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SGA began finalizing a project that could bring more money to student orgs

SGA began finalizing a project that could bring more money to student orgs

Hannah Clayton, Reporter

October 30, 2017


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SGA began finalizing a project that could bring more money to student organizations, approved the College of Education’s senate project and discussed a new government position in their Oct. 23 meeting. SGA Treasurer Kevin Aria discussed an initiative to bring more money to organizations that win ...

Writer Adam Prince to come to South

Writer Adam Prince to come to South

Alice Jackson, USA Marketing and Communications

October 30, 2017


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The Stokes Center for Creative Writing and the department of English at the University of South Alabama will present visiting writer Adam Prince reading from his works on Monday, Oct. 30. The 4 p.m. event, which will be held in the Terrace Room of the Student Center, is free and open to the public....

AKA spreads breast cancer awareness

AKA spreads breast cancer awareness

Joe McNulty, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2017


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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Breast Cancer Carnival raised $900 for South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute. This year’s event, held in the Student Center, drew 200 participants and all proceeds were donated to the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute to fund breast cancer resea...

Anthropology conducts research

Anthropology conducts research

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

October 16, 2017


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Dr. Lesley Gregoricka, assistant professor in the Anthropology department at the University of South Alabama, and USA students Jordan Temples and Antonia Carter are conducting research on roughly 900 skeletons from two 4,200 year old tombs located in the United Arab Emirates along with help from undergradu...

Controversial fraternity to be invited to return to USA

Controversial fraternity to be invited to return to USA

Shannon Lundgren, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2017


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University of South Alabama’s Interfraternity Council voted on Tuesday, Oct. 3 to allow controversial fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon to start a probationary chapter at USA. The vote was tied, with IFC President Brendon Garrity casting the tie-breaking vote. The University of Oklahoma chapter of SAE sp...

USA Releases Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

October 9, 2017


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The University of South Alabama’s Police Department released its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on Sept. 29. The ASR statistics include the total number of incidents reported to USA’s police department and/or campus authorities within the past three years. The report is required by t...

USA responds to #TakeAKnee movement

USA responds to #TakeAKnee movement

Krisha Amin, Web Editor

October 1, 2017


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The University of South Alabama had various responses to the recent controversy surrounding professional athletes kneeling during the National Anthem.. USA issued statements last year on Nov. 28, 2016, through JagMail and again this school year on Aug. 17, 2017, concerning free speech, which extends ...

YAL challenges USA’s policy on free speech

YAL challenges USA’s policy on free speech

Carleigh Lloyd, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2017


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The University of South Alabama Young Americans for Liberty chapter hosted its first of many free speech events this week on Tuesday, September 26. YAL’s goal is to educate the student body regarding the USA policies regarding free speech.    “These policies, or speech codes, are outdated ...

Student sues USA after Title IX hearings

Student sues USA after Title IX hearings

Hannah Clayton, Reporter

October 1, 2017


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A male USA student, known only as “John Doe,” is suing the University of South Alabama following several Title IX hearings, according to Mobile county court records. Title IX regulates all institutions concerned with education that receive federal funding, whether they are public or private, and ...

New rule for Supplemental Travel Grants

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

October 1, 2017


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The SGA approved a new rule to the Supplemental Travel Grant during their weekly meeting on Sept. 28. An STG is a financial request from a USA student organization or entity to SGA’s Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Committee allocates funds to student groups whose activities directly ...

SGA approves budget for fall semester 2017

SGA approves budget for fall semester 2017

Shannon Lundgren, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2017


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The SGA approved their $239,235 budget for fall 2017 in their Sept. 28 meeting. The items in SGA’s budget fall into eleven categories: • $85,000 allocated to appropriations, which is money that will be used to fund recognized student organizations throughout the semester • $5,000 allocated...

USA hosts “Swim 4 Life”

USA hosts “Swim 4 Life”

Hannah Clayton, Reporter

October 1, 2017


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The Aquatics Department at the Student Recreation Center hosted its annual Greg Florian “Swim 4 Life” memorial swimming lessons, on Monday, Sept. 25. The program is led by the Recreations Center Aquatics Director, Daphne Tyson. The swimming lessons are strictly for non-swimming, current University...

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