From SACS Principles of Accreditation:

From SACS Principles of Accreditation: 3.2.11 The institution’s chief executive officer has ultimate responsibility for, and exercises appropriate administrative and fiscal control over, the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program. (Control of intercollegiate athletics)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

An upcoming announcement: Saturday, July 15, 2015

By Ralph Harbison

I’ve seen the future and it will be…

Sunday, July 15, 2015, the next stage in the evolution of the #freeUAB movement will be unveiled. While I am aware of what that stage is, I am not going to discuss it here. You will need to be there to see for yourself.

What I am going to discuss is the #freeUAB movement itself. If you believe the movement is mostly about athletics, you are wrong. #FreeUAB is about everything that is the ideal in American life.

  • We oppose obfuscation.
  • We oppose misrepresentation of facts.
  • We oppose oppression.
  • We oppose bigotry.
  • We oppose elitism.
  • We oppose aristocracy and oligarchy in all forms.
  • We oppose being forced to live in the past.
  • We are about freedom.
  • We are about independence.
  • We are about self-governance.
  • We are about equality.
  • We are about fairness.
  • We are about integrity.
  • We are about representation.
  • We are about openness.
  • We are about the future.

At its core, #freeUAB is about the things that make us Americans. At its core, #freeUAB is about the promises made in 1776, that all are created equal and endowed by unalienable rights.

Am I being a bit hyperbolic? Perhaps, but if I tone it down, it still sounds the same. #FreeUAB is about one group of people who want their world to be the best that it can be despite the fact that another, smaller group of people would rather they live in a subservient manner.

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