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UA In The News — Feb. 18

University of Alabama names Myron Pope vice president for student life
Yellowhammer – Feb. 14
The University of Alabama announced Friday its decision to name Myron Pope, an Alabama native and graduate from the Capstone, vice president for student life.  The decision to hire Pope, which will take effect on May 4, was praised by University of Alabama President Stuart Bell

UADM raises more than $307,000
WVUA – Feb. 17
This weekend was a big dance party on The University of Alabama campus, and it raised more than $307,000 for Children’s of Alabama. The amount was revealed during the organization’s recent Bamathon event where students danced for a continuous 13.1 hours.
The Tuscaloosa News

Great Grandmother Graduates College 73 Years after First Enrolling
ABC 33/40 – Feb. 17
Jackie Tucker’s path to a college degree didn’t go exactly as she planned. Tucker started her education in 1946 at the University of Alabama, majored in math and met her future husband on a blind date. Then, life happened.

If William Barr Truly Believed in Rule of Law, He Would Resign
TIME – Feb. 16

Joyce Vance is distinguished professor of the practice of law at the University of Alabama, a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama and an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst. “Nothing could be more destructive of our system of government, of the rule of law, or Department of Justice as an institution, than any toleration of political interference with the enforcement of the law.” Those were William Barr’s words at both his 1991 and 2019 confirmation hearings, the words of someone who claimed to respect the Justice Department and its mission. Barr’s commitment at his most recent confirmation hearing, reaffirming that an Attorney General must prevent political influence from corrupting the course of justice in criminal cases, was important to legitimate his candidacy to lead the department, given the concerns that arose after his nomination. But he has proven himself unable or unwilling to live up to that commitment.

UA professor provides professional development to teachers in Wyoming
ABC (Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Feb. 17
Dr. Benner from The University of Alabama states that Scottsbluff is one of the few schools across the country that dedicates their time and resources to putting students first. Starting tomorrow, throughout the week Dr. Benner will go to each of the school district’s classrooms to observe their practices and implement new ones.

Dr. Laura Myers provides common sense weather safety tips
WVUA – Feb. 17
This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Alabama. Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott has special reports all week, designed to help you and your family stay safe. In this report, Richard visits the Center for Advanced Public Safety at The University of Alabamawith some common sense safety information. The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety is made up of over 100 employees. The goal here is assisting federal, state and local agencies by providing access to current research and cutting-edge technology in public safety. Dr. Laura Myers in the center’s director. She says memories of April 27, 2011 tornadoes changed everything.