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UA In the News — Oct. 22

Alabama is better than Auburn and state’s best university, WalletHub study says
Montgomery Advertiser – Oct. 21
The Auburn-Alabama rivalry isn’t much of a competition when it comes to best overall universities for students, according to a new study by a national financial advisory site. An analysis by WalletHub ranks the University of Alabama as the best college or university in the state. It ranks Auburn number 9 in the state, just behind Alabama-Huntsville. The rankings examined the cost of each school, the admission process, the faculty’s access to resources, on-campus safety, the median salary of former students and more. The University of Alabama had the state’s third-best graduation rate and sixth-best median salary among former students.

Who will be homecoming queen? 6 vie for title at UA
Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 22
The court will be presented and the queen crowned at halftime of Saturday’s football game, which features UA against the University of Arkansas. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Here’s Alabama’s full 2019 homecoming schedule – Oct. 21
We’re just a few days away from Alabama’s homecoming game, with the Crimson Tide hosting the Arkansas Razorbacks in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday. Until kickoff, fans and alumni can enjoy the university’s rich traditions that come with each homecoming week.

‘None of Your Damn Business’ Review: A Right to Be Let Alone
Wall Street Journal – Oct. 22 (Subscription only)
The word “privacy” appears nowhere in our Constitution, but privacy lies at the root of our constitutional republic. At least that is how John Adams saw it on the day before America declared independence. . . . Nearly two centuries later, as University of Alabama history professor Lawrence Cappello relates in “None of Your Damn Business,” the Supreme Court …

Details of the effects of tattooing on the immune system
Samoa News – Oct. 22

I have been in Samoa for a month, researching the value of traditional Chinese tattooing and the impact of large-scale tattoo designs – and perhaps – in general – on the body’s ability to the person responds to the virus. It ended up sticking out with a tattoo on my leg, albeit a little further away.  This was my period of study in the rural areas, and I completed four of the experiments in the field of tattooing and the resistance or response of the body. People with diseases or germs. My first research was focused on a small group, mostly women, in Alabama. What I have observed implies that tattooing can help increase the likelihood of resisting or responding to insects and viruses.

Nick 97.5 – Oct. 22

Also, I found an excellent resource for group events in Tuscaloosa. The Astronomy Group within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Alabama holds monthly Public Nights.

6 pre-Halloween events for children in the Tuscaloosa area
The Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 22

Parents in the Tuscaloosa area looking for some pre-Halloween events for their little ghosts and goblins will have plenty of options. The Northport Police Department, the University of Alabama and the city of Tuscaloosa all have spooky, but safe, events scheduled before Oct. 31.

Free speech vs. hate speech: How societies balance competing rights
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Oct. 22

At a congressional hearing in Pittsburgh last month to discuss the Tree of Life killings and similar massacres, Rabbi Jeffrey Myers railed against what he called the “h-word” in online diatribes that inflame potential shooters. He was talking about hate speech and he told members of the House Committee on Homeland Security that it’s time to do something about it. In their 2018 book “Must We Defend Nazis? Why the First Amendment Should Not Protect Hate Speech and White Supremacy,” authors Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, both University of Alabama Law School professors, argue that unfettered hate speech harms minorities because it robs them of their dignity and equal protection under the law.

Political Views on Social Media May Get You That Job…or Lose It
Qrius – Oct. 22

There are diversity implications for organizations and potential missed job opportunities for job applicants, write Philip Roth, Jason Bennett Thatcher, Kevin Matthews, Jill Ellingson and Caren Goldberg. Jason Bennett Thatcher is an MIS endowed fellow at the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business.

How FDR Systematically Destroyed Business Investment For 11 Years
Townhall Finance – Oct. 21
The great Austrian economist Murray Rothbard elucidated, “Before the massive government interventions of the 1930s, all recessions were short-lived.” The deceptive narrative of collectivists about the “Roaring Twenties” and the New Deal… Franklin Roosevelt worked hard to derail the Great Experiment and had utter disdain for American exceptionalism.  He believed – and implemented through legislative and executive orders – that the federal government, and more specifically his federal government, was the best and wisest option for control and decisions for all Americans. University of Alabama historian, Dr. David Beito, reports in his research that “Not even during World War I had taxes ever taken such a large percentage of the national income.”

For grounds workers, Quad cleanup is no easy feat
Crimson White – Oct. 21
On Alabama game days, long after the football game is done and the fans have left Bryant-Denny Stadium, the Quad remains filled with activity. Instead of spending the night celebrating the Crimson Tide, teams of workers will spend up to 12 hours cleaning up pans, cutlery, napkins, cans and bottles. All of this is done to help restore the Quad to its pristine condition, a feat that is not always easy. For larger games like LSU, the grounds department may recruit up to 80 people to help clean up the remaining trash.

Miss Unique UA crowns inaugural queen
Crimson White – Oct. 21
On a stage filled with twinkling crowns and sparkling gowns, what shone the brightest was the Miss Unique UA contestants themselves. Introduced individually by emcee and Miss University of Alabama 2020, Isabella Powell, each contestant took their shining moment to twirl, strut and smile across the stage. Miss Unique UA is a pageant spotlighting disabled women’s beauty and confidence. Katherine Beasley, the founder of the event, which made its debut this year, said she wants the pageant to help disabled women feel loved and supported at the University.

Campus News
Marietta Daily Journal – Oct. 21
The following students were named to the Dean’s list for the 2019 summer term at The University of Alabama – Kambria Simmons of Acworth; Jacob Hathaway and Casey Kruger, both of Kennesaw; and Robert Boyd of Powder Springs.The following students were named to the President’s list for the 2019 summer term at The University of Alabama – Andrew Crain of Kennesaw; Rae Grant of Marietta; and Aliceson Vaughn of Smyrna.