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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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Parked cars in one of the parking lots among UA’s campus.

Solving UA’s parking puzzle

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter May 29, 2023

For students at The University of Alabama who own cars, purchasing a parking permit is often high on their to-do list before arriving on campus.   Students registered for the fall semester will receive...

Hate doesnt roll here: Pence visit leads to student protest

‘Hate doesn’t roll here:’ Pence visit leads to student protest

Sarah Clifton and Raelee Sents April 12, 2023

On the grassy area between The University of Alabama Student Center and the surface lot across from Lakeside Dining Hall — an area known as a “spontaneous expression zone,” where students can protest...

UAPD and TPD to operate joint precinct on the Strip

UAPD and TPD to operate joint precinct on the Strip

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter March 7, 2023

The University of Alabama Police Department and the Tuscaloosa Police Department have opened a joint precinct on the corner of University Boulevard and Campus Drive. The University announced the new partnership...

With over 25,000 spaces, students continue to struggle with campus parking

With over 25,000 spaces, students continue to struggle with campus parking

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter February 15, 2023

The Crimson White conducted a poll via Instagram asking both residential and commuter students at The University of Alabama about their experiences parking on campus. The results showed that despite the...

UA provides no update on investigation into antisemitic chalkings

UA provides no update on investigation into antisemitic chalkings

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter February 12, 2023

The University of Alabama has yet to provide an official update on the investigation into the antisemitic chalkings that were drawn across campus over two weeks ago.   On Jan. 26, The Crimson White...

‘Terrifying for Jewish students on campus’: How students are processing Jan. 26 chalkings

‘Terrifying for Jewish students on campus’: How students are processing Jan. 26 chalkings

Raelee Sents and Sarah Clifton January 29, 2023

University of Alabama students and campus organizations criticized the University’s response to antisemitic messages found on campus sidewalks Thursday, while others released statements of support for...

After first full season back, students still encountering issues with Tide Loyalty Points

After first full season back, students still encountering issues with Tide Loyalty Points

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter January 29, 2023

The University of Alabama’s Tide Loyalty Points are back at sporting events. Since their return in the fall, students have expressed frustration with the app.   Tide Loyalty Points were originally...

Courtesy of the Queer Student Association

QSA hosts State of the Queer Union

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter November 16, 2022

The University of Alabama’s Queer Student Association hosted its annual State of the Queer Union event on Nov. 9.  Tyler Tannehill, QSA director of community partnership, moderated the panel, which...

Mary B’s Market replaces Burke Dining Hall’s buffet

Mary B’s Market replaces Burke Dining Hall’s buffet

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter October 26, 2022

Prior to summer 2020, Burke Dining Hall was an all-you-can-eat buffet, located on the south side of campus. Now, Burke Dining Hall’s only iteration—Mary B’s Market — provides made-to-order options,...

Student reactions to Delete Dixie Initiative

Student reactions to Delete Dixie Initiative

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter October 5, 2022

Editor's Note (10/6/2022): This story was updated to include information about a counter-petition opposed to removing the word "dixie" from the UA fight song. Students had mixed reactions to a new...

Dunkin’ returns Spring 2023 

Dunkin’ returns Spring 2023 

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter October 5, 2022

Donuts are coming back to campus this spring.  The Dunkin’ Donuts inside the Lakeside Dining Hall has been closed this semester for “a refresh mandated by their national headquarters,” according...

Campus coalition of faculty, students working to remove the word “Dixie” from “Yea Alabama” 

Campus coalition of faculty, students working to remove the word “Dixie” from “Yea Alabama” 

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter October 2, 2022

The Delete Dixie Initiative, a new campus coalition of students and faculty working to remove the word “Dixie” from “Yea Alabama,” unveiled their new website on Thursday.  According to the...

UA President Stuart Bell makes an address outside Autherine Lucy Hall.

How President Stuart Bell’s income stacks up to Alabamians’  

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter September 18, 2022

Editor's Note (9/19/2022): This story was updated to include the correct link to the UA Open Expenditures Database.   University of Alabama President Stuart Bell makes more in one month than...

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Fall enrollment breaks UA records 

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter  September 14, 2022

The University of Alabama broke records again when it announced that enrollment for fall 2022 had reached 38,645 students. This tops the University’s previous record of 38,563 students in 2017.  The...

School of Law dean announces plans to step down at the end of the year

School of Law dean announces plans to step down at the end of the year

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter September 9, 2022

The dean of the University of Alabama School of Law, Mark E. Brandon, announced Thursday that he will step down at the end of the academic year.  A Sept. 8 UA News email shared the announcement with...

Understanding the University’s financial footprint  

Understanding the University’s financial footprint  

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter August 17, 2022

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Alabama brought more than $2 billion in revenue to the Tuscaloosa metro area per the latest economic report.   A 2019-2020 economic impact report, conducted...

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The old normal: UA returns to class in pre-pandemic fashion

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter August 8, 2022

For the past two years, plans for returning to campus have consisted of mask mandates, social distancing and other COVID-19 precautions.  Returning to campus this year is going to look more like it...

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Residential parking enforcement changes

Raelee Sents, Staff Reporter July 27, 2022

Transportation Services announced on July 22 that beginning this fall, “residential surface lots and the Riverside parking deck will be zone enforced 24/7.”  Amy Haines, associate director for...

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Chosen and preferred names available on mobile ACT Cards

Raelee Sents, Contributing Writer June 29, 2022

ACT Cards will now allow faculty, staff and students to use their chosen or preferred name.  Partnering with the Safe Zone Resource Center, the ACT Card Office worked with the Office of Information...

A graphic showing the different aspects of Microsoft Office 365

Mixed reactions to Microsoft O365 transition 

Raelee Sents, Contributing Writer June 22, 2022

University of Alabama students have conflicting responses to the campus-wide switch to Microsoft O365 that occurred last month.  This change has impacted students across campus differently.  Both...

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