Perspectives

It Came from the Archives: 20th century Dothan socialite Pauline Burdeshaw

August 28, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

Pauline (neé Byrd) Burdeshaw was an anomaly.

In an era when few women traveled far and most did not travel without their husbands, Polly, as she was known to her friends, made multiple trips in North America, South America, and Europe.  Staying in high-end hotels and traveling by luxury steam liners, she met the famous…

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A ‘renewable electric grid’ may be a mirage

August 22, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change will require enormous sacrifice. The enormity of the required sacrifice suggests that we should have consensus on the goal before acting. Recent discussions of the Green New Deal have highlighted some of the required sacrifices, but I suspect that the full implications of an all renewable power…

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Italy inspires English students while studying abroad

July 12, 2019
By Anna Shay Wasden

When one thinks of traveling to Italy, they typically envision the big cities and all they have to offer: colorful clusters of homes in Cinque Terre, historical sites in Rome, gondolas cruising in Venice, bustling fashion shows in Milan. But, anyone who has wandered upon a bloom of jasmine on an abandoned street or brushed…

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