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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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UA Health Promotion and Wellness challenges smokers to quit, offers to help

Briana Harris August 1, 2012

The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness at the University of Alabama launched a Tobacco Free Challenge on July 11, encouraging faculty, staff and students to quit smoking. The initiative, which lasted...

Grant helps fund rural business

Briana Harris July 25, 2012

A University of Alabama program will receive a $75,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to provide more resources to entrepreneurs in West Alabama, Gov. Robert Bentley announced last week....

Football film goes digital

Briana Harris July 25, 2012

In the Paul W. Bryant Museum on the University of Alabama campus, there sits a room with 32 rows of shelves that extend to the ceiling, containing athletic footage that dates back to the 1920s. Five...

Kilgore House to be sold

Briana Harris July 18, 2012

The University of Alabama’s Kilgore House remains on the market after the University’s failure to attract a buyer who is willing to purchase and relocate the house. The Kilgore House is being sold...

ROTC cadet beats peers in physical test

Briana Harris July 18, 2012

During this year’s Army Physical Fitness Test, University of Alabama Army ROTC cadet Christina Jones scored higher than any other female within her 450-person regiment. The test was held as a part of...

Summer program shows students college life, benefits

Briana Harris July 11, 2012

Rising juniors and seniors attending Restoration Academy will have the chance to get a taste of college life while participating in a summer program here at the University of Alabama. Restoration Academy...

Habitat continues rebuilding families’ lost homes

Habitat continues rebuilding families’ lost homes

Briana Harris July 11, 2012

For Markedia Wells, the dream of home ownership became a reality on June 29 as she received the keys to her new home. A crowd of nearly 50 people gathered outside of Wells’ new home on 7th Street East...

Camp prevents ‘brain drain’ in local students

Briana Harris June 27, 2012

Children and teenagers participating in the Summer Food and Fun Project will be diligently preventing “brain drain” this summer by learning healthy eating and lifestyle habits. The summer enrichment...

Shrimp, seaweed could help diabetics

Briana Harris June 13, 2012

Diabetes has become a nationwide epidemic, with 25.8 million diabetic people in the United States, according to the American Diabetes Association. Of that 25.8 million, 215,000 are younger than 20 years...

Photography competition via new iPhone app

Briana Harris June 6, 2012

A contest designed to promote the iPhone photography app ShootLocal could yield prizes for students interested in filmmaking and photography for taking pictures of Tuscaloosa. Students have an opportunity...

UA to add more parking

Briana Harris May 30, 2012

By the end of the summer, the University of Alabama’s Department of Transportation Services promises to add more than 700 additional parking spaces to the 20,644 that already exist via the Northeast...

Plays reflect April 27 storms

Briana Harris April 25, 2012

The April 27 tornado claimed 53 lives, including six University of Alabama students, and caused widespread devastation across Tuscaloosa. Everyone who it touched has coped in different ways, but one UA...

Crimson Tide players visit the White House

Crimson Tide players visit the White House

Briana Harris April 23, 2012

The Alabama Crimson Tide football team journeyed to the White House last Thursday for the second time in three years to be honored for their 2011 national championship. Mayor Walt Maddox was present at...

Rallying to Take Back the Night

Rallying to Take Back the Night

Briana Harris April 18, 2012

While on a spring-break trip with four of her friends, a University of Alabama female student had an experience that she would never forget. It was day three of her trip, and she was on the beach drinking...

Author LaDolce speaks about how Being Alone Sucks

Author LaDolce speaks about how ‘Being Alone Sucks’

Briana Harris April 12, 2012

UA students were challenged to meet 100 new people in 100 days last night by dating expert Adam LoDolce during his presentation, "Being Alone Sucks," in the Ferguson Center Theatre. This challenge is...

Farmers Market returns to campus

Farmer’s Market returns to campus

Briana Harris April 11, 2012

The lawn of Canterbury Episcopal Chapel on the corner of Hackberry Road and University Boulevard will be full of vendors offering fruits, vegetables, cakes, bread, pork, beef and many other goods this...

Class project campaign promotes healthy sleep habits

Briana Harris April 4, 2012

Freshman women may have enough to lose sleep over already, but the use of cell phones and laptops before bedtime may be adding to the problem, according to the Running on Fumes campaign being conducted...

Forza Financial issues first loan

Briana Harris April 3, 2012

A Tuscaloosa businesswoman grew closer to re-establishing her hair salon this week after it was destroyed in the April 27 tornadoes. Katrina Rollins left her salon and escaped to safety just minutes before...

Xpress Night flows at the Ferg

Xpress Night flows at the Ferg

Briana Harris March 29, 2012

Last night, students gathered inside of the Ferguson Center’s Starbucks to participate in Xpress Night, which gave them an opportunity to showcase their talent to a group of peers. Some participants...

Protesters call out state GOP

Protesters call out state GOP

Briana Harris March 28, 2012

While walking through the Crimson Promenade yesterday between noon and 2 p.m., students and faculty may have noticed members of the UA College Democrats holding signs and chanting, “Hey hey, ho ho, SB5...

HB 56 to be discussed tomorrow

Briana Harris March 27, 2012

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the University of Alabama’s American studies department, a public forum discussing the political and historical meanings and implications of House Bill 56 will be...

Frye Gaillard to be awarded Clarence Cason Award

Briana Harris March 1, 2012

The University of Alabama’s journalism department is awarding Frye Gaillard with the Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing tonight at a banquet to be held at the NorthRiver Yacht Club at 6 p.m....

Bus service offers students access to downtown

Bus service offers students access to downtown

Briana Harris February 16, 2012

Starting tonight at 6 p.m., students won’t need a car to get from campus to downtown Tuscaloosa. Downtown Express is a new bus service that will transport students to and from campus and various downtown...

Time Warner Cable executive scheduled to speak tomorrow

Briana Harris February 8, 2012

Ellen East, executive vice president and chief communications officer for Time Warner Cable, will address students tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. and deliver the 15th Koten Distinguished Lecture. East’s lecture,...

Program allows students to shadow nonprofit professionals

Briana Harris February 6, 2012

If working in the nonprofit field piques your interest, then the Community Service Center’s Nonprofit Protégé Program might be a good fit for you. The eight-week program, which began last semester,...

Tornado volunteers face new challenges

Tornado volunteers face new challenges

Briana Harris January 30, 2012

In the months following the April 27 tornadoes, more than 23,700 volunteers have devoted more than 3,000 hours of work to debris clearing, not including other areas of volunteer work in Tuscaloosa and...

Volunteering: A new way to spend your Sunday

Briana Harris January 19, 2012

In just five gatherings, the Student Government Association’s Sunday Service Initiative has cleared debris from eight lots in the Tuscaloosa area and has logged more than 4,000 volunteer hours in an...

Alabama graduate dies in car accident

Alabama graduate dies in car accident

Briana Harris October 24, 2011

A car accident claimed the life of 36-year-old Mitchel Gray, who had just graduated from the University of Alabama in August with a degree in Human Environmental Sciences. Gray was a husband, a father...

UA shows school spirit by painting the town

UA shows school spirit by painting the town

Briana Harris October 4, 2011

Driving down The Strip this week, passers-by can see elephants charging across store fronts and motivational sayings painted in the sacred colors of crimson and white all as a part of the University’s...

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