Friday, February 8, 2008

Crimson White News Update

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Friday, February 8, 2008
Tuscaloosa Weather: HI 62 / LO 36 Mostly Sunny

Gorgas parking lot to become green

Birmingham - The rows of parked cars and black asphalt behind Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library could give way to green grass, academic monuments and a fountain in front of Clark Hall. The Physical Properties Committee of the UA System Board of Trustees approved a plan to convert the parking lot behind Gorgas into an academic honors plaza that will add more green space in the center of campus and include monuments to honor academic achievements.

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Down Arrow News | Down Arrow Campus INbrief | Down Arrow Opinion | Down Arrow INfocus | Down Arrow Entertainment | Down Arrow Sports |


article icon SGA attendance rules change

The issue of whether former SGA Sen. Wade Smith's poor attendance to meetings and office hours was more widespread among SGA senators came to the forefront in January after the senator was impeached. But it appears Smith was a rare case, and SGA officials said they have implemented new attendance policies this year to help keep it that way. Full Story

Campus INbrief

article icon Page 2 announcements for Friday, February 8th, 2008

Brown Bag lecture series continues The UA Women's Resource Center and the department of women's studies will present the Brown Bag Series on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in 308 Manly Hall. DoVeanna S. Fulton will be giving a presentation titled, "Speaking to Write/Right: African-American Women's Voices for Freedom," which focuses on oral slave narratives: Louisa Picquet, The Octoroon (1861), The Story of Mattie J. Full Story


article icon Saban gets Tide fans a big win

It was only 13 months ago when many national analysts were saying that Nick Saban couldn't sit in a recruit's house and speak to them with honesty and integrity. Well, 13 months later, they're wrong. Somebody can believe Saban stands for something good in college football - namely the 32 blue-chip recruits that signed with Alabama Wednesday on National Signing Day. Full Story


article icon The 'Power of Pink' grows

A Tuscaloosa elementary school student uses an Alabama gymnastics team bookmark to mark her place in the book she's reading. On one side of the bookmark is the Alabama gymnastics team and their schedule of meets this season. On the other is a blackboard that reads, "Does your mom wear pink?" It's certainly a simple question, and some may pass it off as just a cute saying. Full Story


article icon Gallery showcases original art

Opening today in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is the exhibit "Query and Repose," which features clay figures from nationally-renowned artists Jack Earl and Tip Toland. Vicki Rial, exhibitions coordinator for the University, said the show is about the concepts behind the figures. Full Story


article icon House that Murphy Built

The Alabama softball team will head onto the field today led by Patrick Murphy, who is in his 10th season as the head coach of the Crimson Tide. He came to Alabama in 1996 as an assistant softball coach under Kalum Haack, who started the Alabama softball program and departed two years later. Full Story

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