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Funding disparities affect black students

There is a chance that Adriene Vaughn could do better in her classes if she tried harder. Her problem, she reasoned, must be that she is lazy. Over the last nearly seven years of her undergraduate career, Vaughn, 24, transferred from a historically black university, then to a community college and finally ...

Museum of Natural History to host field trip for fossils

Although Alabama weather is often hot and humid even through November, much of the state was once completely covered by water. Amanda Espy-Brown, education and outreach coordinator for the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Smith Hall, said that was what Alabama looked like millions of years ago. For ...

Foster care teens take part in Alabama Reach program

Friday, June 28, the students of the Alabama Reach program met with chaperones and their sponsoring UA faculty one final time for the program’s graduation ceremony in Gorgas Library. Among the freshly starched suits and cardigans of The University of Alabama’s academic staff, more than 40 high ...

Shelters, research prevent tornadoes' effects

Moore, Okla., is an unlucky town. Situated in the Midwestern “Tornado Alley,” an informal term for the areas of North America where tornadoes are most common, the community has been hit by five devastating tornadoes in the past 15 years. While there’s nothing residents can do to prevent these ...

University Fellows travel to Black Belt region

For the fifth year, a group of hopeful, rising sophomores in the University Fellows Experience program descended upon the Marion community in Perry County with new ideas to impacting the lives of its residents. Located in Alabama’s impoverished Black Belt region, Marion’s citizens are united by ...

AIDs remains an issue for Alabama's poor, young

You might say Paul Johnson, whose real name editors have withheld because he wished to remain anonymous, was lucky. Now 49 years old, he came of age during the 1980s when a peculiar new virus began surfacing. ?There was people who was dying, but back then I didn?t know it was AIDS,? Johnson said. ...

Lavender Graduation to honor LGBTQ students

Though not as recognizable as a characteristic of the LGBTQ population as the proverbial rainbow, Alex Davenport, a graduate student in American studies, said the color lavender is of equal significance to them. Once used as a slur directed at effeminate men, the word “lavender” has been reclaimed ...

Marriage equality panel discusses court hearings

Alex Davenport and Meredith Bagley recently celebrated five years together. Originally from Texas, the couple made the move to Tuscaloosa three years ago when Bagley accepted a job at The University of Alabama, where she now serves as an assistant professor of communication studies. Last August, ...