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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Take a trip across the state line to Columbus, Mississippi

Take a trip across the state line to Columbus, Mississippi

Emily Williams October 18, 2015

Somedays, you just need to get away. For an escape that’s just far enough to clear your mind but close enough to be home for dinner, look no further than Columbus, Mississippi – a charming old-southern...

Feminist Caucus sponsors festival

Emily Williams September 23, 2014

The UA Feminist Caucus is sponsoring a Progressive Festival to connect liberal students with campus organizations that promote progressive ideals. The festival will take place Wednesday from 5 to 8:30...

Alternative Breaks provide new experiences

Alternative Breaks provide new experiences

Emily Williams September 14, 2014

Kyle Glisson, a senior majoring in biology, spent the first five days of his winter break in 2013 serving others in Auburn during his first Alternative Break trip. “It’s a good mix of service projects...

Program hosts brunch to raise education awareness

Emily Williams September 10, 2014

The Revive Progress Association is a new student group sponsoring a brunch this weekend to raise awareness about state education legislature. The Schoolhouse Votes Initiative Brunch will take place...

Lost in the food desert

Lost in the food desert

Emily Williams September 7, 2014

At 9 p.m. in Alberta City, the Piggly Wiggly grocery store closes for the evening. The next closest store is Winn-Dixie, almost two miles down the road. For residents with a car, the commute is no problem,...

Professors have freedom to construct their own courses

Emily Williams September 1, 2014

Students creating their own major is relatively common, but there is a growing trend of teachers creating their 
own classes. Anil Mujumdar, a practicing lawyer in Birmingham and adjunct professor in...

Physicists study dark matter in outer space

Emily Williams September 1, 2014

Dark matter is more than just a mythical fuel source in the popular, animated comedy “Futurama." It is potentially a substantial part of the universe. Three University of Alabama physicists are taking...

Embassy Suites designed as luxury downtown hotel

Embassy Suites designed as luxury downtown hotel

Emily Williams August 24, 2014

The new Embassy Suites hotel is going to bring some big city charm to downtown Tuscaloosa, general manager John ?Chris said. “We’re not going to be your run-of the-mill corporate hotel,” Chris said....

Manderson partners with Georgia Pacific

Manderson partners with Georgia Pacific

Emily Williams August 24, 2014

The Manderson Graduate School of Business has relationships with many businesses, but each year one stands apart. The school annually gives the Partner of the Year award to recognize a company that has...

New Rave Guardian app aims to protect students

Emily Williams August 19, 2014

A new app designed to keep students safe will be available for the beginning of the new school year. The Rave Guardian campus safety system has been updated and will now be available as a smart phone...

Farmers market brings healthy options to campus

Farmers market brings healthy options to campus

Emily Williams August 19, 2014

By Emily Williams | Staff Reporter The Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market caters to students and locals alike by providing fresh, healthy ?produce and convenient payment options. The market provides...

Renovation on sorority row continues with 2 new houses

Renovation on sorority row continues with 2 new houses

Emily Williams August 17, 2014

The first group of new Panhellenic sorority members to run out of Bryant-Denny Stadium on Bid Day was a crowd of Alpha Phis. They had the farthest to run of all the new members that day, so they got a...

Bass fishermen place 2nd in regional qualifier

Emily Williams May 28, 2014

Two members of the bass fishing club team finished second in the Fishing League Worldwide Southeast Regional Qualifier in Guntersville, Alabama, on May 17. Charles Hurst and Logan Shaddix became the University’s...

Avanti member supports charity

Emily Williams April 22, 2014

Avanti leader Sam Foster and parent ambassador Madeline Folsom raised more than $1,500 to support the Foothills Alliance through the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop service project this year. The...

Street names honor significant Tuscaloosa figures

Emily Williams April 22, 2014

People drive down Warner, Wallace, McFarland and Greensboro all the time, but most never stop to consider where the names on the street signs came from. Some of the street names in Tuscaloosa are named...

Bama Dining to eliminate Styrofoam boxes

Emily Williams April 21, 2014

This fall, students will no longer receive disposable Styrofoam takeout containers from dining halls. In cooperation with an SGA resolution passed by last year’s senate, Bama Dining has decided to replace...

Advertising students submit work to national student showcase

Emily Williams April 17, 2014

A group of advertising students will have their work displayed in a national student showcase this May. Students in Glenn Griffin’s advanced advertising development class have submitted 20 pieces of...

Campus claims musical past

Emily Williams April 16, 2014

In 1969 Jimi Hendrix played Woodstock, Madison Square Garden and London’s Royal Albert Hall. That same year, he also played Coleman Coliseum, right here on The University of Alabama’s campus. Throughout...

Professor receives national award for diversity

Emily Williams April 14, 2014

Viola Acoff, head of the department of metallurgical and materials engineering, was recently awarded for her dedication to increasing diversity in the field of engineering. Acoff was named a recipient...

Town Hall to discuss extremism

Emily Williams April 7, 2014

With approval ratings in Washington, D.C., reaching all-time lows in the last few years, many Americans seem fed up with the lack of cooperation coming out of the nation’s capital. As part of the Honors...

NPR journalist to deliver Blackburn lecture

NPR journalist to deliver Blackburn lecture

Emily Williams April 2, 2014

National Public Radio host and author Michele Norris will speak about race in America on Wednesday as a part of the Blackburn Institute’s Frank A. Nix lecture series. Norris, who previously hosted the...

SODEL discusses reform to UA grounds use policy

SODEL discusses reform to UA grounds use policy

Emily Williams March 18, 2014

The Students For Open Doors and Ethical Leadership assembly met Monday in Carmichael Hall to discuss proposals for grounds use policy reform. Student representatives from the Mallet Assembly, the Women’s...

Dorms to gain recreation center

Dorms to gain recreation center

Emily Williams March 18, 2014

The week before spring break is one of the busiest times of the year at the Student Recreation Center, but next year, it might be a little bit easier to find an open treadmill. This fall, University Recreation...

Officials, students discuss reform

Officials, students discuss reform

Emily Williams March 17, 2014

Alabama state representatives discussed education reform and job creation at an Honors College Town Hall event Sunday night. “Capitol to the Capstone: Reshaping Alabama’s Image to Keep Alabama’s...

Housing uses off-campus sites

Housing uses off-campus sites

Emily Williams March 17, 2014

The 2013 incoming freshman class was the largest in University of Alabama history. The 6,478 students required to live on campus caused a shortage of University housing and sent overflow freshmen to off-campus...

Students with disabilities seek access on campus

Students with disabilities seek access on campus

Emily Williams March 11, 2014

The University of Alabama is famous for its signature Greek Revival architecture style, with towering columns and steep staircases leading to building entrances. But one thing missing from these grand...

Dining halls strive to source food locally

Dining halls strive to source food locally

Emily Williams March 10, 2014

From midnight pancakes to unlimited pizza, the myriad offerings at Bama Dining locations seem to appear continuously; the origins of the meals and the ingredients that go into them are, for many students,...

Dining Dollars help determine business success

Dining Dollars help determine business success

Emily Williams March 6, 2014

Since 1996, businesses in Tuscaloosa have been partnered with Bama Dining and the Action Card Office to allow students to use their ACT cards as a form of payment. However, the partnership has proved beneficial...

The loneliest number? Students discuss perks, downfalls of one-bedroom residence

The loneliest number? Students discuss perks, downfalls of one-bedroom residence

Emily Williams March 5, 2014

Zyda Culpepper-Baldwin lives in a building with 965 other girls, but every night she comes home to a space of her own. More than content with her arrangements, Culpepper-Baldwin is part of a growing number...

Series to discuss politics, Greek life

Emily Williams March 5, 2014

The Women’s Resource Center and the department of gender and race studies will continue their monthly Brown Bag Lecture Series Wednesday afternoon in Garland 203 with presentations from two political...

State gun laws prompt debate

Emily Williams February 25, 2014

In response to a number of shooting incidents on college campuses in the past few years, the Counseling Center, UAPD and the Office of Emergency Preparedness sponsored an active shooter training program...

Slash Pine Press to make chapbook of local poetry

Emily Williams February 25, 2014

Slash Pine Press, a creative internship program at The University of Alabama, will be creating a chapbook featuring poems written for Poetry Out Loud, a national high school poetry competition that takes...

St. John speaks on Saban profile

Emily Williams February 24, 2014

Warren St. John left Birmingham to attend Columbia University in New York City, but that hasn’t stopped him from returning to Alabama. “You get something from leaving and coming back. There are a...

The routes to reporting assault: Title IX fills voids created in annual campus report

The routes to reporting assault: Title IX fills voids created in annual campus report

Emily Williams February 18, 2014

In 2010, 20-year-old University of Missouri swimmer Sasha Menu Courey was raped at an off-campus party by a football player. She spoke of the assault to a doctor, an athletic department administrator...

Medical Center acquires new Northport branch

Emily Williams February 17, 2014

The University Medical Center, a primary care practice connected to the College of Community Health Sciences, has hired a new physician and is accepting new patients at its Warrior Family Medicine branch,...

SGA statements of candidacy due

Emily Williams February 12, 2014

Statements of candidacy for the upcoming Student Government Association elections are due Wednesday. Statements of candidacy include general information about a candidate, as well as their 200-word platform...

On-campus jobs provide experience

Emily Williams February 10, 2014

While many college students work in stores or restaurants, one of the largest employers of students is the University itself. Vaishali Patel, recruitment specialist for the Department of Human Resources,...

Students combat mental health stigma

Emily Williams February 5, 2014

A group of student actors is raising awareness about mental health issues by performing a series of pieces written by students struggling with mental illness. The fourth annual Mental Health Monologues,...

Students gain class credits, work experience in Ghana

Emily Williams February 3, 2014

Many students choose to get career experience while they are in college, but not many of them get the opportunity to do so in a foreign country. Every summer, undergraduates have the chance to study,...

University students reach out to international peers

Emily Williams February 3, 2014

A group of students at a local church is trying to make the transition to American life a little easier for international students on campus. The International Student Ministry, now in its second year,...

UA student speaks at BOE meeting

Emily Williams January 22, 2014

A University of Alabama student spoke in front of the Tuscaloosa School Board Tuesday night about a recent controversy regarding a secret deal made for the funding of a new school. Adam Seale, a senior...

ALLELE series continues with Gregory Retallack lecture

Emily Williams January 16, 2014

University of Oregon Professor Gregory Retallack will visit campus and give a lecture titled “Global Cooling by Grassland Soils in the Geological Past, Present, and Near Future.” The talk will take...

Peer Leaders help students transition to college life

Emily Williams January 14, 2014

Starting at the end of January, the Office of First Year Experience will be accepting applications for Peer Leaders. Peer Leaders is a program where upperclassmen are paired with freshman classes to...

Economic forecast predicts growth

Emily Williams January 13, 2014

The economy in the state of Alabama is expected to improve in 2014, according to the annual forecast by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business....

Miss America contestant creates cookbook

Emily Williams December 4, 2013

Miss Point Mallard Katie Malone is using her platform in the Miss America Organization to make an impact for struggling families this holiday season. Malone has created a cookbook to benefit the Ronald...

Professors work to expand Head Start

Professors work to expand Head Start

Emily Williams December 4, 2013

Two University of Alabama professors were awarded a $2.2 million grant to expand the Head Start preschool program for children in West Alabama. Head Start provides enrichment for preschool-aged children...

Students build app for children with autism

Emily Williams November 21, 2013

Three University of Alabama undergraduate students have developed an app that aids in teaching autistic children to recognize facial emotions and are receiving national recognition for their work by...

Doctoral students present theses in 3 minutes

Emily Williams November 21, 2013

While an average graduate thesis is around 80,000 words, 15 University of Alabama doctoral students managed to condense theirs into a three-minute presentation. The contestants gathered in Russell Hall...

Crimson Cabaret jazzes up halftime at Coleman Coliseum

Crimson Cabaret jazzes up halftime at Coleman Coliseum

Emily Williams November 19, 2013

The Crimsonettes are famous for performing during the Alabama football halftime show, but with the start of basketball season, a different set of dancers is taking center court. The Crimson Cabaret serves...

Students examine ‘converging cultures’

Emily Williams November 14, 2013

A group of University of Alabama graduate students is currently preparing to submit abstracts for the fourth annual Alabama Modern Language Conference. If accepted, the students will publicly present their...

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