A&S in the News: May 1-7, 2022

Spring Commencement

Spring commencement ceremonies to be held: ABC 33/40 – May 2

Happening this week several universities across the state are holding their spring graduation ceremonies. That includes The University of Alabama and Jacksonville State University. Commencement ceremonies held May 6-8.
Tuscaloosa Patch
NBC (Montgomery)
Fox 6
CBS 42

Roe v. Wade

UA professor explains what SCOTUS draft could mean for Roe v. Wade: ABC (Columbus, GA) – May 3

I talked to Dr. Allen Linken with The University of Alabama who says this all comes down to the Constitution’s 14th Amendment and the discrepancies of the words “liberty” and “privacy.” He tells me if this initial draft passes the Supreme Court, it will ultimately come down to each state setting the bar for abortion laws. “If it is not a federal constitution right, if it’s not a right of people of the United States, and it’s a right of citizens of any given state, then the state can protect those rights.”
ABC (Columbus, Georgia) (web)
Fox (Columbus, Georgia)

Harry D. Sabine Memorial Chess Tournament

Burnett, Cruise take home top prizes in Harry D. Sabine Memorial Chess Tourney: Crossville Chronicle – May 3

… Former U.S. Chess Champion Stuart Rachels, a professor of philosophy at The University of Alabama, was the guest of honor and spent time analyzing players’ games between the rounds.

Summer Activities

Warm up for summer with activities this May: Tuscaloosa Patch – May 4

The spring semester is almost over, but there’s no shortage of events and activities to enjoy on campus, in Tuscaloosa and beyond throughout the month of May.

Presidents Hall Commemorative Wall

Students protest monument’s use of bricks made by slaves: The Crimson White – May 4

Students gathered at the Presidents Hall Commemorative Wall on Friday to protest the upcoming installation of plaques on top of the wall’s bricks that protesters alleged were made by slaves.  The plaques will honor former UA presidents, some of whom were slave owners. Protestors said the bricks in question were used to build Old Bryce Hospital.