UA In the News — Jan. 5

  • January 5th, 2018

UA president talks success of football program
NBC 13 (Birmingham) – Jan. 4
The Tide’s winning record helping the school win in others areas as well. WVTM 13’s Chip Scarborough talked to the University’s president about the football team’s impact off the field. “It’s a great place for Alabama to be.” University of Alabama president Dr. Stuart Bell has been on the job for three years now, and for all three of those years, the Crimson Tide football team has made it to the National Championship. “I like to think about, well, that’s just what we do here at Alabama. It’s really remarkable. I think from our coaches, our student-athletes level of performance has just been outstanding.”

Finding a Company Culture that Fits You
Progressions – Jan. 5
There are many important things to consider when applying for an internship or job. There are the basic requirements like salary and location but there is another important piece to the puzzle—company culture. Many people emphasize the importance of company culture; however, few people know how to find the right one. . . .  Heather Griffith is a sophomore at The University of Alabama studying public relations and international studies. She currently serves as the vice president of marketing for her school’s PRSSA Chapter. Connect with Heather on Twitter and LinkedIn

DSO’s 40th Annual Classical Roots Celebration, March 2-3, Will Honor Tenor George Shirley And Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President Earl Lewis
Public – Jan. 5
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will honor trailblazing tenor and educator George Shirley and visionary leader and academic Earl Lewis, President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,at the 40th annual Classical Roots Celebration, March 2-3, 2018 … Joshua Williams is a rising star among a new generation of horn artists, most recently winning First Prize in the professional division of the 2017 International Horn Competition of America. A native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, he is currently in the final stages of completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Alabama, where his primary teacher is Charles ‘Skip’ Snead.

Trump administration’s crackdown on pot sales could push banks out of cannabis industry
Los Angeles Times – Jan. 5
Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions’ decision Thursday to scrap an Obama-era policy that offered legal shelter for state-sanctioned marijuana sales may not necessarily lead to a wave of federal drug busts. But it could crimp California’s budding pot industry in another way: by cutting its already-tenuous access to the financial system … With that memo now rescinded, the guidelines may be scrapped or at least amended, said Julie Hill, a law professor at the University of Alabama who follows cannabis banking law. “The whole [report] filing system doesn’t make any sense without clear enforcement priorities,” Hill said. “I don’t know what you do about that. I think it it was risky before, and it’s even more risky now.”
Credit Union Journal – Jan. 4
American Banker – Jan. 4

400-Year-Old Warning
North Arkansas Democrat Gazette – Jan. 5
“Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile … And cry ‘content’ to that which grieves my heart,” … Time is always of the essence to the Crude Mechanicals, a company formed because actors wanted to work while home from college on Christmas break. This year, Stolz, who is finishing his master’s degree at the University of Alabama, recruited 10 actors for two weeks of rehearsal before performances this weekend.

Bannon’s influence overstated in Alabama Senate loss, analysts say
Al.com – Jan. 4
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump blamed his former chief adviser Steve Bannon for the GOP’s first-in-a-generation loss of a Senate seat in Alabama. And Trump was only the latest in a long line of Republicans to do so … “Obviously, the ‘everything to do’ is a vast overstatement,” said William Stewart, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Alabama.

When charities let telemarketers gouge donors
The Conversation – Jan. 4
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently called Ohio Cops for Kids a “purported charity” when he sued the group for allegedly defrauding donors in his state … When accounting researchers from Boston College and the University of Alabama compared charity IRS filings with the professional fundraising reports their telemarketers filed in several states, they found that more than 70 percent of the charities failed to accurately report how much they paid professional solicitors.
Los Angeles Times – Jan. 5
Houston Chronicle (Texas) – Jan. 5
Tucson.com (Arizona) – Jan. 5
Seattle Post-Intelligencer – Jan. 4
Stamford Advocate (Connecticut) – Jan. 4
San Francisco Gate – Jan. 4
Auburn Pub (New York) – Jan. 4
Madison.com (Wisconsin) – Jan. 4
Idaho Press-Tribune – Jan. 4
Lincoln Journal-Star (Nebraska) – Jan. 4

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