• Football decision already made?

    Casey Marley - Editor-in-Chief

    Letter From the Editor This afternoon, President Ray Watts, MD announced that he has not reached a decision about the revival of UAB’s football program, but that he will “make the best decision for UAB, guided by our vision, mission and strategic plan” by June 1. 

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  • Ingram named Athletic Director

    Brandon Varner - Managing Editor

    Mark Ingram with President Watts Ingram responds to questions from the press (photo by Brandon Varner). This past Monday, May 5, 2015, UAB announced Mark Ingram, as the school's new Athletic Director. The hire follows a search in which UAB's hiring committee received 48 applications for the position. After a process of whittling down the pack through off-site interviews and day-long tours by applicants, three applications were forwarded to President Ray Watts for a final decision. Ingram comes to UAB from his previous position as the executive senior associate athletics director at Temple University. Read more...  
  • Cycliad Bicycle Challenge: Riding to cure cancer

    Mark Linn - News Editor

    Race for a Cure Cyclists completed the last leg of the Cycliad bicycle challenge on May 3 at Railroad Park, wrapping up a four week ride that covered 1,300 miles across five states to raise funds for cancer research and support services.
    “This is our big finale celebration at railroad park. We've had a huge turnout, we're really excited,” said Sarah Smedley, Operations Manager at the Deep South Cancer Foundation, the charitable nonprofit group that organized the Cycliad event. “We've gone between 13 hospitals, close to 1300 miles, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, all the hospitals that participate in the Patient Navigator program. So this is our fourth and final weekend. We started in Chattanooga, and we've been going around the southeast.”
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  • Garrett Stephens discusses surprise B.o.T. meeting

    Casey Marley - Editor-in-chief

    Garrett Stephens On Saturday, April 25, 2015 UAB USGA President Garrett Stephens announced in his “USGA Presidential Address” that the UA Board of Trustees met with Stephens, other USGA members, a Faculty senate representative and members of the Medical School Student Government on April 18. The meeting was purposefully scheduled before the end of the semester.
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