A&S in the News: December 3-9, 2023

Mass Shootings

Double mass shootings over weekend set grim U.S. record: The Washington Post – Dec. 4

… Instead, most perpetrators lashed out at strangers or people they knew, and they did so despite knowing the result would probably be their own death or life imprisonment, said Adam Lankford, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Alabama. They had “no hope for the future.” Beyond the sheer number of mass shootings, Lankford finds this year’s record particularly troubling. “American society has become better at understanding mass shooting warning signs and threat assessment strategies,” he said.

Republican Debate

The issues GOP presidential hopefuls could discuss during the fourth debate in Alabama: WVTM 13 – Dec. 5

… “I don’t think there’s any option but to pay attention to foreign policy,” Marissa Grayson, a political science professor at The University of Alabama, said.
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Christmas Concerts

Sounds of the season: Where to hear Christmas concerts in Tuscaloosa: Tuscaloosa News – Dec. 6

… The University of Alabama Opera Theatre will bring the moral and magical Christmas tale of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” to life in one performance only at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bryant-Jordan Hall on the Bryce side of The University of Alabama campus. The opera is a family-oriented production about a disabled boy’s interaction with three traveling kings, the biblical Magi, and how his loving mother with a heart of gold tries to teach him vital life lessons. Admission is free and open to the public.

English Majors and Minors Association

EMMA organization partners with local elementary school: The Crimson White – Dec. 6

The English Majors and Minors Association has partnered with the Matthews Elementary School book fair for the past two weeks, wrapping up a semester of supporting the school by collecting books and funds. This semester, EMMA held a book drive to raise enough money and books for students at Matthews Elementary to be able to take books home with them.