A&S in the News: November 21-27, 2021

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Million Dollar Band leaves for New York City: WVTM 13 – Nov. 22

The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band left Tuscaloosa earlier today. They’re headed for the Big Apple. They are going to be marching in Thursday’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade with a key role. They are performing Santa Claus is coming to Town bringing Santa himself in.
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Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra holds concert: WVUA – Nov. 22

The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra held its annual chamber orchestra concert tonight at First Presbyterian Church. This is the orchestra’s second in-person concert since march of 2020. TSO musicians include UA faculty members, School of Music students, Alabama symphony orchestra members, and nearby freelancers.

Rhodes Scholar

University of Alabama student Nicholas Hayes chosen as one of 32 Rhodes scholars: Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 23

University of Alabama student Nicholas Hayes was named as one of 32 Americans to receive a Rhodes Scholarship, the 16th UA student to earn the honor.
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Renaming Buildings

Georgia’s University system will not rename buildings with ties to slavery: The New York Times – Nov. 23

… On college campuses, administrators responded by setting up task forces and advisory groups to examine complaints. Some of those reviews concluded this year. At the University of Alabama, a board said two buildings would receive new names… Dr. Hilary N. Green, a professor of history at The University of Alabama, said in an interview on Tuesday that universities and colleges in Georgia would now be “out of step with the nation” because the board had rejected the findings from a committee that had “completed a very thorough report and identified the most problematic and extremely racist figures.”

Health Justice

Opinion: Health justice for Alabama: Alabama Political Reporter – Nov. 24

We call on the state to restore full COVID-19 funding to where it belongs — the health needs of Alabamians. This piece was written by Bronwen Lichtenstein, PhD, with Stephanie McClure, PhD, MPH; Pamela Foster-Payne, MD; Kathryn Oths, PhD; and Levi Ross, PhD, MPH.

History of UA

Off the Record: Diving into the history of UA: The Crimson White – Nov. 24

There’s history behind every rumor. “Off the Record,” a podcast inspired by “You’re Wrong About” and “Decoder Ring,” explores stories about The University of Alabama — and the history behind it all.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Assassin’s Creed Unity: Ubisoft can’t help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral: News Brig – Nov. 24

The damage to the cathedral was and remains extensive, but French President Emmanuel Macron immediately swore that it would be rebuilt. Following the fire, I saw more than a few articles pop up suggesting that the much-maligned 2014 video game Assassin’s Creed Unity could provide a way forward. Didn’t Ubisoft have some incredibly detailed 3D models of the cathedral lying around?… The nave’s stained glass was replaced with white glass — to better illuminate the interior — in the 1750s. In the 1770s, a huge chunk was taken out of the central tympanum on the western facade so that it would be easier to carry things in and out during processions, according to historian Jennifer Feltman, assistant professor of medieval art and architecture at The University of Alabama.