UA In the News — Aug. 8

UA to unveil parking spot for Purple Heart recipients
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Aug. 7
Today is Purple Heart Day and The University of Alabama is doing something special for wounded veterans. A special parking spot will be unveiled Wednesday morning in a ceremony. UA will be one of the first universities to honor wounded Vets this way.
WAAY-ABC (Huntsville) – Aug. 7
WYDE-AM, Radio (Birmingham) – Aug. 7
Senegal ACTU – Aug. 7
CAPS receives grants to study traffic safety
WAAY-ABC (Huntsville) – Aug. 7
Governor Kay Ivey’s office has awarded three grants worth nearly $2 million to the Center for Advanced Public Safety at The University of Alabama. The center will collect statewide traffic data, assist with the state highway safety plan and provide software for law enforcement. Funding will also help with a DUI and citation tracking system.
Florence Times Daily – Aug. 7
WAFF-NBC (Huntsville) – Aug. 7
WHNT-CBS (Huntsville) – Aug. 7
WSFA-NBC (Montgomery) – Aug. 7
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Aug. 7
Historical marker for Vivian Malone Jones placed in Mobile where her childhood home was
WKRG-CBS (Mobile) – Aug. 7
A little piece of Alabama history will be set up for all to see by the Mobile County Health Department. A historical marker honoring Vivian Malone Jones will be placed on the Dora Franklin Finley African American Heritage Trail. Jones is the first African American graduate of The University of Alabama.
WPMI-NBC (Mobile) – Aug. 7
College and University – Aug. 7

It’s Time To Repeal The 17th Amendment And End Direct Election Of Senators
The Federalist – Aug. 8
If you asked me to name one thing America could do right now to remedy many of our national problems, my response would be simple: Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment. Do it yesterday. (Connor Mighell is a third-year law student at The University of Alabama School of Law with an undergraduate degree in political philosophy from Baylor University.)

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