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UAB doing asbestos it can: Natural mineral currently not a health concern

Lauren Moore
Campus Reporter

Since the emergence of UAB as an independent university in 1969, its campus has continuously been expanding and revitalizing to accommodate the always expanding UAB staff and student body. However, as new buildings rise, some original, decades-old buildings bring a possible health hazard to students.

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Birmingham’s building boom brings restaurants, retail, rent and rooms

ATT City Center

Much of the AT&T City Center, located at the corner of 6th Avenue North and 19th Street North, is being marketed as hotel and residential space after AT&T announced plans to vacate the building.
Photo by Wallace Golding / Managine Editor

Connor McDonald
Community Editor

Several new projects around town have been announced in the last month including both new construction and renovations.

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New Blazers find their fire

Orientation

Hope Colabrese (left) and Austin Keel (right) lead students and parents around campus during New Student Orientation.
Photo contributed by Clayton Freeman with The Office Of New Student Programs

Sufia Alam
Campus Editor

N ew high school graduates prepare for the next chapter of their lives entering as UAB freshman and face their first new college experience, orientation.

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USGA: 2017 Leaders poised to make big change

Sufia Alam
Campus Editor

As the new academic year approaches, the Undergraduate Student Government Association is hard at work preparing for future with new initiatives and programs to introduce this fall.

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New UAB Police Department base of operations to finish 2018

UABPD HQ Rendering

A rendition of the $10.5 million, 25,000 square foot building is set be finished in July 2018 and will be located near the corner of 14th Street South and 11th Avenue South adjacent to the existing headquarters.
Photo courtesy of UAB Media Relations

Wallace Golding
Managing Editor

Officials broke ground in April on what will be a new headquarters for the UAB Police Department. The new building will serve the Department’s 111 sworn officers, who combine to make the UAB PD one of the largest accredited law enforcement agencies in the state.

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June 6 City Council: Community animal shelter moves forward

Connor McDonald
Community Editor

At their May 30 regular meeting, the City Council approved resolutions accepting a grant for the creation of the Birmingham Bus Rapid Transit Project, applying for grants to build a new Arts Tech Hub at Sloss Furnaces and transferring ownership of a parcel of land to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society for redevelopment.

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