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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    “These policies, or speech codes, are outdated ...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...

1065 comes back to Mobile: Students should learn how to stay safe for similar events

Patricia West, Reporter

September 29, 2017


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The Rape Crisis Center and USA Health have advice for students attending Mobile’s free downtown concert ,1065, on Sept. 29 - Oct.1. FeAunte' Preyear, USA’s Health Education & Quality Improvement Coordinator, gives students similar advice to students on a daily basis saying that students shoul...

Homecoming Announcement

Rachel Sullivan, Reporter

September 25, 2017


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The 2017 Homecoming season has arrived, and with it the Homecoming Court election. This year, almost 30 men and women are running to represent every class of USA. In the past, the election has been based on a points system coordinated with the Homecoming events. This resulted in great success from...

Mobile seeks to empower women

Mobile seeks to empower women

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

September 25, 2017


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The University of South Alabama along with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians partnered with the Community Foundation of South Alabama and Congressman Bradley Byrne to bring the 3rd annual Women’s Forum to Mobile, Ala. on Sept. 15, 2017. Lynne Chronister, Vice President for Research and Economic Devel...

USA issues report on JTC collapse

USA issues report on JTC collapse

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

September 25, 2017


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Friday, The University of South Alabama released the report investigating the reason behind the collapse of the Jaguar Training Center. The report stated that non-damaging winds applied a force to the in-construction facility and, because of the lack of bracing, the force was not effectively distribu...

USA rallies to support DREAMers

USA rallies to support DREAMers

Patricia West, Reporter

September 25, 2017


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In the wake of President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act (DACA) members of University of South Alabama’s Latin American Student Association teamed up with Alabama’s Coalition for Immigrant Justice to host a Solidarity Rally in support of USA students that...

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