Alabama A&M cuts ties with research institute
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama A&M University and its research institute have cut ties with each other in an out-of-court settlement.
AL.com (http://bit.ly/11tnAsC ) reports the university and its research institute — which was founded in 1999 — agreed to end its relationship after the institute moved off campus in 2012. The settlement is the result of a lawsuit the school filed in 2011.
In a separation agreement obtained by The Huntsville Times, the research institute agreed to drop all affiliations with the university and has adopted a new name — the Huntsville International Research Institute.
The research institute was founded to work with local industry and government agencies, and the university has retained the right to create another institute.
Information from: The Huntsville Times, http://www.al.com/huntsville