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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

All content by Sarah Elizabeth Tooker

City works to bring in new businesses

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker December 3, 2013

City planners and developers are actively trying to fill the gaps in Tuscaloosa’s current retail market that are causing the city to lose millions of tax dollars every year to communities with stronger...

Shopping center to replace McFarland Mall

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker November 20, 2013

McFarland Mall, opened in February 1969 as Alabama’s second-oldest enclosed mall, was once a landmark development and one of the city’s highest traffic areas. Now, the mall is all but abandoned and...

City Council debates new shopping center

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker November 5, 2013

The Tuscaloosa City Council has yet to reach a decision approving $18 million in tax rebates for a potential new shopping center. Alumni Construction, the Clanton-based development group leading the...

Mallet hosts potluck for solidarity

Mallet hosts potluck for solidarity

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker October 24, 2013

A crowd of roughly 100 students gathered on the Mallet Assembly’s front lawn for a potluck to show support for not only Mari Boroff, the victim of harassment on campus last week, but to all women in...

Lee Garrison to be sworn in as Board of Education chairman

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker October 22, 2013

After devoting the past 16 years of his political career to the Tuscaloosa City Council, Lee Garrison looks forward to serving the city in a new way. Garrison will be sworn into his new role as Chairman...

UA Stands pokes fun at secret greek organization

UA Stands pokes fun at secret greek organization

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker October 15, 2013

A poster that appeared on campus inviting students to attend a Theta Nu Epsilon public meeting at the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house Monday at 8 p.m. brought out the Office of Greek Affairs and UAPD. ...

Downtown development faces opposition

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker October 10, 2013

The plans for three new downtown development projects were approved by the City Council Tuesday, Oct.1, despite opposition from the student housing task force and several community advocacy groups. The...

Alumni speak against discrimination though advertising

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker September 19, 2013

Several former student leaders at The University of Alabama have joined together to make a public stand against discrimination at the Capstone by placing an ad in Thursday’s edition of The Crimson White....

Alumni speak against discrimination though advertising

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker September 19, 2013

Several former student leaders at The University of Alabama have joined together to make a public stand against discrimination at the Capstone by placing an ad in Thursday’s edition of The Crimson White....

SGA recaps, prepares for coming year

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker August 27, 2013

The University of Alabama’s Student Government Association recapped summer events and discussed upcoming initiatives at its first executive council meeting Monday evening in the Ferguson Student Center....

Rush week breaks past records

Rush week breaks past records

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker August 21, 2013

On trend with record-breaking numbers seen in previous years, this year’s Panhellenic sorority recruitment at the University of Alabama made The University the first to surpass 2,000 for the number...

Students celebrating graduation differently

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker April 24, 2013

During graduation, many University of Alabama students find themselves deciding between walking or not walking. For many students, the choice to walk at commencement is rooted in tradition but most importantly...

UA administration evolves in the 2012-2013 school year

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker April 22, 2013

Several administrators have been appointed this academic year, including president, vice president for advancement and interim provost, and University faculty and staff point to retirements and promotions...

Business school offers new specialization

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker April 18, 2013

The business school will offer a services marketing specialization beginning this fall, making The University of Alabama campus one of only a handful of these programs in the nation. Associate professor...

House Bill 57 sparks debates about Alabama abortion clinics

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker April 11, 2013

Several Tuscaloosa advocates are making their voices heard after Governor Bentley signed House Bill 57, which increases restrictions on abortion clinics throughout the state, into law Tuesday. Gloria...

Students can propose, help create new academic courses

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker April 11, 2013

Several UA students have put their academic interest and creativity to the test during their stay at the Capstone by creating classes of their own that other students have the ability to take. The process...

Majority of students walk in graduation

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker April 9, 2013

Each graduation season, some students decide to forgo walking because of the rising costs associated with the event. Although the numbers are rising each semester, University Registrar Michael George...

Students attend protest at Supreme Court

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker April 4, 2013

Last week UA student Valerie Walters found herself at the steps of the courthouse in Washington, D.C. in the middle of the Supreme Court’s hearings on several major gay rights cases – somewhat accidentally....

UA grads starting families, careers in and out of state

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker March 21, 2013

This year’s fall freshman class marked the first group to be composed of more than 50 percent out-of-state students. Some claim this out-of-state recruitment will bring geographical diversity to Alabama...

Make-shift fences seen outside many fraternity houses required by UA’s ‘Party-Smart’ rulebook

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker March 18, 2013

The black tarp fences seen all across fraternity row in the spring are a requirement of UA’s social events regulations and have been for many years. Despite appearance concerns, Cathy Andreen, UA spokeswoman,...

Students, faculty disagree on implications of February drug raids, arrests

Students, faculty disagree on implications of February drug raids, arrests

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker March 13, 2013

Following the Feb. 19 arrests of 61 University of Alabama students on various drug charges, several opinions across campus have made the University the a marketplace of ideas where many abusers are sent...

UA teams advance to next round of start-up competition

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker March 7, 2013

Two budding companies from The University of Alabama will advance in a statewide business competition vying for awards totaling up to $100,000. After pitching their company’s product to a panel of...

Students, faculty disagree on implications of drug raids

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker March 7, 2013

Following the Feb. 19 arrests of 61 University of Alabama students on various drug charges, several opinions across campus have made the University the quintessential environment for a marketplace of...

Engineering, nursing among gender-dominated majors

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker March 4, 2013

Some majors and colleges at The University of Alabama see large gender disparity, despite trends to create more gender diversity. Beginning as early as 1989, women have held a slight majority to men...

Despite talk of retirement, longtime UA faculty member stays

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker February 28, 2013

Anyone who has passed through the College of Communication and Information Sciences in the past few decades knows they have a secret weapon – one that almost escaped the hallowed halls of Reese Phifer...

Few UA scholarships available for current students

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker February 21, 2013

Many University of Alabama students who did not receive incoming freshman scholarships experience the difficulties that come with trying to find financial aid after they arrive on campus, even with academic...

Chipotle to open restaurant on Strip later this semester

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker February 20, 2013

Chipotle Mexican Grill is coming to The University of Alabama’s prime spot for retailers and restaurants, the Strip on University Boulevard, near the end of this semester. Chris Arnold, Chipotle’s...

University accepting applications for Camp 1831 A-Team until Friday

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker February 13, 2013

The University will select a group of 24 students to lead their new extended orientation initiative, Camp 1831. The group will be called the A-Team. Assistant director for First Year Experience Litsa...

UA student awarded, helps him meet Obama

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker February 6, 2013

Last week a UA student was given the golden ticket: an invitation to meet President Obama in Washington DC. Tyler Merriweather, a freshman studying accounting, was recently named the Boys and Girls...

Professor leads racial tour

Professor leads racial tour

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker February 5, 2013

During the month of February and other times throughout the year, a UA associate professor leads African American Heritage tours across campus, commemorating the various sites on UA’s campus where...

Camp 1831, new freshman orientation program, set for August

Camp 1831, new freshman orientation program, set for August

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker January 30, 2013

This August, the University will host its inaugural Camp 1831, an initative for incoming students meant to complement the procedure-focused Bama Bound experience with a relationship-building three-day...

UA to decrease National Merit and Achievement Finalist scholarship package

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker January 29, 2013

The University of Alabama plans to reduce scholarship packages for future National Merit and Achievement Finalists classes by covering only one year of on-campus housing, a break from the four-year housing...

Housing cuts number of beds on campus by 260

Housing cuts number of beds on campus by 260

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker January 23, 2013

The University of Alabama’s student population is growing every year, but the University will offer on-campus housing to 260 less students next year. Approximately 7,800 beds will be available next...

National championships boost Tuscloosa economy

National championships boost Tuscloosa economy

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker January 17, 2013

For most students on campus, winning national championships is nothing new. For local business owners in Tuscaloosa, however, the Crimson Tide football team’s success directly affects their store’s...

One-day Spring 2013 orientation participants feel rushed

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker January 15, 2013

The University’s incoming spring population has continued to rise year after year with 598 new and transfer students arriving to campus in 2011 and 677 in 2012, according to data from the Office of Institutional...

Pursuit of degree kept Nico Johnson at Alabama

Pursuit of degree kept Nico Johnson at Alabama

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker December 4, 2012

If you know anything about The University of Alabama Crimson Tide’s legendary defensive line, chances are you know No. 35, Nico Johnson. Off the field, however, most fans do not realize Johnson has his...

Students head home for game

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker November 29, 2012

Many University of Alabama students have been waiting for the Crimson Tide to return to the SEC football championship, and for a lot of these students, it’s because the Atlanta area is what many of them...

Possible Gameday parking scams pose problems for visiting fans

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker November 19, 2012

Rumors of scams involving the lucrative practice of selling Gameday parking spaces have surfaced throughout the 2012 football season. Lauren Silvio, a senior majoring in food and nutrition, said she has...

University helps children learn business skills

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker November 15, 2012

The Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration and the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce are partnering up to host the Young Entrepreneurship Academy, a course teaching middle and high...

Jerry and Holly Leachman to speak on campus

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker November 14, 2012

Jerry Leachman, a former UA linebacker under famed Coach “Bear” Bryant, and his wife Holly will speak to students, faculty and staff this Wednesday evening at the Zone in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The...

Mallet Assembly to move buildings during summer 2014′

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker November 12, 2012

During summer 2014, the Mallet Assembly will be forced to leave their current residence in Palmer Hall, which is slated to be demolished, and relocate to another area on campus. Although this is not the...

UA to offer seminars to broaden students’ curricula

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker November 8, 2012

The University of Alabama will offer over 135 special topics seminars in the spring 2013 semester, according to a list released by the University Registrar Michael George. Many students agree these seminars,...

Honors College students get priority registration

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker October 31, 2012

Students in the Honors College have a leg up on others as they are able to register for classes early. Under the current system, students with priority registration register ahead of other students, given...

Greek program donates leftover stadium food

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker October 29, 2012

A new philanthropy initiative called Fifth Quarter hopes to collect over 12,000 pounds of food from Bryant Denny Stadium before the end of football season, according to Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity President...

New wireless network faster, more secure

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker October 25, 2012

The University of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology recently added a secure wireless network for student use; however, its addition was prompted more for basic security measures than overall...

Out-of-state number growth may make admission for natives harder

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker October 16, 2012

With 55 percent of this year’s freshman class composed of out-of-state students, young Alabama residents may have reason to fear that The University of Alabama will become increasingly difficult to gain...

Local housing experts educate students on off-campus living

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker October 9, 2012

Students were informed of their rights and responsibilities as off-campus tenants at the Student Governnment Association-sponsored Landlord, Leases and Legalities event Monday at the Ferguson Center. ...

SGA sets goal of $100,000 for RAGE concert

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker October 3, 2012

The Student Government Association is keeping quiet about the particulars of this year’s student-only RAGE concert until details are finalized, but they’re clear on one thing: they want it to be big....

Reseeding causes concern for campus appearance

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker September 26, 2012

While walking or hanging out on the Quad over the past few weeks, University of Alabama students have probably noticed an odd blue-green substance covering patches of worn grass. In order to keep the...

Parent’s Weekend sees increase in participation

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker September 23, 2012

Parent’s Weekend saw a marked increase in parent participation this year, according to Mary Alice Porter, the assistant director of Parent Programs. The Office of First Year Experience and Parent Programs...

UA labs testing patient tissue in move toward FDA approval

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker September 17, 2012

This fall, The University of Alabama’s Department of Biological Sciences will begin research to prove a treatment of chronic pain in patients with gastrointestinal disorders and fibromyalgia. Carol...

iPhone Clinic offers variety of repair services

Sarah Elizabeth Tooker September 12, 2012

A new branch of the iPhone Clinic store recently opened in June on the Strip to better serve and reach the student target market. The Strip location is the second storefront for the fledgling enterprise...

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