Articles By: Lauren Ferguson

UA arboretum untapped resource

UA arboretum untapped resource

Not far from the University of Alabama campus sits a small cinder-block building surrounded by towering trees, a collection of greenhouses and a wooded entrance to nature trails. Inside the office space, Monica Watkins sifts through dusty file folders as she prepares for her new position as the University’s arboretum director. “[Becoming the director] was always something that I had […]

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UA employee retires after recruitment allegations

Nearly two months after allegations of racial discrimination during this year’s formal sorority recruitment, University of Alabama System employee Emily Jamison has retired from her position as director for University, president’s and chancellor’s events. “Emily retired from UA last month for personal reasons,” said Chris Bryant, assistant director of media relations and director of research communications, Thursday, Nov. 7. In […]

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Bonner presents ‘success agendas’

University of Alabama President Judy Bonner presented the UA Institutional Presentation to the Board of Trustees on Friday, which outlined an overview of her first year in office and detailed ‘success agendas’ for students and faculty. Bonner recapped some of the year’s pivotal events including the Through the Doors celebration of 50 years of University integration, the death of former […]

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Protein shakes not just for athletes

During a recent trip visiting a longtime friend, I was introduced to the growing trend and culture of protein shakes. Yes, these blended beverages are often associated with trips to the gym, sweaty athletic wear and workout-obsessed men. Not only was I judgmental toward these meal replacement drinks, but I just couldn’t understand how a protein shake could taste like […]

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Ministry helps women with life post-prison

Roxanne Harris never thought she would be coordinating a women’s prison ministry, but after 13 years, she continues to serve the community and enjoys every moment of it. Woman2Woman Empower-ment, founded by Harris in 1998, evolved from a small women’s bible study to a faith-based community service organization, ministering to women. The organization offers multiple programs including a women’s alliance, […]

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