In the wake of several years of racial issues on campus, Elliot Spillers' victory is significant. It can be perceived as a reinforcement of the fact that change at the University of Alabama and other universities across the country is inevitable.
Sororities and fraternities must stop being institutions used to insulate people from other types, thus perpetuating racism and other forms of intolerance. The college experience should be one that expands the worlds of young men and women, not restricts them.
It can be intimidating at first -- new roommates, new routines to make, and a whole map of ground to cover before August comes around, in addition to full-time responsibilities in a new office.
University of Alabama's catcher Molly Fichtner is someone whose story needs to be told for a number of reasons. You may be interested in hearing abo...
I have dealt with the South and southern politics in previous posts; so we are not going to break major new ground here. But I think it is worthwhile to update what some of today's experts are saying about the South and its role in American democracy and history.
Since we are two weeks into the college football post season with a coaching carousel in in full swing, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at some of the oldie but goodie falsehoods that coaches recycle on their way to greener pastures.
College is where inquisitive minds go to be exposed to new ways of thinking. But on some campuses, the quest for knowledge is frustrated when administrators censor speech they would prefer be kept out of the marketplace of ideas.
The history, heritage and hope that is deeply embedded in black organizational and institutional life is lost when it is assumed that racial integration is a one-way street.
While a person's physical appearance does not equate to his or her personal beliefs or upbringing, girls know that they are joining organizations where first impressions matter.
The University of Alabama is praised for its pristine sports program and its multitude of national championships, but it is students' laid-back, classic sense of style that truly mirrors the sweet southern charm for which we are known.
Others can and will profile Ayers' impressive public career as presented in his autobiography. What I want to do here is profile "Brandy" as a person, using excerpts from the book to more fully portray this complex man and his progressive mission.
Georgia has been impressive, especially as of late with wins and covers in four straight games (the under has also covered in each of those blowouts). Expect all of those streaks to end in Atlanta on Saturday.
The only question that I have is: "What took the University of Alabama so long to choose a woman president?"
It was one of those in-the-moment kind of statements like, "I'm going to buy some bees and learn how to make my own honey." It seems like a great idea and is a nice sentiment, but never actually comes to fruition. Except that it did. All because Karen made it happen.
A new version of race relations seems to have taken hold in Southern political life. Cynics can snicker; but the changed order is better than anything practiced in the past in this part of the country.
I've been thinking about this column from the moment I submitted my first back in October of 2010. Then, and even as recently as a few months ago, I envisioned a giant, 800-word middle finger to the system as my final parting gift.