Does Free UAB movement have common ground with U of Alabama in Huntsville conversation?

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

While talk has been ongoing for weeks about support in the community for the University of Alabama in Huntsville to break away in frustration from the parent UA System, frustrations with the trustees are also being voiced at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Calling itself "Free UAB," the group has anchored its campaign on the desire to build an on-campus football stadium shot down by the trustees. But Free UAB is repeating some of the same issues expressed by community leaders in Huntsville.

UAB and UAH, along with the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, make up the UA System.

Free UAB, via Twitter and its website, tediously states that its movement is not based solely on the desire to build a campus football stadium. According to the website, "The movement is resolved in fighting for the fair treatment of all schools within the University of Alabama System by the Board of Trustees."

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