UA Board of Trustees approves tuition increase

The University's Board of Trustees has approved a tuition increase for UA students, as well as students of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

For residents, tuition at UA will increase $150 per semester, bringing the total cost of tuition for each semester to $5,235.

Chancellor Witt to join Honors faculty in 2017

University of Alabama System Chancellor Robert Witt will work as a part-time faculty member in the Honors College beginning in 2017, said Alicia Browne, director of college relations for the Honors College.

"We are very pleased to Welcome Dr. Witt," Browne said.

Witt will retire in August 2016 and take a year-long sabbatical.

Bill Battle to undergo treatment for multiple myeloma

On Tuesday morning Director of Athletics Bill Battle announced that he will undergo stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma, a form of cancer that Battle has been dealing with privately since his diagnosis in March of 2014.

He is expected to be away from the office for a few weeks, but he will remain in touch with senior athletic officials and continue to direct the athletics department from home.


UA to build sport technology center

A revolutionary sports technology research center, dedicated to improving the performance, training and health of athletes, is now calling The University of Alabama home after it was approved by the UA System Board of Trustees at its meeting on Friday.

According to a UA news release, The Integrative Center for Athletic and Sport Technology, or I-CAST, is a first of its kind collaborative research center devoted to developing new technologies and applying existing technologies for the purpose of reducing injury, accelerating recovery, enhancing athlete performance and optimizing nutrition in both performance and recovery in competitive sports.

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Soccer picks up MAC standout for 2016 season

It's no secret that coach Wes Hart wanted to see more goals in his first season as the head of the soccer program. Those problems might be behind Alabama now with the transfer of Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year, Abbie Boswell.

“I’m thrilled with Abbie’s decision to come to Alabama,” said Hart.

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Sally Barris & The Birmingham Boys come to Bama Theatre for Acoustic Night

The lights at the bar dim and the strums of an acoustic guitar ring out. While it may not be the biggest stage, the Greensboro Room at the Bama Theatre offers musicians a chance to show Tuscaloosa their skills.

The Bama Theatre will host Sally Barris & The Birmingham Boys this Friday night as part of the Acoustic Night series.

Sally Barris is a singer songwriter from Nashville.

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