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2014 was an eventful year at Auburn University. Below are the top stories and Take 5 profiles that our readers clicked on this year. Here's to more interesting stories and features in 2015. War Eagle!

Top 10 most-read stories
Auburn's golden eagle Tiger, War Eagle VI, dies June 18 at age 34

1. Auburn's golden eagle Tiger, War Eagle VI, dies June 18 at age 34

Famed golden eagle Tiger, a symbol of the Auburn University spirit for nearly 30 years, died June 18, 2014. At 34, she was believed to be among the oldest golden eagles in captivity.


Auburn University announces plan to replace iconic oaks Feb. 14, 2015; will plant 30 descendant trees in 2016

2. Auburn announces plan to replace iconic oaks Feb. 14, 2015; will plant 30 descendant trees in 2016

The plan calls for 30 live oak trees to be planted along a new brick walkway that will connect Samford Hall to Toomer's Corner. Two large live oaks will also be planted at the College Street and Magnolia Avenue intersection.


Auburn scientists make ground-breaking discovery in the field of evolutionary study

3. Auburn scientists make ground-breaking discovery in the field of evolutionary study

Auburn scientists have discovered that ctenophores, or comb jellies, are actually at the base of the animal kingdom, which rewrites some of the basic understanding of how animals first evolved on the planet.


Auburn scientists design leading therapeutic drug in fight against Ebola virus

4. Auburn scientists design leading therapeutic drug in fight against Ebola virus

An Auburn University research team has produced a new drug candidate that could one day slow or even stop the deadly Ebola virus. The discovery will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry.


Future Auburn Oaks to grow in hi-tech environment

5. Future Auburn Oaks to grow in hi-tech environment

Construction crews have installed Silva Cells, which are designed to support large tree growth while reducing soil compaction and providing stormwater management.


Oaks seedlings and clones help fans continue an Auburn tradition

6. Oaks seedlings and clones help fans continue an Auburn tradition

Auburn fans carry on the tradition of the Toomer's Corner live oaks in their own yards after the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture sold seedlings and clones of the famed oaks.


Auburn, BCS officials warn of counterfeit and unlicensed merchandise ahead of title game

7. Auburn, BCS officials warn of counterfeit and unlicensed merchandise ahead of title game

As Auburn and Florida State prepared for the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game, BCS and Collegiate Licensing Company officials took measures to clear the Pasadena market of potential counterfeit and unlicensed merchandise.


Father and Son Excel on the Plains

8. Father and son excel on the Plains

Bumping into your father as a fellow student is quite rare and might be considered awkward – but not for Xavier and C.J. Uzomah, a father and son duo pursuing their goals through Auburn and its Raymond J. Harbert College of Business.


Aubie wins eighth UCA Mascot National Championship

9. Aubie wins eighth UCA Mascot National Championship

Auburn University mascot Aubie was awarded the Universal Cheerleaders Association National Championship for an unprecedented eighth time in a competition held in Orlando, Fla.


Auburn researcher finds brain interactions differ between religious and non-religious subjects

10. Auburn researcher finds brain interactions differ between religious and non-religious subjects

An Auburn University researcher teamed up with the National Institutes of Health to study how brain networks shape an individual’s religious belief, finding that brain interactions were different between religious and non-religious subjects.


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Top five most-read Take 5 profiles

Betsy Osborn

1. Betsy Osborn

Eric O'Neill

2. Eric O'Neill

Norman Godwin

3. Norman Godwin

Harold Franklin

4. Harold Franklin

Thomas Chase

5. Thomas Chase


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Last Updated: Dec. 17, 2014

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