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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Chamber of Commerce hosts 5K for veterans appreciation

Chamber of Commerce hosts 5K for veterans appreciation

November 3, 2016

Veterans Day was once known as Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of WWI. But in 1926 Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance, and it became a national holiday in 1938. Now, Veterans...

Strange Alabama: The past of the President's mansion still not acknowledged on campus tours

Strange Alabama: The past of the President's mansion still not acknowledged on campus tours

October 19, 2016

Every building on the University's campus has a past – sometimes a dark one. Even the President's mansion, which has housed every UA President for 150 years is full of stories.The mansion was completed...

Kentuck Arts Festival showcases over 270 artists

Kentuck Arts Festival showcases over 270 artists

October 17, 2016

The 45th annual Kentuck Arts Festival continued its legacy this weekend with over 270 artists and craftsmen selling different pieces of artwork and handmade items at various booths. Visitors viewed everything...

Band Q&A: Colorado group In the Whale on their origins and visiting the South

Band Q&A: Colorado group In the Whale on their origins and visiting the South

October 6, 2016

They play with the most stripped-down setup possible: just lead guitar and drums, in the style of the White Stripes. In the Whale, a band based out of Denver, Colorado, will make its way to Birmingham...

Worlds' first global film festival comes to Bama Theatre

Worlds' first global film festival comes to Bama Theatre

September 28, 2016

The world’s first global film festival, Manhattan Short, will make its way to the Bama Theatre Sept. 29. Community members are invited to watch 10 films compiled into a two hour show. These films will...

Q&A: An asexual student speaks about her experiences

Q&A: An asexual student speaks about her experiences

September 26, 2016

As our campus, and the nation, continue to make strides in gender and sexuality equality, there is still a lot to work on. Many people are unaware of people who identify with asexuality, the lack of sexual...

Love, sext, magic: The good and bad views of sexting

Love, sext, magic: The good and bad views of sexting

September 26, 2016

It’s a new trend among young people that’s caused a panic in many a parent and moralist. Teenagers, college students and young adults are using smart phone technology to send each other suggestive...

Students react to the iPhone 7 and the iOS 10 update

Students react to the iPhone 7 and the iOS 10 update

September 15, 2016

It’s that time of the year again. Apple has unveiled its newest iPhone and iOS updates, and the thrill of the newest software has become nearly as exciting as the phone itself.The iPhone 7, which...

Military veteran joins sorority

Military veteran joins sorority

September 15, 2016

When Rachel Thornton graduated high school in Eugene, Oregon she had no idea of what she wanted to do next. Nearly 10 years later, she has served in the Air Force, has become the first veteran to rush...

“Black girls for change” exhibit depicts a Southern town through the eyes of young women

September 1, 2016

Hobson City is the second oldest African-American town in the United States and the oldest in the state of Alabama. It is a small city with a population of only about 800, and it just celebrated its...

Kentuck Art Center hosts art night

Kentuck Art Center hosts art night

August 25, 2016

When the recession hit the country several 
professions suffered, and that included the art industry, an already difficult business to be in. But the Kentuck Art Center, located in Northport has made...

Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter offers options for stray animals

Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter offers options for stray animals

August 22, 2016

Pet ownership, with its costs, time management and essential resources, is not for everyone. Add in a full-time schedule of college classes, and the commitment can become too much to handle.The Tuscaloosa...

Faculty given chance to express Blackboard experiences

April 11, 2016

What: Faculty Listening Session: Is Blackboard Meeting Your Needs? When: Wednesday, April 13. 9 – 10 a.m. Where: Gordon Palmer Room A232Why: “We’ve been using blackboard since 2012,” said Marilyn...

Yellowhammer festival promoted sustainability to more than 5,000 attendees

Yellowhammer festival promoted sustainability to more than 5,000 attendees

April 9, 2016

More than 5,000 people attended Creative Campus’ Yellowhammer festival April 3. Attendees flocked to the Tuscaloosa River Market to promote sustainability, arts, music and give residents a chance to...

Honors College hosts speech by Attorney General Luther Strange

March 28, 2016

The Honors College hosted, as part of the Anne Campbell Bloom Lecture Series, a speech by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange about how he became interested in politics and law as well as his strong...

State of the Black Union covers unity and uprising of the black community

State of the Black Union covers unity and uprising of the black community

February 23, 2016

The annual State of the Black Student Union was held Feb. 22 in Russell Hall. Two speakers were presented, Trudier Harris, an English professor at the University, and Bishop L. Spenser Smith. Both spoke...

Take a seat: SGA amendment would overhaul block seating

Take a seat: SGA amendment would overhaul block seating

February 18, 2016

The SGA Senate gathered Feb. 19 to discuss an amendment to the SGA constitution regarding the method of selection for Student Organizational Seating, or block seating, for the upcoming football season.The...

What to do in case of severe weather

February 2, 2016

The University sent emails to students, faculty and staff regarding severe weather possibilities. The National Weather Service has declared a wind advisory for Central Alabama from noon on Feb. 2 to 3:00...

Bama Dining chefs teach cooking class on sauces

January 27, 2016

The Crimson Kitchen cooking series began Jan. 26 with their first class, “Learn Your Mother Sauces.” Chefs from around the UA campus gathered in Fresh Foods to teach students and community members...

UADM to hold kickoff event

January 25, 2016

The University of Alabama Dance Marathon will hold its first ever kickoff event, a 2 hour event of non-stop dancing to help raise money for Children’s of Alabama, on Jan. 26.UADM is a year-round fundraising...

Rural Medical Scholars Program to host workshop

January 16, 2016

The University’s Rural Medical Scholars Program (RMSP) will hold a workshop Jan. 30 to inform students in rural areas who are interested in becoming doctors in their towns or other rural areas about...

Journalism and TCF faculty propose department merge

Journalism and TCF faculty propose department merge

November 23, 2015

The journalism and telecommunication & film faculty are in the process of creating a proposal that would request a merge of the two departments in order to help students better prepare for the real world...

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger hosts 5K run

November 10, 2015

This year marked the 5th year of the Beat Auburn Beat Hunger 5K run. Despite the weather, the BABH team said they had a good turnout of people attend the event.Elizabeth Schlichting, a sophomore majoring...

Brown Bag Lecture focuses on LGBT black community

November 10, 2015

Students were exposed to the battle for same-sex marriage in Maryland amongst the LGBT black community in the critical justice lecture for the Brown Bag Lecture Series Nov. 9.The speaker, Jennifer Jones,...

UA ranked ninth in top 50 online RN to BSN programs

November 3, 2015

The University ranked ninth in the 2016 Top 50 online RN to BSN programs, according to the http://www.toprntobsn.com website. In a press released by Top RN to BSN, the editor of the ranking Tim Otto said...

UA to host off-campus housing fair

November 2, 2015

The Ferguson Center will be holding an off-campus housing fair Nov. 4 starting at 10 a.m. The fair will include over 25 different off campus options, and students will be able to ask different questions...

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive to begin

October 2, 2015

The annual Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive will take place after its kick off event Oct. 5. This year the team’s goal is to collect 325,000 pounds, after setting a new record last year at 300,049...

Nursing students begin clinical sessions

Nursing students begin clinical sessions

September 22, 2015

Assistant professor Sara Kaylor is in charge of the student nurses during their second semester in the UA nursing program, which includes clinical sessions.“Our students start off in clinical practice...

Journalism students gain experience in labs

Journalism students gain experience in labs

September 17, 2015

For a journalism major experience is everything, whether that be through writing, interviewing or lectures in the classroom. The required class Editing and Digital Production, or JN 312, has recently...

Current students can apply for the Honors College

Current students can apply for the Honors College

September 15, 2015

Whether one wants to be in the Honors College or not is typically a decision made before entering freshmen year of college. For some students, however, applying for Honors is a decision made when they're...

Reading College Textbooks

Reading College Textbooks

September 3, 2015

The transition from high school to college is difficult enough, but the workload tends to be a struggle for both freshmen and upperclassmen alike. Typical challenges can be changing your study habits and...

Research finds correlation between mass shootings and gun control laws

August 31, 2015

After the recent shootings in Virginia, the topic of gun control has come up once again. Many people argue whether or not there is a correlation between mass shootings and a country’s gun control. Dr....

Women's equality activist spoke on pay inequality

August 29, 2015

On Aug. 29, the Blackburn Institute and the UA Panhellenic Association hosted special guest Lilly Ledbetter, a women’s equality activist. Ledbetter shared with students the story of her journey to getting...

Political groups on-campus plan to grow in membership

August 28, 2015

As we near a new election, students all over are registering to vote, learning more about political views and forming their own opinions. Here on our campus, there are several political organizations...

Health experts hold question and answer session

August 25, 2015

To help students better understand the bacterial infection tuberculosis, Dr. Albert White and Pam Barrett from the Alabama Department of Public Health came to UA Aug. 24 for an hour-long Q&A session.“It’s...

Fulbright Scholarship recipients to hold discussion panel

Fulbright Scholarship recipients to hold discussion panel

August 24, 2015

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, the University of Alabama's Fulbright Scholarship awardees will hold a discussion panel at 3:30 p.m. at the Center for Community-Based Partnerships. Topics discussed will include tips...

The University Medical Center at Northport to hold grand opening

The University Medical Center at Northport to hold grand opening

August 20, 2015

On Aug. 26, the University Medical Center at Northport will hold its grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony. As the new location for the UMC Warrior Family Center, the hope is to be able to provide more...

Greek members compete in 1st Olympics for charity

Greek members compete in 1st Olympics for charity

March 5, 2015

Members of the University of Alabama Greek system will host their own Greek Olympics to raise money for children with cancer.Carly Jones, a junior majoring in marine science, biology and telecommunication...

​School of Social Work to co-sponsor commemorative event

February 25, 2015

As a part of Black History Month, the School of Social Work will co-sponsor the "Marching to Selma" event at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center on Friday from 8:30 to 11 p.m. The event was started...

Cribspot offers simplified housing search for UA area

February 17, 2015

With spring around the corner, students campus-wide are starting to apply for housing with hopes of getting the best deal before the upcoming fall semester.A new, free website called 
Cribspot.com launched...

Black Student Union helps minority students

Black Student Union helps minority students

February 4, 2015

The Black Student Union is a student-led organization on campus that works to represent minority students and connect them with administration. Alvin Lockett, a junior majoring in accounting, is the current president...

Scale Back Alabama to host weigh-ins for obesity

January 20, 2015

Scale Back Alabama, a free organization dedicated to lowering the obesity rate in the state, will be hosting weigh-ins at The University of Alabama this week.According to CBS News, Alabama is currently...

Special collections library to exhibit student research

Special collections library to exhibit student research

December 3, 2014

The Hoole Special Collections Library will host an exhibition for student research beginning Thursday. The exhibition will include work from undergraduates, particularly freshmen. “The purpose of this...

Medals of Honor, recipient portraits on display

Medals of Honor, recipient portraits on display

November 11, 2014

The University of Alabama was selected as the first university to have the Medal of Honor Exhibit from Nov. 7 through Dec. 1. The exhibit presents Medals of Honor, representing three military branches:...

In-class movies expand student understanding

November 3, 2014

Watching films and movie clips in class can provide students with extra content pertaining to their current lesson. At the University, professors from across campus are increasing their use of film to...

Library compiles databases free for student use

August 25, 2014

Each year, across campus and in every department, students are asked to write essays, conduct research and properly cite their sources. Through the University’s online library databases, students have...

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