SGA year in review: violations, amendments, resignations

The 2017-2018 SGA legislative session has officially ended. Throughout the year, an entire Elections Board announced their resignation, two different presidents served the student body and the Senate continued to pass legislation. In chronological order, here are a number of key policies and events that occurred throughout the year.

Capstone College of Nursing professor receives Burnum Award

This year the award was given to Marietta Stanton, a nurse, veteran, researcher and professor in the Capstone College of Nursing. Accepting the award on her behalf was Alice March, the assistant dean of Graduate Programs for the Capstone College of Nursing accepted the award on Stanton's behalf. In a statement presented at the award ceremony, Dr. Stanton expressed her gratitude to Dr. Celeste Burnum, who established the award.

Student advising sessions vary to accommodate department sizes

Developed in the College of Arts and Sciences, which is the largest academic division of the University with 8,500 undergraduate students and 100 programs of study, speed advising rotates through students quickly. Most students at the University have to have an advising hold cleared from their account before they're allowed to register for classes the next semester.

UA English professor sweeps awards season

Harris, University of Alabama distinguished research professor of English, majored in English and social studies at Stillman College. Between her junior and senior year, she went to Indiana University in Bloomington where she took a couple courses in literature, and then a year later went to Ohio State University on a fellowship. She then got her PhD in English with a specialty in folklore and secondary interest in African-American literature from Ohio State.