Michael Patrick

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UA president search should look to uplift

As many of you already know, the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees named former University of Alabama president Dr. Robert Witt as chancellor over the systems’ three universities. Colleagues and members of the UA System’s board of trustees lauded Dr. Witt and his reign as president, ...

Before the lottery, fix the constitution

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Women underrepresented in politics

This August marks 92 years since the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified to the U.S. Constitution. This amendment granted women in the United States suffrage by prohibiting the denial of voting rights based upon an individual’s sex. “The Year of the Women” title was given to the 1992 election year ...

Obsessions of college students vastly overrated

The very nature of college seems to encourage students to find something to obsess over. We are constantly encouraged to find our passion, be it in flag football, working in a biology lab with renowned scientists, dedicating your life to creating a gender-neutral society or for most of us, watching ...

It's up to women to protect their right of choice

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Gender-specific titles create unnecessary division

Last week, First Year Councilor Robert Pendley proposed a bill to the University of Alabama’s student senate that would change their enumerated titles from “councilor” to “councilman” or “councilwoman.” Councilor Pendley cited that this bill was meant to replicate the standard the United ...