UA in the News: May 8, 2012
May 8, 2012 - Filed under: UA in the News
University of Alabama’s recycling programs grow
Al.com – May 8
The University of Alabama’s campus-wide recycling program is ten times larger than it was in 2006. According to the University of Alabama’s Division of Financial Affairs, the campus wide recycling program processed and recycled more than 2.6 million pounds or 1316.36 tons of waste and materials from October 2010 to September 2011. In 2006, the program recycled 255,078 pounds of waste.
Social media’s impact on trial gag orders
Fox News – May 7
The University of Alabama School of Law Professor Steven Hobbs comments on the fine line of communication during trials
Grads face real-world problem: money
WDAM-7 (Hattiesburg, Miss.) – May 8
An increasing number of teenagers are graduating high school, but they are also dealing with the woes of one of the most important elements of the “real world” – money. Rising college tuition costs and a job market made more competitive by an economy that is improving at a snail’s pace have created an interesting predicament for young people as well as their potential employers…in this economy, getting a high school diploma is barely the beginning of the battle. Graduating teenagers face the headache of trying to figure out how to pay for higher education that is getting, for lack of a better word, higher. “At the current rate of employment, it’s going to take a really long time to pay back those student loans,” said Gary Hoover, professor of economics at the University of Alabama. “That’s something that a lot of students think about afterwards. They seem to be oblivious to that while they’re here.”
April at the Arboretum
Planet Weekly – May 8
The University of Alabama Arboretum is an oasis of plant and animal life in our city where much of nature is left in its original state and enhanced by enlightened engineering, though those keeping it intact would hardly call themselves engineers. Paths up hills often invite erosion after much use. It is clear that checks of barriers have been installed to stop the destruction. An observation platform was built a few years ago so that explorers could be closer to the canopy and view nature from a different perspective. Trails are improved and kept up so trekkers can wander about with more ease. Also, trails are marked so that, with the guide of a map obtained at the pavilion, one might not get lost. An amphitheater of Alabama rock has been erected on a hillside where natural acoustics and land formation may be used in musical and thespian productions.
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.