Noteworthy

Dr. Ellen Spears Publishes New Book Set in Anniston, AL

Dr. Ellen Spears’s book Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town recounts the legal fight that began in Anniston in the 1990s against the agrochemical company Monsanto over the dumping of toxic chemicals in the city’s historical African American and white working-class west side, as well as the campaign to safely

MacArthur “Genius Grant” Recipient Anthony Braxton Coming to UA

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Andrew Dewar, MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, composer, and saxophonist Anthony Braxton will spend a week at UA in spring 2015. Dewar was awarded a NEA “Art Works” grant that will partially fund Braxton’s weeklong-residency. Saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton is a major figure of contemporary music, an NEA Jazz Master, and

Senior Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following New College seniors: Jason Arterburn – 2014 Truman Scholar Mary Sellers Shaw – Morris Lehman Mayer Award recipient Sarah DeMeo – Woodrow Alvin Davis Family Student Athlete Award recipient Alex Vawter – Outstanding Student in Latin and Greek; Bernard C & Alma B. Webber Scholarship recipient Olivia Bensinger – Byron Franklin

New College Now Houses the Natural Resource Management Minor

New College is the new home of the Natural Resource Management Minor. Dr. Carl Williams coordinates the program. The minor has an interdisciplinary, practice-driven focus that prepares students for professional opportunities in environmental monitoring, such as endangered species and wetland delineation, restoration of disturbed land, and management of forested lands and wildlife areas. Dr. Williams

New College Faculty Lend Support for Exoneration of the Scottsboro Boys

More than 80 years ago, nine young African American men hopped a train in a Chattanooga freight yard and headed west. Unemployed and desperate for a better life, they were not unlike millions during the Great Depression. In Memphis, perhaps there would be work. Instead, they found themselves part of a life and death courtroom

“Scottsboro Boys” Pardoned After 80 Years

New College faculty John Miller and Ellen Spears were instrumental in the “behind the scenes” work that finally led to the posthumous pardons of three of the African American young men wrongfully accused of rape in the 1930s. In November the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously to issue the pardons to Haywood

Jackson Harris Elected Southern Region Vice President for FFA

As a freshman at UA, Jackson Harris sought one of 30 spots in the University Fellows Experience, a program that fuses high academic standards with a passion for community service. In the interview, he was asked to identify his strengths. His answer? “Well, I restore antique tractors.” After a few polite chuckles, Jackson explained what

Meet John Miller, Assistant Director of New College

A native of Mobile, John Miller earned an undergraduate degree from Duke University. He received an MA in English at The University of Alabama and a JD from UA Law School. Before being appointed as the Assistant Director of New College, John was an instructor for New College. As a New College instructor, he has

Meet Our New Director

On October 15, 2012 Natalie Adams became the fifth director/dean of New College. Natalie is a native of Louisiana. She has an undergraduate degree in English Education from Louisiana State University, a master’s degree in gifted education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana-Lafayette), and a PhD in curriculum and instruction from