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In defense of growth at UA

The University of Alabama has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years and not one of us has been spared the growing pains. Crimson Ride buses packed to claustrophobia-inducing levels have brought unwanted snuggling to our morning commute.

Venture outside campus, explore city of Tuscaloosa

There is a lot to like about The University of Alabama in the fall. The campus surges with electricity and pulses to the rhythm of our stadium shakers as every week and weekend is scripted by the rise and fall of the Crimson Tide.

Legislation on hate crimes a diservice to 1st amendment

Legendary Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote: “If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought – not free thought for those who agree with us, but freedom for the thought we hate.” It is the duty of ...

'Tuition by major' plans undermine true economic efficiency

How much is your college degree worth? By extrapolating the “cost of attending” figures from The University of Alabama’s website and assuming the trend of rising education costs will continue, in-state members of the class of 2016 can expect to pay at least $50,000 for their degree by the time ...

Romney will expand access to energy

Any credible policymaker, regardless of party affiliation, will concede that legislating environmental and energy initiatives is a balancing act. On the one hand – with over 23 million Americans unemployed, discouraged or underemployed – there is a real and immediate need to protect and create ...