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All content by Mary Catherine Connors

Never forget who you want to be as you grow up

Mary Catherine Connors April 8, 2015

As children, we are constantly asked who our role models are. First it is Superman, Batman or any number of fictional characters; however, as we grow in our understanding of the world and the connection...

Young adult fiction applicable to college students, too

Mary Catherine Connors April 1, 2015

As college students, we live on the edge of an age range that seeks to define young adult fiction, although the numbers that constitute that range are often blurred. Preteens to middle-aged adults seem...

Experiences of extracurriculars matter more than the extracurricular

Mary Catherine Connors March 24, 2015

At Get on Board Day, booths representing hundreds of organizations and clubs spread themselves out across campus. They range from the waterskiing team to the forensics team, and freshmen are invited to...

On 50th anniversary, Selma merits conversation

Mary Catherine Connors March 11, 2015

I did not have the opportunity to see President Obama speak last Saturday in Selma on the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” Yet the glorious power of YouTube and a filmy Mac screen allowed me to watch...

Cyber-bullying a universal problem

Mary Catherine Connors February 18, 2015

Katherine Webb-McCarron is The University of Alabama’s own Kate Middleton. She’s beautiful, is a model and has been in the public eye ever since that fateful football game in which an announcer made...

Campus divisions hurt unification cause

Mary Catherine Connors February 11, 2015

Scott Stern’s piece in the Feb. 2 edition of the “Yale Daily News” was entitled “The New Yale Man.” It was strikingly honest and charged and it cast an interesting perspective on the stereotypical...

Loss of Bryce makes loss of University history

Mary Catherine Connors February 4, 2015

Positioned at the corner of Shelby Quad and the Student Recreation Center, Bryce Hospital is emblematic of Tuscaloosa’s history, The University of Alabama’s history and America’s progression in caring...

Paid family leave good for United States

Mary Catherine Connors January 28, 2015

In his State of the Union address, President Obama introduced a plan to offer paid leave programs for federal employees. Paid sick leave and benefits have been continuously evolving in policies over the...

Polarization not a source for joking

Mary Catherine Connors January 21, 2015

It’s big news: Taylor Swift is now being used as a pawn in the game of polarized politics. Late Friday afternoon, Speaker of the House John Boehner tweeted, “Dear Mr. President, there is no #BlankSpace...

Gender education should be discussed, respected in school systems

Mary Catherine Connors January 14, 2015

A solemn Jeffrey Tambor took the stage Sunday night at the Golden Globe Awards. He received his new award for “Best Actor in a TV Series: Musical or Comedy” and offered a sincere message of thanks...

Brandon Chicotsky wins 1st in Three Minute Thesis

Mary Catherine Connors November 19, 2014

Imagine squeezing years of academia and study into a three-minute time slot. That’s what 15 graduate students did Tuesday evening as they competed in the second annual Three Minute Thesis final competition....

Criminal justice to offer cybercrime minor

Mary Catherine Connors October 28, 2014

Starting next semester, the department of criminal justice will offer a new cyber criminology minor. The criminology minor will offer students a more specific look at technology’s role in changing the...

Speakers discuss recent Ebola coverage

Mary Catherine Connors October 22, 2014

As the world is busy handling the Ebola outbreak centered in West Africa with intermittent cases found in Europe and North America, students and Tuscaloosa health professionals prepare themselves by 

Tuscaloosa still in talks with Uber

Mary Catherine Connors October 15, 2014

Uber, the ride-sharing, new-age taxi service that caters to convenience for both its drivers and customers via a mobile app, came to 22 college towns, including Tuscaloosa, on Aug. 28. In his most recent...

Pilot program promotes primary care

Pilot program promotes primary care

Mary Catherine Connors October 7, 2014

Per medical school curriculum, an MD candidate is exposed to various types of medicine and specialties in order to gauge their interests and acquire hands-on experience. With this norm, it may be hard...

Council approves new fiscal budget

Council approves new fiscal budget

Mary Catherine Connors September 23, 2014

The Tuscaloosa City Council meeting on Tuesday included a number of short resolutions that tended to budget, economic services and repair projects around 
the city. Public hearings included Sweet Home...

5k run returns to Tuscaloosa area

Mary Catherine Connors September 7, 2014

For the past 31 years the Tuscaloosa Belles have been a staple of Tuscaloosa, helping with a variety of cultural and historical community events – sometimes while wearing their traditional dress attire...

Students find themselves taking shifts after schoolwork

Students find themselves taking shifts after schoolwork

Mary Catherine Connors September 1, 2014

Ahlaiah Lewis is guaranteed to do two things every week: attend lectures and scoop ice cream. The sophomore spends her time away from school working off-campus at Coldstone Creamery as a shift leader....

Al's Pals adds schools to program, moves into Ferg

Al's Pals adds schools to program, moves into Ferg

Mary Catherine Connors August 26, 2014

The Al’s Pals program in the Center for Sustainable Service and Volunteerism is sporting a brand new look – and not just their new office space in the Ferguson Center. The youth mentorship program...

State bar names president

State bar names president

Mary Catherine Connors July 15, 2014

Richard Raleigh, the new president of the Alabama State Bar, is tasked with leading its nearly 17,500 members. He is a two-time graduate of The University of Alabama, completing his undergraduate career...

100 Lenses photographs focus on Black Belt area

100 Lenses photographs focus on Black Belt area

Mary Catherine Connors July 8, 2014

Perspective is said to have the ability to change one’s outlook, and a new digital display featuring the Black Belt will feature the perspective of high school students in the region. Black Belt 100...

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