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A Legacy for Access

According to civil rights activist Virginia Foster Durr, there were three paths a privileged Southern woman could follow. She could live the unexamined life...

Gulf Oil Feeding Frenzy

Remember when the Exxon Valdez supertanker struck a reef in 1989 and spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound?...

Downtown Prime

Alabama is not the land of skyscrapers, but it does have a nice collection of downtown high-rise office buildings worth knowing. Perhaps they should...

How to Sell a (Pricey) College Degree

Has it become trite to say that Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and the late Steve Jobs at Apple never finished college?And...

Scholarships and Recruiting Top Scholars

A few years ago, only two high school seniors in Alabama scored a perfect 36 on the ACT. With scholarship offers abounding, those students...

Bo’s Business

In 1989, at the height of Bo Jackson’s success as a star in two professional sports, Nike unveiled an advertising campaign that greatly exaggerated...

Student Housing’s Lux 10 Percent

Marketing phrases like “World Class Luxury” and “Student Living Redefined” are among those used in Tuscaloosa and Auburn to illustrate the distinct trend in...

Crime Watch Accounting

Inside the offices at Forensic Strategic Solutions Inc., in Birmingham, Ralph Summerford and his team of accountants gather in front of the large whiteboard...

Ice Cream from Gulf Shores may not Actually be Ice Cream

One thing you’ll notice when you walk into the new Liquid Freeze Ice Cream store in Gulf Shores is that there isn’t any ice...

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