Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:42:15 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
In her message, Bonner says she will continue to build on the momentum of progress the university has seen in the past 10 years, especially in areas of enrollment. She added that she also recognizes that the university is also responsible for preparing students for the workforce.
See Dr. Bonner's entire message below:
As we complete our first week, and as we celebrate that exciting victory by our young men in Crimson last Saturday night at Tiger Stadium, allow me to share a few observations about where we are and where, with your help and support, we will continue to go in the coming years.
Clearly, the past decade has brought tremendous progress and transformational change for The University of Alabama. As I told the Board of Trustees last Thursday, I will do whatever it takes to do a good job, to build on the momentum and to seize the opportunities that are in front of us.
Our core mission obviously starts with our students. Our success in recruiting the brightest young people as members of our student body and then giving them the chance to work with the finest faculty assembled anywhere is paying big dividends. But as significant as it has been to increase our enrollment, we have an equally important responsibility to prepare our graduates to be able to get jobs in a changing – and often challenging – workplace.
A faculty member at heart, I have always seen my role as a facilitator of ideas and a problem-solver who will work with everyone to build on our vision and develop new ideas and solutions for the future. Producing a blueprint for success that builds on our rich tradition depends on making sure each of you knows that you have access to this process. Please accept this letter as your personal invitation to share your ideas and concerns with me as we work toward a common goal. The doors to the President's office will always be open to you.
The University of Alabama is a very special place for everyone who has been touched by it. All of us who have Crimson in our blood understand the life-changing way that the Capstone impacts individuals, our state and our nation. By building on our strong sense of community and our unwavering commitment to excellence, I am extremely confident that our faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents will rise to every challenge and embrace every opportunity. Together, we will ensure – and celebrate – a bright and magnificent future for our University.