Friday, February 15, 2008

UA attracts top-ranked students

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Friday, February 15, 2008
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UA attracts top-ranked students

Not only has the University attracted some of the country's best football players, but it has also made gains in the academic arena by ranking among the best in enrollment of National Merit Scholars. The University ranks 12th among public universities for number of enrolled National Merit Scholars and 30th among all universities for 2007-08, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

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In This Issue:

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


article icon SGA debates print credits

The College of Arts and Sciences' decision to remove free print credits was just one of the subjects discussed at Thursday night's SGA meeting. Other bills discussed included a resolution to issue thanks for the 24-hour access to Nott Hall's computer lab, Student Faculty week, a Freshman Forum/First Year Council liaison and changes to the Student Judicial Board. Full Story

Campus INbrief

article icon Announcements for Friday, February 15th, 2008

Career Center to hold mock interview day The University's Career Center will host a mock interview day Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 330 Ferguson Center. Anyone interested in participating should apply online through his or her CrimsonCareers account. For questions regarding Mock Interview Day or the sign-up process, contact Brenda Porter at bporter@sa. Full Story


article icon Free cash won't help

In a move certain to boost incumbent electoral success and perhaps help the economy, Congress passed an economic stimulus package last week. The stimulus will come in the form of a check in the mail: $600 per working adult with an income between $3,000 and $75,000, $300 for those who made at least $3,000 but paid no income tax and $1,200 for couples making up to $150,000 a year with a $300 per child benefit. Full Story


article icon Thomas headlines concert tonight

The UA School of Music's Celebrity Series continues tonight with a performance from renowned soprano opera singer Indra Thomas. The director of the UA Opera Theatre, Paul Houghtaling, said Friday's concert is an important opportunity for the UA community to hear such exquisite talent. Full Story


article icon MOVIE REVIEW: 'JUMPER'

You know you're in for something special when a film's protagonist starts the film by talking about how awesome his life is before calling the audience a chump. And I'll say if you come out of "Jumper" thinking it's actually good then you most certainly are a chump. Full Story


article icon Dunne leads No. 2 Tide over Tech

The No. 2 Crimson Tide softball team improved its record to 6-0 on the year with a 6-0 shutout of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Thursday in Tuscaloosa. The Tide's shutout was led by freshman pitcher Kelsi Dunne, who had 12 strikeouts and gave up two hits and no runs in seven innings to improve her record to 3-0 on the season. Full Story

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