A&S in the News: June 26 – July 2, 2022

Abortion Laws

What do the new abortion laws mean for Alabamians?: WVUA – June 27

… “Roe v. Wade said that abortion was a federal constitutional right protected by the U.S. Constitution,” said University of Alabama Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Allen Linken. “The opinion (Friday) Dobbs says that is no longer true, so it’s not that abortion is criminalized. It is not that abortion is illegal. It is just no longer protected by the federal constitutional right. It still can be protected by a state constitutional right. It can still be legislatively passed by the state, it can also be barred by the state, but no longer is it protected by the federal constitution.”


Who is Minerva and why is she represented as a stunning sculpture on UA campus?: Al.com – June 28

The campus of University of Alabama features plenty of fun and unusual artworks – from Tuska, the seven-ton elephant, to Goldie, an affable-looking, rusting robot representing Alabama’s iron age. One of the more recent additions is a sculpture of a strong, elegant woman and her owl. Who is she? Minerva, a Roman goddess with an entire laundry list of characteristics, including wisdom, law, justice, victory, strategy and arts. The owl, also symbolizing wisdom, is often depicted as her companion. But why is she here, on the University of Alabama campus?

July Events

Get out and about this July: Tuscaloosa Patch – June 28

The summertime heat is in full force, and so is the fun at these local events and activities around town.

American Gun Culture

The history of the AR-15 and how it became a symbol of American gun culture: PolitiFact – June 28

… The AR-15 has become inextricably linked with mass shootings in the U.S. A 2020 study by professors at The University of Alabama and Worcester State University found that semi-automatic rifles are being increasingly used in mass shootings.

Hear Here Alabama

UA holding hearing tests at Dallas County Health Department today: Selma Sun – June 29

The University of Alabama’s (UA) Department of Communicative Disorders is conducting hearing tests until 1:30 p.m. today.

Miss Alabama

Miss Alabama 2022: Talent, evening wear winners of Wednesday’s preliminary: Al.com – June 29

… Wednesday’s preliminary winners were: Lindsay Fincher, Miss University of Alabama, and Kate Webb, Miss North Jefferson Area, tied for the top score in the talent competition. Fincher, 22, performed a jazz dance routine to “Bossa Nova Baby.” She attends The University of Alabama, majoring in dance and political science.
Al.com – June 30
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…and many more