UAB vs UA: The Battle for University Equality
This post is in response to “How Badly is the Univ. of Ala. hurting Birmingham? (ComebackTown)” by David Sher.
David’s article says it all. I just wanted to take a moment and throw my 2 cents in. Please take a moment to check it out before reading on.
I love how people not involved with UAB refuses to give credit where credit is due. We are a powerhouse and a vital part of the state. You might not hear our name constantly or have families decorating their homes with our merchandise, but we do just as much as (or dare I say more than) any other university in this state.
But this isn’t an issue of who is better or who has more fans. It really is an issue of neglect. Is UAB being neglected and dismissed because we are not UA or AU?
I remember back in high school when I got accepted to UAB. Most of my friends planned to go to UA or AU so when they heard my good news, my excitement feel on short ears. They heard UAB and treated it like a consolation prize. A pair of socks when you were hoping for cash. That was my first experience with peoples’ misguided views on our school but little did I know that the ignorance would not stop there. Read the full story »