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The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

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UA assures students campus is operational

UA assures students campus is operational

Patty Vaughan June 15, 2011

As relief efforts continue in Tuscaloosa, freshmen who plan to attend The University of Alabama in the fall said the recent disaster has not discouraged them from joining the Crimson Tide. “The recent...

Tuscaloosa writers publish e-book reflecting on tornado

Patty Vaughan May 16, 2011

On May 9, a group of authors came together to publish a book called Tuscaloosa Runs This, a compilation of fiction, non-fiction and poetry dedicated to the storms that hit Tuscaloosa on April 27. Brian...

Some incoming freshmen not discouraged by disaster

Patty Vaughan May 9, 2011

As relief efforts continue in Tuscaloosa from the EF-4 tornado, freshmen who plan to attend The University of Alabama in the fall said the recent disaster has not discouraged them from joining The Crimson...

Students from other schools discuss coping with disasters

Patty Vaughan April 30, 2011

After the devastation that hit Tuscaloosa on April 27, The University of Alabama is not alone in reviving from a natural disaster.Universities such as Tulane, Loyola, San Diego, San Diego State and The...

CW a product of passion

CW a product of passion

Patty Vaughan April 25, 2011

Three years at The Crimson White has created more memories, experiences and moments than one can really handle. I have seen people scream, blow up, create awkward situations and fight. However, after physically...

Students remember VT tragedy

Students remember VT tragedy

Patty Vaughan April 14, 2011

Saturday will mark the fourth anniversary of  the shooting that cost 32 students and faculty their lives on the Virginia Tech campus. Four years ago, VT student Seung-Hui Cho killed two individuals at...

Racial slurs chalked across campus

Patty Vaughan February 10, 2011

On Wednesday morning, students found the words “First Amendment” along with racial slurs chalked on sidewalks filtered throughout campus. “Last night, an unknown individual or individuals chalked...

UA addresses commuter parking issues

Patty Vaughan August 31, 2010

Along with increased enrollment and bus route changes, parking on campus has been a concern shared by faculty, staff and students. Every year, Transportation Services asks students and staff to apply...

Avantis prepare for Bama Bound Orientation sessions

Patty Vaughan June 10, 2010

Competition, time management and the creation of a new family are just three aspects new Avanti members face as they take the stage through the summer months to welcome new University students. Danny...

Graduation traditions continue through the years

Graduation traditions continue through the years

Patty Vaughan April 30, 2010

The entire graduation process can be daunting for students, and the University of Alabama likes to focus on tradition when it comes to ceremonies. In 1909, Arnold van Gennep coined the phrase “rite...

CTL Recognizes Graduates, Looks To Future

Patty Vaughan April 21, 2010

Tutors and student assistants of the Center for Teaching and Learning who are graduating helped shred the “old black book” at a recognition ceremony Wednesday. Because the CTL has moved entirely to...

Alpha Phi Alpha creates scholarship

Patty Vaughan April 20, 2010

The UA chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha has come together to help create two book scholarships for black men at Paul W. Bryant High School and Central High School. The Excellent Eight Scholarship has been created...

Business students to promote sustainability

Patty Vaughan April 18, 2010

The Business Honors Program will host Sustainability Day on Wednesday to inform students about a more resourceful living strategy. The Business Honors Program requires juniors to take on on and work with...

SGA Senate seeks technological assistant

Patty Vaughan April 13, 2010

With a new director in charge of technology, the SGA wants the senate meetings to be more accessible to students – C-SPAN-style. SGA spokeswoman Katie Breaseale said the new assistant director is an...

UA student creates system to help youths in facilities

Patty Vaughan April 8, 2010

A student in the nursing and computer-based honors program at the University is trying to implement a new system that could help reduce youth incidents in treatment facilities around the state. Since...

Students and faculty recognized during Honors Week

Patty Vaughan April 4, 2010

Award ceremonies, banquets and receptions will be held this week as Honors Week kicks off to recognize achievements by students and faculty at the University. There will be events throughout the week...

Silent Art Auction Kicks Off Fundraising for Crimson Build

Patty Vaughan April 1, 2010

Fundraising for the Crimson Build is underway as dozens gathered at the silent art auction put on by a marketing class from the University and Habitat for Humanity. The auction, which raised about $2,000,...

Panhellenic Association hosts Easter Egg Hunt

Patty Vaughan March 25, 2010

The Panhellenic Association will be hosting the community Easter egg hunt Sunday on the lawn of the president’s mansion. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., children under the age of 12 will be able to search for...

Student secures $10,000 donation for Red Cross

Patty Vaughan March 23, 2010

Thanks to the efforts of one UA student, the University Community Service Center presented a $10,000 donation to the West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross Tuesday. The band Three Doors Down’s...

UA grad student places first in competition

Patty Vaughan March 21, 2010

After months of hard work and research, Elizabeth Riesterer won first place in the Arthur W. Page Society case study competition. Riesterer is a graduate student in advertising and public relations at...

2010 Premier Award Winners Recognized

2010 Premier Award Winners Recognized

Patty Vaughan March 12, 2010

UA President Robert Witt recently recognized the 2010 Premier Award winners. The eight winners were recognized for scholarship, leadership and service to the University. Olesea Volosin won the William...

UA grad determined to defeat seven summits

UA grad determined to defeat seven summits

Patty Vaughan March 5, 2010

More than two years have passed since Andrew Hillery graduated from the University, and in two years time, he has climbed three of the seven summits. After Hurricane Katrina displaced his family in 2005,...

Freshman faced with fight for life

Patty Vaughan March 3, 2010

Sixteen has always been pinned as a difficult age, but for Blaise Finnegan, passing his driving test was only the beginning. Now a freshman at the University majoring in mechanical engineering, Blaise...

Foundation encourages honesty

Patty Vaughan February 24, 2010

More than 150 students participated through three schools in the Open My Eyes Foundation’s “I Cannot Tell a Lie” contest. Fourth- and fifth-graders from Tuscaloosa’s Holt Elementary and two Mississippi...

Miss UA crowned

Miss UA crowned

Patty Vaughan February 22, 2010

Dozens packed the Bama Theatre Saturday night to watch the Miss University of Alabama 2010 competition. Shellie Street, a junior from Mobile, was crowned the new Miss UA after a long process of facing...

Students offer support to bus drivers

Students offer support to bus drivers

Patty Vaughan February 17, 2010

Some UA students are showing their support for CrimsonRide bus drivers through call-ins today, a day before the bus drivers try to negotiate a new contract with their parent company. First Transit. Currently...

UA’s LITE trains tutors

Patty Vaughan February 11, 2010

The Literacy is the Edge, or LITE, campaign is in full swing this semester, training more than 200 students in tutoring children and adults around West Alabama to read. Last semester, LITE recruited more...

UA and Kansas students exchange poetry, ideas

Patty Vaughan February 7, 2010

Twelve students from UA and the University of Kansas participated in a poetry and community exchange where they not only experienced new writings, but new cultures. Joseph Wood, an English department...

SGA in final stretch

Patty Vaughan January 20, 2010

The SGA has two months remaining, and officers say they are not slowing down. “The Student Government Association is looking forward to the upcoming months and eager to finish out the term on a strong...

Local bar marks victory with new plaque on ‘walk of champions’

Patty Vaughan January 20, 2010

When The Gray Lady, a local bar, opened last June, the owners could never have imagined that they would be adding another national championship plaque to its “walk of champions.” Owners Mike Musgrove...

Students experience more than just a victory

Patty Vaughan January 15, 2010

Students and alumni gathered inside the old Rose Bowl to watch the team play to victory, and for some, it was the chance of a lifetime. Whit Morgan, a UA alumnus who majored in biology, said he got to...

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