University of Alabama http://apr.org en Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Houndstooth Pattern http://apr.org/post/judge-dismisses-lawsuit-over-houndstooth-pattern <p>A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit over use of the houndstooth pattern made famous by hats worn by former Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.</p><p>The University of Alabama System board of trustees and its president pro tem had filed the suit against a Georgia-based company over its use of the houndstooth pattern.</p><p>In an order filed Monday, U.S. District Court Judge R. David Proctor dismissed the case, noting the parties had reached a settlement. Details of the settlement weren't immediately available.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 20:51:16 +0000 The Associated Press 51872 at http://apr.org Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Houndstooth Pattern Spring Break for Some UA Students an Opportunity to Give Back http://apr.org/post/spring-break-some-ua-students-opportunity-give-back <p>University of Alabama students are on spring break this week.&nbsp; But they’re not all partying at the beach.&nbsp; Some of them are using the break as an opportunity to do some good.&nbsp; About 16 students are in Moore, Oklahoma to lend a hand to the community as it struggles to rebuild from a massive tornado that struck in May, killing dozens and injuring hundreds more.&nbsp; UA Community Service Program Director Courtney Thomas says what happened in Oklahoma hit home for a lot of people here.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 07:08:43 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 48813 at http://apr.org Spring Break for Some UA Students an Opportunity to Give Back Adapted Athletics in Alabama Part 1: The Rolling Tide http://apr.org/post/adapted-athletics-alabama-part-1-rolling-tide <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The University of Alabama is known for its championship athletic teams. Football, gymnastics, softball and so on; but there is another group of athletes on campus who are also champions, although they do not draw crowds like Coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide football team. They are the Rolling Tide and they are part of the University of Alabama’s Adapted Athletics program.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:32:08 +0000 Stan Ingold 47810 at http://apr.org Adapted Athletics in Alabama Part 1: The Rolling Tide Consultant Warns Of Tuscaloosa Housing Saturation http://apr.org/post/consultant-warns-tuscaloosa-housing-saturation <p></p><p>A housing study projects that at current growth rates, the private student housing market in Tuscaloosa will outpace University of Alabama student demand by 2015.</p><p>The Tuscaloosa News reports that results of the study were shared with a city council committee Tuesday.</p><p>Consultant Joe Zanola told the committee that the current list of student housing bedrooms that are either planned or under construction "greatly exceeds" forecasts for enrollment growth at the University of Alabama.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:04:35 +0000 The Associated Press 41936 at http://apr.org Consultant Warns Of Tuscaloosa Housing Saturation UA's First Female President Reflects On Her Year http://apr.org/post/uas-first-female-president-reflects-her-year <p>A year after becoming the first female president of the University of Alabama, Judy Bonner has guided the institution through record-breaking growth, the death of Athletics Director Mal Moore, and the integration of traditionally white sororities.</p><p>The 66-year-old president reflected on that year Wednesday in a speech to the faculty and staff in Tuscaloosa.</p><p>Bonner said the university is stronger when everyone shows respect. She also said the university's continued growth depends on having a culture of success for everyone.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:57:16 +0000 The Associated Press 41506 at http://apr.org UA's First Female President Reflects On Her Year Ala. Parole Board Sets Hearing For Scottsboro Boys http://apr.org/post/ala-parole-board-sets-hearing-scottsboro-boys <p>The state parole has set a hearing next month to consider whether to issue posthumous pardons for the Scottsboro Boys.</p><p>An assistant professor at the University of Alabama who helped compile the research for the petition, John Miller, says the board will consider the request Nov. 21 in Montgomery.</p><p>The Legislature passed a law in the spring to allow the board to issue posthumous pardons for the eight Scottsboro Boys who didn't receive them before they died.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:44:40 +0000 The Associated Press 40216 at http://apr.org Ala. Parole Board Sets Hearing For Scottsboro Boys Tuscaloosa School Board Challenge May Chart New Legal Waters http://apr.org/post/tuscaloosa-school-board-challenge-may-chart-new-legal-waters <p>EDITOR'S NOTE--- The judge in the case has ruled that Horwitz has met legal requirements and the case can proceed to trial. Pat D.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:11:27 +0000 pat duggins & taylor wray 39806 at http://apr.org Tuscaloosa School Board Challenge May Chart New Legal Waters Federal Judge Dismisses UA Trademark Lawsuit http://apr.org/post/federal-judge-dismisses-ua-trademark-lawsuit <p></p><p>A federal judge has dismissed a trademark infringement lawsuit the University of Alabama filed against an artist for painting scenes from school football games and transferring his work to other mediums.</p><p>A U.S. District Court judge ruled in favor of artist Daniel A. Moore on Friday.</p><p>Moore has been painting scenes from UA football games since 1979. In 2002, the school told him that he needed to get their permission before painting the team&#39;s uniforms because they&#39;re trademarked.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:35:58 +0000 The Associated Press 38870 at http://apr.org Federal Judge Dismisses UA Trademark Lawsuit UA Faculty Senate Continues Sorority Discussion http://apr.org/post/ua-faculty-senate-continues-sorority-discussion <p>The University of Alabama Faculty Senate planned to resume discussions of a statement urging action by the school administration after recent allegations of racial discrimination during sorority recruitment and voter fraud by Greek organizations.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/1gW1alL) that the senate began discussing the statement on Sept. 17. Faculty Senate President Steve Miller said the latest draft will be released Tuesday at a 3:30 p.m. meeting.<br> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:22:49 +0000 The Associated Press 38477 at http://apr.org UA Faculty Senate Continues Sorority Discussion Black Women Accept Bids, Break Racial Barrier At UA Sororities http://apr.org/post/black-women-accept-bids-break-racial-barrier-ua-sororities <p>Traditionally white sororities at the University of Alabama have broken the color barrier.</p><p>UA President Judy Bonner provided an update on the efforts to diversify Panhellenic sororities at Alabama in a video Friday.</p><p>Bonner says during the recently reopened continuous open bid process sororities have issued 72 bids this week.</p><p>Eleven African American women received bids. Three bids went to other minorities. Eighteen bids have already been accepted. Four of those bids were accepted by African American women and two by other minorities.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:10:13 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 38310 at http://apr.org Black Women Accept Bids, Break Racial Barrier At UA Sororities Former UA Student Leaders Back Greek Integration http://apr.org/post/former-ua-student-leaders-back-greek-integration <p>Former student leaders at the University of Alabama are supporting more diversity within the school's racially segregated sorority and fraternity system.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Kenneth Mullinax says he and 17 other former campus leaders pooled $1,000 to purchase a newspaper ad supporting integration of both white and black Greek-letter groups.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Mullinax says the advertisement is scheduled to appear in the student newspaper Thursday.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Sponsors of the ad include former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley and Rob Riley, son of former Gov. Bob Riley.<br> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:16:52 +0000 The Associated Press 38179 at http://apr.org Former UA Student Leaders Back Greek Integration People March Against Greek Segregation at Alabama http://apr.org/post/people-march-against-greek-segregation-alabama <p>Several hundred people were marching at the University of Alabama to oppose racial segregation among the school's Greek-letter social organizations.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The marchers headed from the university library Wednesday morning to the administration building, where the president's office is. The group was gathered on the steps of the administration building Wednesday morning. They stood behind a large banner that said "Last stand in the schoolhouse door."<br> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:16:51 +0000 The Associated Press 38104 at http://apr.org People March Against Greek Segregation at Alabama UA President Says Sorority Decisions Based On Race http://apr.org/post/ua-president-says-sorority-decisions-based-race <p></p><p>The president of the University of Alabama is acknowledging that campus sororities have used race to make decisions on new members, and she's ordering changes.</p><p>The university posted a video statement Tuesday in which President Judy Bonner says Alabama's Greek-letter organizations are segregated by race.</p><p>Bonner says "systemic and profound changes" are required.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:36:55 +0000 The Associated Press 38063 at http://apr.org UA President Says Sorority Decisions Based On Race Alabama Revamps Sorority Rules Amid Racism Claims http://apr.org/post/alabama-revamps-sorority-rules-amid-racism-claims <p>The University of Alabama is ordering changes in its sorority system amid charges of racism in the Greek-letter organizations.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; A spokeswoman says President Judy Bonner is requiring the groups to begin using a recruitment process where new members can be added at any time.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The change was announced Monday. It follows reports by the student newspaper, The Crimson White, detailing allegations that alumnae of some all-white sororities were blocking the chapters from adding black students as new members.<br> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:15:16 +0000 The Associated Press 38023 at http://apr.org Alabama Revamps Sorority Rules Amid Racism Claims Sororities Probing Intake Process at UA http://apr.org/post/sororities-probing-intake-process-ua <p>Representatives of three sororities say they're investigating their recruitment process at the University of Alabama after some groups were accused of rejecting two potential members because they're black.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; WTVM-TV reported Thursday that Pi Beta Phi sorority, Chi Omega and Alpha Gamma Delta released statements saying their organizations are investigating after the UA student newspaper, The Crimson White, reported members of two sororities were looking to vote on African-American candidates but were blocked from doing so by alumni members.<br> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:25:06 +0000 The Associated Press 37826 at http://apr.org Sororities Probing Intake Process at UA