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Waterfest being held to raise water quality awareness

A message in a bottle became more than just a plot for a romantic movie for UA graduate geography students one day in March. Students were participating in a winter cleanup of a lake with professor Mary Wallace Pitts, and one of them found a bottle with a note inside it from a third grade class.

Fiji Run for justice to take place Saturday

Currently, 27 million people are victims to the act of slavery worldwide, a practice that is stronger today than any other point in history, according to the International Justice Mission. For Phi Gamma Delta fraternity philanthropy chair John Pickering and IJM officers Darby Hess and Tori Luna, this ...

UA initiative helps tornado victim

Birmingham resident Myra Jackson recently won $10,000 from the SaveNow WinLater initiative put on by the University of Alabama Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility.