University of Alabama

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.
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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.

UA President Salary
3:40 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

Pay Package For New UA President Worth Up To $652K

The new president of the University of Alabama has a pay package that could be worth up to $652K.
University of Alabama

The new president of the University of Alabama is receiving a salary and benefits package worth as much as $652,000 annually. Guy Bailey began work last week as president of the campus in Tuscaloosa. Responding to an open records request by The Associated Press, the university says Bailey's annual salary will be $535,000. Alabama native will be eligible to receive a performance incentive of $105,000 a year based on meeting certain goals. But those benchmarks have yet to be established.

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Alabama Football
12:36 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

Changes In Tuscaloosa For First 'Bama Home Game

Fans headed to Tuscaloosa for the Univ. of Alabama's first home game shouled expect to see some changes.
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Changes are in store for tens of thousands of football fans who will pour into Tuscaloosa for the University of Alabama's first home football game of the season. Officials are now banning parking along a road where thousands of people used to park for free, Jack Warner Parkway. The change could force more people to pay for parking or shuttle rides to Bryant-Denny Stadium. The university also has installed more cell phone antennas around the stadium in a joint venture with AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

Politics & Government
11:56 am
Tue September 4, 2012

New UA President sets goals

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Business & Education
1:26 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

University of Alabama Hires Texas Tech President

Texas Tech University president Guy Bailey is the new president of the University of Alabama.
   Trustees unanimously approved Bailey's hiring during a meeting in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday. The Montgomery native says he's honored to be returning to his alma mater.
   Search committee chairwoman Karen Brooks says it's a ``bonus'' that Bailey is an Alabama graduate.
   Bailey has been president at Texas Tech since 2008. At Alabama he replaces Robert Witt, who is now chancellor of the three-campus University of Alabama System.

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