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UA In the News — Nov. 6

City of Tuscaloosa and UA prepare for possible visit by President Trump
Fox (Mobile) – Nov 5
Officially, the University of Alabama is not commenting whether or not president trump is coming to the Alabama LSU football game. But mayor Walt Maddox admitted the city is planning for high profile guests for the game and talked about what the city would do if the president came to Tuscaloosa.
CBS (Huntsville)
CBS 42
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Alabama universities tackling state’s economic growth challenges
Alabama News Center – Nov. 5
Theresa Welbourne, executive director of the Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute and professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Alabama, said seed funding, mentoring and access to software developers are the three biggest challenges facing startups in Alabama. “We can help provide some initial funding, but after that, there’s really a gap,” Welbourne said. “Those companies that have proven themselves, they need from $100,000 to $250,000. That level of capital is really hard for them to come by, and if they don’t get it, they leave. If we start them up and they go, that’s not helping any of us meet our goals.”
Searching for scholarships
Shelby County Reporter – Nov. 5
We’ve gotten so much information tonight!”  Angel McPhearson said. “I am so glad that we came. We really needed details on the Alabama scholarships.” Accompanying her second child, PHS Senior Ellie McPhearson, to this Alumni Scholarship Assistance Program, Angel McPhearson was thankful for the combined efforts of The University of Alabama Alumi Rep Kristy Hammond, Regional Recruiter Christy Hudgens, and the volunteers of The University of Alabama’s Shelby County Alumni Association.

UA waives application fees
CBS (Huntsville) – Nov. 5
Several schools across the Southeast are waiving their application fees to encourage prospective students to apply. Some schools on the list are Auburn University, The University of Alabama, Alabama A&M, Jacksonville State and more.

UA Alumnus to lead U.S. Strategic Command
WVUA – Nov. 5
The U.S. Senate has confirmed a Decatur native and University of Alabama graduate to head the U.S. Strategic command. Navy vice admiral Charles Richard graduated from The University of Alabamahe’s served as a navy officer for more than 37 years! Now he’ll serve as the senior commander of unified military forces for all 4 branches assigned to the command.
ABC (Huntsville)
NBC 13

Alabama-LSU pregame will feature elite parachute squad
The Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 5
An elite military parachute team will demonstrate its precision skydiving skills before Saturday’s Alabama-LSU game kicks off in Tuscaloosa. The U.S. Special Operations Command’s Para-Commandos will parachute into Bryant-Denny Stadium and deliver the game ball. “We are honored to come to Tuscaloosa for this incredible game and represent U.S. Special Operations Command,” Keith Walter, the team leader, said in a news release. “The Para-Commandos are a reflection of the men and women of SOCOM who are specifically selected, trained, and managed to perform the mission. Our mission is to bring in the game ball and get this matchup started.”

University of Alabama to lead project to help reduce infant mortality rates in Alabama
Alabama Newscenter – Nov. 5

University of Alabama School of Social Work researchers will soon expand a statewide drug and mental health screening program to address infant mortality in Alabama. The School of Social Work’s Vital team, which oversees an $8 million AL-SBIRT contract, recently received $750,000 from the state to begin “Reducing Infant Mortality Through Improved Wellness,” an initiative to address substance use, depression and domestic abuse in women who are pregnant, attempting to conceive or have recently conceived.

Bryant-Denny Stadium opening early Saturday for Bama-LSU game
WHNT News 19 (Huntsville) – Nov. 5

Bryant-Denny Stadium will open early this weekend for the Alabama-LSU game. The university said the stadium will open at 11:30 a.m. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early because of heightened security and larger crowds for the game. President Trump is expected to attend Saturday’s game.

They Call Him Dr. Jimmy, and for 30-Plus Years He’s Helped Take Care of Crimson Tide Athletes
SI Bama Central – Nov. 2
They were sick. Not just football players and staff workers, but administrators, boosters and family members alike. When Alabama played Texas in the Rose Bowl for the 2009 national championship, it was considered a turning point for not just the football program, but school as well. The first of Nick Saban’s five national titles with the Crimson Tide was played in a picturesque setting and ended with players kissing the crystal football, but the behind the scenes were anything but tranquil. Team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson was the Crimson Tide’s only medical person on hand for the entire bowl week in the Los Angeles area. His phone was constantly buzzing from people needing help.