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Smješteno u Tuscaloosi, Sveučilište u Alabami najstarije je javno sveučilište u državi Alabama. Posvećen je poboljšanju intelektualnog i društvenog stanja zajednice kroz podučavanje, istraživanje i služenje. Kampus vuče korijene od 1818. godine, kada je savezna vlada ovlastila teritorij Alabama da izdvoji mjesto za osnivanje sjemeništa učenje. Godinu dana kasnije, zemljište je dodijeljeno i drugo mjesto. U prosincu 1820. osnovano je sjemenište koje je dobilo ime Sveučilište u državi Alabama. Sveučilište je otvorilo svoja vrata studentima u travnju 1831. Ustanovu je akreditiralo Povjerenstvo za fakultete Južne udruge koledža i škola za dodjelu prvostupničkih, magistarskih, obrazovnih specijalističkih i doktorskih stupnjeva. pružaju se diplomski programi iz umjetnosti i humanističkih znanosti, znanosti i tehnologije, pred-stručna i stručna područja. Programi diplomskih studija nude se na Visokoj školi za umjetnost i znanosti, Visokoj školi za trgovinu i poslovnu upravu, Visokoj školi za komunikologiju i informacijske znanosti, Fakultetu obrazovanja, Tehnički fakultet, Fakultet znanosti o okolišu, Fakultet za medicinske sestre i Škola za socijalni rad. Pravna škola, pri Sveučilištu u Alabami, rangirana je među 20 najboljih javnih pravnih fakulteta u zemlji. Osim toga na gore navedeno, Interdisciplinarni programi i posebni akademski programi koji uključuju preddiplomsku inicijativu Blount, Capstone international, Nude se zajednice koje žive i uče Capstone, seminari za brucoše, programi stipendiranja Fulbright, program stipendista McNaira i privremeni programi. Radi praktičnosti studenata na različitim lokacijama, Sveučilište u Alabami nudi programe obrazovanja na daljinu. Također, pruža širok raspon istraživačkih centara za promicanje istraživačkih aktivnosti. Jednaki pristup informacijama i bibliotečkim resursima omogućen je svim studentima kroz knjižnice u kampusu. Kampus obuhvaća različite knjižnice kao što je knjižnica Amelia Gayle Gorgas- glavna knjižnica kampusa, Poslovna knjižnica Angelo Bruno, Obrazovna knjižnica McLure, WS Knjižnica Hoole Special Collections, Knjižnica za znanost i inženjering Sarah i Eric Rodgers, Knjižnica zdravstvenih znanosti, Bounds Law Library, Library Library i Place Names Research Center. U njoj se nalazi Prirodoslovni muzej Alabama, Ured za arheološka istraživanja, Paul Muzej W. Bryanta, kuća Gorgas i arheološki park Moundville.


Sveučilište u Alabami Nogomet

UA Mascot Big Al Sveučilište u Alabami (UA) postavilo je svoju prvu nogometnu momčad 1892. godine, osvojivši tim iz različitih škola u Birminghamu i označivši se kao Birmingham High School, 56-0. Od tog nepoželjnog početka, Crimson Tide je sakupio impresivan rekord pobjeda, postavši jedan od najpopularnijih programa fakultetskog nogometa. Alabama tvrdi 18 državnih prvenstava i rekordnih 28 prvenstva Jugoistočne konferencije (SEC). Osim toga, Crimson Tide igrao je u rekordnom broju poslijesezonskih igara i imao je više od 100 svojih igrača odabranih za prvoameričke prvotimce. Eugene Beaumont Za oca nogometa u Alabami zaslužan je William G. Little, koji je došao iz Livingstona u okrugu Sumter. Malo je bio upoznat sa sportom nalik ragbiju kada je pohađao Phillips Exeter Academy u Exeteru, New Hampshire. Kad je Littlein brat neočekivano umro, vratio se kući kako bi se brinuo za svoju obitelj. Upisujući se na UA u jesenskom semestru 1892., organizirao je tim i bio njegov prvi kapetan pod vodstvom prvog trenera ekipe, E. B. Beaumonta. Prvi sveamerički igrač Alabame bio je rodom iz Tuscaloose William "Bully" Van de Graaf, koji je igrao kao napadač u napadu i obrani i bio je priznat kao najbolji igrač u svom vremenu. Godine 1915., u svojoj seniorskoj sezoni, zabio je 12 terenskih golova i postigao udarac od 78 metara. Legendarni status stekao je u igri Tennessee 1913. godine, kada je odbio napustiti igru ​​unatoč tome što mu je odsječena polovica desnog uha. Bully Van de Graaf Crimson Tide prvi je put započeo svoj uspon na nacionalnu važnost kada je predsjednik sveučilišta George H. Denny unajmio Xen Scotta, novinara iz konjskih trka iz Clevelanda, za treniranje škole 1919. Dennyjev neobičan izbor se isplatio, kao što je Alabama imala najbolja sezona u Scottovoj prvoj godini. Predvođena Mulleyjem Lenoirom, Riggsom Stephensonom i Joeom Sewellom, Alabama je završila s rezultatom 8-1. Sljedeće godine Tide je završio s 10-1, obilježavajući svoju prvu sezonu s 10 pobjeda. Scott je sastavio rekord 29-9-3 i trenirao Alabamu do prve velike pobjede nad nacionalnom snagom kada je njegov tim 1922. pobijedio Sveučilište Pennsylvania 9-7 u Philadelphiji. Tisuće obožavatelja pozdravilo je pobjednike u željezničkom skladištu Tuscaloosa kada je tim se vratio kući. Xen Scott Zbog lošeg zdravlja, Scott je dao ostavku, a predsjednik Denny obratio se Wallaceu Wadeu, diplomiranom na Sveučilištu Brown i veteranu Prvog svjetskog rata, da trenira Alabamu 1923. Tijekom sljedećih osam sezona Wade je stavio Alabamu na nacionalnu kartu, sastavio rekord 61-13-3 i doveo svoj tim do četiri naslova južne konferencije, tri nastupa Rose Bowla i tri državna prvenstva. Ekipa iz Alabame iz 1925. godine osvojila je naslov prvaka s 10-0, uključujući povijesnu pobjedu Rose Bowla od 20-19 nad Washingtonom. Rose Bowl iz 1926. mnogi smatraju najvažnijom igrom u povijesti južnog nogometa, koja ima društvene, kulturne i političke implikacije. Alabama je bila prva ekipa s juga koja je igrala na ovom nacionalno istaknutom događaju. U neočekivanoj podvojenosti, sjevernjački su pisci portretirali Alabamce kao neobnovljene sjemenke bez šanse za pobjedu Južnjaci, nedaleko od učinaka obnove, vidjeli su igru ​​kao produžetak građanskog rata, dajući Jugu priliku za osjetno iskupljenje. Predvođena Pooleyjem Hubertom i Johnnyjem Mackom Brownom, koji će postati holivudska legenda kao kaubojska kino ikona, Alabama je zapanjila više od 50.000 okupljenih u Pasadeni i zaradila pohvale diljem juga zbog nadahnute pobjede nad moći Zapadne obale. Fred Sington Nakon što je završio sezonu 1926. rezultatom 9-0-1, Crimson Tide se u siječnju 1927. vratio u Rose Bowl, gdje je Stanford izjednačio 7-7. U posljednjoj sezoni Wadea, Alabama je završila 10-0, zaradivši još jedno putovanje u Rose Bowl, gdje je momčad pobijedila Washington State u Rose Bowlu 24-0 1. siječnja 1931. Među zvijezdama tima bio je Fred Sington, koji većina je smatrala najboljim igračem u državi. Bio je tema "Football Freddie", popularne pjesme te godine koju je Rudy Vallee okrunio u čast zvijezde iz Alabame. Nakon što je Wade napustio Alabamu kako bi postao glavni trener na Sveučilištu Duke, kormilo je preuzeo Frank Thomas i pokrenuo još jednu uspješnu eru za Crimson Tide od 1931. do 1946. godine. Thomas, koji je sakupio rekord 115-24-7, bio je bivši bek Notre Damea koji je bio cimer poznatog Georgea Gippa. Don Hutson Godine 1933., nakon stvaranja jugoistočne konferencije, tim trenera Thomasa osvojio je prvu titulu SEC -a. Godinu dana kasnije, njegova je momčad otišla 10-0, uključujući pobjedu 29-13 nad Stanfordom u Rose Bowlu 1935. godine. Među zvijezdama tog tima bili su Don Hutson, Dixie Howell i Paul Bryant. Hutson je postao zvijezda Green Bay Packersa i član osam Kuća slavnih, uključujući NFL i fakultetske nogometne dvorane. Harold "Red" Drew Haroldi "Red" Drew slijedio je Thomasa i poveo timove u zdjele za šećer, naranču i pamuk. Njegov ukupni rekord bio je 54-28-7. Godine 1953. njegov je tim osvojio SEC prvenstvo, no upravo je njegov tim iz 1952. osvojio nacionalnu slavu pobjedom nad Syracuseom 61-6 u Orange Bowlu. Nakon izgubljene sezone 1954., Drew je odstupio. Nakon tri mračne sezone od 1955. do 57. pod vodstvom Jenningsa B. "Ears" Whitworth, Alabama se obratila Paulu "Bearu" Bryantu da ponovno osnaži program, kao što je to učinio na Sveučilištu Maryland, Sveučilištu u Kentuckyju i Texas A & ampM Sveučilištu. Sljedećih 25 godina nogomet u Alabami postao bi ne samo ponos na veći dio države, već i elitni program fakultetskog nogometa. Nijedna škola ne bi mogla parirati s 232 pobjede ili šest državnih naslova (1961-64-65-73-78-79) koje je Alabama sastavila za to vrijeme, a Bryant je postao najdominantnija osoba u sveučilišnoj atletici. U svojoj četvrtoj godini kao glavni trener, Bryantova ekipa iz 1961. osvojila je državno prvenstvo s rezultatom 11-0. Njegove zvijezde bili su branič Pat Trammell i igrač linije Lee Roy Jordan. Ozzie Newsome Jr. Kvoterbekovi koji će slijediti Trammella bili su virtualni all-star popis, a ponajviše Joe Namath i Kenny Stabler. Nakon što je osvojila još dva državna prvenstva 1964. i 1965., Alabama je krajem 1960 -ih izdržala nekoliko sezona manje. Kao odgovor na ovu osrednjost, Bryant je napravio radikalnu promjenu 1971. godine, kada je, uoči obračuna tima s Južnom Kalifornijom u Los Angeles Coliseumu, instalirao prekršaj s prečnikom, prvenstveno opcijski napad koji je koristio trkačkog beka, beka, i dva nazad. U jednoj od najbolje čuvanih tajni u povijesti nogometa, Crimson Tide prešao je u formaciju u kolovozu, pomažući im da iznenade Trojance pobjedom od 17-10. Bio je to poremećaj epskih razmjera i poslužio je kao katalizator za nezaboravno desetljeće koje je predstavljalo nacionalne titule prvaka 1973., 1978. i 1979. Među igračima desetljeća bili su stražar John Hannah i široki prijemnik Ozzie Newsome, oboje će postati članovi fakulteta i članovi Kuće slavnih NFL -a. Paul "Bear" Bryant Nakon sezone 1982., Bryant je najavio povlačenje, predavši uzde bivšem igraču Rayu Perkinsu, tada glavnom treneru New York Giantsa. Mjesec dana nakon što je svoju momčad vodio do pobjede nad Illinoisom u Liberty Bowlu, ikona Alabame preminula je od srčanog udara 26. siječnja 1983. Više od 100.000 navijača postavilo je međudržavu od Tuscaloose do Birminghama, gdje je trener bio sahranjen na groblju Elmwood . Perkins je bio glavni trener do 1986., sastavivši zapis od 32-15-1. Bio je odgovoran za regrutiranje dva najveća igrača Alabame, linijskog tandema Corneliusa Bennetta i Derricka Thomasa. Bennettova izvanredna igra u pobjedi 28-10 nad Notre Dameom 1986. pomogla mu je da osvoji Trofej Lombardi, koji se godišnje dodjeljuje najboljem linijskom reprezentativcu. Dvije godine kasnije, Thomasov sjajan nastup protiv Penn Statea pomogao mu je da osvoji Trofej Butkus. Gene Stallings Nakon što se Perkins prihvatio glavnog trenerskog posla u NFL -ovom Tampa Bay Buccaneersu nakon sezone 1986., Bill Curry iz Georgia Tech -a preuzeo je kormilo Crimson Tide -a, poziciju na kojoj je bio samo tri godine. Njegov tim iz 1989., u kojem je bio i budući trener Clemsona William "Dabo" Swinney, završio je 10-2 i podijelio naslov SEC-a s Auburnom i Tennesseejem. Curry je nakon Sugar Bowla 1990. otišao na Sveučilište u Kentuckyju s 26 pobjeda i 10 poraza. Gene Stallings - bivši igrač Bryanta u Texas A & ampM -u i pomoćnik u Alabami - angažiran je kao sljedeći glavni trener Alabame. Visoki Teksašanin pokazao je mnoge kvalitete Bryanta, osobito mentalnu i fizičku čvrstinu njegovih timova. Od 1990.-96., Momčadi Stallings-a išle su 70-16-1, uključujući i sezonu 13-0 1992., kada je Alabama osvojila državno prvenstvo, a Stallings je izabran za nacionalnog trenera godine. Era Stallings završila je na Novu godinu 1997., kada je njegova ekipa Crimson Tidea u Outback Bowlu u Tampi pobijedila Michigan sa 17-14, s budućim nagrađivanim igračem Washington Football Team-a Chrisom Samuelsom koji je igrao u svojoj prvoj sezoni za Alabamu.

Nick Saban Nakon burnih prvih godina novog stoljeća, sportski direktor Alabama Mal Moore zaposlio je Nicka Sabana 4. siječnja 2007. godine, u nadi da će Alabamu brzo vratiti kao nacionalnu silu. Saban, koji je 2003. vodio državno sveučilište Louisiana (LSU) do nacionalne krune, odlučio se vratiti na fakultetski nogomet nakon dvogodišnjeg boravka u NFL-u s Miami Dolphinsima. Njegov prvi tim Crimson Tidea imao je 7-6, uključujući pobjedu nad Coloradom u Independence Bowlu. U prosincu 2009. trkač Mark Ingram postao je prvi igrač Crimson Tidea koji je osvojio Heisman Trophy. U siječnju 2010. godine Sveučilište u Alabami osvojilo je svoj 13. naslov prvaka u sezoni 14-0, pobijedivši Sveučilište Texas sa 37-21 u BCS Nacionalnom prvenstvu. U siječnju 2012. UA je osvojio drugo BCS prvenstvo u tri godine, pobijedivši tada prvoga LSU-a, 21-0. Sljedeće godine UA je osvojio svoje treće BCS prvenstvo u pobjedi nad Notre Dameom 42-14. Alabama je sezonu 2013. otvorila na prvom mjestu i ostala je neporažena sve do svog poraza od Auburna u Iron Bowlu od 34-28, a u Sugar Bowlu je izgubila 45-31 od Sveučilišta u Oklahomi. 2016. godine Alabama je ponovno pobijedila u prvenstvenoj utakmici BCS-a, pobijedivši Clemsona s 45-40, Derrick Henry je 2015. osvojio Heisman Trophy. 2018. Alabama je osvojila Nacionalno prvenstvo, pobijedivši Bulldogs University of Georgia 26-23 u produžecima. Tide se nadovezao na tu sezonu srušivši Gruziju na SEC prvenstvu, 35-28, ali je u potrazi za savršenom sezonom i još jednim državnim prvenstvom Clemson, 44-16, u siječnju 2019. preokrenuo sezonu 2020., koja je skraćena zbog pandemije Covid-19 DIP je odlučio igrati samo unutar odjeljenja. Alabama je uvelike prošla kroz raspored od 10 utakmica i pobijedila Florida Gators za prvenstvo SEC-a. Svladao je Notre Dame u jednoj utakmici doigravanja i svladao državu Ohio sa 52-24 za državno prvenstvo. Napad je imao izvanrednu sezonu, sa širokim prijemnikom DeVontom Smithom, koji je osvojio Heisman Trophy, treći igrač Tidea pod Šabanom koji je to učinio.

Barker, Jay. Sveučilište u Alabami Nogometni trezor: Priča o grimiznoj plimi, 1892-2007. Atlanta: Whitman Publishing, 2007 (zbornik).


Povijest

U studenom 1949. Huntsvilleovi su čelnici saznali da je njihovu dugotrajnu kampanju za otvaranje centra za proširenje u gradu odobrilo Sveučilište u Alabami. Tri mjeseca kasnije, u kasnijoj srednjoj školi Stone, novo sveučilište u Alabama Huntsville Centru počelo je nuditi deset razreda prve godine. Upisano je 137 učenika, mnogi veterani Drugog svjetskog rata čiji su G.I. Bills® su pokrivali školarinu Centra od 4 USD po kreditnom satu.

To se pokazalo trenutnim uspjehom. U roku od nekoliko mjeseci upis se gotovo udvostručio. I u roku od nekoliko godina, gradski dužnosnici su nabavili parcelu od 83 jutra na južnoj strani američke autoceste 72 i odobrili izgradnju nove zgrade, Morton Hall, kako bi prilagodili rast centra. Ipak, do završetka 1961. godine, potražnja za visoko obučenom radnom snagom u gradskoj zrakoplovnoj i obrambenoj industriji ponovno je premašila kapacitete.

Tražeći trajnije rješenje, odbor na čelu s poznatim raketnim znanstvenikom dr. Wernherom von Braunom tog je ljeta otputovao u glavni grad države kako bi zatražio obveznicu od 3 milijuna dolara za osnivanje istraživačkog instituta. "Sveučilišna klima donosi posao", rekao je dr. Von Braun u prezentaciji zakonodavnom tijelu Alabame. "Ne vode, nekretnine, radna snaga ili jeftini porezi ne dovode industriju u državu ili grad. To je moć mozga."

Obje kuće zakonodavnog tijela Alabame usvojile su prijedlog zakona koji je omogućio Huntsvilleu i okrugu Madison da kupe dodatnih 200 hektara zemlje i izgrade predloženi istraživački institut. Spragins Hall i Madison Hall slijedili su brzo uzastopno, zasluživši centar promociju u "ogranak kampusa". No, tek 1969. godine, uz dodatak Wilson Halla, Sveučilišnog centra i knjižnice Louis Salmon, UAH je Upravno vijeće Sveučilišta u Alabami postalo autonomno sveučilište.

U ožujku 1970. dr. Benjamin Graves imenovan je prvim predsjednikom UAH -a, a nekoliko mjeseci kasnije, novo sveučilište proslavilo je svoju prvu službenu ceremoniju mature. Izgradnja Roberts Halla je dovršena, a financiranje stambenog kompleksa, sada Southeast Campus Housing, osigurano je od američkog Ministarstva za stambene poslove i urbani razvoj College Housing Authority.

S umirovljenjem dr. Gravea 1978., dr. John Wright imenovan je predsjednikom UAH. Tijekom sljedećeg desetljeća sveučilište je iskoristilo svoje veze s Huntsvilleovom poslovnom i tehnološkom zajednicom, osnivajući istraživačke centre iz optike, mikrogravitacije, robotike i svemirske plazme. Osnovan je i "Von Braun Bullies", UAH -ov klupski hokejaški tim, koji se na kraju pridružio NCAA -i i Huntsvilleu stekao reputaciju "hokejske prijestolnice juga".

Dr. Louis Padulo postao je 1988. treći predsjednik UAH -a, nadgledajući početak izgradnje Zgrade za znanost o materijalima, Optike i druge rezidencije. Poslovni čelnik Huntsvillea Joseph Moquin tada je bio privremeni predsjednik godinu dana dok dr. Frank Franz nije imenovan 1991. Tijekom svog mandata UAH je prešao s "terminskog" akademskog kalendara, koji se izvorno koristio za ubrzavanje mature za veterane oružanih snaga, na semestar kalendar koji se danas koristi.

2007. dr. Franza naslijedio je dr. David Williams, a 2011. dr. Robert Altenkirch imenovan je predsjednikom i usmjerio je napore UAH -a na to da postane lider u područjima zrakoplovstva i inženjeringa biotehnologije, kibernetičke sigurnosti i velikih podataka o zemlji, atmosferi, i svemirske znanosti te umjetnosti igara i zabave. Dr. Darren Dawson započeo je svoj deveti predsjednik UAH u lipnju 2019.

Izgradnja kampusa također se ubrzano nastavlja. Nedavni dodaci uključuju zgradu Studentske službe, rezidencijalnu dvoranu Charger Village II, sestrinstvo Alpha Omicron Pi i Invention to Innovation Center (I 2 C). Trenutno je u tijeku veliko renoviranje i proširenje Morton Halla.

Ukratko, UAH je prešao dug put od svog skromnog podrijetla kao Huntsville Center Sveučilišta Alabama. Danas se sveučilište sastoji od devet fakulteta koji nude preko 100 područja studija za gotovo 10.000 studenata. Zaklada Carnegie klasificira UAH kao visoko istraživačku instituciju, a Barron's Profiles of American College ga ocjenjuje kao vrlo konkurentnu akademsku instituciju.

To je vrhunac desetljeća marljivog rada koji je rezultirao koristima koje se protežu daleko izvan kampusa UAH i dobro donose u cijelu zajednicu. UAH nije samo visoko učilište, već je partner gradu, njegovom poslu i industriji i njegovim građanima - baš kako je dr. Von Braun predvidio u svom govoru pred zakonodavnim tijelom u Alabami 1961. godine. "Prilika ide tamo gdje idu najbolji ljudi", rekao je, "a najbolji ljudi idu tamo gdje ide dobro obrazovanje."


Onda i danas

Naša bogata povijest važan je dio naše priče kako bismo bili sigurni da je naša prošlost oblikovala i oblikovala ugled koji uživamo danas.

Međutim, naša priča ne ovisi o naslijeđu i tradiciji - ovo je samo jedan aspekt naše mogućnosti pripovijedanja. Priča o UA -u podjednako govori o našoj snazi ​​inovativnosti i viziji budućnosti koliko i o tome odakle smo došli. Resursi navedeni na ovom Portalu robnih marki pomoći će vam u izgradnji vaše poruke kroz priče Sveučilišta o robnoj marki. Ponekad je nagovještaj naslijeđa, tradicije i povijesti savršen sud za iskazivanje vašeg slučaja, dok je drugi put potpuno drugačiji izbor.

Poštujemo prošlost, iskoristimo dan i gledamo u budućnost.


Povijest

Dolje se nalazi popis značajnih postignuća, uspjeha i uspjeha. Tijekom proteklih 125 godina bilo je bezbroj nevjerojatnih žena i postignuća u The Capstone -u, a mi želimo počastiti što je moguće više njih tijekom ove godine. Molimo vas da ispunite ako postoji osoba ili datum za koje mislite da bi trebali biti istaknuti ova forma kako bismo mogli odmah pregledati i unijeti potrebne dopune.

Prve studentice

Prve studentice, Anna Adams i Bessie Parker, upisale su se za jesenski semestar na Sveučilištu. To je dobrim dijelom bilo posljedica uspješnog lobiranja upravnog odbora UA od strane Julije S. Tutwiler. Tutwiler, tadašnja predsjednica Livingston Normal College for Girls, doživotno je zagovarala pravo žena da budu samohrane članice društva.

Prvo sestrinstvo

Instalirano 12. ožujka 1904., Zetsko poglavlje Kappa Delte na Sveučilištu u Alabami bilo je prvo žensko sestrinstvo u kampusu UA i prvo žensko sestrinstvo u državi Alabama. Zetsko poglavlje je najstarije poglavlje Kappa Delte koje je bilo aktivno od svog najma.

UA Diplomirala prva žena koja se bavila odvjetništvom u AL -u

Maud Mclure Kelly postala je stenografkinja u odvjetničkom uredu svog oca nakon što se obitelj preselila u Birmingham i počela studirati pravo. Njezin rezultat na prijemnom ispitu na pravnom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Alabami omogućio joj je da stupi kao apsolventica 1907. Diplomirala je s najvišim počastima godinu dana kasnije, a nakon promjene u tekstu u Zakonu o Alabami postala je prva žena koja je baviti se odvjetništvom u Alabami.

Stvorena ženska studentska vlada

Udruga studentskih vlada za sve žene stvorena je da predstavlja glas studentica na Capstone -u.

Prva žena predsjednica DGU

Libby Anderson Cater izabrana je za potpredsjednicu DGU početkom 1943., ali je ostavkom vršitelja dužnosti postala prva žena predsjednica DGU na Sveučilištu u Alabami. Tijekom svoje zapažene karijere otvorila je otvorena vrata za žene u Americi.

Prvi afroamerički student priznao

Primljena je prva afroamerička studentica UA-a, Autherine J. Lucy. Tri dana kasnije protjerana je "zbog vlastite sigurnosti" kao odgovor na prijetnje mafije. Godine 1992. Autherine Lucy Foster diplomirala je na Sveučilištu magisterij obrazovanja. Istog dana, njezina kći, Grazia Foster, diplomirala je korporativne financije.

Crimson Girls (sada poznate kao Capstone Men and Women) su stvorene

Službeni studentski veleposlanici Sveučilišta u Alabami, muškarci i žene Capstone, izvorno su stvoreni kao Crimson Girls, ženska studentska organizacija.

Vivian Malone i James Hood

Prvi održivi upis afroameričkih studenata na UA-Vivian J. Malone i James A. Hood-postignut je. Vivian Malone diplomirala je 1965. James Hood vratio se u kampus 1995. i doktorirao. na interdisciplinarnim studijima 1997. godine.

Crnu studentsku uniju osnovala je Dianne Kirskey

BSU su osnovali Dianne Kirskey i drugi hrabri i entuzijastični crni studenti u travnju 1968. godine. U početku je bilo poznato kao Afroameričko udruženje ili Trostruko A. Mnoge manjinske organizacije, uključujući crnačka bratstva i sestrinstva, mogu vući korijene iz BSU -a. Od svog osnutka, BSU je bio na čelu mnogih pitanja vezanih za raznolikost ovdje u kampusu i imao je podršku različitih fakulteta i administratora. Kirskey je kasnije postala prva Afroamerikanka na UA Home Court.

Prvo povijesno crno sestrinstvo u kampusu

Dana 23. ožujka 1974. Sveučilište u Alabami svjedočilo je početku prvog crnog sestrinstva u svom kampusu. Tog dana pojavilo se Lambda Zeta (LZ) poglavlje Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Mjesec dana kasnije, iznajmljeno je poglavlje Theta Sigma Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a u svibnju je iznajmljeno Iota Eta poglavlje Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Prvo NCAA prvenstvo za žensku momčad

Ženska gimnastička reprezentacija UA osvojila je svoje prvo (od 6) državnih prvenstava koje je vodila trenerica Sarah Patterson.

Prva žena izabrana za predsjednika DGU

Diplomirala na Sveučilištu u Alabami, diplomirala je na Visokoj školi za trgovinu i poslovnu administraciju, Lynn Yeldell diplomirala je financije, imala je ekonomiju i bila je prva žena koja je izabrana za predsjednicu Udruge studentske vlade.

Prva žena koja je predstavila Big Al

Lena Thomas Austin, porijeklom iz Huntsvillea, bila je prva žena koja je prikazala Big Al, maskotu slonova za Crimson Tide sa Sveučilišta Alabama. Portretirala je Big Ala od 1992. do 1994. godine. Diplomirala je 1994.

Stvoren je Ženski resursni centar (sada Ženski i rodni resursni centar)

Pokrenuta 1993., WGRC pruža besplatne, povjerljive i dobrovoljne usluge savjetovanja i zagovaranja članovima zajednice Sveučilišta Alabama koji su žrtve/preživjeli međuljudsko nasilje. Usluge se također pružaju obitelji i prijateljima koji su pogođeni zlostavljanjem, studentima Shelton State -a i svima koji su žrtve u kampusu Sveučilišta Alabama.

Osim toga, Centar za resurse žena i spolova nudi niz programa osmišljenih za promicanje socijalne pravde i rješavanje rodnih razlika u akademskim krugovima, vladi i radnoj snazi. Ti programi uključuju cjelogodišnje napore, poput Vijeća studentskog vodstva, rodno specifičnih mentorskih programa i Momentum: Women's Dissertation and Thesis Support Group, kao i jednokratne programe poput Start Smart Pago Negotiation Workshops i Choose Her.

Stadion Rhoads

Stadion Rhoads, dom tima UA Softball, otvoren je na sjeveroistočnom uglu kampusa. Nazvan po Johnu i Ann Rhoads, stadion prima gotovo 4.000 ljudi.

Student godine prvi počast

Studentica UA -a, Kana Ellis iz Northporta, Ala., Izabrana je za prvog dobitnika nagrade za studenta godine počasti od strane Nacionalnog vijeća časti (NCHC)

Prvo državno prvenstvo u prilagođenoj atletici

Ženska košarkaška reprezentacija u invalidskim kolicima osvaja svoje prvo državno prvenstvo. Ženska košarkaška ekipa u invalidskim kolicima osvajala bi prvenstva 2010., 2011., 2015. i 2017. Zajednička teniska ekipa u invalidskim kolicima, u kojoj su bile igračice, također je osvajala prvenstva 2013., 2015. i 2017. godine.

Prva žena predsjednica

Dr. Judy Bonner postala je prva žena predsjednica Capstona.

Prva žena predsjednica Pro Tem Upravnog odbora

Karen Phifer Brooks postala je prva žena koja je obnašala dužnost predsjednice Pro Tem Upravnog odbora.

Prva žena predsjednica kabineta predsjednika UA

Walker Jones postala je prva žena koja je obnašala dužnost predsjednika kabineta predsjednika UA.


Topovske kugle ispod pločnika? 7 činjenica o Sveučilištu u Alabami i građanskom ratu

Otkriće u petak popodne 10 topovskih metaka iz doba građanskog rata ispod pločnika Tuscaloosa ne samo da je dovelo do sigurnosne inspekcije iz predostrožnosti od strane stručnjaka za eksplozive, već je zaintrigiralo mnoge ljubitelje povijesti. Kliknite ovdje za čitanje priče.

Nakon što se to područje smatralo sigurnim i topovske kugle uklonjene radi daljnjeg proučavanja, znatiželja je zavladala. Kako je ubojita sredstva, otkrivena tijekom popravnih radova, završila ispod pločnika u blizini knjižnice Gorgas u kampusu Sveučilišta Alabama? Zašto topovske kugle toliko dugo nisu bile otkrivene? Je li moguće da su izrađene u Ljevaonici Leach i Avery u Tuscaloosi, koja je tijekom rata davala topove i topovske kugle prije nego što su je spalile savezne trupe 1865. godine? Hoće li na kraju biti izložene u muzeju? Reporter AL.com Stephen Dethrage radi na tome da u ponedjeljak dobije odgovore za daljnju priču.

U međuvremenu, evo nekoliko činjenica koje će vam pomoći da slikate kakav je kamp UA bio tijekom rata:

1. Sveučilište u Alabami, osnovano 1831., postalo je vojna škola 1860. godine.

Sveučilište u državi Alabama otvorilo je svoja vrata 1831. u Tuscaloosi, koja je u to vrijeme bila glavni grad Alabame. Akademija je 1860. godine pretvorena u vojnu školu, prema riječima autora, povjesničara i umirovljenog profesora univerziteta dr. Roberta Mellowna. Nakon što se Alabama odcijepila od Unije 1861. godine, sveučilište se nazivalo & quot; Zapadna točka juga. & Quot; Kliknite ovdje za čitanje članka Mellowna o sveučilištu tijekom građanskog rata.

Studenti koji su nastavili služiti u Građanskom ratu uključivali su: & quot; sedam generala, 25 pukovnika, 14 potpukovnika, 21 bojnika, 125 kapetana, 273 časnika i drugih dočasnika i 294 privatna vojnika & quot; prema spomen ploči na četvorci.

2. Samo je jedan čovjek poginuo kada su savezne trupe napale Tuscaloosu u travnju 1865. godine.

Prema Mellownu, general John T. Croxton poslan je u Tuscaloosu sa naredbom "uništiti most, tvornice, mlinove, sveučilište i sve ostalo što bi moglo biti od koristi pobunjeničkoj stvari." Na mostu koji prelazi rijeku u Tuscaloosu, 12 pripadnici domobrana uklonili su ploče s poda natkrivenog mosta kako bi spriječili sindikalne trupe da pređu. & quotU slijedećem okršaju jedan pripadnik garde, kapetan Benjamin Eddins smrtno je ranjen - jedina smrt u invaziji na Tuscaloosu, napisao je Mellown.

Eddins is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Tuscaloosa.

3. As ordered, Federal troops burned the UA campus, with few exceptions.

Mellown excerpted an 1863 letter from UA President Landon C. Garland to Gov. John Gill Shorter: "If the enemy ever reach this place, they would not leave at this University one brick standing upon the other." His gloomy prediction and Tuscaloosa's worst nightmare came true in the spring of 1865."

The day was April 4, 1865. Union troops burned everything on campus except the 1829 Gorgas House, the President's Mansion, the guard house and observatory, known as Maxwell Hall, as well as "a few assorted faculty houses around the periphery" of the campus, Mellown wrote. In a stroke of good fortune, the university records were stored in the President's Mansion and were spared.

4. Injured Civil War soldiers were treated on campus at a makeshift hospital, built as an insane asylum.

The war slowed construction on the state's first mental hospital, the Alabama Insane Asylum, later to be named Bryce Hospital, that was being built on campus. However, the completed east wing was used as a military hospital during the war. The Bryce campus was eventually completed but much of it is now abandoned. Only a few buildings are still in use.

Mellown said deceased Confederate soldiers were buried in Greenwood Cemetery and some may have been buried in unmarked graves in the cemetery at the asylum. Federal soldiers who were buried at Greenwood were moved in 1865 to national cemeteries.

5. Tuscaloosa was targeted for industries that aided the South's war effort.

Although not considered a pivotal industrial hub, the city was home to some factories contributing to the war effort. "The Leach and Avery Foundry near the river produced cannons and cannon balls, the Black Warrior Cotton Factory provided cloth, and C.M. Foster's tannery made shoes. A niter works located near the University (on the site of the Tutwiler Hall parking lot) was used to produce explosives. Also, in Northport, Dr. S.J. Leach operated a factory that made hats for the army," Mellown said.

6. A Tiffany stained-glass window installed on campus memorializes Confederate soldiers.

A massive, multi-paneled Tiffany Studios stained-glass window depicting the "Christian Knight" memorializes the Confederate soldiers who fought in the Civil War. It was a gift to the university's Gorgas Library by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1925.

The inscription on the detailed window says: "As crusaders of old, they fought their heritage to save." It is now located in the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library.

There is also a monument to Civil War soldiers on the quad.

7. Slaves once owned by the university are buried on campus and honored with a marker.

Next to the biology building lie several historical graves, including those of two slaves, Jack Rudolph and William "Boysey" Brown, according to CivilWarAlbum.com. A historical marker at the site says they were owned by "the University of Alabama and by faculty."

Others buried at the site include a pre-Civil War student, William J. Crawford, and several members of the family of Professor Horace S. Pratt.

The plaque about the slave burial reads: "Their burials were honored and rec by the University of Alabama on April 15, 2004. The faculty senate apologized for their predecessors role in the institution of slavery on April 20, 2004. This plaque honors those whose labor and legacy of perseverance helped to build the university of Alabama community since its founding."

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I would like to let anyone reading this review that I am not a Alabama fan, from Alabama, or have any Alabama bias, I bought this because I love college football as a whole and love to have great books on the history of the flagship programs that make college football so special.

Let me say this, the company who produced this I believe its SkyBox, this piece is priceless and gorgeous. My all time favorite school is Penn State and I wish they had a book like this. So enough about me, let's talk about this book.

The book is definitely coffee-table worthy, the cover you see pictured on Amazon is actually the cover of the sleeve of the book, when you remove the book, it is an very simple and elegant Crimson Colored book with the Alabama logo on it. Let me warn you if you have oily hands it will show for sure.

When you open the book up, the photography just jumps at you from all eras of Crimson Tide football. It is so rich and authentic some rarely seen photos and some famous shots come to most Tide fans as they celebrate the History of Crimson Tide football. Great essay in tribute to Mal Moore, who for those who love Alabama and that love college football, know he spent his life at Alabama in so many roles.

Then essays and contributions by Tide legends such as Murray Legg, Joe Namath, Antonio Langham, Lee Roy Jordan, Gene Stallings, Eli Gold, and Nick Saban, this is the absolute must for Tide fans as this is a very well done scrapbook of the Tide's great history that any fan of college football especially with Alabama will cherish.

As I conclude, I make a plea with the publisher, this book is EXTREMELY well done, if you do any other schools I know it will definitely be top notch. I am really glad to add this to my library and feel this is a great illustration of Crimson Tide football.


The Teaching American History Program III Obtaining Unalienable Rights

Obtaining Unalienable Rights (OUR) is the third Teaching American History Program grant awarded to the Tuscaloosa City Schools in Alabama. Designed to bring public schools together with institutions that have expertise in American history, this professional development program for teachers in grades 4-12 expands its partnership with several new additions. We warmly welcome the Hale County School System, American Village in Montevallo, McLure Education Library, Moundville Archeological Park, and the Safe House and Black History Museum in Greensboro, who join long time partners Tuscaloosa City and Tuscaloosa County school systems, The University of Alabama History Department, College of Education, and Alabama Consortium for Educational Renewal, and the Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, OUR’s goals are to increase teacher and student understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of U.S. history.

OUR begins in January 2010 and will continue for three to five years. The format includes single day workshops with TCI Academy, afternoon/evening Speakers’ Forums, peer coaching study teams, independent study, online discussions, and a one week summer institute taught by The University of Alabama history and education professors. Teachers receive primary and secondary source materials which promote historical literacy, lesson plans, stipends, release time and substitutes, and use of traveling history trunks.

What content will be studied? American history is the story of the ongoing pursuit for equality and liberty. This quest is complex and will be studied from multiple perspectives and at many different points in time. The periods of history to be studied will depend upon specific gaps in teacher knowledge. Presentations include use of primary source documents, artifacts, and media, and correspond to the Alabama Course of Study for Social Studies.

The Teaching American History Program II
Making a Nation: Laying Claim to Democracy

Making a Nation: Laying Claim to Democracy (TAHP II) is the second professional development grant for Social Studies teachers awarded by the United States Department of Education to the Tuscaloosa City Schools in partnership with the Tuscaloosa County Schools, the University of Alabama History Department, College of Education, University Museums, University of Alabama Consortium for Educational Renewal, and the Westervelt-Warner Museum. TAHP II, for teachers in grades 4-12, welcomes the collaboration of a new partner, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

TAHP II uses a five-pronged approach of intensive summer institutes at the graduate level, scholar-led field studies, team study/peer coaching during the academic year, single day content-oriented workshops, and an infusion of content materials and resources to increase teacher content knowledge and student learning of American history. It is also a research study, measuring the impact of the program on teacher’s content knowledge and teaching practices and on students’ attitudes, comprehension of informational text, and the ability to analyze primary sources and historical data.

Making a Nation focuses on significant individuals who developed and expanded the American ideals of liberty and democracy, examining how they did so, and how previously excluded groups claimed the privileges of these concepts for themselves. As our nation expanded so did our concept of citizenship. Topics will include the meaning of citizenship, as reflected in basic American historical documents, accessing the political realm, reform, social movements, in the larger context of immigration, industrialization, and urbanization.


Povijest

1820 During the second session of the General Assembly, on December 18th, the “seminary of learning” is officially established and named The University of Alabama .

1844 The Normal Department is established. “The course of study will be substantially that of the regular college course, adapted to the varying conditions and wants of individuals, together with particular instruction in the art and business of a teacher.” According to President Manly in his report to the Board of Trustees on December 20th, “the faculty procured books and pamphlets relating to the subjects from the North and Europe, arranged a general course of study, and adver- tised that they would be ready to receive pupils in that department on the 22nd of April. . . .”No further mention of the Normal Department is made in the Catalogue until 1871.

1848 “It is ordained by the President and Trustees . . . that a department . . . is hereby created for the education of teachers of primary and preparatory schools in this state. The course of instruc- tion . . . shall be regulated by the faculty until this Board shall otherwise direct. [A]s a prerequisite to admission each of such students shall file a declaration in writing . . . that it is his intention to prepare himself for a teacher and devote himself to that vocation in this state. [E]ach county in the state shall be authorized to send one student to the Normal Department free of charge for tuition in other cases the price of tuition in that department shall be thirty dollars for the collegiate year.” Minutes, Board of Trustees, December 16, 1843

1871 For admission into the Normal Department, “the applicant must be at least sixteen years of age, and must pass a satisfactory examination on the elementary principles of Arithmetic, Ge- ography, and English Grammar. The course of study requires three years for its completion.” The Catalogue (1871) notes that “Twenty-one students have entered this Department, beside others who have taken special studies therein.” The Normal Department is renamed the Normal School and located in the Department of Professional Education in 1873.

1899 The Normal School is reorganized as The School of Pedagogy and Psychology. The School is renamed The School of Psychology, Logic, and Pedagogy in 1901. History of Education and Methods of Teaching are added to the curriculum. In 1902 the School becomes the School of Philosophy and Education.

1903 James Harris Fitts (Class of ’49) of Tuscaloosa, an attorney and founder of what became the First Alabama Bank, establishes the first University scholarship by endowing $5,000. Recipients “must be, or propose to become, a teacher by profession. . . . ”

1904 The first summer instruction at the Capstone, the Summer School for Teachers, begins during the summer months of 1904 with several hundred teachers, mostly from Alabama’s elementary schools. This Summer School is the precursor of the two-session summer school that the entire University now observes.

1909 Under the leadership of President John Abercrombie, Professor of School Administration and former State Superintendent of Education, the School of Education is founded to meet the increased demand for trained teachers resulting from the reorganization of education at all levels in the state.

1927 Supervised teaching is established as a requirement for prospective high school teachers.

1928 In August, the ground is broken for the construction of the academic building for the newly created College of Education. The building is named in honor of Bibb Graves who served as Governor of Alabama from 1927 to 1931 and from 1935 to 1939. Dean James J. Doster holds the shovel and President George H. Denny holds the pick.

1928 The Department of Elementary Education is established. Elementary education pioneer Danylu Belser becomes the chair in 1929.

1929 The College of Education creates the Department of School Library Service to address the new library standards established by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and to train school librarians. In 1997 it becomes a department within the College of Communication.

1929 On June 21, 1929, Bibb Graves Hall is formally opened and dedicated with an address by George Drayton Strayer, Professor of Educational Administration.

1935 Elementary education majors are required to conduct “practice” teaching.

1942 John R. McLure becomes the Dean of the College of Education, a position he holds until 1959.

1945 The College begins to offer four-year degree-granting programs for preparing secondary school teachers.

1948 The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is founded. The College of Education is a charter member of this Association, which is the forerunner of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), established in 1952.

1950 The College begins to offer programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education degrees. It confers its first EdD degrees to Adolph B. Crew and Richard E. Bullington and its first PhD degree to Jesse S. Burbage in 1953.

1959 Ralph W. Cowart becomes interim Dean upon Dean McLure’s retirement. M. L. Roberts, Jr., serves as Acting Dean in July and August of 1960. Robert L. Hopper assumes the position until 1963 when he takes a leave-of-absence upon his appointment as Executive Secretary to the House Committee on Research in Washington, DC.

1959 The Special Education program begins its initial training efforts to prepare Special Education teachers at the master’s level under the direction of Jasper Harvey.

1961 The Department of Special Education and the Department of Curriculum Study and Research develop a cooperative EdD degree with emphasis in Special Education. In 1963, the first doctorate is awarded under this cooperative arrangement to Tommy Russell.

Mid 1960s Robert E. Bills becomes Dean until 1969. His deanship is marked by rapid changes in the size, quality, and number of programs. In comparison with 250 regional institutions, it ranks 2nd in the number of graduate degrees conferred 5th in undergraduate secondary education degrees 5th in advanced degrees and certificates and 4th in total undergraduate degrees.

1965 Teacher training in vocational education is established in the College under the direction of Oliver T. “Doc” Hulsey.

1965 The men’s and women’s physical education programs are combined. Courses such as golf and tennis become coeducational.

1966 A new Educational Specialist degree is developed and available in 12 fields in the College. The degree is established to meet the demand for junior college instructors throughout Alabama.

1967 The College had been sponsoring the intramural program for University women prior to 1967 when the responsibility for the university-wide Intramurals was assigned to William F. Clipson. The College manages the intramural programs until the 1980s when the Office of Student Life assumes responsibility for them.

1970 Dresslar Hall is destroyed by fire. Formerly the men’s physical education building, it is vacated when Dean Bills acquires Moore Hall for the College’s physical education department.

1972 Dean Paul Orr establishes the Office of International Programs to provide an international and global dimension to the College’s teacher and administrator preparation programs. Under CarrelM. Anderson’s leadership, the program expands to include more than 25 cities in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Teheran, Iran, and Madrid, Spain.

1973 The Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST) is a voluntary pact of mutual understanding among a group of colleges and universities acting through their schools, colleges, or departments of education to provide opportunities for quality student teaching placement and supervision in a setting outside the United States.

1974 The Capstone Education Society is organized to provide a means by which alumni, faculty, students, and friends can support the efforts of the College of Education to achieve first-rate, nationally recognized teacher education programs, the highest academic standards among its students, and excellence at all levels of education through the state.

1977 The Summer Enrichment Workshop (SEW), a program of mini-courses from a variety of disciplines for gifted and talented children in grades one through eight, is created and directed by Dr. Carol Schlichter.

1983 In 1982, there are only three computers in the College. The following year, the College establishes its first computer laboratory for students and faculty. By the close of 1988, more than 100 computers are available for faculty and student use.

1984 The State Legislature establishes 11 teacher in-service centers, one of which is The University of Alabama/Livingston University Teacher In-Service Center. These centers offer an extensive summer professional development program in critical needs areas.

1986 To ease the burden of elementary and secondary teacher shortages in Alabama, in 1986 the College reinstates a nontraditional fifth-year program originally developed during the 1960s. The program allows students holding undergraduate degrees in other disciplines to meet teacher certification requirements and earn a Master’s degree as in approximately one year.

1987 The Innovative Leadership Program, a principal preparation program, is initiated with a grant from the Danforth Foundation. The grant is designed to help The University collaborate with local school districts to develop a program which will produce visionary principals capable of leading schools with diverse student populations.

1992 The Clinical Master Teacher Program (CMT) is created. The CMT trains and empowers outstanding regular and special education public school teachers to fulfill the traditional roles of both the campus-based college supervisor and the public school-based cooperating teacher.

1994 The Multiple Abilities Program (MAP) is implemented MAP combines three certifications [Mild Learning and Behavior Disorders (K-6), Elementary Education (1-6), and Early Childhood Education (K-3)] into one Class B certification. The program is designed to prepare educators to teach students with average and above average abilities as well as those with mild learning or behavior disorders.

1997 The Special Education program develops the Collaborative Teacher Program to conform to new SDE certification requirements. This program, the first of its kind to be approved in Alabama, prepares special educators to work with other teachers and community agency representatives to provide an appropriate education for students with cognitive, behavioral, physical and/or multiple disabilities.

1999 With a goal of achieving 100% literacy among Alabama public school students, the Alabama State Department of Education initiated the Alabama Reading Initiative training. Since the summer of 2000 the Regional In-Service Centers have administered all Alabama Reading Initiative summer training programs.

2000 The Alabama Community College Leadership Academy is developed to prepare community college leaders by enhancing their leadership and management skills for an environment of change and to promote active partnership within postsecondary education.

2002 The University of Alabama Superintendents’ Academy (UASA) is a collaborative effort between the Instructional Services Division of the Alabama State Department of Education and The University of Alabama, College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Technology Studies and Education Policy Center.

2002 Founded by Dr. Kagendo Mutua and Dr. Marcie Rock, CrossingPoints is a collaboration between the Special Education & Multiple Abilities Department and the Tuscaloosa City and County School Systems. The purpose of CrossingPoints is to provide transition services for students with disabilities ages 18-21. Students participating in CrossingPoints receive hands on instructions in vocational/employment aspects of transition during their job placement and specially selected or assigned job sites at the University of Alabama.

2003 The University of Alabama Wheelchair Athletics program was founded in 2003 by Drs. Brent Hardin and Margaret Stran. The program started with a women’s wheelchair basketball team and added a men’s team in 2006. Both teams have enjoyed the support of the Alabama administration, students and faculty including UA President Robert Witt and Alabama has become one of the leaders in the collegiate wheelchair athletics in just a few short years. In 2009, the women’s team was named national champion.

2006 The inaugural class of the Executive Ed.D. program began its program. This innovative model is designed for experienced professionals who have served in high-level positions in higher education and related industries.

2007 Bibb Graves Hall reopens after a major renovation that took Graves down to the bones of the building. This major renovation of the building, the first since it was built in 1929, will enable a new generation of teachers to have the best learning environment in which to acquire the art and skills necessary to become outstanding educators. President Robert Witt stated, The University of Alabama does not have a higher priority than training the next generation of teachers.”

Given the need to provide superior education, training for the next generation of nurses, and the need for qualified nursing faculty, the Capstone College of Nursing and the College of Education have joined together to offer an Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership for Nurse Educators to prepare nurses for the role of nurse educator.


The University must acknowledge its history of racism

If you’ve been keeping up with on-campus politics, you’ve probably heard about Dr. Riley’s recent resignation. The former Dean of Students stepped down after a few of his tweets concerning racism in America resurfaced. A large population of the University of Alabama students is infuriated with the situation, as the administration refuses to be transparent on the reasoning behind Riley’s resignation. There has been widespread media coverage of the ordeal, and many students are taking action to find answers.

Dr. Riley’s resignation has served as the catalyst for a larger conversation concerning the University of Alabama. Why does the University claim a commitment to “diversity, equity, and inclusion” when it’s constantly diminishing the voices and opinions of minorities?

UA’s past is riddled with racism and oppression. This long, painful history began when enslaved people built the University, and continued when they were forced to work here without compensation. After the abolishment of slavery and reconstruction, racism continued its’ hold on UA. In 1956, Autherine Lucy was the first black student to set foot on the University’s campus. She was expelled for her own safety within three days, as angry rioters and protestors threatened her life. Black students were barred from entering the University until 1963 when Vivian Malone and James Hood were successfully enrolled. When these two students tried to obtain their course schedules and start their academic careers, they were met with Governor George Wallace guarding the schoolhouse door. The University has been integrated since this time, but on-campus racism still lingers far after 1963.

The University of Alabama’s Panhellenic Greek life was not formally integrated until 2013. Just two years ago, we witnessed the scandal of a sorority girl who felt the need to announce her blatantly racist opinions on camera. The same year, a white supremacist was invited to speak on our campus.

I’m detailing this brief history to make a point: the University of Alabama was built on a foundation of anti-blackness. Recently, the University has made it a point to shift its framework to include “diversity, equity, and inclusion.” These buzzwords, however, do not mean very much when they are not producing real change.

This past week, I marched in a protest concerning Dr. Riley’s removal. Upon arriving at Rose Administration, Dr. Bell gave a brief speech about being thankful for student opinion before promptly turning around and walking inside. He did not stay to listen to the demands of the students who have been so viciously hurt by his actions. His duty as president is to serve all UA students, yet he has chosen to neglect an entire section of the student body.

With a past as deeply entrenched in racism and anti-blackness as the University of Alabama’s, one cannot simply turn a blind eye to injustice. Every day must be treated as a part of the battle to overcome the inequities of the past.

The students of color at this campus deserve better. They deserve better than feeling like their feelings, thoughts, and opinions go unheard. They deserve better than having the president quite literally turn his back on them in a time of distress. They deserve to feel recognized every day for the bravery it takes to set foot on a campus built by their ancestors. The students at the University of Alabama deserve honesty, justice, and an acknowledgment of past wrongdoings.

So, to the University of Alabama, do better. Your students are depending on you to actually pursue the ideals you have so brazenly written on every memo.


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