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University holds annual Robert Hughes Mount Jr. poetry competition

Auburn University's Department of English is hosting the annual Robert Hughes Mount, Jr. poetry contest sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.The prize offered is $100, a membership in the Academy of American Poets and a copy of the judge’s collection of poems, this year Nathan Spoon. The winner will be announced April 26 at the Department of English's awards ceremony. 



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From Selma to Auburn: Bloody Sunday's youngest marcher shares story with community

Nearly 60 years ago, Lynda Blackmon Lowery, became the youngest person to have marched during Bloody Sunday, part of the history-changing protest following years of segregation in the state. Last week, she spoke to the Auburn Family at the Auburn United Methodist Church with the College of Liberal Arts Inclusive Excellence and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities sponsoring the lecture.

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BSU Celebrates 40 Years at Auburn

Saturday, Feb. 17, the Black Student Union celebrated its 40th anniversary at Auburn University. The organization was founded in 1984, 20 years after Harold A. Franklin became the first Black student to enroll at the university. To this day, BSU continues its mission to further the interests of Black students across Auburn's campus. 

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AUDM holds 13th annual dance event

On Saturday, Feb. 17, Auburn University Dance Marathon held its 13th annual dance party to raise support and awareness for a network of children's hospital across the country. This year, the organization raised $356,036.24, a significant increase from 2023.

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No classes held in Miller Hall for remainder of semester

Areas of Miller Hall are now open after the building was previously closed on Jan. 12 due to findings of mold in the building, however, classes scheduled to meet in Miller will be moved to alternate classrooms and will meet in those classrooms for the remainder of the spring semester. After initial remediation efforts by the university, Risk Management and Safety will continue to test the air in the building for eight weeks and then periodically following that date.