Shahriyar Emami

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Groups on campus recognized at graduation celebrations

Graduation celebrations are not commencements where students get separate degrees. Instead, events like the Lavender Graduation ceremony, Nyansapo Graduation Celebration and the Veteran and Military Affairs commencement celebration honor the accomplishments of the minority populations at the University.  ...

Alabama gambling laws curbs revenue

States like Florida and Georgia have school programs and legislature where lotteries fund education. For instance, Georgia has the HOPE Scholarship Program which is applicable to universities and technical colleges. With the steady rise in tuition at the University of Alabama in recent years, the University ...

Students stave off sleep for grades

Bob McKinney, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the College of Community Health Sciences, said not having enough sleep has negative effects on a person’s memory, ability to think and concentration. 

Alabama workforce requires more preparation according to survey

Since 2013, businesses have been asked to participate in the Alabama Business Confidence Index survey every quarter to ask the opinions of business leaders about the state and their companies.  According to the most recent survey, executives said the top five issues facing the state are education ...

Stopping local break-ins proves difficult for TPD

This past year has seen an increase in breaking-and-entering crime in the area. 609 auto-burglaries were assigned to the TPD in 2017, Capt. Brad Mason, commander of the Criminal Investigations Division or CID, said. From those cases, 107 arrest were made that year, an 18% arrest rate. During February, ...