Gov. Robert Bentley signed an executive order on Tuesday that created a task force to study the effects of a possible repeal of Alabama’s grocery sales tax.
Following the release of a year-old Facebook video by the conservative group called Reagan Battalion, in which Milo Yiannopoulos appeared to condone sexual relationships between children and adults, Yiannopoulos resigned from his position as a Breitbart senior editor.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, has been all the buzz amongst Alabamians for the past several days as the media mogul, hand-in-hand with his wife Priscilla Chan, have made stops in his tour of the state in Mobile, Bayou La Batre, Selma, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.
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 from The University of Alabama with a master’s degree in fine arts.
On Feb. 22, the Media Planning Board announced Elizabeth Elkin as the editor-in-chief of The Crimson White for the 2017-2018 school year.