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 Lutonsky graduates with a one of her many degrees in 2020.

‘Professional learner’ Rebecca-Rose Lutonsky enters her 40th year as a student at UA

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer April 3, 2024

While many people end their time as a student after four years at a university, Rebecca-Rose Lutonsky, the University’s longest-serving SGA senator, is currently in her 39th consecutive year as a student. Lutonsky...

Attendees at the conference.

Legacy Scholars holds first-gen student conference

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer March 24, 2024

Legacy Scholars, an organization dedicated to providing first-generation students with resources and opportunities, held its first first-generation student conference on Friday. Conferences supporting...

North Korean defector Yeonmi Park spoke at a UA YAF event.

Conservative student organization hosts North Korean defector Yeonmi Park

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer March 3, 2024

The UA chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, a conservative student organization, hosted speaker Yeonmi Park, a North Korean defector and conservative activist, on Tuesday. Park was at the Student...

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UA Graduate History Association passes resolutions opposing state bills

Courtney Stringer, Contributing Writer February 28, 2024

The Graduate History Association passed two resolutions opposing Alabama Senate bills 10 and 77 Friday afternoon.  Senate Bill 10, introduced in early February, states that “library board members...

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Q&A with SGA presidential candidate Samad Gillani

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Samad Gillani is a junior majoring in finance who currently serves as the vice president for external affairs. Q: How did you get involved in SGA? A: “I got involved in SGA my first year on campus...

Former University of Alabama System chancellor, Finis St. John IV.

University of Alabama System chancellor to take on new role at Shelby Institute

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer February 18, 2024

The University of Alabama System chancellor, Finis St. John IV, will step down to take on the role of inaugural executive director of the Shelby Institute for Policy and Leadership on April 1, according...

The Japanese Language and Culture Society participate in the Year of the Dragon Cultural gala on Feb. 7 in the Student Center Ballroom.

Cultural gala held to celebrate the Year of the Dragon

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer February 11, 2024

Four student organizations held a cultural gala to celebrate the Year of the Dragon on Wednesday. The dragon is this Lunar New Year’s zodiac animal, one of 12 different animals that alternate each year...

Robert Kennedy Jr. visits campus to discuss campaign

Robert Kennedy Jr. visits campus to discuss campaign

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer January 28, 2024

On Wednesday, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. visited campus to discuss his ongoing campaign.  Kennedy spoke to students, faculty and members of the community at the Bryant Conference...

Zeta Chi and the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force host a forum on Jan. 11 at North Lawn Hall.

Student organizations raise awareness for human trafficking prevention

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer January 28, 2024

Many student organizations have created initiatives and events to raise awareness during Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  Awareness forum The University’s Zeta Chi chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho...

How SGA officers have delivered on campaign promises

How SGA officers have delivered on campaign promises

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer January 17, 2024

The Crimson White spoke with SGA President Collier Dobbs and members of the executive council to discuss their progress toward campaign promises made in the spring. Dobbs will address all initiatives the...

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Students express frustrations with GOP primary debate

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer December 7, 2023

When NewsNation hosted the fourth Republican primary debate at Moody Music Building on Wednesday evening, many students expressed frustration with its location and impact on campus. While the event...

UA Vedic Society holds Kartik Purnima event

UA Vedic Society holds Kartik Purnima event

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer December 3, 2023

The UA Vedic Society held an event for Kartik Purnima on Thursday evening to celebrate Kartik month. Students and community members gathered at the Intercultural Diversity Center to acknowledge the...

Hines training in a mock-up of the Crew Dragon spacecraft that was used during the SpaceX Crew-4 mission.

NASA astronaut and UA alum visits campus

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer November 26, 2023

Col. Bob Hines, pilot and NASA astronaut, spoke to UA students and faculty Nov. 16 to conclude the College of Engineering’s Space Week. Hines, a University alum, served as the pilot on NASA’s SpaceX...

 Students particpate in CPR training.

Students learn how to assist in emergency situations using CPR

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer November 12, 2023

Students in Support of Volunteer First Responders and End Overdose at the University of Alabama held a CPR and overdose training for students at the University of Alabama Student Center on Monday. Hayden...

Former Tuscaloosa NAACP president starts mentoring program

Former Tuscaloosa NAACP president starts mentoring program

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer November 12, 2023

Former Tuscaloosa NAACP President Jerry Carter recently started a mentoring program for detained youth at the Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Detention Center that aims to prevent future run-ins with the law.  The...

Wax Monkey wins SGA’s second annual Battle of the Bands

Wax Monkey wins SGA’s second annual Battle of the Bands

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Wax Monkey, a rock jam band, won the SGA and Interfraternity Council’s second annual Battle of the Bands contest held at Druid City Music Hall Thursday evening.  The band defeated three other student...

Dan Isaac, left, joins in drumming during a Native dance.

‘We’re still here’: UA BISON shares Indigenous culture for Native American Heritage Month

Jacob Ritondo and Courtney Stringer November 5, 2023

During the month of November, Native American Heritage Month, UA students are trying to change the narrative that Indigenous people are “stuck in the textbooks,” in the words of Native student Katarina...

Courtesy of UA Homecoming website.

UA Homecoming queen candidate potentially violates campaign guidelines

Courtney Stringer, Staff Writer October 9, 2023

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include Holladay’s response. Chloe Holladay, a senior nursing major at the University, has potentially violated Homecoming campaign guidelines. Holladay...

Homecoming queen candidate Mae Farmer. Courtesy of UA’s Homecoming website.

Q&A with Homecoming queen candidate Mae Farmer

Courtney Stringer, Contributing Writer October 8, 2023

The Crimson White’s Courtney Stringer sat down with homecoming candidate Mae Farmer to discuss Farmer’s homecoming platform.   Courtney Stringer: Please introduce yourself, including year, major,...

Participants during the Out of Darkness Walk hosted by Tide Against Suicide on Sept. 24 at The University of Alabama.

UA student organization holds walk to raise suicide prevention awareness

Courtney Stringer, Contributing Writer September 27, 2023

Students Tide Against Suicide held its annual Out of the Darkness Walk on campus to raise awareness of suicide on Sunday evening. Students, staff and members of the community gathered at the Student Center...

UA professor is conducting research on how to remove harmful chemicals from water.

University professor works to remove potentially carcinogenic ‘forever chemicals’ from water

Courtney Stringer, Contributing Writer September 24, 2023

Milad Esfahani, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at The University of Alabama, has been leading research into ways to remove potentially carcinogenic “forever chemicals” from drinking...

Victor Luckerson posing with his book Built from the Fire at an event held in the Yellowhammer Room of Gorgas Library on Sep. 12.

UA alum returns to campus to discuss book about Tulsa massacre

Courtney Stringer, Contributing Writer September 13, 2023

Victor Luckerson, University of Alabama alumnus and former editor-in-chief of The Crimson White, visited campus Tuesday to discuss “Built From the Fire: The Epic Story of Tulsa’s Greenwood District,...

UA Queer Student Association celebrates 40th anniversary with Shantay, UA

UA Queer Student Association celebrates 40th anniversary with Shantay, UA

Courtney Stringer, Contributing Writer September 4, 2023

The University of Alabama’s Queer Student Association held its first annual Shantay, UA event at the Student Center on Friday to commemorate the 40-year anniversary of the organization's establishment....

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