Student Government Association
Q&A with SGA president Madeline Martin: Tuscaloosa Patch – August 9
Martin recently shared what SGA learned over the past year and how it plans to grow going forward.
Native American Artifacts
Archives to return Native American remains, burial objects: Washington Post – August 11
… State archives have a total of 114 sets of remains taken from 22 sites across the state plus the objects that were buried with those people, Murray said. University of Alabama museums are the largest holder of Native American remains and artifacts in Alabama.
Alabama Daily News
San Francisco Chronicle
The San Diego Union Tribune
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Federal Bureau of Investigation
RCI: How the FBI undercounts armed citizen responders: Patriot Post – August 12
… News outlets often raise concerns that allowing concealed handgun carry will result in innocent bystanders being shot or in police accidentally shooting permit holders. White’s AP dispatch on the Greenwood shooting quoted Adam Lankford, identified as “a criminal justice expert at The University of Alabama,” who stated: “While it’s certainly a good thing in this mall shooting that someone was able to stop it before it went any further, let’s not think we can substitute that outcome in all past and future incidents. If everyone’s carrying a firearm, the risk that something bad happens just gets much larger.”
Vietnam War Memorial
Historian reveals complex story behind America’s first Vietnam War memorial: Tuscaloosa News – August 13
Steven Trout, who is now chairman of the English Department at The University of Alabama, was for years the chair at the University of South Alabama and co-director of the Center for the Study of War and Memory… This new book, “The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel Fire: War, Remembrance and an American Tragedy,” is in various direct and oblique ways about the war in Vietnam.