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UPDATED: UA student tests positive for Zika virus

There are "confirmed cases" of Zika virus on the University of Alabama campus, according to an email sent to UA students and faculty involved in study abroad programs in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America or South America. The email, sent on June 10 by Carolina Robinson, director of Education Abroad, recommended that students who went abroad to these countries get tested for the virus. "Most people infected with Zika virus won't even know they have the disease because they won't have symptoms," the email read. According to the CDC's website, the most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain or conjunctivitis.


Road construction continues on University Boulevard

Throughout the summer there will be road construction on and around the UA campus. According to an email sent to students on May 23, the construction will include University Boulevard west of the strip and east of Queen City Avenue and University Boulevard between Hackberry Lane and Butler field.


SGA hosts sexual assault prevention town hall meeting

SGA hosted a sexual assault prevention town hall meeting on September 15 at 7:00 p.m. as part of kick off week for the It’s On Us campaign. A panel of 11 speakers discussed the issue of sexual assault and answered questions from students and SGA President Elliot Spillers, who moderated the event. “Sexual assault is something I think goes under the radar at a university which is so big,” said Maxton Thomas, who represented the Honors College Assembly on the panel. Panel members discussed the resources that are available to those who are victims to sexual assault.


Terrible traffic: Tuscaloosa streets stay crowded

Anyone driving through a college town like Tuscaloosa knows the struggle of heavy traffic in small streets, but the roadways of Tuscaloosa have been more like slow-ways 
as of late. As dismal as the traffic may seem, people can avoid frustration on the roads without simply avoiding them all together.