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Roy Moore to run for U.S. Senate

Roy Moore to run for U.S. Senate

April 27, 2017

Following his second suspension from his position as Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Roy Moore announced yesterday that he has formally resigned from his position as Chief Justice and will be running...

Trump announces tax plan

Trump announces tax plan

April 27, 2017

As the nation nears President Trump's 100th day in office, the White House has begun to announce a new tax plan with fairly significant cuts.Trump's plan changes the current seven tax brackets to just...

Severe weather expected Wednesday evening to Thursday morning

Severe weather expected Wednesday evening to Thursday morning

April 26, 2017

The University of Alabama has issued a warning for the potential for severe weather this evening in an email sent out to students, faculty and staff at 6:19 p.m. today.The email states that there is a...

French presidential election heads to run-off

French presidential election heads to run-off

April 24, 2017

The French Presidential Election has yet to be decided with no candidate receiving a majority in Sunday's first round, and a run-off election will now take place on May 7. The run-off will feature political...

March for Science occurs worldwide

March for Science occurs worldwide

April 24, 2017

In the spirit of this weekend's March for Science in Washington, D.C., over 600 satellites marches in cities such as London, Sydney, Berlin and even Birmingham, Alabama, took place to advance the same...

Computer-Based Honors Program renamed after director

Computer-Based Honors Program renamed after director

April 24, 2017

The University of Alabama's Computer-Based Honors Program will change its name next year to the Catherine J. Randall Research Scholars Program. “It is entirely fitting that this program be named after...

U.K. to hold snap election

U.K. to hold snap election

April 20, 2017

Following an eventful year of British politics, the U.K. government will hold an early, "snap," general election on June 8 of this year, a little over a year after the decision to leave the European Union...

Roy Moore's suspension finalized

Roy Moore's suspension finalized

April 20, 2017

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore's court proceedings finally came to a close with the Alabama Supreme Court ruling in favor of Moore's original suspension from chief justice.Moore's suspension originally...

Close election in Kansas gives hope to Democrats

Close election in Kansas gives hope to Democrats

April 13, 2017

A special election in a small district in Kansas has made Democrats hopeful as they look toward next year's midterm elections, in which they will attempt to win back a majority in at least one house of...

Secretary of ALEA resigns following Bentley scandal

Secretary of ALEA resigns following Bentley scandal

April 13, 2017

Following the tumultuous collapse of former Gov. Robert Bentley's enigmatic regime of conspiracy and balderdash policy, secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Stan Stabler has stepped down to...

Tuscaloosa City Council prohibits B.Y.O.B. for Live at the Plaza Series

Tuscaloosa City Council prohibits B.Y.O.B. for Live at the Plaza Series

April 13, 2017

In preparation for the Live at the Plaza event series held at the Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa, the Tuscaloosa City Council voted 4-1 this past Tuesday in favor of creating an entertainment...

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

April 6, 2017

The scandal that has been sitting in murky Alabama political waters for over a year now comes face-to-face with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley as the Alabama Ethics Commission voted yesterday evening that...

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

April 6, 2017

The scandal that has been sitting in murky Alabama political waters for over a year now comes face-to-face with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley as the Alabama Ethics Commission voted yesterday evening that...

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

April 6, 2017

The scandal that has been sitting in murky Alabama political waters for over a year now comes face-to-face with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley as the Alabama Ethics Commission voted yesterday evening that...

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

April 6, 2017

The scandal that has been sitting in murky Alabama political waters for over a year now comes face-to-face with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley as the Alabama Ethics Commission voted yesterday evening that...

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

April 6, 2017

The scandal that has been sitting in murky Alabama political waters for over a year now comes face-to-face with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley as the Alabama Ethics Commission voted yesterday evening that...

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

April 6, 2017

The scandal that has been sitting in murky Alabama political waters for over a year now comes face-to-face with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley as the Alabama Ethics Commission voted yesterday evening that...

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

Alabama Ethics Commission finds probable cause in Bentley case

April 6, 2017

The scandal that has been sitting in murky Alabama political waters for over a year now comes face-to-face with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley as the Alabama Ethics Commission voted yesterday evening that...

UA Writing Center tweets to answer student questions

UA Writing Center tweets to answer student questions

April 6, 2017

The University of Alabama’s writing center has rolled out a new Twitter service to better serve UA students, while saving them the time of setting up an appointment in their office.To get help, students...

Pepsi criticized for Black Lives Matter imagery in ad

Pepsi criticized for Black Lives Matter imagery in ad

April 6, 2017

Pepsi pulled an advertisement the day after its release which featured reality star Kendall Jenner handing a can of Pepsi to a riot officer at a fictional protest. The ad was criticized for trivializing...

Retired U.S. Chief Statistician visits UA

Retired U.S. Chief Statistician visits UA

April 3, 2017

Discerning facts from fiction has become an increasingly arduous process in contemporary politics. There’s now more need for good statistics than ever. However, the dilemma remains as to whose statistics...

Three Arrested For I-85 Fire

Three Arrested For I-85 Fire

April 3, 2017

Three suspects were arrested on Friday in connection with a fire that broke out under an I-85 overpass just north of downtown Atlanta this past Thursday. No persons were injured during the fire and eventual...

UA Engineers Finalists in International Contest

UA Engineers Finalists in International Contest

April 3, 2017

A team of students at The University of Alabama has been selected as one of the top six finalists to compete in a international engineering competition. The goal of the competition, formally called the...

ABC Board proposes price markups

ABC Board proposes price markups

March 30, 2017

College students could see an increase in the price of their precious booze as the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) voted 3-0 in favor of a proposed five percentage point increase on the...

U.S. Census Bureau removes LGBTQ  category

U.S. Census Bureau removes LGBTQ category

March 30, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau has incited outrage from the LGTBQ+ community after it redacted the inclusion of a field accounting for LGTBQ+ Americans in an initial release of categories included in the 2020...

Standoff at Dreamland safely resolved

Standoff at Dreamland safely resolved

March 27, 2017

The standoff between police and an assault suspect at Dreamland Bar-B-Que in Northport was peacefully resolved after two hours on Friday night. Northport Police and David Barker, 36, dug in around 7 p.m.,...

GOP begins blame game over failed health bill

GOP begins blame game over failed health bill

March 27, 2017

Warring factions of the Republican Party began to assign blame after their plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare failed to come to a vote on the House floor. Championed by Speaker Paul Ryan and President...

University locating students studying abroad in London

University locating students studying abroad in London

March 23, 2017

Twenty-five UA students are in the London area, and according to The University of Alabama, most are accounted for, but some have yet to respond. There was an attack outside of Parliament yesterday, which...

Tide Talks and Black Warrior Film Festival collaborate for event

Tide Talks and Black Warrior Film Festival collaborate for event

March 23, 2017

Film fanatics rejoice as Tide Talks, The University of Alabama's student-run speaker-based event organizer, has joined arms with the Black Warrior Film Festival for the first time ever to bring the University...

Forensic teams claims national championship

Forensic teams claims national championship

March 23, 2017

Amongst the dominating sports teams at The University of Alabama, several less well-known organizations on campus fall under the shadow of football and gymnastics national champions, despite the organizations'...

SGA kicks off Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week

SGA kicks off Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week

March 21, 2017

The University of Alabama SGA kicked off its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week with two events yesterday, with more events to be held through the remainder of the week. This initiative represents a...

February jobs report shows big gains

February jobs report shows big gains

March 9, 2017

A report released from the ADP Research Institute on Wednesday of this week shows massive job gains in the U.S. economy last February. According to the report, 37,000 more jobs were added to the already...

Bentley receives heart treatment

Bentley receives heart treatment

March 9, 2017

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley took a break from working with other governors to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in order to receive healthcare himself. Communications Director Yasamie August said...

Alabama drive-in will not show Beauty and the Beast due to gay scene

Alabama drive-in will not show “Beauty and the Beast” due to gay scene

March 6, 2017

Henagar Drive-In, a movie theater in DeKalb County, Alabama, made national headlines following their decision to not show Disney's new "Beauty and the Beast" due to a gay scene in the movie.The announcement...

Walt Maddox runs for re-election

Walt Maddox runs for re-election

March 6, 2017

Incumbent Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox will seek re-election for his fourth term on Tuesday, but this time with competition as Stepfon “Step” Lewis, a local businessman and 
activist, looks to...

Snapchat enters New York Stock Exchange

Snapchat enters New York Stock Exchange

March 2, 2017

Snap, the company that owns Snapchat, went public on the New York Stock Exchange today with the ticker "SNAP." The IPO (Initial Public Offering) is $17 per share, which will result in $3.4 billion raised...

Legislature debates ride sharing regulation bill

Legislature debates ride sharing regulation bill

March 2, 2017

The Alabama legislature is currently reviewing a bill which would limit municipal authority over transportation services, such as Uber and Lyft, and bring most of the power to regular such companies to...

Day by day: A summary of SGA campaign violations

Day by day: A summary of SGA campaign violations

March 2, 2017

Day 1 of CampaignThe Elections Board issued a warning to Jared Hunter after he was found using the subject heading “Jared Hunter for SGA President” in an email sent prior to the beginning of the campaign...

Bill allowing concealed carry without permit clears Judiciary Committee

Bill allowing concealed carry without permit clears Judiciary Committee

March 2, 2017

On Wednesday, Alabama's Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of passing a bill that would allow citizens to carry a concealed handgun without a concealed carry permit. The bill, proposed by Sen....

Elections Board Clears Roth, Sends Hunter to Office of Student Conduct

Elections Board Clears Roth, Sends Hunter to Office of Student Conduct

March 1, 2017

The Elections Board released its third violations report for the SGA campaign cycle, this time ruling that current SGA president and presidential candidate Lillian Roth is not in violation of a rule...

News outlets blocked from White House

News outlets blocked from White House

February 27, 2017

At the order of Press Secretary Sean Spicer, numerous mainstream media organizations who have published content critical of President Donald Trump were excluded from a press gaggle last week. Outlets excluded...

Civil Rights site seeks funds for restoration

Civil Rights site seeks funds for restoration

February 27, 2017

The famous Colored Masonic Temple, a historic civil rights building, is currently raising $10 to $15 million to complete a massive restoration project.In one of his last moves as president, Barack...

Milo Yiannopoulos leaves Breitbart News

Milo Yiannopoulos leaves Breitbart News

February 23, 2017

Following the release of a year-old Facebook video by the conservative group called Reagan Battalion where he made controversial comments about underage sexual relationships, right-wing provocateur Milo...

Mark Zuckerberg tours Alabama

Mark Zuckerberg tours Alabama

February 23, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook hit Alabama as the first stop on his 50 state tour, visiting Mobile, Bayou La Batre, Selma, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.Arriving in Birmingham Monday, Zuckerberg...

Former UA student receives Harper Lee Award

Former UA student receives Harper Lee Award

February 23, 2017

UA alumnus Brad Watson, now an associate professor at the University of Wyoming, has been selected as the recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year. Watson graduated...

Jack Warner dies at 99

Jack Warner dies at 99

February 20, 2017

Legendary Tuscaloosa businessman and philanthropist Jack Warner died early Saturday 
morning at the age of 99.“Jack died peacefully at home, surrounded by his favorite artworks and his loving wife,”...

University of West Alabama makes plans for charter school

University of West Alabama makes plans for charter school

February 20, 2017

The Board of Trustees at the University of West Alabama have received the go-ahead from 
education officials in Montgomery to continue the process of starting a 
kindergarten through 12th grade 
charter...

Bentley announces special election for November

Bentley announces special election for November

February 16, 2017

Gov. Robert Bentley announced on Tuesday in a press release that the special election to replace Alabama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat and the position of Alabama’s attorney general would be held on Nov....

State legislature to consider bathroom bill

State legislature to consider bathroom bill

February 13, 2017

Following the lead of North Carolina, State Senator Phil Williams wants to pass a "bathroom law" in Alabama. The Alabama Privacy Act will be introduced into the state senate before the end of the month...

Bentley names new state attorney general

Bentley names new state attorney general

February 13, 2017

Following the appointment of Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley selected Steve Marshall to serve as the next state attorney general. At 52 years old, the new attorney general...

UA surveys effort toward diversity

UA surveys effort toward diversity

November 1, 2016

In The University of Alabama's ongoing effort to construct a diverse and inclusive campus, the University's Office of Provost sent out an email Tuesday morning inviting students, faculty and staff to...

Moore refuses to clear office

October 20, 2016

After receiving an order on Oct. 10 from Justice Lyn Stuart ordering him to remove his personal belongings from the Alabama Judicial Building, suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has refused to...

Moore Trouble for Suspended Chief Justice

October 17, 2016

Acting Alabama Chief Justice Lyn Stuart ordered suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore to turn in his keys and remove all personal effects from his office last week, giving Moore until Tuesday to comply. Stuart...

NC GOP Office firebombed

October 17, 2016

Sunday morning a Hillsborough, North Carolina Republican Party office was bombed. In response the Republican Party is calling it “political terrorism.”In addition to fire damage, perpetrators also...

Business Analytics Symposium draws 250 attendees

Business Analytics Symposium draws 250 attendees

October 14, 2016

Around 250 people –– ranging from UA faculty, industry employers and graduate students studying statistics, business analytics and economics –– have attended the seventh annual Business Analytics...

Birmingham Water Works prepares for continued drought

October 13, 2016

In the second week of a drought, the Birmingham Water Works has begun to limit the outdoor water usage of Birmingham residents.Under the system, addresses ending with an even number can water on Mondays...

Epipen provider reaches settlement of $465 million

October 10, 2016

Following harsh criticisms by the public and governmental agencies, Mylan, the pharmaceutical provider of EpiPen, has agreed to a settlement with the Department of Justice and several other agencies totaling...

U.S. 98 Roadwork Top Priority

October 6, 2016

Following a $65 million allocation of the BP settlement funds to Alabama’s coastal highways, U.S. 98 has been moved to the top of roadwork priorities in southern Alabama.U.S. 98 has had over 50 fatal...

BamaBikes opens up 150 new bikes for rent

BamaBikes opens up 150 new bikes for rent

October 4, 2016

The BamaBikes program made 150 new single-speed commuter bicycles available for rent. This new fleet of bicycles expands the BamaBikes current stock by 150 percent, as the number of bicycles grew from...

Partial Trump Tax Return Shows Loss

October 3, 2016

On Saturday, The New York Times released a story detailing the specifics of Republican nominee Donald J. Trump's 1995 tax return. The information was leaked to The Times by an anonymous source and comes...

Chief Justice Moore suspended without pay

Chief Justice Moore suspended without pay

September 30, 2016

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended without pay from office until the end of his term in 2019. The ruling came from the Alabama Court of Judiciary (COJ) Friday morning as the committee unanimously...

Senate Overrides Obama's Veto

September 29, 2016

In overwhelming numbers, the U.S. Congress voted on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. The bill marks the first time one of Obama’s...

College students join Kaepernick

College students join Kaepernick

September 26, 2016

College football bore witness this weekend to numerous athletes on the field and student spectators in the stands joining in on the silent protest movement started by Colin Kaepernick. But instead of simply...

Alabama suing President Obama's overtime rule

September 22, 2016

The state of Alabama, alongside 20 other states and numerous business interest groups, is suing the Department of Labor for announcing a ruling that would expand the amount of Americans capable of receiving...

Federal Reserve leaves interest rate unchanged

September 22, 2016

Janet Yellen, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, a move in line with investor expectations. However, the 
continued push back in the highly anticipated raise...

University to hold career fairs

University to hold career fairs

September 21, 2016

What: General Interest & Business Career Fair and Technical and Engineering Career FairToday, students across all majors are able to speak with companies that are looking to recruit students for both...

Freshman student at Auburn found dead in his dorm last Sunday

September 1, 2016

Last Sunday, a student at Auburn University was found dead in his dorm with an unknown cause of death. Auburn University Police found the student deceased in his room after responding to a call from the...

Tropical Depression may increase rate of Zika infections in Florida

August 29, 2016

Tropical Depression Nine is not only expected to carry severe weather into the Caribbean, but to bring increased fears of the Zika virus as well. As of Sunday, the Alabama WX Weather Blog reports that...

MSU students sentenced for ISIS plans

August 25, 2016

On Wednesday, Muhammad Dahklalla was sentenced 8 years in prison with 15 years of probation for federal terrorism charges. Dahklalla was arrested last Aug. 2015 in the highly publicized story involving involving...

Column: A brief guide to biking around campus

August 22, 2016

When the immense size of The University of Alabama campus is coupled with short passing times in between classes, many students find that the only way they can make it to their classes on the other side...

Strategic Planning Council Outsources Efforts

August 22, 2016

The University of Alabama is outsourcing some of its efforts to bring in top talent for its new diversity-boosting Strategic Plan. Among those components being outsourced are key consulting and research...

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