Campus groups organize drives for Harvey relief

“It’s important, as a community, to come together, and help those that are in need,” said Courtney Chapman Thomas, director of the Center for Service and Leadership. “We weren’t exactly sure when the trucks would be able to make it to Houston, but now that they can, the drives are happening for those who want to help out.” 

University releases statement on DACA

President Trump ordered an end to the Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, on Tuesday, leaving as many as 800,000 undocumented people newly vulnerable to deportation.   In a statement released Wednesday, Kellee Reinhart, a spokesperson for The University of Alabama System, detailed how the reversal of DACA would impact UA students.

Registrar email reminds students to drop classes they don't attend

“If you fail to drop a class that you never attend or stop attending, you will be assigned a grade of 'F' (or 'NC' if applicable) for that class, the grade will be part of your permanent academic record, and it will impact your GPA,” the email read. “…The student will bear the responsibility of dropping a course within the published guidelines.  No tuition adjustments will be made for students who receive a failing grade for reasons of Never Attended or Stopped Attending.”