Alabama

Alabama

A crowd of students, many wearing the crimson of the Alabama football team.
Oct 25, 2022
Activists at the University of Alabama want a racist term removed from the fight song. Other students argue it’s not racist, it’s “tradition.” The administration has yet to respond.

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July 16, 2010
For months, top administrators at Birmingham-Southern College believed they had weathered the economic downturn reasonably well. Then, this spring, an audit revealed the truth: years of financial mismanagement and accounting errors had allowed the small college to operate for years while spending millions of dollars more than it actually had in its budget.
April 23, 2010
SEATTLE – Since its inception three years ago, the National College Advising Corps has dispatched recent college graduates from about a dozen states to help low-income and other disadvantaged students in their communities enroll in four-year institutions. In most participating states, however, advisers primarily reach out to high school students applying to college.
April 1, 2010
It's been a politically popular move for lawmakers to bail out prepaid college tuition plans that are now going broke, but doing so raises some potentially troubling questions of equity. Indeed, these bailouts could have the net impact of forgiving investment losses for middle- and upper-income families at the expense of low-income people, higher education researchers say.
May 26, 2009
Following series of controversial political appointments, chancellor position for Alabama Community College System now must be publicly advertised when vacant.
June 24, 2008
Although Alabama legislators rebuffed attempts to toughen enforcement of for-profit colleges, state officials take string of actions to crack down on unaccredited colleges.
January 18, 2007
With Mississippi and Alabama strengthening regulations, some for-profit institutions may soon find themselves with fewer potential homes.
November 3, 2006
University cites logistical reasons for moving hip-hop concert to remote site, but many students think fear of offending alumni drove decision.
June 27, 2006
A new trial will determine whether Alabama's public colleges and universities are sufficiently desegregated.
February 6, 2006
2 years after supposed breakthrough, concerns mount at U. of Alabama over racial segregation at sororities and fraternities.
September 1, 2005
Education Department will ease financial aid for transferring students and waive rules, officials say.

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