UA In the News — Feb. 6

  • February 6th, 2019

Investigation of Trump’s inaugural committee deepens
MSNBC – Feb 5
The United States Attorney’s office for New York’s Southern District issued a subpoena for documents relating to President Trump’s 2017 inauguration as a part of a criminal investigation they opened last year. Stephanie Ruhle is joined by NBC News Investigations Reporter Tom Winter, MSNBC Legal Analyst Matthew Miller, and University of Alabama Law professor Joyce Vance to discuss how much of a risk this investigation is to the president.

UA Hockey Team to host cancer awareness night (Live interview)
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Feb. 5
The UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA hockey team has partnered with the Laurel Crandall Brown Foundation to host a GYN cancer awareness night. It’s this Friday. It’s all happening at the Pelham Civic Complex.

Events focus on the Edge, Elevate Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 6
Tuscaloosa residents on Wednesday can get their first glimpse of the business incubator and learn more about the mayor’s Elevate Tuscaloosa plan. The Edge: The high-tech facility will have its grand opening at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Edge, 2627 10th Ave. The Edge is designed to support entrepreneurial collaboration and innovation in West Alabama. The facility will provide a workspace for business networking while offering a site for workshops, forums and informal gatherings.

UA to conduct a study on Corrections’ women’s risk needs assessment
Alabama Political Reporter – Feb. 5
The University of Alabama will begin a $1.9 million study soon that will focus on the Alabama Department of Corrections’ Women’s Risk Needs Assessment process.The four-year study will begin after a three-year application of the WRNA, which conducts an assessment every six months at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women by studying the risks of each inmate in relation to staff and other prisoners to determine what level of custody to keep the inmate in.
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Feb. 5

Ciara Taylor of London awarded degree from UA
Sentinel Echo (London, Kentucky) – Feb 5
Ciara Taylor of London has received the following from The University of Alabama: Bachelor of Arts Communication. UA awarded some 2,065 degrees during its fall 2018 commencement.
Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Maryland) – Feb. 5
Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Illinois) – Feb 5
College names
Gaston Gazette (North Carolina) – Feb. 5
Spencer Lowrance, of Gastonia, was among the members of the University of Alabama School of Music’s Alabama Trumpet Studio who traveled to Atlanta in January to participate in the 2019 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast, an annual regional musical conference dedicated to teaching and performance of the trumpet.

Local airman named to University of Alabama dean’s list
DSJ Now (Warrensburg, Missouri) – Feb. 5
Dillon Cobb of Whiteman Air Force Base has named to the University of Alabama dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.
Sequim Gazette (Washington) – Feb. 5 – Feb. 5
Peninsula Daily News (Washington) – Feb. 5
Inside NoVa (Virginia) – Feb. 6
Longview News-Journal (Texas) – Feb. 6
Stafford, Willington Patch (Connecticut) – Feb. 5
Chadds Ford Live (Pennsylvania) – Feb. 5
Journal Times (Racine, Wisconsin) – Feb. 5
Event offers students chance to learn about four-year opportunities
Cullman Times – Feb. 5
Wallace State Community College students who are looking to transfer to a four-year school were able to learn more about the process and speak with school representatives Tuesday morning during the Wallace State Transfer Summit. Students were able to hear from four-year college and universities that included Athens State University, Jacksonville State University, the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama in Birmingham, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the University of West Alabama and the University of North Alabama.
Lawmakers interact with public on ‘Meet Your Legislators Night’
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 6
Legislators answered questions and spoke to the audience at “Meet Your Legislators Night” on Monday on the University of Alabama campus. The event was hosted by the League of Women Voters.

Nonprofit Academy returns Friday
Daily Mountain Eagle – Feb. 6
Spots are still available for an all-day nonprofit training workshop that will be held on Friday at Bevill State Community College in Jasper. . . . The final session of the day will include a choice between a session on volunteer management led by Benga Harrison of Hands On Birmingham and creativity in the workplace led by John Miller, assistant director of New College at the University of Alabama.
Trump Wants A “Human Wall” At The Border If Congress Doesn’t Pay For A Real One
Bustle – Feb. 5
Critics say that’s illegal. “The Posse Comitatus Act keeps the President from using troops to enforce domestic policy,” Joyce Alene, a University of Alabama law professor and former U.S. Attorney under President Obama wrote on Twitter in November. “Only Trump would think to violate it & as all things with Trump, once you violate a norm, it’s a fast slide down the slippery slope.”

UA Research Reports Options for Future of Alabama Roads
Alabama Construction News – Feb. 5
An analysis of Alabama’s roads and bridges by researchers at The University of Alabama provides future scenarios for the state of transportation infrastructure that vary based on funding. The report, “Addressing Alabama’s Transportation Infrastructure: Roads and Bridges,” informs state leaders about the impact of potential approaches to funding the state’s roads and bridges.

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