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UA In The News — Jan. 22

Registration Open for Free Job Skills, Financial Training Sessions
Fox 6 – Jan. 22
The classes though the LIFT program at The University of Alabama have been going on for more than five years. The classes last for about eight weeks. The courses themselves are just about an hour. It’s a great opportunity for people to learn. The University student sits right next to you, listens to what you want to learn and literally acts like a friend in a tutoring environment.

WVUA – Jan. 21

Paul R. Jones’ story, one of forgiveness and redemption, begins 70 years ago and ends in a sunny little studio in downtown Tuscaloosa, where his collection of American art sits today. “It’s fantastic to be around this art every day,” said Emily Bibb, the museum’s curator. “Every time I go into my collection storage area to look at a painting for somebody or to learn more about one of the artists, I come away with a new favorite piece of artwork.”

Auburn University specialty tag bill passes first House committee
Florida Politics – Jan. 21

Auburn University is one step closer to getting a Florida specialty license plate.  State Rep. James Grant’s legislation (HB 1135) revamping how the state creates specialty license plates breezed through the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee with a 13-2 vote.  Grant’s bill would cap the number of specialty tags at 125 and it would allow new tags to replace the lowest performing ones in the program. It would also create specialty plates for three out-of-state schools: Auburn University, the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama.