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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 VOLUME 120 ISSUE 27 Serving The University of Alabama since 1894 CW | Austin Bigoney UA students and faculty, led by Ross Green and Will Gonzalez march from Gorgas Library to the Rose Administration Building to end racial discrimination on campus. March to Rose draws hundreds Bonner credits students for integration, blames media By Deanne Winslett and Mackenzie Brown | CW Staff WHAT: Technical & Engineering Career Fair WHEN: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. WHERE: Bryant Conference Center Eat fresh, eat local WHAT: Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market WHEN: 3-6 p.m. WHERE: Canterbury Episcopal Church Community art WHAT: Mother Figure Exhibit: Kelly Parvin Artist Reception WHEN: 5:30-7 p.m. WHERE: Ferguson Center Art Gallery Dinner and discussion WHAT: Progressive Potluck WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Palmer Hall (Mallet Assembly) Faculty, alumni and students – greek and non-greek alike – joined hands Wednesday in a march against segregation within The University of Alabama community. The march began on the steps of Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library and traveled across the Quad to the steps of Rose Administration Building. Ross Green, a student organizer of the march, said the event was intended to be a peaceful demonstration that students and faculty would no longer tolerate segregation on campus and that students would continue to put pressure on the administration to move forward. “We were really pleased by how many people were interested in getting involved. We tried to get different parts of campus involved so that everyone would be WHAT: John & Jacob, One Hand Dan WHEN: 10 p.m. WHERE: Green Bar The Mallet Assembly hosted a public forum Wednesday night in Palmer Hall to discuss the responses from The University of Alabama administration and the SGA in the wake of allegations of systemic discrimination in the greek system. Wednesday morning, a large number of Malleteers were present for the INSIDE Briefs Opinions Culture 2 4 9 Sports Puzzles Classifieds 18 17 17 Stand in the Schoolhouse Door 2013 march. Bright blue Mallet T-shirts stood out among the crowd as students and faculty walked from the steps of Gorgas Library to stand together in front of Rose Administration Building. Malleteers gathered with other students and faculty members Wednesday night to reflect on the day’s events and to decide what actions the group could take in the future to continue to press for an end to discrimination on campus. today tomorrow Thursday e Friday Partly cloudy 88º/70º SEE SABAN PAGE 18 SEE MALLET PAGE 2 Chance of T-storms 88º/72º ycle thi s rec • Ple per as pa today’s paper WEATHER Out on the town SABAN WRITES LETTER TO STUDENTS CREDITS SUCCESS TO FANS Mallet hosts forum on campus discrimination By Mark Hammontree | Assistant News Editor WHAT: Dank Sinatra WHEN: 9 p.m. WHERE: Jupiter Bar SEE STAND PAGE 2 NEWS | SORORITY SEGREGATION Dialogue addresses SGA, administration response Music scene determined that the event, as described to University officials the day before, would not interfere with the academic and business environment, and a GUP was approved Tuesday afternoon.” People began gathering around the steps of Gorgas at 7 a.m. By 7:30 a.m. the crowd joined hands and began its march to Rose Administration, where it was met by members of the administration, including UA President Judy Bonner who mingled with the crowd and greeted marchers as they made their way onto the steps. Following her appearance on the front steps of Rose, Bonner addressed the media. Bonner said the administration has been investigating allegations that alumnae blocked the integration of sororities. These allegations were reported in The Crimson White’s Sept. 11 article, “The Final Barrier,” which reported that at least two black potential members who went through this year’s CONTACT Professional prep included,” Green said of the march, which was named Stand in the Schoolhouse Door 2013. Green said that since learning about the march, the administration worked with the organizers to ensure its success. “We’ve been really pleased that the administration understands how important this issue is and they are willing to work with us. They’re willing to work with us and not shut it down,” Green said. “Even though we did not apply for a [grounds use] permit, the administration allowed us to keep on working with faculty members and students to see this through.” Contrary to Green’s statement, Director of Media Relations Cathy Andreen said the University did approve a grounds use permit. “The grounds use permit is a mechanism that allows UA to determine whether requested events can be held without interfering with academic programs, normal business operations and previously scheduled events,” Andreen said. “UA • Ple per as pa WHAT: Free Flu Shots WHEN: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. WHERE: Northeast corner of the Quad ycle th is rec Health and wellness e TODAYON CAMPUS NEWS | SORORITY SEGREGATION email website

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