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Student films Hurricane Sandy recovery

For Ashley Swafford, working on a documentary of Hurricane Sandy with her telecommunication and film professor, Chandra Clark, turned out to be more personal than she could have imagined. Swafford said it hit her when their crew stopped by a donation center in New Jersey, where people could donate ...

When work becomes a blessing

For Essie Inge Charles, the struggles of being a teen mom began inside a crowded country home in Springville, Ala. “I remember having the rats nibble at our toes during the nights as I could peak through the tiny cracks in the ceiling and look at the stars,” Charles said. Charles, a housekeeper ...

Students open up about dealing with chronic illnesses on campus

At first glance, one may never realize that a person is currently dealing with a chronic illness. Many University of Alabama students battle them every day and some have opened up about the illnesses that have changed their lives. Ally Ahmed, a freshman majoring in pre-law, was diagnosed with thyroid ...

Sleep Out on Quad Wednesday

At first, the act of sleeping may seem like an illogical way to raise awareness, but students from across campus are coming together at its heart to sleep on the Quad and encourage student awareness of homelessness. On April 10 at 8 p.m., students will have the opportunity to raise awareness by participating ...

Deans juggle responsibilities, challenges

Michael Hardin, dean of the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, said a day in the life of a dean is anything but ordinary. “At the end of February, I went to Turkey,” Hardin said.