UA In the News — Sept. 14

Some defy mandatory evacuation order despite looming threat of Hurricane Florence
MSN.com – Sept. 13
Anita Harrell says the challenge of gathering up and transporting eight pets means she’ll be ignoring the mandatory evacuation order issued to the residents of Wilmington, N.C., as powerful Hurricane Florence threatens to wreak havoc on the state … But part of the problem is that no two hurricanes are ever the same, says Laura Myers, director and senior research scientist at the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety.
World PRO News – Sept. 13
 
UAPD boosts community policing program
NBC 13 (Birmingham) – Sept. 13
The University of Alabama Police Department is making an effort to be more visible on campus. If you’re a student or teacher at the University of Alabamayou can expect to see more police officers patrolling on campus. UAPD hopes higher visibility will build relationships and provide more security.
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Sept. 13
 
Editorial: Average results again about Alabama education
Anniston Star – Sept. 13
Since its creation, the Alabama Accountability Act has neither revolutionized educational opportunities in our state nor silenced its thunderous critics. There’s little doubt either of those outcomes will soon change … We say that because of a new study released this week by the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Alabama that essentially paints the AAA as middling legislation that’s produced tepid results. No home runs, no outright failures, the study said.

UA Career Center partners with JCPenney for second Suit-Up Event
Crimson White – Sept. 14
The University of Alabama Career Center and Tuscaloosa’s JCPenney have partnered to host this event. WHAT: An exclusive event for UA students and first-year alumni to shop for professional attire at highly discounted rates.

Wellness program promotes healthy living on campus
Crimson White – Sept. 14
The University of Alabama’s Office of Health Promotion and Wellness has recently implemented a new program called WellBAMA to help the University’s faculty and staff maintain a healthy lifestyle.

New SAFE Center to open in October
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Sept. 13
The vision is a top-notch facility called the Tuscaloosa SAFE Center. The facility will serve almost anyone, including thousands of students on the University of Alabama’s campus. Kaylen Stein is one of them. When asked if she thinks students will take advantage of the center, “Absolutely, 100 percent.”

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