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Tuskegee Prez Horde Obama Tickets

By Michael April 29, 2015 1

TUSKEGEE (Cascade Press)

Is Tuskegee University President Brian Johnson hoarding tickets for First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance at next month’s spring commencement exercises?

After much teasing on social media by Johnson concerning this year’s speaker, Tuskegee University recently announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address on May 9. According to the university website, Mrs. Obama” will address about 500 graduates, as well as their friends, family and members of the university community.” read more

Tuskegee Grads Seek Ouster of Prez

By Michael April 26, 2015 7

TUSKEGEE (Cascade Press)

Tuskegee grads have launched a petition on Change.org to oust first year President, Brian Johnson. The drive comes nine months into Johnson’s first year on the job. It is believed to be unprecedented for graduates to seek the ouster of a college president via an online petition. read more

Dr. Johnson Center of TU Storm

By Michael March 23, 2015 11

Dr. Brian L. Johnson, the new president at Tuskegee University is at the center of a storm brewing on the East Alabama campus, that once reveled itself as the “pride of the swift growing South.”

Johnson’s tenure got off to a rocky start when many in the alumni community questioned his lack of senior executive experience at the postsecondary level. read more

Tuskegee Honored at Hall of Fame

By Michael February 25, 2015 4

Tuskegee honored at Hall of Fame.  The crimson helmet of the Golden Tigers of Tuskegee is on display as part of the College Football Hall of Fame’s “Helmet of the Week” feature.

It is an appropriate designation as the month long celebration of Black History draws to a close next week. After all, the legendary football program at Tuskegee has won more games than any other Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the history of college football. read more