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Shelton State student killed by tornado

Shelton State Community College student Willie Lee “Trey” Turner, III, 21, died at his home in the April 27 tornado. After graduating from Holt High School, Turner decided to attend Shelton State to pursue a career in welding, The Tuscaloosa News reported.

Body misidentified as student

University of Alabama student Marcus Jeremy Smith's body was positively identified Sunday near the rubble of his apartment after a three-day ordeal in which another body had at first been mistaken for Smith's. Conformation of Smith's death brought the number of UA students killed by the April 27 tornado ...

Student dies in Charleston Square apartments

After days of searching, Marcus Jeremy Smith, a junior majoring in management information sciences, was discovered dead near his apartment in the Charleston Square complex late afternoon Sunday. “Marcus was a child of God, in how he lived and who he was,” his uncle, Derrick Pearson, said.

Social work student killed Wednesday

“Danielle Downs was my best friend, and closer to me than my own sister,” Debbie Graff, Downs’ friend of six years, said. Downs died after Wednesday’s tornado, and funeral arrangements are still being finalized. “Danielle was an advocate for the underdog,” Graff said.

So long and thanks for all the (inside) jokes

Let me preface this column by saying I’m no good at writing columns, so please bear with me as I stumble through countless inside jokes and what will probably turn out to be really lame thank yous—though in theory, they will seem deeply poignant and very, very moving. Clearly, the first people ...

Greek organizations look to be more inclusive

In response to the racial slur that targeted graduate student Justin Zimmerman Feb. 4 and the subsequent campus chalkings, an idea for a new organization comprised of fraternity and sorority members was implemented, said Christy Boardman, a junior majoring in French and economics. Greeks for T.I.D.E, ...

UA loses dean, adviser, friend

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Student dies of heart attack during winter break

A University student died Wednesday at her home in Orrville, Ala., after suffering a heart attack, her mother said. Christie Young, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, returned home for the Christmas break Sunday evening.