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Chancellor St. John appoints accomplished higher education administrator as next leader of UAH, pending formal approval by UA System Board of Trustees

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – UA System Chancellor Finis St. John today announced that he will recommend Dr. Chuck Karr as interim president of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to succeed retiring president Dr. Darren Dawson. Dr. Karr recently retired from The University of Alabama (UA) after 26 years, which included a lengthy and highly successful tenure as the College of Engineering’s dean.

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UA to consider new public policy institute after historic donation

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) will donate his official Senate papers, records and materials to The University of Alabama at the conclusion of his sixth U.S. Senate term, UA System Chancellor Finis St. John announced today at the UA Institutional meeting of the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. This donation will provide the University with the opportunity to house one-of-a-kind historical records.

University of Alabama System Campuses and Auburn University Notified Employees of Legal Obligation Imposed by President Biden’s Executive Order

The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama System has elected Ken Simon to succeed Judge John England Jr., who has represented Alabama’s Seventh Congressional District since his election to the Board in 1998. The UA System Board of Trustees oversees the state’s largest higher education enterprise and is comprised of 15 elected members and ex-officio member Gov. Kay Ivey.

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The University of Alabama System COVID-19 Dashboard published today includes self-reported student vaccination data that is substantially higher than the state average for the age group.

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July 20, 2021

The University of Alabama System will return to in-person instruction, events and activities for the fall 2021 semester. The UA System Health and Safety Task Force made the recommendation to UA System Chancellor Finis St. John and the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees after assessing statistical data, increased vaccine availability and public health guidelines.

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For the fifth consecutive year at the University of Alabama and the fourth consecutive year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, in-state students will not see an increase in base tuition for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. In addition, nonresident tuition will not increase for the third sequential year.

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COVID Numbers Remain Low on UA System Campuses

The number of COVID positive students, faculty, staff and clinical enterprise employees remains well below fall levels, according to the UA System COVID-19 Dashboard.

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UA System COVID-Positive Count Remains Minimal with Record-Low Employee Numbers

Today’s update to the University of Alabama System COVID-19 Dashboard shows continued minimal COVID cases across the System.

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UA System Reports Extremely Low COVID Numbers

The University of Alabama System is pleased to report another week of extremely low COVID-positive cases among students, faculty, staff and clinical enterprise employees.

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UA System Reports Zero COVID Positives at UAH, Record Low System-wide

Today, The University of Alabama System announced zero positive cases of COVID-19 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville over the last week, with very few positives at The University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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The University of Alabama System campuses plan to return to traditional in-person instruction without restrictions on classroom capacity for the Fall 2021 semester.

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UA System COVID Numbers Continue Falling to Record Lows

For the second straight week, the UA System reported a record low number of COVID positive students, faculty, staff, and clinical enterprise employees for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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UA System COVID Numbers Hit Lowest Point this Academic Year

According to the UA System COVID-19 data dashboard, this week's combined number of COVID positive students, faculty, staff, and clinical enterprise employees within the System reached its lowest level since the beginning of the academic year.

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COVID Positives Down 70% on UA System Campuses

Total numbers of COVID positive students, faculty, staff, and clinical enterprise employees across the UA System have dropped by over 70% since week one of the spring semester, according to the University of Alabama System COVID-19 data dashboard.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is no ordinary institute of higher education. Not only are its 23,000 employees responsible for the education and well-being of more than 22,000 students, but many have also been tasked with caring for thousands of pandemic-stricken patients.

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UA System COVID Numbers Continue to Decline

Today's update to the University of Alabama System COVID-19 data dashboard shows a continued decline in positive COVID-19 cases among students, faculty, staff, and clinical enterprise employees across the UA System.

Judge John England Jr.

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On Feb. 5, 2021, the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System unanimously approved the renaming of the former George C. Wallace Building on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. Effective today, the facility is the Physical Education Building.

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Senior Vice Chancellor for Communications and Community Relations Kellee Reinhart retired February 1 after 30-plus years of service to The University of Alabama System and will be succeeded by Lynn L. Cole.

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UA System COVID Numbers Decline as Vaccination Programs Roll Out

According to today's University of Alabama System COVID-19 data dashboard, the total number of positive test results dropped slightly System-wide over the last reporting period, with student positives declining every day this week at The University of Alabama.