University of Alabama

Politics & Government
8:14 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Tuscaloosa Candidates Question UA Student Voting

Vans, limousines and at least one bus were seen picking up people along University of Alabama's sorority row Tuesday afternoon, shuttling them to and from the District 4 polling station a few blocks away.
Melissa Brown/al.com

The losing candidates in a Tuscaloosa city election are raising claims that University of Alabama students got free drinks to vote for their opponents.

   Denise Hills and Kelly Horwitz both lost city school board races on Tuesday, and each says Alabama students could have wrongly affected the outcome.

   The Tuscaloosa News (http://bit.ly/18n6ES7 ) reports that members of a sorority allegedly received an email saying they'd get free alcohol at two bars if they voted.

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Business & Education
7:32 am
Mon August 26, 2013

UA Journalism Professor to be Interim Dean

Jennifer Greer will serve as interim dean of UA's communications program starting September 1.
Michelle Lepianka Carter | The Tuscaloosa News

A University of Alabama journalism professor has been named interim dean of the university's communications program.

   The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/1fdCHHR ) Jennifer Greer will take the helm of the College of Communication and Information Sciences on Sept. 1. Greer chairs the school's journalism department.

   Greer will replace outgoing Dean Loy Singleton who's set to retire on Oct. 31. She will work with Singleton until his retirement and then will run the college until a permanent replacement is found.

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Campus Gun Law
8:23 am
Mon August 19, 2013

University of Alabama Continues Ban on Campus Guns

University of Alabama officials say they'll continue their ban on firearms on campus.
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School officials say the University of Alabama will continue its ban on firearms on the campus, with a few exceptions.

   The university released a revised weapons policy on Friday covering possession of weapons on the campus by students, employees and visitors.

   The revised policy, which goes into effect immediately, was issued in response to a new state law that sought to clarify where and how gun owners could carry and transport their firearms.

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Cuban-American Play
12:04 pm
Sat June 29, 2013

Cuban-American Troupe To Perform In NY, Havana

Director Seth Panitch, left, with cast members in “Alcestis Ascending.”
Credit UA News

It's difficult enough for actors to perform a play in two languages and make sure the audience understands. An Alabama-based partnership of Cubans and Americans is tackling that and more with an unusual engagement in New York.

The cast and crew of "Alcestis Ascending" are preparing for one of just a handful of joint Cuban-American plays to hit the Big Apple since the Cuban revolution of the 1950s.

They'll perform in Tuscaloosa starting Monday, then move the show to New York on July 9. Finally, the production will head to Havana.

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Business & Education
8:24 am
Thu June 13, 2013

University of Alabama Considers Tuition Increases

A snapshot of the University of Alabama's main campus in Tuscaloosa.
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University of Alabama trustees are set to consider a proposal that could increase tuition by nearly 3 percent for the 2013-14 academic year.

   The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/15ZrA26 ) that the board of trustees will consider raising tuition for each of the system's three campuses at its meeting Friday.

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Alabama-Schoolhouse Door
4:55 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Lawmakers Visit Scene Of '63 Ala. Race Stand

Outside Foster Auditorium during the 13th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage at the University of Alabama.
Credit Chris Pow / al.com

Members of Congress dabbed away tears while visiting the spot where former Gov. George Wallace made his "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" against racial integration at the University of Alabama 50 years ago. Representatives and senators making a civil rights pilgrimage attended a campus commemoration on Friday.


They included Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, an Alabama native. He and others wiped away tears as Wallace's daughter, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, talked about her father never discussing the event with her before his death.

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UA Drug Roundup
8:07 am
Wed February 20, 2013

UA Students Could Face Expulsion After Drug Sweep

totalfratmove.com

University of Alabama authorities say the students arrested as part of a massive drug sweep centered around the school will be referred to its judicial affairs process.

University spokeswoman Cathy Andreen said that after the judicial reviews are completed, students will receive sanctions up to and including expulsion.


The students also face criminal charges. Authorities say the drug sweep resulted in the arrest of about 100 people.

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Drug Roundup
4:22 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

UA Students Arrested In West Ala. Drug Sweep

Some of the mugshots of the 99 people, most of them students, rounded up in today's drug bust in West Alabama.
Credit Tuscaloosa News

Authorities say a drug sweep centered around the University of Alabama campus has resulted in the arrest of about 100 people, many of them students.


The West Alabama Narcotics Task Force began a series of busts early Tuesday. Authorities say more than two dozen students were arrested on the Alabama campus, many of them in residence halls.


Officials say 99 people were arrested in all, with charges including sale or possession of marijuana. Authorities also confiscated small amounts of cocaine, LSD, ecstasy and prescription medications.

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Mass Shootings
9:28 am
Wed January 23, 2013

The Motivations of Suicidal Killers: A Conversation With Author Adam Lankford

Adam Lankford is the author of "The Myth of Martyrdom" which explores what really drives suicidal killers.
adamlankford.com

  Mass shootings seem to be on the rise lately. In light of the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary last month, everyone from the president on down to local school systems have been trying to find ways to curb gun violence and prevent such an incident from happening again.

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Obit-Hood
5:24 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

1 Of First Black UA students, James Hood, Dies

Plaque commemorating James Hood on the west face of the Autherine Lucy Clock Tower in Malone Hood Plaza on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Credit Ttownfeen / Wikimedia Commons

One of the first black students at the University of Alabama, James Hood of Gadsden, has died. He was 70.


Officials at Adams-Buggs Funeral Home in Gadsden said they are handling arrangements for Hood, who died Thursday. Details concerning Hood's funeral are not complete.


Hood's admission to the University of Alabama in 1963 was made famous by then Alabama Gov. George Wallace's "stand in the schoolhouse door" to keep Hood and Vivian Malone from registering for classes at the University of Alabama.

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Alabama Cheerleaders Wreck
4:44 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Bus Carrying 'Bama Cheerleaders Involved In Wreck

A bus carrying home University of Alabama cheerleaders from the BCS championship game was involved in a wreck that left one person with life-threatening injuries.
Credit rolltide.com

Montgomery police say a charter bus carrying home University of Alabama cheerleaders from the BCS championship game was involved in a wreck that left one person with life-threatening injuries.


Authorities say the crash happened about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday on Western Boulevard at Interstate 65. Police say the accident involved the cheerleaders' bus, which was carrying 31 people; a car; and a pickup truck.

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BCS Viral Video
3:55 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Ala. Man Gets 2 Years In Jail For Nasty BCS Video

An Alabama man has recieved two years for a nasty video he made after the BCS national title game.

An Alabama man got a dressing-down and two years in prison for rubbing his genitals on an unconscious LSU fan in a Bourbon Street burger restaurant after the BCS national title game in January. A video of the incident went viral.


State District Judge Karen Herman told Brian Downing of Smiths Station, Ala., that he's a bully who has permanently damaged someone else's life.


Downing declined to say anything before the judge sentenced him as part of a plea deal.

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Arts & Life
11:11 am
Wed November 21, 2012

A look at Alabama Tailgating

Tailgaters at University of Alabama Homecoming
Credit Stan Ingold

Thanksgiving is near and that means turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing is on the menu. However, the smell of burgers on the grill is expected to drift over the University of Alabama on Saturday.  The Crimson Tide will be playing arch rival Auburn in the annual Iron Bowl.  For Alabama, the outcome will determine their shot at the SEC title and possible another national championship. For Bama fans, it’s their last chance at tailgating during the regular season.

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UA Fraternities-Hazing
6:51 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

UA Stops Fraternity Pledging Due To Hazing Reports

The university of Alabama has stopped fraternity pledging due to hazing reports.
ua.edu University of Alabama

The University of Alabama has ended all pledging activities by fraternities amid allegations of hazing at some fraternities.

UA Vice President for Student Affairs Mark Nelson said pledging activities were ended as of 1 p.m. Thursday because of reports that have been received on a hazing hotline.

Nelson said in a statement that UA has issued interim suspensions to one former member and two active members of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for engaging in hazing at an off-campus location.

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Arts & Life
4:28 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Pulitzer Winner Lecturing at Alabama for 2 Days

Biologist E.O. Wilson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._O._Wilson Wikipedia

A renowned biologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner is lecturing the next two days at the University of Alabama.


Alabama graduate and Mobile native E.O. Wilson will be serving as a scholar-in-residence at the university in Tuscaloosa.


Wilson is best known for his study of small life forms including ants. He will speak on "The Social Conquest of Earth" on Tuesday night, and then address students during a convocation on Wednesday.


On Monday, Wilson was the keynote speaker at an awards luncheon for the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

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