UA In the News — Aug. 17

  • August 17th, 2018

UA Honors College students work cleanup at Collins-Riverside
Tuscaloosa News – Aug. 18
Before any of them had stepped into a classroom, dozens of freshmen at the University of Alabama were already working this week. As part of a program in UA’s Honors College, 80 first-year students spent 20 hours this week sprucing up Collins-Riverside Middle School, painting its gym, cleaning the inside and doing different beautification projects on campus. During that same time, dozens of other UA Honors College students served at Holt Elementary School, doing similar projects over there.
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Aug. 16
Why is the far right dominated by men?
 The Guardian (U.K.) – Aug. 17
What if male identity, rather than racist ideology, is the most important reason why people join far-right groups? … In fact, a recent study on “the demography of the alt-right” by George Hawley of the University of Alabama, showed that white US women have stronger feelings of “white identity” and “white solidarity” than white American men.
Fire News Feed – Aug. 17
Local students graduate in 2017 and spring 2018
The Herald News – Aug. 16
Following is a list of local students who graduated in fall 2017 and spring 2018. We will run schools in alphabetical order as space permits … University of Alabama – (spring 2017) Bolingbrook: Denise Bell; Channahon: Justin Miner.

UA announces $600-million plan to upgrade athletic facilities
 Tuscaloosa News – Aug. 16
The University of Alabama has made big strides in athletics facilities in the last 10 years. Now the department is making plans for even bigger steps in the next 10 years. – Aug. 17
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WALA-Fox (Mobile) (video not available) – Aug. 16

PHOTO GALLERY: Alabama unveils plans for facility renovations
Tuscaloosa News – Aug. 16
UA announced plans to renovate athletics facilities on campus.
70 years of Alabama Bid Day: Look back at vintage sorority rush photos up to now – Aug. 16
With another University of Alabama sorority recruitment nearly in the books, we wanted to take a look at rush week and its culmination, Bid Day, as it has looked on campus since the 1940s.

One-on-one interview with UA Athletic Director Greg Bryne (Live interview)
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Aug. 16
And now to Tuscaloosa, where CBS 42 news anchor Jack Royer joins us live with an interview with Alabama’s athletics director Greg Bryne. This is to follow up a big announcement made in Tuscaloosa today about a fundraising campaign. Jack? Sherri, they are calling it the Crimson Standard for a reason.

2018 SEMA Memorial Scholarship And Loan-Forgiveness Award Winners Announced
Aftermarket News – Aug. 16
The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $297,000 to 102 individuals this year, including scholarships for current students and loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies.

Meet the new Miss Pennsylvania: Gettysburg native Kayla Repasky is Miss Pa. 2018
Penn Live – Aug. 16
A new year brings a new Miss Pennsylvania, and that title has gone to Kayla Repasky of Gettysburg. Kayla took the title of Miss Pennsylvania on June 23, inheriting the role from 2017’s Miss Pennsylvania, Katie Schreckengast of Palmyra.

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