University of Alabama

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Group.png University of Alabama  
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University of Alabama seal.svg
Formation1831
Type• Flagship
• Public university
• Sea-grant
• Space-grant
Other nameAlabama Crimson Tide
"The capstone of the public school system in the state of Alabama"

The University of Alabama (informally known as Alabama, UA, or Bama) is a public research university in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Established in 1820 and opened to students in 1831, the University of Alabama is the oldest[1] and largest of the public universities in Alabama as well as the flagship of the University of Alabama System.

The university offers programs of study in 13 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. The only publicly supported law school in the state is at UA. Other academic programs unavailable elsewhere in Alabama include doctoral programs in anthropology, communication and information sciences, metallurgical engineering, music, Romance languages, and social work.

In a 1913 speech then-president George H. Denny extolled the university as the "capstone of the public school system in the state [of Alabama]", lending the university its current nickname, The Capstone. In addition, university alumni and faculty include 59 Goldwater Scholars, 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 36 Hollings Scholars, and 16 Boren Scholars.[2]


 

Alumni on Wikispooks

PersonBornDiedNationalitySummaryDescription
Hugo Black27 February 188625 September 1971Politician
James Eastland28 November 190419 February 1986PoliticianA strong opponent of African American civil rights and a leading supporter of Jim Crow laws
William Harding5 May 18647 April 1930Central banker
Manuel H. Johnson10 February 1949USEconomistVice Chair of the Federal Reserve from 1986 to 1990.
Timothy Leary22 October 192031 May 1996USPsychologist
Joseph J. Levin1943USLawyer
Ed RogersPropagandist
Lobbyist
Lobbyist with hint of deep state ties.
Joe Scarborough9 April 1963USPolitician
Lawyer
TV presenter
Jeff Sessions24 December 1946US
E. Clay Shaw19 April 193910 September 2013Politician
Richard Shelby6 May 1934Politician
John Sparkman20 December 189916 November 1985USPolitician
Michael Vickers27 April 1953Spook
Jimmy Wales7 August 1966Internet entrepreneur
Financial trader
Founder of super-influential Wikipedia. Tony Blair aide's is (strategically?) married to him.
George Wallace25 August 191913 September 1998Politician


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