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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

All content by Alan Blinder

A year of tough, but fair, stories

Alan Blinder April 22, 2010

As the year draws to a close, so, too, does my career at The Crimson White, an imperfect newspaper, but one that sought this year to inform the campus conversation through fair, incisive reporting. We,...

Indy roars into Alabama

Alan Blinder April 11, 2010

LEEDS – In a sea of black and red, the electric green stood out. People flocked to the tractor trailer sporting the color. They marveled. They stared. They snapped photos. They crowded around the ropes...

Larry Langford, one last time

Larry Langford, one last time

Alan Blinder April 6, 2010

FAIRFIELD – Larry Langford, puffing on a Salem cigarette, looked around his backyard and then up toward the sky. Sitting in a screened-in gazebo, Langford knew he would only have a few more opportunities...

James unsure of Obama education plan, lottery

Alan Blinder April 4, 2010

On his Web site, Tim James, a Republican candidate for governor, lists education as one of the five primary tenets of his campaign. However, during an interview Thursday with The Crimson White, James...

Giglio seeks to build a passion within

Giglio seeks to build a passion within

Alan Blinder March 31, 2010

ATLANTA – On the last Saturday of winter break for most college students, Philips Arena was pulsating. Inside, more than 21,000 college students were rocking out. As they sang aloud, they danced in...

Pulse: A primer on Crohn’s disease

Alan Blinder March 23, 2010

When former Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain announced on March 10 that he has waged a private battle against Crohn’s disease since his freshman year of high school, plenty of reporters turned to Google...

Obama greets football team

Alan Blinder March 10, 2010

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama congratulated the Alabama football team on its 2009 national championship in a White House ceremony Monday. “I think it's safe to say that the Tide is back,”...

Chief justice speaks at UA

Alan Blinder March 10, 2010

Chief Justice John Roberts criticized the confirmation process for Supreme Court justices during a speech at the University Tuesday. “I think the process is broken down,” Roberts said of the procedure...

Chief justice to speak at UA

Alan Blinder March 8, 2010

Chief Justice John Roberts will make a rare public speech Tuesday during a visit to the University. Roberts, who will speak at the Law School Tuesday at 2 p.m., will be the ninth Supreme Court justice...

Robert Witt, seven years on

Alan Blinder March 1, 2010

At the end of the third floor hallway of the President’s Mansion, a square table sits next to a window with a view of Denny Chimes. One February afternoon, UA President Robert Witt stood next to the...

SGA explains discrepancy

Alan Blinder February 22, 2010

The adviser to the Student Government Association said Thursday that a clerical error occurred when someone changed the group’s constitution to reflect passage of an amendment that had not received the...

Pulse: White House to target childhood obesity

Alan Blinder February 10, 2010

The White House formally launched an effort Tuesday to combat childhood obesity as President Barack Obama created a federal task force to examine what has become an epidemic in recent years. Researchers...

SGA breaks spending rule for trip

Alan Blinder January 21, 2010

A Student Government Association official admitted Wednesday that SGA leaders broke student government spending rules by paying more than $4,700 for five students – including four SGA leaders – to...

News Analysis: Mass. Senate race shows national mood

Alan Blinder January 20, 2010

For Democrats, the death of Edward Kennedy was supposed to mean the loss of one of their most recognizable figures, a voice that embodied old school liberalism. Kennedy’s August death was not supposed...

I hope the felons win

Alan Blinder January 15, 2010

For an unfathomable reason, we in the media have drawn battle lines on how the political parties approach law and order issues. Republicans are allegedly the ones who will protect children from harm. Their...

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