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UA In The News — Feb. 14

Groundbreaking set for all-inclusive playground
The Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 14

A groundbreaking ceremony for the first Tuscaloosa All-Inclusive Playground Project, meant to allow people of all ages and abilities to play together, is set for 11 a.m. March 24 at Sokol Park. The initial phase of Tuscaloosa’s first All-Inclusive Playground could be open before the end of the year. The groundbreaking ceremony, expected to feature Terry Saban, Mayor Walt Maddox and the University of Alabama’s Adapted Athletics basketball team, among others, is set for 11 a.m. March 24.

BamaThon dance marathon will raise money for children’s hospital
The Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 13

University of Alabama students will dance the night away Saturday during a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network. The BamaThon, a 13-hourlong dance marathon, will be held at the Ferguson Center on the UA campus. This is the fundraiser’s ninth year and organizers have raised more than $1.3 million for Birmingham’s Children’s of Alabama hospital, which is part of the Children’s Miracle Network, during that time.

UA law professor comments on AG William Barr’s statement about President Trump (Live Interview)
MSNBC (National) – Feb. 13
Leading off our discussion tonight is Joyce Vance, a professor at the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA school of law and an MSNBC contributor…Joyce Vance, put these puzzle pieces together from what you’ve just heard from the Attorney General. What do you make of it? I think what Matt is saying is actually very likely. The more that we hear, it seems like what the Attorney General is trying to do is position himself to save himself. He’s trying to come up with a narrative that lets him pretend to the Justice Department that he has not completely let their independence be taken away by this White House.

WVUA – Feb. 13
Yoga has been around for centuries but researchers were never sure of its benefits. Dr. Bob McKinney with the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences said the benefits all depend on how you’re using yoga. “You can have a very aggressive, active class in which you’re working and sweating and really changing some things about your body or you can have a nice mellow relaxing class,” McKinney said. “That’s still a yoga experience, and it gives you a very different awareness of yourself.