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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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History professor recognized for Civil War book

Charles Scarborough February 27, 2011

University of Alabama History Professor Howard Jones received an honorable mention for the 2011 Lincoln Prize for his book, “Blue and Gray Diplomacy: A History of Union and Confederate Foreign Relations.”...

SGA resolution encourages student voting

Charles Scarborough February 11, 2011

The SGA Senate approved a resolution Thursday to encourage voter registration in the Tuscaloosa area for the Seven-Day Sales Memorandum vote on Feb. 22. The resolution, authored by Senator Alan Rose,...

SGA senate calls for additional scholarships

Charles Scarborough January 27, 2011

The SGA Senate proposed a resolution Thursday to dedicate the current unused balance of the SGA Scholarship Endowment-Students Giving Back to Student program to offer additional students scholarships....

Student-run investment group generates high returns

Charles Scarborough January 20, 2011

The Culverhouse Investment Management Group, an investment portfolio managed by selected students at the University, has shown success after its first year of investing. CIMG has turned $315,000 in to...

University’s rank drops in national public education list

Charles Scarborough January 11, 2011

The University of Alabama ranked 82nd on Kiplinger Magazine's "Best Values in Public Education" list, ahead of 96th-ranked Auburn University but behind six other Southeastern Conference schools. In the...

Bentley to speak at law school

Charles Scarborough December 2, 2010

Newly elected members of the Alabama Legislature will be in Tuscaloosa next week to attend The University of Alabama's Legislative Orientation Conference. The event, which is held every four years, will...

Mining company no stranger to controversy

Charles Scarborough November 21, 2010

Shepherd Bend Mining, LLC, is in the process of proposing a vast strip coal mine on property belonging to the University of Alabama in an area adjacent to one of Birmingham Water Work's major water intakes....

Projected enrollment concerns students

Charles Scarborough November 10, 2010

UA President Dr. Robert Witt set the University’s enrollment goal at 35,000 at a Board of Trustees meeting Thursday. In an Oct. 22 interview, Witt told the Crimson White that his focus is on quality...

Witt announces 35,000 enrollment goal

Charles Scarborough November 8, 2010

UA President Robert Witt announced a new enrollment goal of 35,000 students by 2020 at Thursday’s board of trustees meeting, according to the Tuscaloosa News. Enrollment reached Witt’s initial goal...

Students profit from surplus scholarships

Charles Scarborough October 24, 2010

According to UA spokeswoman Cathy Andreen, in some instances, students who have received multiple scholarships are able to place excess funds in his or her student account. "Scholarships, as well as any...

Folsom to speak at law school

Charles Scarborough October 19, 2010

Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. will be speaking today at noon in Room 172 of the UA School of Law. Folsom served as the 50th governor of Alabama from 1993 to 1995, and served as lieutenant governor from 1987...

Research funding increases substantially

Charles Scarborough September 30, 2010

Research funding at the University continues to rise, with UA expecting to extend its pattern of substantial annual increases in external funding through fiscal year 2010. A poor economic climate was...

City includes UA in amphitheater plans

Charles Scarborough September 21, 2010

Tuscaloosa officials have begun working with the University in order to incorporate school events into general planning for the city’s amphitheater. The venue is set to open in the spring and students...

Candidates debate lottery, education

Candidates debate lottery, education

Charles Scarborough September 16, 2010

Alabama gubernatorial hopefuls Dr. Robert Bentley and Ron Sparks squared off Thursday at the University’s Moody Music Hall for the first of two University-sponsored debates. The major issues of the...

Tickets penalties changed

Charles Scarborough September 9, 2010

The University of Alabama Student Government Association has revised its penalty system for those ticket holders who do not attend games and also fail to donate their ticket. The new system revolves around...

Housing adds TV channels

Charles Scarborough September 7, 2010

The University of Alabama has expanded the television options of its residential housing. The new cable service offers an increase in channels, incorporating a wide variety of channels never before offered....

All applicants receive block seating

All applicants receive block seating

Charles Scarborough September 2, 2010

The Student Organization Seating Committee finalized its seating section Thursday, with block newcomers Honors College Assembly, Alpha Phi Alpha and Air Force ROTC, among others, claiming prominent spots...

Gubernatorial debate to be held at UA

Charles Scarborough September 1, 2010

[email protected] The University of Alabama will be hosting the first gubernatorial debate between Republican candidate Dr. Robert Bentley and Democratic candidate and Agriculture Commissioner...

Foreign service officer speaks about time at UA

Charles Scarborough August 29, 2010

U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer John Natter will be visiting the University Tuesday to speak to interested students about a career in the State Department and the foreign service at 1 p.m....

Riverside parking reduced

Charles Scarborough August 25, 2010

Riverside and Rose Towers residents must cope with reduced parking space as a result of construction of new residential housing. Students in the Purple Residential Zone on the north side of campus who...

SGA opens up block seating

SGA opens up block seating

Charles Scarborough August 19, 2010

The University of Alabama's Student Government Association is making dramatic changes to its student block seating system for the 2010 football season. The SGA says its new approach to student group...

Away game ticket requests to begin next week

Charles Scarborough August 17, 2010

Students may submit requests for away game tickets by logging onto beginning at 8 a.m. on Aug. 23. The request form will be open until 5 p.m. on Aug. 25. Payment information is not required...

Rapid residential expansion continues with North Bluff

Rapid residential expansion continues with North Bluff

Charles Scarborough July 7, 2010

Housing opportunities for UA students have exploded over the last decade. The planned North Bluff Residential community continues the rapid on-campus residential expansion. North Bluff, which will be...

Bentley, Byrne sling accusations in runoff debate

Charles Scarborough July 1, 2010

Robert Bentley and Bradley Byrne faced off in their second debate June 25 at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center in Birmingham. The Young Republican’s Federation and the Alabama and Auburn Student Government...

City to hold July 4th event

Charles Scarborough July 1, 2010

The Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation will continue its annual July Jubilee July 4 at Sokol Park. The event is a family-oriented patriotic celebration that is open to the public. July Jubilee will...

Tuition has doubled since Witts arrival at UA

Tuition has doubled since Witt’s arrival at UA

Charles Scarborough June 24, 2010

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees voted June 18 to approve a tuition increase that could cause economic hardships for some University students. Tuition for in-state students will be raised...

SGA to host Republican debate

Charles Scarborough June 24, 2010

The University of Alabama and Auburn University Student Government Associations will partner with the Young Republican Federation of Alabama to host a debate between Rep. Robert Bentley and Sen. Bradley...

Senate focuses on student outreach

Charles Scarborough June 16, 2010

The Student Government Association Senate voted Thursday to create the Before Bama e-mail program to streamline students’ ability to get involved in student organizations that match their interests....

Tim James discusses GOP primary runoff

Tim James discusses GOP primary runoff

Charles Scarborough June 9, 2010

Tim James held a news conference at 5 p.m. June 4 to announce his decision to formally ask for a recount. James now trails Robert Bentley by 167 votes for second place in the GOP primary, a spot that...

Robert Bentley discusses primary runoff with CW

Robert Bentley discusses primary runoff with CW

Charles Scarborough June 9, 2010

Robert Bentley shocked the Alabama political community by receiving 25 percent of the votes in the GOP primary, likely placing him in the Republican runoff July 13. Bentley held a narrow 140-vote lead...

New College course introduces students to electronic music

Charles Scarborough June 9, 2010

The University’s New College blended history, science and music in a course offered in the three-week Interim semester in May. The New College course, Handmade Sounds: Electronic Music in Theory and...

Crimson Tide Football ticket sales to begin Monday

Crimson Tide Football ticket sales to begin Monday

Charles Scarborough June 9, 2010

More than 14,000 students will vie for 13,000 football season ticket packages next week. "The student football ticketing process has really gotten off to a great start, and we expect more good news in...

Byrne will face unknown challenger in GOP runoff

Byrne will face unknown challenger in GOP runoff

Charles Scarborough June 3, 2010

The Republican battle to replace Bob Riley in the Governor's Mansion took another turn Tuesday night following the uncertain results of the GOP’s primary election. After counting the votes in a political...

Sparks defeats Davis in Democratic primary

Charles Scarborough June 3, 2010

Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks sent political shockwaves across the state and country with his victory over U.S. Rep. Artur Davis to earn the Democratic nomination in Alabama's upcoming gubernatorial...

Huffington Post editor talks New Media

Charles Scarborough April 29, 2010

The Crimson White, over the next year, will make several transitions to further incorporate new media into its publication. New media incorporates a wide range of Internet innovations such as blogging,...

Textbook donations offer AIDS relief

Textbook donations offer AIDS relief

Charles Scarborough April 28, 2010

The global battle against AIDS in Africa will take a local turn next week when UA students launch a book drive to provide relief to the AIDS-ravaged country of Kenya. Care for AIDS will conduct a textbook...

Honors College Assembly leaders outline goals

Honors College Assembly leaders outline goals

Charles Scarborough April 25, 2010

The Honors College Assembly (HCA) finalized its leadership slate for its inaugural year on Wednesday with the conclusion of three runoff elections. Christy Boardman defeated Roger Rozanski for vice president,...

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