal Arts students with their scheduling needs and conflicts.  His day starts early and ends late, and is filled with helping students who strive to be their best.  He also keeps students on track for graduation, and is a valuable asset to any student who utilizes his advice.  Mr Updegraff and I spoke about the nature of his work, his past, and what made him want to help students in the first place.


1)  How…


Added by William Stewart on February 8, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Tennessee Brings Us Freshman Kelly Tsaltas

Kelly Tsaltas is a freshman at Auburn with a lot on her plate. Originally from Tennessee, she is double majoring in Journalism and Psychology, and is very interested in journalism. You may recognize this freshman from a recent controversial article she wrote for The Plainsman, but even if you disagree with her views we can all ag… Continue

Added by William Stewart on February 1, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Coming Back to Celebrate

On Saturday January 22, 2011 the Auburn University family came together to celebrate what was the culmination of a year of hard work and devotion to a single cause, a BCS National Championship victory. After 53 years and three close calls, the Auburn Tigers brought the title back to the plains much to the joy of the estimated 70,000+ fans in attendance for the celebration at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The event began with the newly elected governor of Alabama, Dr. Robert Bentley…


Added by William Stewart on January 28, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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