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UA in the News: September 29, 2009

Emergency preparedness demonstrated for students
Tuscaloosa News – Sept. 29
University of Alabama students learned Monday about the state’s capability to respond in case of natural disasters like tornadoes or hurricanes. ‘The state of Alabama is one of the most well-prepared states in the country,’ said Melondie Carter of the Capstone College of Nursing. The event, organized by the school of nursing and the Alabama Department of Public Health, featured classes, demonstrations of equipment used in disaster response and information about managing disasters…
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Sept. 28
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Sept. 28
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Sept. 28

Opinion: Cooperation is key for accurate 2010 census
Tuscaloosa News – Sept. 29
…The first census was taken in 1790, and Annette Watters, a demographer at the University of Alabama, says that our nation has reason to be proud of the meticulous records that have been kept since that time. ‘Our country has the longest record of keeping up with our population of any country in the world,’ Watters said. ‘It is really your constitutional obligation.’ But Watters, like everyone who depends on census data for the work they do, said last week that the death of a 51-year-old part-time census worker, who was found hung in a Kentucky cemetery with the word ‘fed’ scrawled on his bare chest, has sent a chill through the Census Bureau as it gears up for the 2010 census…

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.