Articles By: Chandler Wright

Hating the hand that fed me

The first Machine senate meeting I was required to attend, after I was elected as an SGA senator by the gracious Machine Greek members in the College of Communication and Information Sciences, was held in the basement of the old Phi Delta Theta house outside the stadium. The then-executive vice president told us pretty casually about how we were expected […]

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Bonner reviews UA progress

Judy Bonner, University of Alabama president, spoke to faculty and staff on Tuesday about the accomplishments of the 2013-14 school year alongside Faculty Senate President Steve Miller, newly inaugurated SGA President Hamilton Bloom and others. Bonner opened her remarks with a reference of the 50th anniversary of the integration of the Capstone, marked by the enrollment of Vivian Malone and […]

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Students program robots in statewide competition

This weekend, The University of Alabama will host the Alabama Robotics Competition, an event open to K-12 students. The competition will involve programming robots to navigate a series of obstacle sources. “[There is] an emphasis on programming skills, resulting in autonomous robot control, rather than a robot that is maneuvered by a remote control,” Jeff Gray, associate professor in computer […]

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Tide Talks holds sixth event

Tide Talks holds sixth event

Despite their change of location and some rainy weather, Tide Talks filled Russell Auditorium on Friday with its sixth installment, featuring four student speakers: Samuel Guggenheimer, Joana Hubickey, Jessie Ashton and Angie Bartelt. David Phelps, outgoing president, opened the event with a reminder of the importance of the platform that Tide Talks provides student ideas. “Ideas are revolutionary. Ideas have […]

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Presence on social media balancing act for students

Presence on social media balancing act for students

When Sarah Papadelias started graduate school at the University of Florida after graduating from The University of Alabama in 2012, she said she didn’t anticipate worrying about the evaluation of her social media accounts as a part of her second-year coursework and, potentially, bar exam. “I have now been in two classes that require an active social media presence as […]

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