UA In the News — Dec. 2-4

Million Dollar Band Raises Funds for New Equipment
U.S. News – Dec. 2
The University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band is close to raising enough funds needed to buy new instruments. The Tuscaloosa News reports that it took the band only 10 days to raise 90 percent of the money. The band began accepting donations on Nov. 17 with the goal of reaching $40,000.
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Roy Moore Finds a Rival From Afar: Gloria Allred
New York Times – Dec. 1
Sheila Hayes has followed every twist and turn in the allegations against Roy S. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate who has been accused of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls. But Ms. Hayes, a community college instructor and a Democrat, felt a jolt of unease when she watched the lawyer Gloria Allred speak at a news conference where a woman accused Mr. Moore of misconduct … Other experts said many voters had already made up their minds. The distrust of the allegations was already there, said Joseph Smith, the chairman of the political science department at the University of Alabama. – Dec. 2
The News Buzz – Dec. 2

UA Law professor Joyce Vance comments on Michael Flynn’s guilty plea (Live Interview)
MSNBC – Dec. 1
Joyce, let me bring you in to this part of the conversation and ask you specifically about this timeline … What do you think is at the heart of an investigation into that relationship between Mike Flynn and the President? “So, it’s obviously not possible to know for certain based on the documents we have in front of us, but we now have a lot of information that leads us in the direction of why Mike Flynn would have told these lies in the first place.”

BSCC a partner in strengthening area economy
Daily Mountain Eagle – Dec. 3
Bevill State Community College is helping to revitalize Alabama counties impacted by the loss of jobs in the coal industry. BSCC has partnered with The Prosperity Fund — an initiative through Southern Research — to boost economic development in Walker, Fayette, Tuscaloosa and Jefferson counties … Puckett has helped Bevill develop an entrepreneur program as part of strengthening the economy, and students in the University of Alabama’s STEM Path to the MBA program are conducting research to determine ways Walker County’s timber industry can grow, which could help contribute to the overall mission.

Pepper Bryars: Roy Moore isn’t bad for business (but he isn’t necessarily good for business either)
Yellowhammer News – Dec. 2
Over the weekend NPR aired a story about how Alabama’s business community fears that Roy Moore’s likely election to the Senate could hurt the state’s economic growth, costing jobs for the very people he seeks to represent. “Roy Moore is a disaster for business and economic development. He was a disaster even before the allegations,” said Susan Pace Hamill, a business law professor at the University of Alabama. “The fear is that his presence will tip the scales, causing the business to choose somebody else.”
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Getting black voters to vote is critical if Doug Jones is to overcome Roy Moore (Roop/
Democratic Underground – Dec. 2
Birmingham barber Brian King says he’ll vote for Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s Dec. 12 Senate election, but he doesn’t “feel good about it.” … “The black voting is indeed crucial for Jones to make things interesting on Dec. 12,” William Stewart, professor emeritus of political sciences at the University of Alabama, said this month.

Study shows Guadalupe devotion lessens health issues caused by stress
Crux Now – Dec. 3
A good talk with your mother every day could improve your health. At least, that’s what’s happened for immigrants in one Mississippi community. A study out of the University of Alabama exploring the link between faith and health demonstrated that those with a devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe had fewer negative health issues related to stress.

West Alabama nursing shortage mirrors national trend
Tuscaloosa News – Dec. 3
Since October, DCH Health System has hired about 44 nurses as it seeks to replenish its ranks while competing with peers in Alabama and nationwide amid a shortage of nurses … Shelton State Community College is on track to graduate about 150 nurses in 2018, Hill said. The University of Alabama graduates about 500 total annually from the Capstone College of Nursing’s undergraduate and graduate programs, Dean Suzanne Prevost said.

Christians in Alabama refuse to abandon Roy Moore
Dagens Nyheter (Sweden) – Dec. 2
Roy Moore, Republican Senate candidate, is accused of sexual harassment of nine women who appeared in The Washington Post. By the late 1970s, when Moore was at the age of 30 and the women teenagers, he used to pick them up at a local shopping mall. A woman claims that Moore assaulted her as a 14-year-old … Roy Moore may well win the election. The question is what the party does then, wondering the story professor Joshua Rothman at the University of Alabama. “The entire leadership team has explained that there is a man who adulterates children,” he says.

UA Political Science professor Allen Linken comments on charges against Michael Flynn
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Dec. 1
So, what do the charges mean for the rest of Washington? We spoke with University of Alabama Politicial Science instructor Allen Linken who says after former-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Flynn is even a bigger catch.

Kellie Wells not preoccupied with the ‘real’ in her fiction
South Bend Tribune (Indiana) – Dec. 3
In one of Kellie Wells’ short stories, a girl imagines seeing through a glass eye that she finds at the bottom of a swimming pool. In another story, two mythological sisters share one magical eye between them … Wells, who currently teaches English at the University of Alabama, engaged in an email exchange with The Tribune, and discussed several stories in the collection.

University students share “revolutionary” ideas
Crimson White – Dec. 3
Tide Talks, an offshoot of the famed TED Talks, is a student organization on campus that allows current University students to share their expertise or experience on an idea that they are passionate about. While TED Talks believes in “ideas worth spreading,” Tide Talks takes that a step further, believing that “ideas are revolutionary.”

COLLEGE NEWS: December 3
Tuscaloosa News – Dec. 2
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.: The Alpha Tau chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. celebrated its annual Achievement Week Program … University of Alabama: Dr. Richard C. Bradt, metallurgical and materials engineering professor emeritus at UA, has been named a Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society, considered the most prestigious level of membership. Bradt was one of three people who were given the designation in 2017.

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