In case you missed it: weekly round-up for March 17-23By Melissa Brown | 03/23/2013 7:00pm
Check out some of our top stories published throughout the last week:
- (3/21) Bill Battle recommended to fill athletics director position - Battle, a former Tide player and Tennessee head coach, was recommended for the position by President Judy Bonner. The UA Board of Directors Executive Committee unanimously approved Battle Friday. Read more.
- (3/18) Make-shift fences seen outside some fraternity houses required by University - As the weather heats up, many fraternities hold day parties on their front lawns. The Department of Student Affairs' Party Smart guide requires that all outdoor social events be enclosed with a 6-foot fence. Read more.
- (3/20) Athletics Director Mal Moore steps down - After being hospitalized last week, Moore announced his decision to step down due to his health. The University announced Moore would begin work as special assistant to President Judy Bonner. Read more.
- (3/21) Bryant named next editor-in-chief - Former assistant news editor Mazie Bryant was chosen to be next school year's CW editor-in-chief. Bryant, a member of Chi Omega sorority, will also intern at Vanity Fair this summer.
- (3/21) End of an era: Mal Moore steps down - Fellow coaches, former Tide players sound off on Moore's legacy. Moore played for the Tide under Coach Bear Bryant and later returned to join the coaching staff. He became athletics director in 1991. Read more.
- (3/21) Men's wheelchair basketball team wins national title - The men's wheelchair basketball team defeated Texas-Arlington on March 9 to bring home their first national championship. Read more.
- (3/22) Basketball team prepares for Stanford, loses Steele for season - The Tide will play without its lone senior for the remainder of the season, as Andrew Steele underwent ankle surgery Wednesday. Coach Anthony Grant said having Steele in the locker room and on the bench is still crucial due to his leadership skills. Read more.
- (3/18) Alabama students, alumni create popular web series - Three students created "Marble Hornets," a YouTube web series styled after found footage documentaries, four years ago. The creators are currently in talks with a Hollywood film studio to develop the series into a feature film. Read more.
- (3/22) Travel writer 'jet hikes' her way across country - Travel writer Amber Nolan is hitchhiking her way across the country - on planes. She recently stopped in Tuscaloosa. Read more.
- (3/19) Liberty means birth control - Columnist Brad Erthal responds to critics of his recent columns in regards to the Catholic Church and birth control. Read more.
- (3/19) CNN disappoints in coverage of Steubenville rape trial - Columnist Beth Lindly criticizes CNN's coverage of the Steubenville rape trial, which she says was sympathetic toward the high school football players convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl. Read more.