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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

All content by Rachel Brown

SGA Senate Judiciary releases order on SGA Chief of Staff

April 21, 2015

The SGA Student Judiciary released an order on Tuesday, April 21 stating Chisolm Allenlundy will be the Chief of Staff for the 2015-2016 SGA term. The order states the judiciary board found Allenlundy...

Embrace your choices

April 14, 2015

I’ve always loved the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, and I’m sure you are familiar with the over-quoted ending, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled...

New “Retrospective” website collecting student stories

April 7, 2015

Creative Campus launched a new website last week called Retrospective, which is designed to be an aggregate of student, faculty and community voices and stories across the UA campus. Students are able...

​Apparel design students make Birmingham Fashion Week

April 7, 2015

Ten apparel design students from the college of human and environmental sciences were chosen as finalists for the Birmingham Fashion Week Top 16 Emerging Designer Competition. The finalists include Paige...

​Capstone Inspiring Educator applications due

April 7, 2015

Applications are currently being accepted for the Capstone Inspiring Educator Award, which is designed to honor high school teachers who have influenced or inspired current University of Alabama students...

​EY to host networking event

April 1, 2015

EY, formally known as Ernst and Young, will partner with Veterans in Business to host a professional development event for University of Alabama students April 15. The goal of the event is to provide a...

​Documenting Justice applications being accepted

April 1, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the Documenting Justice class. The class is a documentary film making class offered for non-TCF majors, and gives students the opportunity to look into social justice...

​Students to be given awards at Honors Day

April 1, 2015

Select students from The University of Alabama will be awarded various awards tomorrow at the annual Honors Day ceremonies. Each college will host college-specific honors celebrations. The annual tapping...

Holle Media Writing Award

March 26, 2015

The deadline for the Holle Media Writing Award is March 30, 2015. The contest is open to all University of Alabama students enrolled as undergraduates or graduates. To enter, students submit three single-authored...

​Counseling Center to hold Suicide Awareness Walk

March 26, 2015

The Counseling Center will host a Suicide Awareness Walk starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29. The walk starts at the Counseling Center, located near the law school, and continues to the Walk of Champions,...

Spillers platform to focus on 6 tenets

Spillers platform to focus on 6 tenets

March 9, 2015

After moving to numerous states and cities throughout his childhood, Elliot Spillers is finally able to call Alabama home. Spillers, the son of two Air Force parents, is a self-described “military brat.”“People...

Keller proposes numerous SGA initiatives

Keller proposes numerous SGA initiatives

March 9, 2015

By Rachel Brown | News Editor Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and educated at an east coast boarding school, Stephen Keller said he has really been independent his whole life. As a young teen he secured...

Spillers banner taken off ATO porch

Spillers banner taken off ATO porch

March 5, 2015

Early Thursday morning, two unidentified men took a sign down from the front of the Alpha Tau Omega house. The sign was put up in support of Elliot Spillers, a candidate for president in the upcoming Student...

UA student released from sorority for Snapchat containing racial slur

March 5, 2015

A member of a University of Alabama sorority was released from her organization and will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct after allegedly sending a Snapchat containing a racial slur on Wednesday...

Student publications announce new leaders

March 5, 2015

The Media Planning Board announced the new student leaders who will serve in top leadership positions with The Crimson White and Southern Historian, an annual graduate journal, for the 2015-2016 
school...

Computer virus circulating through faculty emails

February 23, 2015

Faculty and staff are being asked to refrain from opening any emails with the following subject lines: “Document Important,” “Important Document,” “Account Report” or “Fax sent.” OIT security...

Triathlon team accepting applications

February 19, 2015

Alabama Triathletes, also known as Bama Tri, are now accepting applications for new members. The triathlon team is open to all students at The University of Alabama. According to the team ’s website,...

University Programs hosts Oscars viewing party

February 19, 2015

University Programs will host an Oscars viewing party Sunday at 6 p.m. in Presidential Village. The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will be aired live on ABC starting at 7...

Screening of 'Selma' sells out Cobb Theatres

January 20, 2015

Every seat was filled in theatre 16 at Cobb Theatres on Monday night. University of Alabama students were there to see a free screening of “Selma,” a recently released movie that details the life of...

Protest to be held for Brown

December 3, 2014

University of Alabama students plan to gather on the first floor of the Ferguson Center Wednesday to protest the decision handed down 
regarding Michael Brown. Michael Brown was an 18-year-old male shot...

Some students unable to vote after registering via SGA Voter Drive

November 4, 2014

Tuesday, the day of general elections, some University of Alabama students who registered to vote through the SGA Voter Drive discovered they were ineligible to vote in Tuscaloosa. The drive was held in...

Far from home, Combs finds independence at UA

Far from home, Combs finds independence at UA

October 5, 2014

Rebecca Combs sat inside Bryant Denny Stadium Saturday, Aug. 16, with over 2,000 women 
anxiously waiting to finally open their bid 
day envelopes. At 10 a.m. the girls were given permission to open...

Tuscaloosa Transit service adds routes

Tuscaloosa Transit service adds routes

September 30, 2014

The Tuscaloosa Transit service will continue to extend its service from the Intermodal Facility, the parking deck located downtown, to various stops around the University of Alabama campus. The city council...

Tide Talk emphasizes pivotal changes

Tide Talk emphasizes pivotal changes

September 28, 2014

“Look at me now,” Aaron Brazelton said to a full audience in the Ferguson Theater. Brazelton, one of four speakers at the eighth Tide Talks speaker series, was speaking to “Mrs. Davis,” a previous...

UA Board of Trustees names female president

September 22, 2014

The University of Alabama system made history Friday morning by selecting Karen Brooks to serve as the president pro tempore of the Board of Trustees for the next year. Brooks will be the first woman...

Heat in Bryant Denny on Saturday

Heat in Bryant Denny on Saturday

September 9, 2014

Students and fans crowded into Bryant-Denny Stadium, eager for the first home game of the year. Nearly 15,500 students swiped into the game, and 100,306 tickets were sold, despite a forecast of afternoon...

Partnership formed between UA, Lockheed Martin

Partnership formed between UA, Lockheed Martin

September 8, 2014

The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce officially announced its partnership to create a new data analytics lab with Lockheed Martin on Monday in Alston Hall. The analytics lab will be...

37 groups petition for block seats

September 2, 2014

More than three dozen student organizations presented their case for organized seating, or block seating, during football games in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Monday night. Thirty-seven groups highlighted...

Joe Scarbrough speak at Blackburn Symposium

Joe Scarbrough speak at Blackburn Symposium

August 17, 2014

Joe Scarborough said he believes America’s greatest days are still ahead. Scarborough, the current host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and former U.S. Representative, spoke to students, fellows and community...

Talk show host to speak at Blackburn anniversary symposium

Talk show host to speak at Blackburn anniversary symposium

August 17, 2014

Joe Scarborough, former U.S. Representative and current host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” will give the keynote lecture at the Blackburn Institute’s 20th Anniversary Symposium. The lecture will be...

Severe weather predicted for Tuscaloosa, safety precautions recommended

April 29, 2014

The National Weather Service is predicting a threat of severe weather across areas of central Alabama, including The University of Alabama. The weather is expected to begin around late Tuesday afternoon....

Traveling stressful for students far from home

April 23, 2014

For most students, the end of final exams means at least a few weeks of relaxation before summer jobs and internships start. But for Sirui Shao, the end of final exams is only a small step in the process...

Firat Soylu to speak at annual graduate student symposium

April 17, 2014

On Friday, the College of Communication will host Firat Soylu as the keynote speaker for the sixth annual graduate student symposium. Soylu, a postdoctoral fellow from Northwestern University, will present...

SGA now accepting director applications

April 10, 2014

The University of Alabama Student Government Association is now accepting director and standing committee applications. There are currently more than 80 director positions available to students. Positions...

HALT fights against bullying, harassment in local schools

April 3, 2014

For the last two years, Tuscaloosa City Schools has partnered with students from The University of Alabama Capstone Agency to strengthen the district’s anti-bullying campaign initiatives. Harassment...

SGA executive officers inaugurated for 2014-15

April 2, 2014

The new executive officers for the University of Alabama Student Government Association took the oath of office Tuesday and were inaugurated for the 2014-15 academic year. The SGA officers for the upcoming...

Students, football players raise funds at UADM

March 3, 2014

Trace Boyett was born with severe jaundice. With donations to the Children’s Miracle Network, Trace was able to have a special bassinet that ultimately saved his life. Today, he is eight. He has...

AIME provides space for businesse to incubate, grow

March 3, 2014

The Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs building is a place where businesses grow and students’ minds are challenged at The University of Alabama. Located just across from Lakeside Dining,...

Toastmasters provide public speaking practice

February 13, 2014

You can find them in the back room of Rounder’s Bar on a Monday night. They will count your “ums,” ask you to step outside of your comfort zone, speak in front of the group and give feedback to your...

New UA professor teaches students history of science

New UA professor teaches students history of science

February 13, 2014

Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., Erik Peterson was on the third floor of ten Hoor, writing the words “Social Darwinism” and “Eugenics” on the white board. He turned to the class for discussion. “What...

Unlocked UA holds Alabama charter school forum

Unlocked UA holds Alabama charter school forum

January 28, 2014

Alabama is one of eight states in which the establishment of charter schools is illegal. Despite recent attempts to draft and pass charter school legislation, educators and politicians within the state...

HCA offers variety of programs

HCA offers variety of programs

January 23, 2014

Home to many campus extracurricular programs, The University of Alabama Honors College attempts to create a place where ideas flourish into opportunities that improve the UA campus, community and student...

Leaders for Tomorrow scholarship awards worthy students

January 9, 2014

When the recession hit, Steven Tice and his family thought they would not be heavily affected. But after a few months, businesses, including the one Tice’s dad worked for, began to feel the ripple effects....

Anxiety, stress can disrupt sleep

Anxiety, stress can disrupt sleep

December 5, 2013

As finals week approaches and Gorgas Library opens its doors for 24 hours a day, students begin cramming for cumulative tests and comprehensive exams. Sleep, for many, becomes a thing of the past. In...

Program studies evolution, its importance to K-12 education

Program studies evolution, its importance to K-12 education

November 25, 2013

Taylor Burbach, a junior majoring in anthropology, said she was not taught anything about evolution while in high school. It was in her textbook, but when it came time to cover that section, her teacher...

Big-name companies drawn to recruit at UA

Big-name companies drawn to recruit at UA

November 21, 2013

Employers want talent. Travis Railsback, executive director of The University of Alabama Career Center, said employers want a talent pool they can continue to pull from to grow a successful company....

Meet the students behind Big Al

Meet the students behind Big Al

November 20, 2013

He is the only cheerleader whose ears double the size of his head and the only elephant that walks on two feet. His eyes are always gleaming, his high-fives brighten your day, and no one else rocks out...

Dorms part of freshman experience

November 19, 2013

Dorm life is an essential, even if mandated, aspect of the freshman year experience. But with the rapid development of on-campus housing, each freshman experience can vary depending on where students choose...

City Council votes to pause rezoning

November 6, 2013

The Tuscaloosa City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to temporarily pause all residential rezoning and construction projects in the area surrounding The University of Alabama campus. The council...

Student finances focus of UA forum

Student finances focus of UA forum

November 5, 2013

Student debt is a heavy burden for many college students today. On average, about 12 million students are receiving federal funding in some way and the nationwide total for student debt is something...

Student speech pioneer to speak at Ferg Theater

November 5, 2013

Mary Beth Tinker, almost 50 years after the landmark Supreme Court case that ruled in favor of students’ First Amendment rights, is now traveling around the country to share her story and speak about...

SGA resolution calls for new indoor band facility

October 23, 2013

Every Monday through Friday, rain or shine, you will find the Million Dollar Band on Butler Field when 5 p.m. rolls around. It is the same field the band has been practicing on since its inception in 1912....

Serbian fellowship fosters international dialogue

October 23, 2013

When he was 15 years old, Aaron Brazelton went to Serbia for the first time, as one of six Americans selected to participate in an exchange program with Serbian youth. It was his first time leaving the...

Palmer Hall to be torn down, Mallet displaced

Palmer Hall to be torn down, Mallet displaced

October 17, 2013

On a cool afternoon, students are found sitting on the porch outside Palmer Hall that residents have deemed “the stoop.” The window in the drawing room on the first floor is open to let in the fresh...

Student groups foster religious diversity

October 10, 2013

Alabama is situated in the geographical center of what many people call the Bible Belt. Despite The University of Alabama’s location in what the Huffington Post called the “3rd Most Christian State...

UA grad appointed to U.S. Homeland Security position

October 8, 2013

When recalling some of her favorite college memories, Huban Gowadia points to Snickers, Diet Coke and late-night lab write-ups with her friends. Her hard work and diligence paid off, and in 1993 Gowadia...

Housing task force asks to pause rezoning

Housing task force asks to pause rezoning

October 3, 2013

The student housing task force voted on its initial recommendations to the Tuscaloosa City Council Wednesday, which could impact the development of additional student housing. Mayor Walt Maddox created...

Writing Center assists all students

Writing Center assists all students

October 3, 2013

Hanna Jones visited the Writing Center for the fourth time since her second week of class. She said she was encouraged by her professors and Writing Center representatives to utilize the center’s resources...

Small organizations new focus of UA Homecoming

September 17, 2013

In just a few weeks the University of Alabama campus will be overflowing with school pride, adorned with crimson and white décor, savoring the spirit of competition and preparing to defeat Georgia State...

Champion Sports Medicine treats students, club athletes

Champion Sports Medicine treats students, club athletes

September 16, 2013

In a room located directly to the right of the main entrance of the Recreation Center, hundreds of students and members of the community are seen each week to be treated for sports related injuries and...

The man behind Celebrating Achievement

The man behind ‘Celebrating Achievement’

September 5, 2013

While “Celebrating Achievement” is a common tune to many students at The University of Alabama, for one, it is more than just familiar. Amir Zaheri, a doctoral student, is the man behind the music....

ABC, local law authorities, UA work to enforce alcohol laws

August 29, 2013

More often than not, the people responsible for ensuring that underage students are not served or sold alcohol in convenience stores, restaurants and bars of Tuscaloosa are not uniformed police officers....

New Campus Mail Service, center more student friendly

New Campus Mail Service, center more student friendly

August 21, 2013

Where the Ferguson Center USPS post office used to be, now sits the new Ferguson Mail Center – open and offering a more efficient, personalized process for students. Manager of Campus Mail Service Laura...

Tuscaloosa American Cancer Society prepares for fall events

July 31, 2013

The Tuscaloosa chapter of the American Cancer Society will launch its fall event schedule on Aug. 22 at the “Kick Off Breakfast.” The breakfast will be held at Indian Hills Country Club and will give...

Student wins $10,000 for UA organization

July 24, 2013

Amway recently announced the grand prize winners of its “Who Cares Challenge,” and Bethany Carter, a junior majoring in political science at The University of Alabama, was one of the five winners....

Amphitheater to host 3rd annual ‘Celebration on the River’ event

July 3, 2013

The nation’s birthday is here, and the city of Tuscaloosa has multiple events planned to celebrate the Fourth of July. In honor of the holiday, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater will be hosting its 3rd annual...

Students travel abroad for culture experience

June 26, 2013

Whether in Mexico, New Zealand, China or the Czech Republic, University of Alabama students can earn class credit in these countries and many others through the University’s various study abroad programs....

Board of Trustees approves new degree programs

June 19, 2013

Last Friday, the Board of Trustees for UA system made the first step toward adding two new degree programs to the College of Engineering by approving the “Notifications of Intent to Submit a Proposal”...

New scholarship to honor UA alumna

June 19, 2013

The College of Communication and Information Sciences announced last week the creation of the Virginia O’Neal Sollie Scholarship. The scholarship was made possible thanks to an endowment from Catherine...

Rec Center offers swimming, equipment rental, massages

June 5, 2013

With the first summer session underway, many students may be looking for ways to ease the stress of their demanding summer classes. Whether the answer to these troubles is running, kayaking, a 60-minute...

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