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UA In the News — Nov. 19

Trump says he’d consider testifying.
USA Today – Nov. 19
President Donald Trump said Monday that he would consider a request by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to provide testimony in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. “Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!” Trump said in a tweet in which he also criticized Pelosi and others as “DO Nothing” Democrats. Joyce Alene, a former federal prosecutor and now a law professor at the University of Alabama, said Trump should consider live testimony before the House committee conducting the impeachment hearings.

It’s Not Just Farmers—U.S. Exports May Never Recover From the Trade War
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide – Nov. 19
The Trump administration’s trade war is ravaging exports to China across the U.S. and well beyond the farm belt, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department show. That’s not happening yet, said Ahmad Ijaz, an economist at the University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research. “Although exports to China have fallen sharply in 2019, it hasn’t had any significant impact on payrolls so far,” he said, adding that vehicle manufacturers are hiring workers and some lost sales to China are being offset by gains in other places, particularly Europe.

High schools got to be scientists for the day at UA
WERC-FM – Nov. 18
High school students get a chance to be scientists for a day at The University of Alabama. The students watched professionals working in a lab. It’s part of the program encouraging students to pursue stem majors

UA students prepare for EcoCar Challenge
Fox 6 – Nov. 18
Students from The University of Alabama are gearing up for another run in the EcoCar Mobility Challenge. It’s a competition that puts them up against several other schools when it comes to making a better car. University of Alabama students aren’t strangers to the EcoCar Challenge. “We took part in EcoCar 3, which is a four year competition that worked on a Chevrolet Camaro. And now we’ve moved to working on a Chevrolet Blazer and that’s what we’re working on now.”

UA student veterans march to bring awareness of veteran suicide
WVUA – Nov. 18
Students from Alabama and Auburn have a tiring journey ahead of them. Over thanksgiving break, 80 people are participating in a 3-day hike from Bryant-Denny stadium to Jordan-hare stadium.

UA students send well wishes to Tua
WVUA – Nov. 18
Alabama quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa was carted off the field Saturday with a hip injury against Mississippi state. But, Sunday Tua was all smiles as he posted pictures of his teammates visiting him at a hospital in Houston. Students back at The University of Alabama also wanted to make their quarterback smile by sending him get well wishes. “Everyone loves him, everyone knows what he’s capable of, so we really hope he gets better because we need him.”

Online Schools Report Publishes Ranking of Best Online Master’s Degrees in Special Education for 2020
Website Gear – Nov. 18
Online Schools Report has released their ranking of the Best Online Master’s Degrees in Special Education. OSR, the new student resource site, based their ranking strictly on data, prioritizing the school’s ability to deliver an online education comparable to an on-campus degree.  Every child deserves an education that best suits their needs. It takes a talented and compassionate teacher to help students whose disabilities hinder their education. The field has only improved since 1997’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Special Education teachers are now developing Individual Education Plans for every student covered by IDEA. Most teachers are required to have certifications and licensures that are often included when you earn a master’s degree.