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Bargains for Books to benefit, support youth literacy programs

The Literacy Council of West Alabama reports that one in four Alabama residents are functionally illiterate. Leadership Tuscaloosa is hoping to change that statistic by hosting Bargains for Books, a garage sale that will benefit youth literacy in the area, Saturday. “Our hope is to benefit programs teaching children to read and move forward with their education instead of falling […]

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Woman dedicates life to group homes

A slender woman sits in the Starbucks at Midtown Village, surrounded by whirring machines, chattering customers, clicking keyboards and drink orders screeched at 30-second intervals. Tammy High seems completely unaware of the people around her, checking emails and text messages with the intensity of a high-profile CEO and the serenity of a monk in meditation. Glancing around the café, she […]

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Last Lecture tackles diversity

Last Lecture tackles diversity

Students, faculty and the public were brought together to reflect on their definition of diversity and how they approach it Wednesday night in Russell Hall. Robin Boylorn, assistant professor of interpersonal and intercultural communication, encouraged the audience to embrace different social identities during her presentation of the Last Lecture, a graduate school program that invites one professor to speak to […]

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Advertising students submit work to national student showcase

A group of advertising students will have their work displayed in a national student showcase this May. Students in Glenn Griffin’s advanced advertising development class have submitted 20 pieces of work to a professional creative exhibition called “The One Show” by The One Club for Art & Copy in New York City. “The One Club is like the Oscars of […]

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Professor works to engage students in community

Professor works to engage students in community

Mounds of paperwork clutter the desk. An aroma of pickles fills the air. A portrait of Abraham Lincoln hangs proudly behind the professor’s head. This is the office of Stephen Black, a self-proclaimed “nerdy, boring” professor at The University of Alabama who has dedicated himself to a life of public service. “He is my hero,” Black said, pointing to the […]

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