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Waterfest being held to raise water quality awareness

Jessica Ruffin April 24, 2012

A message in a bottle became more than just a plot for a romantic movie for UA graduate geography students one day in March. Students were participating in a winter cleanup of a lake with professor Mary...

ATO gives back to community with HOPE week

Jessica Ruffin April 12, 2012

Alpha Tau Omega fraternity is hosting a series of philanthropic events this week with a focus on bettering the Tuscaloosa community. The event series, entitled HOPE week, began with a bike drive that ended...

Tri-Delt and Phi Gam team up to fight cancer

Jessica Ruffin April 9, 2012

Two University of Alabama greek houses are working together this week to help a Birmingham hospital fight childhood cancer. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is dedicated to helping fight childhood...

Former Tide player helps abused children

Jessica Ruffin April 2, 2012

Imagine a little girl who thinks nobody in the world wants her. A little girl whose father throws her against a wall and would choose drugs over her. A little girl whose mother isn’t there anymore because...

UA professor awarded engineering grant

Jessica Ruffin March 26, 2012

University of Alabama engineering professor Yang-Ki Hong recently received a $1.26 million grant for his engineering research from the U.S. Department of Energy. Electrical machines are considered vital...

UA Away offers students opportunity to go abroad

Jessica Ruffin March 8, 2012

Although they may be intelligent, hardworking and motivated, for some students the option to study abroad just doesn’t exist – they can’t afford the expensive venture. Vice president of Student Affairs...

Fiji Run for justice to take place Saturday

Jessica Ruffin February 23, 2012

Currently, 27 million people are victims to the act of slavery worldwide, a practice that is stronger today than any other point in history, according to the International Justice Mission. For Phi Gamma...

Pi Beta Phi wins $2,000 for literacy philanthropy

Jessica Ruffin February 16, 2012

Pi Beta Phi sorority won $2,000 for their literacy philanthropy, First Book, after participating in a Belk department store contest called Belk Sorority Challenge. The contest took place on Oct. 20, 2011,...

UA initiative helps tornado victim

Jessica Ruffin February 8, 2012

Birmingham resident Myra Jackson recently won $10,000 from the SaveNow WinLater initiative put on by the University of Alabama Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility.   Jackson, whose home was...

Phi Mu honors lost sisters with cookbook

Phi Mu honors lost sisters with cookbook

Jessica Ruffin January 18, 2012

Members of Phi Mu sorority are preserving the memories of the sisters they lost this past year in a cookbook consisting of recipes from active and former members from the Alpha Zeta chapter. “Love in...

UA studies tornado effects

Jessica Ruffin November 8, 2011

UA Professor James Hamilton is conducting a study called the “Silver Lining Project,” which aims to study the prolonged psychological effects of the April 27 tornado. The first part of the study, examining...

Sigma Pi fraternity honors fallen brother

Sigma Pi fraternity honors fallen brother

Jessica Ruffin October 12, 2011

One of the fatalities of the April 27 tornado was Marcus Smith, a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity at the University of Alabama. In the days that followed the storm, Smith’s pledge brother, Chris Flynn,...

Environmental councils community garden fights for real food

Environmental council’s community garden fights for real food

Jessica Ruffin October 11, 2011

Brett Hannan wants everyone to know being progressive is not about politics for the University of Alabama Environmental Council (UAECo). “We want to build a coalition of progressive-minded students,...

Delta Zeta wins lawn decoration contest

Delta Zeta wins lawn decoration contest

Jessica Ruffin October 10, 2011

Delta Zeta sorority placed first in the annual Homecoming Lawn Decoration contest after all of the pomps were revealed Friday. The sorority’s lawn decoration, encompassing this year’s homecoming theme...

Groups prep their pomps for Homecoming week

Jessica Ruffin October 3, 2011

Large wooden structures stand outside various buildings covered in blue tarps. Feet can be seen scurrying under these covered structures at all hours of the day and night. Inside the buildings, balls of...

Political activist to speak at University

Jessica Ruffin September 26, 2011

The College Republicans, Black Student Union and the University of Alabama NAACP have partnered together to host political activist K. Carl Smith to speak tomorrow night at 6 p.m. in Lloyd Hall Room 38....

Pledging eases adjustments, builds lifelong bonds

Jessica Ruffin September 22, 2011

Hundreds of freshman boys can be spotted around campus wearing khakis or jeans with coordinating tucked-in polos. Some bring back trends of elementary school, donning matching Velcro-strap shoes or jean...

TCF welcomes new professor

TCF welcomes new professor

Jessica Ruffin September 15, 2011

New telecommunications and film professor Mike Bruce said he learned the meaning behind the saying “everything happens for a reason” when he was a junior in high school. “My interest, when I was...

Capstone takes students abroad

Jessica Ruffin August 30, 2011

Imagine climbing up a mountain to the famed Incan village of Machu Piccu. Thick mist frames the ancient stone city and the lush mountains graze the clouds. Some may describe the experience as unbelievable,...

Professor encourages students to step outside boundaries

Professor encourages students to step outside boundaries

Jessica Ruffin April 27, 2011

The theme of going beyond any self-limitations was prevalent throughout Bebe Barefoot’s  lecture delivered in Lloyd Hall on Monday night. Barefoot, a New College professor, was the chosen winner of...

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