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Triumph of the Will
Pumpkinhead sent me a letter. You'll immediately notice what's not mentioned. Do Leni Riefenstahl's heirs get royalties for his new slogan?

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Dear UAB Community and Friends,

Our university and community have celebrated several milestones over the past few months, including UAB’s highest-ever research expenditures of $562 million and being named the Top Young University in the U.S. (and 10th globally) by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Recently we added another achievement that speaks to UAB’s insatiable drive to excel and exceed even our own high expectations: our enrollment has reached a record high for the third consecutive year, growing to 21,923 — an increase of nearly 5 percent (1,021 students) over last fall. This includes growth at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, and in our Honors College. We have also maintained our nationally recognized diversity, seen increased average ACT and high school GPA among our freshmen, and widened access to educational opportunity — nearly 29 percent of our first-time freshmen are first-generation students.

I congratulate and commend Vice Provost Bradley Barnes and his team in our Office of Enrollment Management for their leadership in executing this institutional priority, as well as Vice President John Jones and his team in Student Affairs for continually enhancing a vibrant student experience that is among the best in the nation. Our intensified efforts in student recruitment and retention are, more than ever, attracting to our campus the most talented, diverse and motivated students from around the U.S. and the world.

This remarkable growth is also the result of collaboration and innovation all around campus, our community and state: our faculty and staff, who are teaching and mentoring these students and developing innovative new academic programs and a signature core curriculum geared to success in 21st century fields; our students themselves, who continue to represent our university so well, throughout this city that is their classroom and on a national and global stage as they earn prestigious fellowships and other honors; and our alumni, donors and friends who have put the Campaign for UAB over $917 million and continue to be outstanding advocates and ambassadors throughout Birmingham, Alabama and beyond.

Our enrollment success is also the result of telling our story and promoting our brand more effectively than ever. It is the story of a university that always dreams big and aims high, setting and surpassing ambitious goals, and enrollment growth is a case in point. We had originally aimed in 2015 to break 20,000 in enrollment by 2020. Instead we reached that benchmark three years early in 2017 (with 20,902 students) and now — still two years out — we have exceeded our original goal by nearly 2,000 students. At a time when enrollment at many colleges and universities nationally is declining, we have increased our enrollment by more than 17 percent over the past five years.

This is what we mean by aiming high and exceeding our goals. This is what we mean by “powered by will.” We are harnessing the individual and collective will to push boundaries, to envision and achieve even greater things in all areas of our mission and across all disciplines — from the sciences and medicine to business to the arts and humanities.

Thank you all for making possible our enrollment success and many more successes to come.

With my best regards,

Ray L. Watts, M.D.
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10-09-2018 10:20 AM
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If anyone is powered by will, it’s those of us who helped save the future of the institution by raising awareness of the path the adshitistration was taking the university down.

Now watch what enrollment does if Clark posts back to back 10 win seasons. 05-stirthepot
10-09-2018 10:53 AM
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And no, it’s not just about football. It’s about university governance. They gave us one to eschew the other.
10-09-2018 10:53 AM
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No football when we lead the league. No mention of athletics at all.
10-09-2018 11:06 AM
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(10-09-2018 11:06 AM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  No football when we lead the league. No mention of athletics at all.

What's so wrong or bad about that?
10-09-2018 11:34 AM
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When he's blowing his horn about good things happening all over campus, how hard is it to include a sentence or two about our successful athletic programs? He could have bragged about our APR, or how many student athletes made the dean's list, or even (gasp) our success on the field.

So that's either:

1. He thought about but didn't mention athletics.

B. It never even occurred to him that athletics was part of student life and worthy of mention.

III. He deliberately left athletics out because of his disdain for "wasting money" on them.
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10-09-2018 12:16 PM
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III Don't believe his BS. He was forced to bring back football after wasting a ton of money to fight bringing it back. He is a bitter old bastard. We just have to outlast him and Fumbles.
10-09-2018 12:31 PM
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Yup.
10-09-2018 12:42 PM
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Had he mentioned athletics, there would be an outcry that he was taking credit for something he had nothing to do with. Now there are complaints that he didn’t mention athletics. 03-lmfao
10-09-2018 12:43 PM
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(10-09-2018 12:43 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Had he mentioned athletics, there would be an outcry that he was taking credit for something he had nothing to do with. Now there are complaints that he didn’t mention athletics. 03-lmfao

Gee it's almost like no trusts anything that comes out of his mouth.

Which. Is. The. Point
10-09-2018 02:25 PM
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So at the Charlotte game they had Mark & Ray giving out an award for something. Maybe the Slive thing.

Anyway, nobody hardly clapped for either of them.

There was a token clap for the recipient.
10-09-2018 02:47 PM
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