A&S in the News: March 17-23, 2024

Brooke Owens Fellowship

3 Alabama students awarded Brooke Owens Fellowships: WVUA 23 – March 19

Three University of Alabama students were among 47 nationwide selected for the prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship. This nationally acclaimed nonprofit program awards exceptional women and gender minorities with internships in space and aviation.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

University of Alabama student leader fearful of unknown after anti-DEI bill signed by governor: WVTM-13 – March 21

Colleges across the state face losing their diversity and inclusion protections. This comes after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the anti-DEI Bill…One University of Alabama campus leader said the effects of the bill are still unknown. “I think people are generally fearful of the unknown because the legal that lawyers are still looking over the exact impacts and what the enforcements of the bill are,” student leader Sean Coffman Atchison. “Do our programs meet some of the several exceptions in the bill? Which programs do? That will be an ongoing conversation, and so I think there’s just a general fear of the unknown.”

Bloody Tuesday

Tuscaloosa church plans events to commemorate 60 years since ‘Bloody Tuesday’: Tuscaloosa News – March 22

First African Baptist Church will host a series of events beginning Saturday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Tuscaloosa’s “Bloody Tuesday” march, a pivotal moment in the city’s civil rights movement…A book discussion with University of Alabama associate professor of history John Giggie is scheduled for 1 p.m. June 1 at the church. Giggie is working on a book, “Bloody Tuesday: Civil Rights History and Memory in Tuscaloosa,” which is built on more than 100 oral histories, backed by media accounts and official records.