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Embrace Alabama Kids volunteers and community members collaborated with three Alabama cities to piece together a mural in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention month. Courtesy of Luke Powell

Embrace Alabama Kids helps foster youth with college expenses 

April 11, 2021

Embrace Alabama Kids is a nonprofit faith-based organization dedicated to serving vulnerable children and families in crisis across the state, and its program extends to college-aged foster youth.  Governor...

#StopAsianHate vigil remembers victims of Atlanta shootings

#StopAsianHate vigil remembers victims of Atlanta shootings

April 3, 2021
Hundreds gathered Thursday evening to remember the lives lost in the Atlanta shootings last month and to pledge an end to anti-Asian hate.
How two art graduate students are making their exhibitions personal

How two art graduate students are making their exhibitions personal

March 29, 2021
Two UA graduate students have art hanging in Sella-Granata Gallery right now. The pair of exhibits are obvious representations of how reflective both students have been in their work.
‘This needs to stop’: Campus community speaks out against anti-Asian hate crimes

‘This needs to stop’: Campus community speaks out against anti-Asian hate crimes

March 21, 2021
In a week of grief and mourning, Asian American students and faculty discuss what a ‘fight for a just society’ might look like
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Calendar | Trivia, movies and lectures: How UA is celebrating Black History Month

February 4, 2021
Looking to learn more about and celebrate Black history this February? The University calendar is loaded with events, both virtual and in-person, meant to engage your mind this month. From film screenings to lectures, find your ideal learning experience in this compiled Black History Month calendar.
Former U.S. Congressman John Lewis speaks at a Blackburn Institute event on campus in 2019.

Why vote? Here’s what some civil rights legends would say

October 29, 2020
The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted a Zoom event honoring those who worked to secure the right to vote for Black Americans. The event, titled “What would John Lewis do? Vote!,” educated attendees on why voting is important.
‘Border South’ documentary highlights migrant stories

‘Border South’ documentary highlights migrant stories

October 11, 2020

In a year, over 400,000 migrants travel from the south of Mexico. Thousands go missing. Those were the opening lines displayed to faculty, staff, and students who attended a watch party event for the...

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University cancels spring break, extends winter break

September 30, 2020
The University of Alabama announced the Spring 2021 semester will start on Jan. 13, one week later than originally planned, to allow 12 days between New Year’s Day and the beginning of classes. This announcement, sent in a campus-wide email, confirmed that in-person classes and on-campus residency will be available. 
CW / Carly Farmer

UA relaxes moratorium, retains restrictions against partying

September 29, 2020

The University of Alabama announced on Tuesday that student organizations can begin hosting non-social engagement events, effective Oct. 1.  Vice President of Student Life Myron L. Pope said in a campus-wide...

UAPD participates in racial intelligence training 

UAPD participates in racial intelligence training 

September 16, 2020

The University of Alabama Police Department participated in the Racial Intelligence Training & Enforcement (RITE) Academy on Sep. 2. The event featured discussions led by the organization's founder,...

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