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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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The BARKery puts faces to local adoptable dogs

Chandler Wright April 21, 2014

When she’s not in the classroom teaching classes in the Capstone College of Nursing, Monika Wedgeworth spends a much of her time managing The BARKery on 35th, a Facebook site that advertises shelter...

Hating the hand that fed me

Chandler Wright April 17, 2014

The first Machine senate meeting I was required to attend, after I was elected as an SGA senator by the gracious Machine Greek members in the College of Communication and Information Sciences, was held...

Bonner reviews UA progress

Chandler Wright April 9, 2014

Judy Bonner, University of Alabama president, spoke to faculty and staff on Tuesday about the accomplishments of the 2013-14 school year alongside Faculty Senate President Steve Miller, newly inaugurated...

Students program robots in statewide competition

Chandler Wright April 3, 2014

This weekend, The University of Alabama will host the Alabama Robotics Competition, an event open to K-12 students. The competition will involve programming robots to navigate a series of obstacle sources....

Tide Talks holds sixth event

Chandler Wright March 3, 2014

Despite their change of location and some rainy weather, Tide Talks filled Russell Auditorium on Friday with its sixth installment, featuring four student speakers: Samuel Guggenheimer, Joana Hubickey,...

Presence on social media balancing act for students

Presence on social media balancing act for students

Chandler Wright February 26, 2014

When Sarah Papadelias started graduate school at the University of Florida after graduating from The University of Alabama in 2012, she said she didn’t anticipate worrying about the evaluation of her...

The Crimson White staff honored at SEJC

The Crimson White staff honored at SEJC

Chandler Wright February 24, 2014

Staff members of The Crimson White won four first place awards and placed in 12 other categories this weekend at the Southeast Journalism Conference in Lafayette, La. The newspaper won the Best Public...

Tide Talks searches for new leadership

Tide Talks searches for new leadership

Chandler Wright January 15, 2014

Following its first year on campus, Tide Talks is currently taking applications for the 2014-2015 executive team. Tide Talks provides University of Alabama students with opportunities to share their experiences...

Spectrum to host 4th annual ‘Sashay, UA’ drag show

Chandler Wright April 18, 2013

Spectrum, The University of Alabama’s campus group for LGBTQ students and allies, will be hosting their fourth annual “Sashay, UA” Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Ferg Theatre. “‘Sashay, UA’ consists...

Endangered: Black Warrior River placed at number 7 on American Rivers list

Endangered: Black Warrior River placed at number 7 on American Rivers list

Chandler Wright April 17, 2013

American Rivers, a national non-profit organization that works to protect and restore U.S. rivers, announced Wednesday that the Black Warrior River is number seven on its list of most endangered rivers...

Provost candidate David Francko emphasizes need for collaboration

Chandler Wright April 11, 2013

Much like Walt Disney, who was known for walking around his amusement parks and talking to staff and patrons, David Francko also likes to take daily walks to stay abreast of everything going on at The...

African-American alumni return for greek showcase

Chandler Wright April 9, 2013

Students on campus have worked to create The Alumni Affair, an annual event to bring together black alumni from The University of Alabama. “The Alumni Affair is an event that we look to hold annually...

Joshua White receives Sullivan Award

Chandler Wright April 4, 2013

Although campus and his involvements have evolved with him throughout his time at the Capstone, Joshua White, recipient of The University of Alabama’s Algernon Sullivan Award, has largely stayed the...

Junior premier recipient credits award to advisors

Chandler Wright April 4, 2013

Koushik Kasanagottu, the 2013 William P. Bloom Award recipient, knows how to make his visions a reality. The junior majoring in biology has devoted much of his time at The University of Alabama to diabetes...

Bowden, Patterson to speak at SGA leadership event

Chandler Wright March 12, 2013

Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden, who holds the NCAA record for most career wins at a Division I school, and The University of Alabama gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson will speak at the...

Public relations student receives prestigious award, internship

Chandler Wright February 27, 2013

Jessica Colburn missed the first call from the prestigious Daniel J. Edelman/Public Relations Student Society of America. When they reached out to her a second time, she learned she was the 2013 winner...

UA researchers hope survey captures racial attitudes on campus

Chandler Wright February 18, 2013

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of integration at The University of Alabama, a team of researchers is conducting a study about racial attitudes on campus, which was originally started at the...

Increased local school security could impact volunteers

Chandler Wright January 31, 2013

Following the Dec. 14 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Tuscaloosa school and city officials began reassessing school safety plans. Although many of these changes have...

Students raise money, awareness to end slavery

Students raise money, awareness to end slavery

Chandler Wright January 15, 2013

University of Alabama students are working toward the eradication of modern day slavery through the End It Movement, a movement sparked at a conference at the beginning of January. “Many people today...

Celebrations in the home of the Crimson Tide

Chandler Wright January 9, 2013

Alabama students who didn’t get to go to the national championship game on Monday night found many places around Tuscaloosa to watch the game and celebrate the win. “My favorite part of the experience...

New student recreation center to be built on north end of campus

Chandler Wright December 5, 2012

The University of Alabama has already begun foundational work on a new 114,000-square-foot recreational facility more easily accessible to students living in dorms on the north end of campus. “The nature...

Calderone delivers state of the University address

Calderone delivers state of the University address

Chandler Wright December 4, 2012

Student Government Association President Matt Calderone gave his state of the University address Monday night, highlighting the projects and initiatives SGA has done thus far this year. “We have made...

Programs work to alleviate study abroad costs

Chandler Wright December 4, 2012

Studying abroad can be costly, and to alleviate that, The University of Alabama offers many scholarship opportunities to students who are interested in saying “Roll Tide” in a far-off locale.   “All...

Free contraception limited

Chandler Wright December 3, 2012

Students at The University of Alabama seem to be on par with national trends about the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases and infections, despite concerns from administrators about healthy relationships...

Will UA consider Gender-Neutral Housing?

Chandler Wright November 27, 2012

The University of Alabama has entered into discussions about implementing gender-neutral housing on campus after being prompted to do so by the LGBTQ-student group Spectrum. “Earlier this semester,...

Governor Bentley addresses local veterans Monday

Chandler Wright November 13, 2012

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley addressed a group of veterans Monday morning in honor of Veterans Day at an event hosted by the Veterans Memorial Park Association, in spite of cold rain. “As I’m sitting...

Some UA students go without food

Chandler Wright November 12, 2012

Every week, some UA students have to make a value judgement. Should they pay for heat, rent or food? For at least a few, food loses out. “I would say that we probably come in contact with, over the course...

Deployed veteran earns doctorate from Capstone

Chandler Wright November 12, 2012

Dara Warren always managed to complete her school assignments, even while being deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq as a military nurse. “When I worked in Iraq, my hospital was a tent. We worked six days...

Faculty senate not consulted for Bonner decision

Chandler Wright November 6, 2012

Faculty members are beginning to express their concerns after the Board of Trustees named Judy Bonner president of The University of Alabama on Nov. 1, following the resignation of Guy Bailey. Paul Horwitz,...

Tuition based on major may become aspect of future

Chandler Wright November 5, 2012

A Florida task force has proposed charging different tuition rates based on a student’s major, and The University of Alabama may be on the track to implementing such changes, as well. Many schools in...

High-profile case, low-profile problem

High-profile case, low-profile problem

Chandler Wright October 30, 2012

A high-profile local case could soon put a spotlight on the strains on Alabama’s mental health facilities due to state budget cuts. Nathan Van Wilkins, the man arrested for injuring 18 people when he...

UA, Cuba maintain study abroad relationship

Chandler Wright October 29, 2012

Despite a hostile political history and sometimes strained relationship with the United States, Cuba still offers University of Alabama professors and students opportunities that emphasize collaboration...

Revoked section near end zones now open for general admission

Revoked section near end zones now open for general admission

Chandler Wright October 24, 2012

Both Pi Kappa Alpha and Delta Tau Delta lost their block seating in the wake of last week’s suspension of IFC pledgeship, according to a press release received by The Crimson White on Thursday. Mark...

UA students view, discuss final presidential debate

Chandler Wright October 23, 2012

The Eta Chi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity hosted a presidential debate viewing party and panel Monday night to discuss issues of the presidential election. Jebrell Long, the event coordinator,...

Local businesses participate in college fundraising

Chandler Wright October 23, 2012

Many student organizations look to local Tuscaloosa businesses to help them raise money for their causes. Whether it’s serving up ice cream at Coldstone Creamery or getting a cut of the profits at McAlister’s...

Former Attorney General speaks at law school

Chandler Wright October 17, 2012

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spoke at the University of Alabama School of Law last night and answered tough questions about the prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. Gonzales...

Former U.S. Attorney General to speak at law school Tuesday

Chandler Wright October 15, 2012

The former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be speaking at the law school on Tuesday in room 188 at 6:15 p.m. in an event hosted by the Law Republicans and the Federalist Society. James Tarbox,...

Several coaches’ pays raised, contracts extended

Chandler Wright October 15, 2012

The University of Alabama Board of Trustees Compensation Committee approved contracts for University Athletic Director Mal Moore and several coaches during their September meeting, sparking a controversy...

Most scholarships at UA awarded on meritorious basis

Chandler Wright October 9, 2012

Although The University of Alabama offers several merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students, the Office of Student Financial Aid emphasizes mostly pre-existing federal aid programs, unlike other...

UA students to travel to N.C. to combat bullying

Chandler Wright September 20, 2012

Twelve UA students will be traveling this October to Salisbury High School in Salisbury, N.C., to facilitate the Heritage Panel, a co-educational, anti-bullying program created by the Young Women’s Christian...

Leadership UA develops students

Chandler Wright September 13, 2012

Leadership UA is a leadership development program for UA sophomores and junior and is currently taking applications for the 2012-2013 class. “The main purpose of Leadership UA is bridging the gap between...

Former ambassador and foreign service officers discuss Cuba and CIA

Chandler Wright September 10, 2012

A former ambassador told students Monday their major would not be a deciding factor in pursuing a career in foreign service with the State Department at a colloquium on Cuba, the Central Intelligence Agency...

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