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Shelton State student killed by tornado

May 5, 2011

Shelton State Community College student Willie Lee “Trey” Turner, III, 21, died at his home in the April 27 tornado. After graduating from Holt High School, Turner decided to attend Shelton State...

Body misidentified as student

May 3, 2011

University of Alabama student Marcus Jeremy Smith's body was positively identified Sunday near the rubble of his apartment after a three-day ordeal in which another body had at first been mistaken for...

Student dies in Charleston Square apartments

May 3, 2011

After days of searching, Marcus Jeremy Smith, a junior majoring in management information sciences, was discovered dead near his apartment in the Charleston Square complex late afternoon Sunday. “Marcus...

In Rosedale: What little we have left, they took

In Rosedale: ‘What little we have left, they took’

May 1, 2011

Losing a little may not seem that bad. Unless that’s all you had to start with. As Wednesday’s tornado neared Rosedale Court, a poverty-stricken Tuscaloosa housing authority community located on...

Social work student killed Wednesday

Social work student killed Wednesday

April 30, 2011

“Danielle Downs was my best friend, and closer to me than my own sister,” Debbie Graff, Downs’ friend of six years, said. Downs died after Wednesday’s tornado, and funeral arrangements are still...

Students who have lost their homes react

April 28, 2011

Dennis Hinton's house on Cedar Crest off 15th Street was ravaged by a tornado hours after he found out he’d passed the bar exam after graduating from UA’s law school in December.His father, David Hinton,...

So long and thanks for all the (inside) jokes

So long and thanks for all the (inside) jokes

April 24, 2011

Let me preface this column by saying I’m no good at writing columns, so please bear with me as I stumble through countless inside jokes and what will probably turn out to be really lame thank yous—though...

Greek organizations look to be more inclusive

February 17, 2011

In response to the racial slur that targeted graduate student Justin Zimmerman Feb. 4 and the subsequent campus chalkings, an idea for a new organization comprised of fraternity and sorority members was...

UA loses dean, adviser, friend

January 13, 2011

The assistant director of student judicial affairs died Dec. 25 at his home in Tuscaloosa, said Jill Satcher, assistant director of judicial intake. Mark Foster, 49, served in many positions at the University,...

Student dies of heart attack

Student dies of heart attack

January 12, 2011

A University student died Dec. 15 at her home in Orrville, Ala., after suffering a heart attack, her mother said. Christie Young, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, returned home for the winter...

Student dies of heart attack during winter break

December 17, 2010

A University student died Wednesday at her home in Orrville, Ala., after suffering a heart attack, her mother said. Christie Young, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, returned home for the Christmas...

Brawl at BP leaves man hospitalized

Brawl at BP leaves man hospitalized

October 21, 2010

A large-scale fight at the BP gas station just off campus left a window shattered and a man hospitalized, according to paramedics and eyewitness reports. An unidentified man believed to be around 20 years...

Man injured after hit and run

October 17, 2010

A man sustained severe injuries after being struck by a vehicle on University Boulevard near Hackberry Lane Saturday around 2:30 a.m., said Chris Bryant, a spokesman for the University. “The vehicle...

Obama discusses student issues

Obama discusses student issues

September 28, 2010

President Barack Obama hosted a conference call Monday across the nation with college  and university student journalists in order to address issues pertaining to their generation and provide them with...

Wikipedia founder visits campus

Wikipedia founder visits campus

September 8, 2010

There was standing room only left in the Ferguson Center theater as Jimmy Wales, a University of Alabama alumnus and founder of the world’s largest encyclopedia, Wikipedia, spoke as a part of the University’s...

UA student dies in car accident

UA student dies in car accident

August 31, 2010

A University student died in a two-car wreck in Opp, Ala., Sunday en route to Tuscaloosa, according to UA reports. Nicole Francois, a sophomore majoring in public relations, ran off the right side of...

Crash puts student in hospital

Crash puts student in hospital

April 28, 2010

Update: Just after midnight Thursday,  Bret Reynolds, a senior who was cycling with Thomas at the time of the accident, said Thomas is stable, and doctors hope to move him from intensive care in the...

New nursing program starts

April 22, 2010

An Internet-based partnership between the University and Bishop State Community College was finalized on April 15, allowing registered nurses to receive advanced nursing degrees from the Capstone through...

UA disc golf team advances to nationals

April 15, 2010

In its third year at the University, the University’s disc golf team is returning to nationals. The disc golf team started competing at the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship on Thursday in...

Earthfest to be Sunday

April 15, 2010

The UA Environmental Council’s annual Earthfest, an early celebration of Earth Day, will be in full swing Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with activities for all ages provided, according to a UA news release....

Crossroads seeks to reach out across cultures

April 14, 2010

When Crossroads Community Center first started in fall 2006, it was a small office to help student organizations with multicultural issues. That start grew into offices, which led to more programs and...

Student Choice Awards announced

April 6, 2010

The SGA released the winners of the Student Choice Awards March 29 after a two-month voting period, during which students cast their ballots online to voice their opinions on topics such as which bars...

McNair Scholars offers research opportunities for students

April 1, 2010

The McNair Scholars Program held its annual convocation Thursday night in Smith Hall to honor previous members and induct the 2010 McNair Scholars. The McNair Program is designed for undergraduate students...

High school seniors visit sororities

March 25, 2010

The UA Panhellenic Association expects about 1,100 potential sorority recruits to attend Saturday’s Panhellenic preview, said Christina Southerford, assistant director of recruitment. The goal of Panhellenic...

Greeks compete for charity

March 23, 2010

Monday kicked off the University’s annual Greek Week, a weeklong event in which sororities and fraternities come together to compete in games and events while simultaneously raising money for charities....

Officials stress spring break safety

March 11, 2010

As is customary during spring break, many students said they plan on vacationing at the beach for the week of spring break to relax and momentarily cease thinking about papers, deadlines and any other...

UA grad debuts clothing line

March 10, 2010

After a few hectic days of final preparation, 10 designs from a UA alumna’s clothing line were shown Wednesday night in the kick-off show for Miami Fashion Week, also known as FASHIONmiami. “Things...

New College conference teaches democracy

March 3, 2010

The University’s New College partnered with the David Mathews Center for Civic Life to host a conference designed to teach democratic ways to deal with everyday life situations. Connect the Dots will...

Fraternity to get new house

March 1, 2010

Plans for a new house for Alpha Tau Omega are underway, and construction will begin pending the University’s Board of Trustees’ approval. Gentry McCreary, director of greek affairs, said the current...

Honor society deadlines approaching

February 25, 2010

The Pinnacle Non-Traditional Honor Society is accepting applications through March 1, according to a UA news release. To apply, undergraduate students must be juniors at least 25 years old and have a...

UA student dies after car wreck

February 23, 2010

A University student died Feb. 17 after sustaining head trauma in a car wreck, his family said. Orish Jamar Carter, 26, was majoring in marketing, but his sister, Michelle Watkins, 44, said his true passion...

Program helps boost teen girls’ confidence

February 16, 2010

Thanks to a program founded by a UA senior, sixth to eighth grade girls are getting a boost to their physical, mental, social and spiritual health. Jackie Parks, a senior majoring in biology and founder...

MBA students to run in marathon for charity

MBA students to run in marathon for charity

February 12, 2010

More than 35 students from the UA Manderson Graduate School in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration will run in the ninth-annual Mercedes-Benz Marathon in Birmingham Friday through...

YouA uses YouTube, blogs for UA news

February 11, 2010

YouA, a new organization formed by several UA students aims to allow students to post broadcasted blogs from their own computers or on-location sites. The organization is not affiliated with the University,...

UA student wins cash on Jeopardy

UA student wins cash on Jeopardy

February 10, 2010

A UA student competed in the 2010 Jeopardy College Championship, which aired on Feb. 2, said Mary Wymer, UA spokeswoman. Will Warren, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, said he ended up winning...

Research and Creative Activity Conference offers cash prize

February 7, 2010

The University is holding its annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on April 15 at the Bryant Conference Center, according to a UA news release. All undergraduate students are...

Rec center parking now open to students daily

January 21, 2010

The University is now allowing anyone with a campus-parking pass to park at the Student Recreation Center on weekdays before 7 p.m., said James Fowler, SGA vice president for external affairs. Fowler...

Students volunteer during holiday

January 21, 2010

While many students may have spent their Martin Luther King Jr. day sleeping in and relaxing, a group of UA students participating in the Alternative Break Program traveled to Greensboro to volunteer with...

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