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UA In the News — Aug. 25

University launches new “Ride Amigos” ride-sharing program
Crimson White – Aug. 25
As a means of facilitating better transportation for students traveling to campus, The University of Alabama created a new program called Ride Amigos that allows students to compare different commute options. According to the Crimson Ride’s website, “Ride Amigos is a ride share program that allows students of The University of Alabama to connect and utilize carpool opportunities among their fellow classmates.”

Bigger than a rivalry: Alabama football delivers supplies, flood donations to Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Advocate – Aug. 25
Perhaps Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, might go down in history as the first time Alabama football has ever been welcome in Baton Rouge. Southeastern Conference football rivalries were put aside Wednesday as the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa community delivered supplies and donations to Baton Rouge.
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Aug. 24
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WVUA 23 (Tuscaloosa) – Aug. 24
WTVM-ABC 9 (Columbus, Ga.) – Aug. 24
WAFF-NBC 48 (Huntsville) – Aug. 24
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Aug. 24
Merrill seeking an AG opinion on lottery vote, Tuscaloosa VA to hold job fair
Alabama Public Radio – Aug. 24
The Tuscaloosa Veterans Hospital is holding a job fair at the University of Alabama’s Campus. More than 30 different businesses are coming together to look for potential employees among Tuscaloosa’s veterans.  The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the U-A medical center on campus.
Cost increases for EpiPens
WVUA 23 (Tuscaloosa) – Aug. 24
EpiPens are vital for those who have severe allergies, but the cost of one of the life-saving devices is skyrocketing. The average price of an EpiPen in 2009 was around $100, but since then, the price has risen over 600%….Anna Montgomery is a UA student who suffers from severe peanut allergies, and she knows how much people need the drug…A yellow jacket sting could have been fatal for another UA student, but an EpiPen saved Adrianna Vanderven’s life. There’s no word yet on if and when the Senate Judiciary committee will review the price hike, or if the price of EpiPens will come down anytime soon. Until then, people who suffer from sever allergic reactions will just have to be extra vigilant or pay the price.

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.