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Kentuck remodels building after bat infestation

After dealing with a bat infestation this spring, Kentuck Art Center is still repairing the damage left behind. Emily Leigh, the interim director of Kentuck, said the bats were not the main cause of the nearly $11,000 bill the art center racked up.

WVUA offers diverse selection of music

For Maggie Brown, a sophomore majoring in telecommunication and film, becoming the boss at The University of Alabama’s radio station, WVUA-FM, was far from things she thought she would accomplish. When a station representative came to Brown’s TCF class last year, she ignored him the first few ...

Students explore app creation

Cheyenne Paiva, a junior majoring in biology, is designing an app that will make it possible for users to send a text at a specific time and date. “I’ve written a couple databases and coded some programs for school-related things, so I figured it’d be fun to build some apps and websites on things ...

Nobel Laureates speak to grad students abroad

When Steven Kelley became a graduate student studying inorganic chemistry, he had no idea he would have the opportunity to listen to the 2013 Nobel Laureates speak in Lindau, Germany. ?This was actually my first time travelling abroad,? Kelley said.

Supreme Court guts civil rights era voting act

Two weeks after The University of Alabama commemorated the Stand in the Schoolhouse Door, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down vital parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in a 5-4 decision June 25. Section 4 of the Act, which declared Southern states had to receive clearance from the U.S.

With ongoing debate, HPV vaccine gaining attention

Since actor Michael Douglas recently claimed his throat cancer was caused by HPV, more people have joined the debate on the usually hushed STD. HPV, the human papillomavirus, causes roughly 33,300 cases of cancer in men and women each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cathy ...