UA In the News — Nov. 16

Alabama beats Auburn in Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger Food Drive
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 15
It’s anyone’s guess who will win the Iron Bowl, but Alabama has already beaten Auburn this year in the annual food drive. The Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger numbers are in, and The University of Alabama collected more food than the Plainsmen. The announcement was made at the West Alabama Food Bank at noon today. UA tweeted, “The real winner is the state of Alabama.”
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Nov. 15
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Nov. 15

Ironwoman: University student takes on the Ironman World Championship
Crimson White – Nov. 15
She began by lining up in the Pacific Ocean ten before the start. Packed so tight next to her competitors, she could hardly move as they treaded water. Doubt filled Jessica Lambert’s mind as she got ready to participate in the 140.6-mile Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. First, the professionals went. Then the men’s group went, then finally the women’s group. Once the race started, it was so aggressive that she could hardly take a stroke. Competitive athletes were on top of each other trying to pull her down. 

If ‘Bernie Bernstein’ existed, he’d be a terrible journalist: Behind the mysterious robocalls in Alabama
National Post – Nov. 15
If Bernie Bernstein were a real reporter, he would not last long at The Washington Post or any legitimate news organization. Fortunately, he is not real. But an unknown number of people in Alabama got a call this week from a man claiming to be Mr. Bernstein, supposedly a reporter for The Post on a clumsy expedition to dig up dirt on Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for senator … “Grown-up journalists don’t pay for news,” said Chris Roberts, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Alabama. “People are willing to say things for money that may or may not be true. It helps us to understand the motives more clearly when that is one less reason to tell things that are not true.”
New York Times – Nov. 15
Honolulu Star Advertiser (Hawaii) – Nov. 15
Bullfax.com – Nov. 16
News 2 Read – Nov. 15

More women come forward to accuse Roy Moore (Live Interview)
MSNBC – The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell – Nov. 15
Roy Moore says he won’t quit the Senate race even as more accusers come forward. Republicans continue to dodge discussions of how to avoid swearing in a Senator accused of assaulting a 14-year-old. David Frum, Joyce Vance (of the University of Alabama) and Shelby Holliday join Ari Melber.

Women CEOs more likely to be targeted by activist shareholders
Post Online Media (Croatia) – Nov. 15
The study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, found male CEOs are much less likely than female CEOs to be the target of shareholder activism, and activist investors are more likely to mob female CEOs … Women CEOs are much more likely than their male counterparts to be targeted by activist shareholders, according to research conducted by a team that included two University of Alabama business professors.

5 reasons why analytics tech is a game-changer for universities
e-campus News – Nov. 16
When you have nearly 38,000 students enrolled in your university, the data challenges are formidable. At The University of Alabama, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) team works with administrators to make sure that data is used effectively to help students–and the university–prosper.

Diane Mufson: Our nation has found its guns but lost its way
Huntington Herald-Dispatch (West Virginia) – Nov. 17
Today, we Americans seem to relish political incivility, accept violence as normal, fear immigrants, consider bipartisan cooperation immoral and worship guns. Only briefly do we stay aghast at mass shootings of 6-year-olds, concert attendees and churchgoers … today, we Americans see too many gun deaths and massive shootings. In his studies, Adam Lankford at the University of Alabama, reported in The New York Times, that Americans own 42 percent of the world’s guns, but have less than 5 percent of the world’s population.

UA to fund Second Chance Diversion Program
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 15
The University of Alabama and the Tuscaloosa county commission both fund the second chance diversion program.

Health Matters: Depression in the Geriatric Population
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 15
Aging is accompanied by many changes and many of those changes are losses of type, losses of independence, losses of the ability to have certain activity, losses of friends and family. That means that the elderly can be prone to depression. Let’s listen to a conversation with Dr. John Burkhardt a clinical psychologist from University Medical Center about depression and the elderly.

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