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The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

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University construction on-schedule

University construction on-schedule

November 28, 2017

As the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year comes to a close, the University continues to make changes to campus and plan for the future. The University of Alabama has plans for new dining halls,...

Doug Jones increases in polls, popularity

Doug Jones increases in polls, popularity

November 17, 2017

Alabama's Democratic senate candidate Doug Jones continues to rise in recent polls as Republican candidate Roy Moore has been forced to address multiple sexual conduct allegations involving young girls....

Current Peace Corps volunteer to share experience with students

Current Peace Corps volunteer to share experience with students

October 23, 2017

What: "Stories From the Field: Conversation with a Currently Serving Peace Corp Volunteer.” Light refreshments will be served.  Who: The event is hosted by the Capstone International Center and open...

Short-term rental in Tuscaloosa finds success

Short-term rental in Tuscaloosa finds success

October 20, 2017

The Tuscaloosa City Council passed a resolution earlier this summer, allowing the short-term leasing of residencies in certain areas throughout the city. The concept of home-sharing was not one that was...

Student runs sea to sea for cancer research

Student runs sea to sea for cancer research

October 9, 2017

Most people would think that Forrest Gump was the only UA graduate to run across the country. But that was before this summer, when one UA senior tied up her laces and just kept going, running clear to...

Moore opinions: Students react to Roy Moore nomination

Moore opinions: Students react to Roy Moore nomination

October 4, 2017

Students have mixed reactions following last week’s runoff election for the Senate Republican Primary. Appointed incumbent Luther Strange lost to former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore....

Record campaign contributions pour into Alabama special election

Record campaign contributions pour into Alabama special election

September 26, 2017

With the Sept. 26 runoff for Alabama’s Republican primary special election looming, the campaign contributions for both Roy Moore and Luther Strange set Alabama records for a congressional race. The...

Out-of-state students struggle to find ATMs for their respective banks

Out-of-state students struggle to find ATMs for their respective banks

September 25, 2017

The out-of-state student population at The University of Alabama faces many different challenges than their in-state counterparts. One such challenge is that many out-of-state students do not have the...

Capstone Men and Women showcase University

Capstone Men and Women showcase University

September 21, 2017

Working on Capitol Hill, Chandler Shields spends much of her time surrounded by both national and international leaders, as well as distinguished individuals and guests from all over the world. Her life...

Tokyo to Tuscaloosa: Japanese scholar studies life insurance at the Capstone

Tokyo to Tuscaloosa: Japanese scholar studies life insurance at the Capstone

September 19, 2017

While some students cross the Black Warrior River to get to The University of Alabama, one visiting scholar crossed the Pacific Ocean to do the same. From Tokyo to Tuscaloosa, a rising employee of a prominent...

Caddell Construction accepts bid to build border wall prototype

Caddell Construction accepts bid to build border wall prototype

September 18, 2017

Caddell Construction, the Montgomery-based company which was awarded the July 2017 contract to build The University of Alabama's new residence halls, recently caught the attention of some members of the...

Members of the UA community affected by Harvey

Members of the UA community affected by Harvey

September 7, 2017

Though Houston is 600 miles from Tuscaloosa, The University of Alabama community has been closely struck by the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Athletes, students and alumni alike have been impacted by the...

Over 100 new faculty/staff join the University

Over 100 new faculty/staff join the University

August 31, 2017

The University of Alabama continuously hires new faculty and staff, and this year was no different. In recent months, the University has added new members in almost all departments.  "This list [of new...

DUO to increase student internet security

DUO to increase student internet security

August 29, 2017

 The University of Alabama is set to begin running a new authentication system designed to better protect students online.  The program, known as DUO, is a two-factor authentication system that goes...

Summer commencement to be held August 5th

Summer commencement to be held August 5th

August 3, 2017

The University of Alabama will hold its summer commencement exercise August 5 at Coleman Coliseum. Over 750 undergraduates and graduate students representing their various schools and departments will...

UA doctoral student to receive national fellowship

UA doctoral student to receive national fellowship

August 2, 2017

University of Alabama student Cameryn Blackmore, who is on campus pursuing her PhD in political science, has been named the recipient of a national fellowship award from the American Political Science...

UA doctoral student to receive national fellowship

UA doctoral student to receive national fellowship

August 2, 2017

University of Alabama student Cameryn Blackmore, who is on campus pursuing her PhD in political science, has been named the recipient of a national fellowship award from the American Political Science...

UA doctoral student to receive national fellowship

UA doctoral student to receive national fellowship

August 2, 2017

University of Alabama student Cameryn Blackmore, who is on campus pursuing her PhD in political science, has been named the recipient of a national fellowship award from the American Political Science...

Students react to conflicts between Trump and Sessions

Students react to conflicts between Trump and Sessions

August 1, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recently found himself the recipient of criticism at the hands of President Donald Trump. The reported conflict between the two is the most recent administrative...

Terry Bunn, Jr.s attorney puts up full page ad in Tuscaloosa News

Terry Bunn, Jr.’s attorney puts up full page ad in Tuscaloosa News

July 31, 2017

Last week The Tuscaloosa News displayed a full-page advertisement from the attorney of Terry Bunn, Jr. regarding the allegations of wrongful death in the lawsuit that has been filed against his client....

University to hold events welcoming freshmen

University to hold events welcoming freshmen

July 31, 2017

As a new student you might be apprehensive about beginning life at college. Don't worry, because the University has a slate of events planned for the start of the fall semester designed to acclimate freshmen...

Tuscaloosa City Council approves Springbrook rezoning

Tuscaloosa City Council approves Springbrook rezoning

July 31, 2017

Last week, the Tuscaloosa City Council voted to allow Springbrook Investments LLC to rezone their residential neighborhood. The proposal concerned turning Springbrook's 23-lot residential property into...

Members of UA community respond to short term leasing rule

Members of UA community respond to short term leasing rule

July 27, 2017

Last week, the Tuscaloosa City Council approved a measure supported by Mayor Walt Maddox that allows short term leasing in the Tuscaloosa area. The ruling allows short-term rentals in the T.O. Lake District...

Tuscaloosa City Council to determine rezoning fate of Springbrook

Tuscaloosa City Council to determine rezoning fate of Springbrook

July 25, 2017

On Tuesday, July 25, the Tuscaloosa City Council will vote to accept or deny a rezoning request from Springbrook Investments LLC. The rezoning request stems from Springbrook's desire to turn a 23-lot property...

UA graduate to receive award from Andrew Goodman Foundation

UA graduate to receive award from Andrew Goodman Foundation

July 21, 2017

Recent UA graduate Dana Sweeney has been selected as one of five students nationwide to receive the Andrew Goodman Foundation's Hidden Heroes Award. The five students chosen for the award will be recognized...

Governor Ivey passes new hunting and fishing legislation for nonresident students

Governor Ivey passes new hunting and fishing legislation for nonresident students

July 20, 2017

Governor of Alabama Kay Ivey signed legislation that will permit nonresident students to take advantage of all of the same rules that are in place for resident students related to hunting, fishing their...

UA doctoral student awarded social work research fellowship

UA doctoral student awarded social work research fellowship

July 19, 2017

University of Alabama student Emma Sophia Kay is the recipient of a fellowship award that totals $17,900.  This comes with her selection as a National Association of Social Work/Council on Social Work...

Trump nominates three UA Law graduates to Federal Court positions

Trump nominates three UA Law graduates to Federal Court positions

July 18, 2017

President Donald Trump recently nominated multiple candidates for federal court positions in both Alabama and Tennessee, including three alumni of The University of Alabama's law school. In Trump's 5th...

UA and Tuscaloosa combining efforts on medical calls

UA and Tuscaloosa combining efforts on medical calls

July 17, 2017

The Tuscaloosa City Council will be supporting a Paramedicine Program with The University of Alabama that will have nurse practitioners respond to 911 calls and go along with the city's emergency services...

Tuscaloosa City Council approves short-term leasing

Tuscaloosa City Council approves short-term leasing

July 14, 2017

The Tuscaloosa City Council voted yes on allowing short-term leasing in two areas of Tuscaloosa. The T.O. Lake District and the T.O. Downtown District have both been granted the rights to lease their residencies...

Bama Bound brings excitement to new students

Bama Bound brings excitement to new students

July 12, 2017

Every summer, the incoming first-year students participate in what is known as Bama Bound. Almost everyone at this University went through this process before their first semester began, and the number...

College of Nursing receives grant to increase number of Latino nurses

College of Nursing receives grant to increase number of Latino nurses

July 10, 2017

The Capstone College of Nursing recently received a $1.7 million grant for the purpose of increasing the number of Latino nurses with bachelor's degrees. The grant is aimed at recruiting 80 Latino registered...

Members of UA political organizations discuss summer term activities

Members of UA political organizations discuss summer term activities

July 7, 2017

With the beginning of the second summer semester at UA, students involved in SGA and in political organizations must keep progressing despite many members being away from Tuscaloosa until the Fall. While...

Two UA media affiliates win Alabama Associated Press awards

Two UA media affiliates win Alabama Associated Press awards

July 6, 2017

The Alabama Associated Press honored two University of Alabama media affiliates, Alabama Public Radio and WVUA 23, with multiple awards at an event in late June.   Alabama Public Radio, also known as...

UA and SGA release statements regarding Rondini story

UA and SGA release statements regarding Rondini story

July 6, 2017

Both the University of Alabama and its Student Government Association have released separate statements regarding the death of Megan Rondini. A recent Buzzfeed article claimed Rondini was raped by Terry...

Alabama business confidence continues upward trend

Alabama business confidence continues upward trend

July 3, 2017

Entrepreneurs feel good about Alabama's future, according to a new analysis from the Alabama Business Confidence Index survey, or ABCI. The survey measures data received from the state's industry leaders...

Ground broken for new home of Tuscaloosa business incubator

Ground broken for new home of Tuscaloosa business incubator

June 30, 2017

The city of Tuscaloosa will be housing their business incubator, The Edge Entrepreneurship Center, in a new 26,300 square-foot facility. The plan is a collaboration among The University of Alabama, the...

Students receive emailed phishing attempt

Students receive emailed phishing attempt

June 28, 2017

An email was sent out to multiple UA students in an attempt to scam them out of personal information, according to a security alert released by the University's Office of Information Technology.  This...

UA launches new safety app

UA launches new safety app

June 22, 2017

The University of Alabama now has an app dedicated to the safety and assistance of students. Known simply as the UA Safety App, it is available for download on IOS and Android devices. The app will aid...

Alabama unemployment rate lowest in a decade

Alabama unemployment rate lowest in a decade

June 19, 2017

For the month of May, the jobless rate for Alabama fell to 4.9 percent, its lowest total since March 2008.  This drop in unemployment is also accompanied by an increase in the workforce. Governor Kay...

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SGA continues its work over summer

June 15, 2017

During the summer, members of The University of Alabama's Student Government Association go all over the world studying abroad, interning for elected officials and participating in political campaigns....

University names new VP for Diversity

University names new VP for Diversity

June 15, 2017

The University of Alabama has named its new Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Dr. G. Christine Taylor. Taylor has more than 25 years of experience working in the...

Special election for Alabama Senate seat approaching

Special election for Alabama Senate seat approaching

June 9, 2017

With primaries for the special election to fill the Senate seat left behind by Attorney General Jeff Sessions quickly approaching, citizens on both sides of the aisle appear ready to move on from the controversy...

Scholarship fund started for late UA alum

Scholarship fund started for late UA alum

June 8, 2017

Family, friends and former colleagues of Taylor Creel Stinson have organized their efforts to create the Taylor Stinson Scholarship Fund, in memory of the Alabama graduate. She passed away last week after...

Out-of-state student population continues to grow at Alabama

Out-of-state student population continues to grow at Alabama

June 7, 2017

In recent years, The University of Alabama has seen a huge upward trend in students from outside the state of Alabama. Known as the "flagship" University for the state, UA traditionally has appealed to...

Homegrown Alabama Farmer's Market continues as summer term begins

Homegrown Alabama Farmer's Market continues as summer term begins

June 5, 2017

The Homegrown Alabama Farmer's Market will continue their weekly services throughout the summer, though most students are elsewhere. The Alabama student-run market, which attracts farmers from across...

School of Social Work to host course in support of military children

School of Social Work to host course in support of military children

June 1, 2017

The Military Child Education Coalition will host the "Supporting Veterans' Children Through Transitions" course on Friday, June 2 in the Bryant Conference Center, in partnership with the School of Social...

Alabama student selected to prestigious Student Congress

Alabama student selected to prestigious Student Congress

May 29, 2017

Henry Clay, known as “The Great Compromiser,” was famous for being an effective congressman because of his rhetorical abilities. Now, The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship chooses 50 students annually...

Construction expected to complicate graduation traffic

Construction expected to complicate graduation traffic

April 27, 2017

Every year, graduation brings a large influx of family and friends to Tuscaloosa. While the increase in population is good business for the local bars and restaurants, it also inevitably leads to more...

Possible government shutdown presents possible issues for students

Possible government shutdown presents possible issues for students

April 26, 2017

This weekend could mark the possible beginning of a government shutdown, where many services and departments of the federal government cease to continue operations. Funding for the government expires...

New SGA members ready to face challenges of upcoming year

New SGA members ready to face challenges of upcoming year

April 13, 2017

With the newly elected SGA members moving into their offices and the old senate senate session now completed, there is fresh group of members ready to fill their shoes. There are no more senate meetings...

Senior students express mixed emotions about job outlook

Senior students express mixed emotions about job outlook

April 13, 2017

With the final weeks of the second semester coming to an end and graduation quickly approaching, there are many seniors and graduate students who will no longer be students for the first time in their...

Pepsi commercial angers both ends of political spectrum at the University

Pepsi commercial angers both ends of political spectrum at the University

April 12, 2017

Multi billion-dollar company PepsiCo recently found itself in hot water after a television commercial was unfavorably received by the public. The now-pulled commercial starred Kendall Jenner joining a...

Gene Fulmer to apply for position in Hunter Administration

Gene Fulmer to apply for position in Hunter Administration

April 7, 2017

Gene Fulmer, who ran for SGA president this past cycle along with Lillian Roth and Jared Hunter, has decided to apply to join the Hunter administration after his opponent's victory.  Fulmer will apply...

Health ratings of restaurants on the Strip vary

Health ratings of restaurants on the Strip vary

April 3, 2017

Could your favorite spot to eat be a health hazard? In Alabama, every restaurant is required to display a sheet of paper containing their health rating.To get the ratings, Tuscaloosa restaurants are subjected...

UA Administration shares upcoming construction plans for University

UA Administration shares upcoming construction plans for University

April 3, 2017

Recently, campus construction has become a staple at the University. Be it on roads or buildings, changes are constantly being implemented to allow The University of Alabama campus to accommodate its growing...

Late semester construction raises concern for summer months

Late semester construction raises concern for summer months

March 30, 2017

The past several years, The University of Alabama has expanded in both student population and in area. Because of this, the University and the City of Tuscaloosa have enacted numerous infrastructure projects...

Trump's Administration raises questions of unpredictability on North Korea

Trump's Administration raises questions of unpredictability on North Korea

March 24, 2017

The Trump Presidency has divided students across The University of Alabama and the issue of North Korea's nuclear capabilities is no different.Only a couple months into the Trump administration, the president...

Gorsuch's nomination satisfies conservative grassroots, frustrates liberals

March 23, 2017

Over a year ago, Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep due to natural causes. The passing of Scalia sent the political right into a furor, out of fear that President Barack Obama would get to nominate...

New state attorney general opens ethics investigation of Bentley

New state attorney general opens ethics investigation of Bentley

March 9, 2017

Alabama politics have become a familiar topic of discussion for many, with Alabama officials making headlines for corruption investigations, political maneuvering and questionable deals. Last year alone,...

Fulmer thankful for campaign experience

Fulmer thankful for campaign experience

March 8, 2017

After coming in second in the SGA presidential race, Gene Fulmer said he looks forward to continue serving the University. A junior who is involved in many help programs at the University such as Al’s...

SGA presidential candidate: Gene Fulmer

SGA presidential candidate: Gene Fulmer

March 6, 2017

SGA presidential candidate Gene Fulmer has been defined by his unpredictable relationships at The University of Alabama, which can be seen as a product of his small-town upbringing. Although born in...

Trump announces military spending boost that could affect UA ROTC

Trump announces military spending boost that could affect UA ROTC

March 3, 2017

President Donald Trump, in his first presidential address to congress, proposed his budgetary plan that is going to change the amount of funding agencies will be receiving in the future. Trump says that...

Students express concern with banking resources

Students express concern with banking resources

February 24, 2017

College is a time where, among other things, students learn to interact with financial institutions independently. Every day, students interact with banks by taking out loans, depositing paychecks and...

Campus political leaders welcome 'reasonable' pick for Labor Secretary

Campus political leaders welcome 'reasonable' pick for Labor Secretary

February 22, 2017

President Donald Trump has nominated Florida International Law School Dean R. Alexander Acosta to the Secretary of Labor, a position that was originally meant for fast food CEO Andy Puzder. Puzder withdrew...

Student leaders discuss divided nation, campus

Student leaders discuss divided nation, campus

February 13, 2017

With President Trump’s administration now in power, the long and controversial election season has officially come to a close. Headlines littered the newsstands for months describing America’s divisive...

UAPD Town Hall discusses race relations

UAPD Town Hall discusses race relations

October 17, 2016

The University of Alabama National Society of Black Engineers hosted a town hall meeting in the ballroom of the Ferguson Center titled "Race, Policy, and Ethics," which focused on race relations between...

​New Tutwiler promises great improvements, new dorm to follow

​New Tutwiler promises great improvements, new dorm to follow

October 7, 2016

The new Julia Tutwiler Hall, which was approved last week by the Board of Trustees, comes in light of two major concerns the University had with the current facility: increase in attendance and renovation...

Organizations wrap up block seating presentations

Organizations wrap up block seating presentations

August 31, 2016

Last week, eligible student organizations gave their presentations to the SGA Board of Governors who will then decide their fate on block seating based on rules.  A total of 48 organizations applied and...

Construction adds new facilities and new traffic

Construction adds new facilities and new traffic

August 26, 2016

Students operating on a spring and fall semester schedule are always surprised to come back to campus slightly different than the year before. Every summer, construction on and around campus skyrockets....

Center For Academic Success Expands Services

Center For Academic Success Expands Services

August 24, 2016

The UA Center for Academic Success, which has assisted students with their studies for years, is now expanding their efforts to help even more students perform well in the 2016-2017 school year.  The...

SGA begins process to find new vice president of External Affairs

SGA begins process to find new vice president of External Affairs

August 22, 2016

Due to the vacancy caused by Alli Selman’s inability to fill her seat, the Student Government Association has begun the application process to find a suitable replacement for the 
position of vice...

Panel discusses political polarization

April 8, 2014

Over the years, Americans’ trust in their own government has consistently fluctuated. Decline in trust and lagging public opinion ratings were the main topics of the most recent Honors College Town Hall...

Presidential candidates face off in final debate

Presidential candidates face off in final debate

March 11, 2014

The SGA presidential debate Monday night between Hamilton Bloom and Justin Thompson covered various areas of concern for students and the candidates. Bloom, the current vice president for student affairs,...

SGA Senate debates joining Worker Rights Consortium

February 28, 2014

Debate at the SGA Senate meeting Thursday focused on the possibility of joining the Worker Rights Consortium. The proposal was first discussed last week, but the floor was opened for general debate in...

Black Student Union discusses setback

February 26, 2014

While segments of the black community have seemingly made significant strides since the days of Jim Crow, there is still a great deal of inequality when it comes to the entirety of the black community,...

SGA meeting discusses worker rights, slave memorial

February 24, 2014

Among the key issues discussed at Thursday’s SGA Senate meeting was the need for The University of Alabama to join the Worker’s Rights Consortium, a formal apology to Auburn University for the non-appearance...

Dorms see uptick in weekend vandalism

Dorms see uptick in weekend vandalism

February 20, 2014

Since the beginning of the school year, residence halls like Presidential Village and Ridgecrest have taken a beating. Vandalism in these buildings has grown rapidly, with most instances occurring on the...

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