UA In the News — Feb. 9

Dean’s List Students named for UA Fall 2017 Term
Americus Times Recorder (Georgia) – Feb. 8
A total of 12,594 students enrolled during the 2017 fall semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s). The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students.
Cecil Daily (Maryland) – Feb. 8
St. Mary Now (Franklin, Louisiana) – Feb. 8
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My San Antonio (Texas) – Feb. 8
LMT Online (Texas) – Feb. 8
Watauga Democrat (North Carolina) – Feb. 8
Asheboro (North Carolina) Courier-Tribune – Feb. 8
 
UA announces graduation list for Winter 2017
Summerville (South Carolina) Journal Scene – Feb. 8
The University of Alabama awarded some 2,077 degrees during winter commencement Dec. 16. Among the recipients were: Ashton Elizabeth Crubaugh of Summerville, Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Ashley N. Gilmore of Summerville, Master of Arts.
 
UA holds Lullaby Concert
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Feb. 8
The University calls it the 4th annual Lullaby Concert, but don’t let the name fool you. No one was being rocked to sleep. Shaun Brown of the “Super Fun Show” had children up on their feet. This made for an action-packed, interactive show that’s totally family friendly.
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Feb. 8
 
University of Alabama nursing school poised to expand
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 8
The University of Alabama System board of trustees on Friday will consider a proposal to expand UA’s nursing college building, a proposal propelled by a demand for space in the seven-year-old structure that outstrips capacity. “The state of Alabama needs more nurses,” said Suzanne Prevost, dean of the Capstone College of Nursing. “We have hundreds of students every semester who want to be nurses.” The pool of students interested in the program exceeds the college’s capacity in its currently building, Prevost said Thursday.

State launching collegiate boat registration stickers in March
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 8
University of Alabama fans can show their support on the water beginning in March when the state plans to begin issuing collegiate vessel registration stickers. The registration sticker, which is displayed on the bow of the vessel, is similar to the collegiate tag programs for motorcycles and cars with a portion of the fees funding scholarships. UA’s will feature the script “A” and a crimson-and-white color scheme.

Joyce Vance comments on Abuse Allegations against White House Staff Member
MSNBC – The Last Word with Laurence O’Donnell – Feb. 8
Joyce Vance, please feel free to respond to any aspect of this story, but I would like to go to your legal expertise to the question of the FBI is involved in this, could there be a crime? Could one of Rob Porter’s wives, or both, have lied to the FBI? Would that be a crime? Rob Porter, might he have lied to the FBI? Would the FBI having picked up this information from his wives go back to Rob Porter as the subject of the investigation and ask him about that?

‘Like we descended from Hitler’: Coming to terms with a slave-trading past
Standard Examiner (Ogden, Utah) – Feb. 8
The family secret lurked in the background as the cousins grew up in Maine, Maryland and Tennessee. Something about the Southern ancestors, back in the Civil War days, that most of the adults wouldn’t talk about, although those who married into the family would occasionally give hints. “My grandmother was never really forthright about it,” said Lyn Hoyt, 53, of Nashville, Tennessee. “She called [her husband’s ancestors] ‘horse-traders’ and said, ‘You don’t really want to hook your wagon to the Franklins.’ …They were also some of the richest men in the United States, said Joshua Rothman, a University of Alabama historian who is writing a book about Franklin and Armfield. At the time of his death in 1846, Franklin owned more than 600 slaves and was worth the equivalent of $40 million in today’s currency.

History Department to host nuclear war lectures
Crimson White – Feb. 8
What: Nuclear War on the Korean Peninsula: Historical Perspectives on a Possible Future. Who: The University of Alabama History Department is hosting the free event for all who are interested.
 
UA honors society applications close this weekend
Crimson White – Feb. 8
What: The deadline for applying to one of The University of Alabama’s Honor Societies is at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11. Who: The 2018 participating organizations include the Anderson Society, Blue Key, Cardinal Key, Elliott Society, Lambda Sigma, Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa. More than 25 additional honor societies are accepting applications as well.

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