A&S in the News: May 22-28, 2022

Primary Election

Election 2022: Tuesday’s Alabama primary could lead to a first of its kind in more than 40 years: Al.com – May 22

…“Alabama will likely be overshadowed by Georgia next week, in part because Georgia is seen as competitive and Alabama is not, and in part because races with direct Trump involvement seem to be drawing more national media attention as they are all seen as direct tests of the power of his endorsement,” said Regina Warner, an assistant professor of political sciences at The University of Alabama.
Al.com – May 25

Political Power

Will Alabama voters tank their own shot at political power? Slate – May 23

…As if her career credentials weren’t enough, Britt is even married to a former Alabama football captain, a fact she highlights in campaign ads. (“People in Alabama know the names of some fairly obscure players,” said Stephen Borrelli, professor emeritus of political science at The University of Alabama. “For some 15 or 20 percent of voters, I think that really matters.”)


‘More than folding paper’: A look at origami: Tuscaloosa Patch – May 25

UA’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers an in-depth look at immigration history and cultural impact along with educational resources and more.

Upcoming Events

Tusk Calendar: Who’s playing and what’s happening: Tuscaloosa News – May 25

In case of rain, shows will move indoors to the Allen Bales Theatre, Rowand-Johnson Hall on The University of Alabama campus.

Flow Tuscaloosa

Flow Tuscaloosa lantern parade a glowing success: Tuscaloosa Patch – May 25

Flow Tuscaloosa’s lantern parade lit up the Riverwalk, bringing people together to appreciate our water resources in a new way.

Gun Control

Texas school massacre latest ‘everyday horror’ in U.S. that would be unthinkable abroad: NBC News – May 25

… Despite having 4 percent of the world’s population, the U.S. made up 31 percent of all public mass shootings globally between 1966 and 2012, according to a 2015 study by Adam Lankford, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Alabama. When he speaks with academics abroad, they all ask him a similar question about the U.S.: “This is such an obviously terrible and tragic problem and seems to have an obvious solution — why can’t they figure this out?” Lankford told NBC News by phone Wednesday. “Lack of political will? Or do Americans love their guns so much they are willing to let children die rather than give them up?”
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…and many more