University of Alabama

University of Alabama AD Retires, Takes New Position with University

Bill Battle, Director of Athletics at The University of Alabama, announced Sunday evening that he is going to retire from his post to assume a new role as Special Assistant to the President. Battle, currently in his fourth year as Director of Athletics, had led the Crimson Tide athletics department since March of 2013, when he succeeded the late Mal…

Woman Sentenced and Fined for UA Sorority Scam

A South Carolina lawyer has been given a six-month prison sentence after stashing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a shoebox as part of a scam involving a $14 million sorority house at the University of Alabama. Jennifer Elizabeth Meehan,40, of Sandy Springs, South Carolina, was also fined $50,000 and sentenced to 18 months of home confinement Tuesday for submitting…

UA and UAB Board of Trustees Approve Tuition Increases

Leaders of Alabama’s public university system have approved tuition increases at the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The system’s board of trustees voted during a meeting Friday to approve tuition hikes at the University of Alabama of $300 per year for in-state students and $1000 per year for out-of-state students. The rates are based on…

UA Student Test Positive for Zika Virus

A spokesman for the University of Alabama says a student has tested positive for the Zika virus. Spokesman Chris Bryant said in an email, “Federal privacy laws prevent us from commenting on the student’s condition; however, in the majority of Zika cases, individuals make a full recovery within a week.” Bryant wrote that the school was notified Friday about the…