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Ainsley Platt, News Editor

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SGA releases timeline for fall special election

SGA releases timeline for fall special election

September 23, 2022

The Fall 2022 SGA Special Election will be held Oct. 27, an announcement on the SGA website said today. Voting will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.   A run-off, if necessary, will be held on Nov. 1.  The...

Delta Chi members listen to training conducted by UA End Overdose.

Movement to train students on drug overdose prevention and treatment gains momentum 

September 21, 2022

Nearly a year after the SGA passed a resolution calling on the University to train students in the administration of Narcan, a medication which treats opioid overdoses, UA End Overdose, a new student organization...

The ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Julia Tutwiler Hall.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for new Tutwiler Hall 

September 18, 2022

Members of The University of Alabama System board of trustees, UA President Stuart Bell and other members of the University’s leadership cut the ribbon in front of the new Tutwiler residence hall to...

Senate Recap: Overdose training passes, electronic voting sent to committee

Senate Recap: Overdose training passes, electronic voting sent to committee

September 9, 2022

Electronic Voting Records bill – Sent to Rules Committee  On Thursday, the SGA Senate sent a bill to the Rules Committee for review that would require senators to vote electronically.   According...

A photo of five women side by side wearing nice dresses and Homecoming Court sashes.

The new Homecoming Queen election rules, in-depth 

August 31, 2022

Editor's Note (09/02/2022): This story was updated to note that the homecoming queen requires the most votes to win, not the majority of the votes.    The University of Alabama released its...

The 2021 homecoming queen election, won by Mclean Moore, led to calls for change in the homecoming election process.

UA releases new homecoming queen process, applications open Sept. 1

August 30, 2022

The University published the new selection process for homecoming queen Tuesday, following last year’s contentious homecoming election that culminated with sit-in protests in the Student Government Association...

‘Long live the Machine’: Documentary on infamous UA group premieres at Birmingham film festival 

‘Long live the Machine’: Documentary on infamous UA group premieres at Birmingham film festival 

August 28, 2022

Fran Viselli’s business was a casualty of politics.  Not national, or even state politics. According to a new documentary, “Machine: Vivat Apparatus,” Bama Bino’s Pizzeria was a casualty of...

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Get On Board Day postponed due to rain 

August 24, 2022

 Get on Board Day, the tabling event held every spring and fall semester to get students involved in student organizations, has been postponed due to weather.   The event will now take place five...

UA nixes mail fee for off-campus undergraduates

UA nixes mail fee for off-campus undergraduates

August 10, 2022

The University of Alabama announced in an email that the controversial $25 mail service fee for off-campus undergraduate students would not be assessed this semester.  According to the email, “no...

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Songs, events and mascots to know as a new UA student

August 8, 2022

As new freshmen begin moving onto campus in August, many will need to learn about traditions, common sights and phrases that many existing students already know. Below are some traditions that every UA...

Students express opinions on Roe v. Wade reversal

Students express opinions on Roe v. Wade reversal

June 28, 2022

The country has begun to come to terms with the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling in its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.   After...

The Crimson White. News in Brief.

New C&IS dean announced

May 19, 2022

The University of Alabama announced that Brian Butler will be taking over as the new dean of the College of Communication and Information Sciences, effective July 1.  Butler is coming to Tuscaloosa from...

A 1973 edition of The Crimson White displays an ad for abortion services following the Roe v. Wade decision.

U.S. Supreme Court considers overturning Roe v. Wade; how Alabama could be affected

May 4, 2022

On Tuesday, Politico released the initial draft of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case written by Associate Justice Samuel Alito. The draft shows the court initially...

Michael Knowles, Liz Wheeler and Ted Cruz record an episode of Verdict With Ted Cruz in front of a live audience at the Tuscaloosa River Market on April 18, 2022.

Sen. Ted Cruz brings podcast to Tuscaloosa 

April 19, 2022

Correction on April 20: Young Americans for Freedom VP Wyatt Eichholz said the organizations hosts events "to let people know that conservatives exist at Alabama," not "in Alabama."  Texas Sen. Ted...

UA names new engineering dean

UA names new engineering dean

April 13, 2022
The University of Alabama named Clifford Henderson the dean of the College of Engineering beginning Aug. 1.
Homecoming task force extends deadline for student survey

Homecoming task force extends deadline for student survey

April 12, 2022

The deadline to fill out the Homecoming Queen Task Force's survey to gather student opinions on the homecoming selection process has been extended from April 13 to April 15. Former VP for Student Life...

Former VP for student life’s prostitution solicitation charge dismissed 

Former VP for student life’s prostitution solicitation charge dismissed 

April 7, 2022

Former UA Vice President for Student Life Myron Pope’s solicitation charge was dismissed Monday after Pope paid a $100 fine and completed a Johns Education and Awareness Program. The program teaches...

Autherine Lucy waves to the crowd after cutting the ribbon at the dedication of the newly named Autherine Lucy Hall in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Feb. 25, 2022.

UA to honor Autherine Lucy Foster in memorial service

March 20, 2022

The University of Alabama will hold a memorial service for Autherine Lucy Foster in Foster Auditorium at 11 a.m. on March 24.  Lucy, the first Black student to attend the University, died on March...

SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

SGA chief justice deems bill unconstitutional

March 9, 2022
Matthew Curl, chief justice of the Student Government Association Judicial Board, declared a bill that requires 50% of SGA office hours be held in the SGA office unconstitutional. 
Meet SGA executive secretary candidate Josie Schmitt

Meet SGA executive secretary candidate Josie Schmitt

March 4, 2022

Q: How did you get involved in the SGA? A: So this time last year, I actually was on a top-five Senate campaign team, and I helped out with the vice president of student affairs campaign team. Ever...

UA President Stuart Bell spoke at a COVID-19 press conference in August 2020.

How does UA make COVID decisions?

March 2, 2022
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has been navigating a changing landscape.
Autherine Lucy waves to the crowd at the dedication of the newly named Autherine Lucy Hall in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Feb. 25, 2022.

Autherine Lucy Hall: University of Alabama dedicates building in honor of first Black student

February 26, 2022

The University of Alabama dedicated Autherine Lucy Hall in honor of its first Black student Friday afternoon.  Previously named for former Alabama governor and Ku Klux Klan leader Bibb Graves,...

UA health officials express optimism, stress precautions in COVID-19 town hall

UA health officials express optimism, stress precautions in COVID-19 town hall

January 20, 2022
In a virtual town hall on Wednesday, three University of Alabama health officials shared a positive outlook on the future of the COVID-19 pandemic but reiterated the importance of precautions like masks, social distancing and vaccination.
UA reports 498 COVID cases during first week of spring classes

UA reports 498 COVID cases during first week of spring classes

January 18, 2022

The University of Alabama reported 498 cases in the first COVID-19 dashboard update since early December, with 70% of positive tests coming from students. This data is self-reported. Sentinel, entry...

Racist texts in group message lead to Alpha Phi president’s removal, member’s termination 

Racist texts in group message lead to Alpha Phi president’s removal, member’s termination 

December 11, 2021

Alpha Phi member Kylie Klueger sent a racist text in a private group message with some of her sorority sisters, including Alpha Phi’s then-president Katherine Anthony. On Thursday, the sorority ousted...

UA reports 25% flu positivity rate as vaccinations lag 

UA reports 25% flu positivity rate as vaccinations lag 

December 6, 2021

At least 25% of the 1,500 flu tests conducted by the UA Student Health Center in November were positive.  Dr. Richard Friend, dean of the College of Community Health Sciences, said campus cases are...

Is COVID still a concern for campus?

Is COVID still a concern for campus?

November 18, 2021
With the mask mandate lifted, many students feel that there has been a return to pre-COVID-19 normalcy.
QSA. Est. 1983. Queer Student Association. Connection and Action.

LGBTQ student organization proposes new name, logo

November 14, 2021
Spectrum, an LGBTQ student organization at The University of Alabama, unveiled a potential new constitution, name and logo after their annual State of the Queer Union panel on Nov. 11.
UA temporarily disables employee vaccine exemption request form 

UA temporarily disables employee vaccine exemption request form 

November 10, 2021

UA employees can request medical, disability and religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, but the exemption request form is temporarily unavailable.  An update posted on the University’s...

UA students and employees react to COVID-19 campus updates

UA students and employees react to COVID-19 campus updates

November 3, 2021
Beginning Nov. 5, masks are no longer required for vaccinated individuals on campus in most cases.
UA creates online portal for employee vaccine reports

UA creates online portal for employee vaccine reports

October 31, 2021

The University of Alabama announced a new Vaccine Management Portal for UA employees to submit their proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.  Employees must also use the portal to request medical, disability...

Masks not required for vaccinated individuals beginning Nov. 5

Masks not required for vaccinated individuals beginning Nov. 5

October 29, 2021

The University of Alabama will not require masks for fully vaccinated individuals in most cases beginning Nov. 5.  Unvaccinated individuals will still be required to wear face coverings indoors, in...

COVID - 19 Update. The Crimson White.

How the COVID-19 dashboard has changed over the year

October 24, 2021
Since August 2020, the UA System COVID-19 Dashboard has been the primary source of information about the state of the virus across the UA System’s three campuses. 
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