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Departments aid affected professors, students

After an EF-4 tornado struck Tuscaloosa on April 27 and displaced many students, professors, faculty and staff members at the University of Alabama, one of the foremost concerns was checking in with employees, friends and neighbors to see if they were safe. “On Friday, April 29, Human Resources employees ...

Auburn organizes day trips to Tuscaloosa

Auburn University has set up a link on their main website entitled “Auburn Relief Efforts,” where students, alumni and faculty can log on to make donations, sign up to volunteer and get the latest information about needs in the communities affected by the tornados last week. People can donate to ...

Auburn groups expand aid programs

As of 8 p.m. Sunday, the Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa Facebook page had ?72,486 ‘likes.’ Chris Tate, a training officer for the Emergency Management Agency of Lee County who is helping to organize Auburn University’s relief efforts for Tuscaloosa in the wake of an EF5 tornado, said this is revolutionary. “This ...

Volunteers converge on St. Matthias

Within two hours of St. Matthias Episcopal Church on Skyland Boulevard opening up as a headquarters for volunteer coordination in Tuscaloosa to help with disaster relief efforts in the wake of an EF-5 tornado, 745 people came out to lend a hand.

How should colleges deal with suicides?

h Former UA student Lindsey Sherrill has learned more about suicide recently than she ever cared to know. In the two months since her husband’s death, Sherrill has struggled to cope without the one person she said she “misses unbelievably.” “It was a shock to everybody, because that was not ...