Tag Archives: UAB

Birmingham is surprisingly awesome

Surprisingly Awesome is my favorite podcast.  Each episode explores topics that would put most people to sleep, but the show makes boring topics interesting and fun. Subjects like pigeons, mold, or concrete become fascinating. Birmingham, Alabama would be the perfect topic … Continue reading

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Children’s of Alabama: the 10th busiest pediatric center in America

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Mike Warren.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. After having been at Children’s of Alabama for over eight years, … Continue reading

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The fairy tale story of Ray Watts and UAB football

Don’t you love stories with  happy endings? Once upon a time in the sleepy village of Birmingham, Alabama, an evil UAB President Ray Watts (or his Trustee Roundtable) made the decision to terminate UAB football. The UAB students took up arms, … Continue reading

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5 Points South landlords are dumb

My wife and I and two other couples were going out to eat one evening. I suggested one of my favorite restaurants–Surin West in 5 Points South. One of the women said, “I don’t feel safe around some of the people … Continue reading

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Is it time for UAB to change its name?

It never would have crossed my mind. But when a friend suggested that UAB change its name, my first reaction was ‘what a great idea, why didn’t I think of that?” I’ve thought about it ever since.  The more I … Continue reading

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Birmingham punished for being in Alabama

One of the greatest obstacles to metropolitan Birmingham’s growth is too many competing governments, but that’s not the only deterrent. Being located in Alabama is also an obstacle. The Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) publishes a report that compares key economic figures of … Continue reading

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UAB deserves better from Birmingham

When our Chamber of Commerce (BBA) visited Charlotte in 2004, we were greeted by the President of the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Charlotte’s a city on fire, but the first words out the President’s mouth were, “We don’t have … Continue reading

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The University of Alabama does not exist

A good friend came rushing up to me as I entered the Harbert Center for a meeting.  He said, “I just found out something I bet you don’t know— “The University of Alabama doesn’t exist.” Now I’ve heard some farfetched … Continue reading

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Is free UAB movement doomed?

I think most people will agree that UAB and UAH are not fairly represented on the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. Twelve of 15 trustees graduated from the University of Alabama, two graduated from UAB and none from UAH–one … Continue reading

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A silver lining: a good thing emerges from the UAB football controversy

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Tom Cosby.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. The late, great Fred Sington (himself a University of Alabama football … Continue reading

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