Academics on the open ocean

The idea of going to school on a massive cruise liner while visiting foreign nations around the world was the fantastical premise of Disney’s “The Suite Life on Deck.” But exactly such an experience is a reality for students participating in the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea program.

DePriest suspended for opener

Alabama’s defense will be without one of their leaders to start the 2014 football season. Senior linebacker Trey DePriest will be suspended Alabama’s season opener against West Virginia on Saturday. Coach Nick Saban made the announcement about DePriest during his press conference on Wednesday night.

Graduate tear-gassed in Ferguson, Missouri

When Alan Blinder, a 2011 UA graduate now working at the Atlanta bureau of The New York Times, first met Jennifer Greer, then chair of the journalism department, he was a pre-med student.

Red Cross donors needed at blood drive

With classes starting and the heat climbing, what better way to cool off than to head to the Ferguson Center and donate blood?

The Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Ferguson Center through Thursday from noon to 5 p.m.

Professor treks through jungles, finds new plant species

Dr. John L. Clark has experienced many wonders of the world including; trekking through the Ecuador mud, finding new species of plants almost every day, curating the Herbarium, having a plant named after him and spending time in the Peace Corp.

News

Abandoned bicycles to be stored, auctioned

It is not uncommon to see hundreds of bikes on a weekly basis as students makes their way to class. Abandoned bikes, whether accidentally or purposely left, are one of the ways the University makes money through their 
surplus supply system.


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Sports

WVU sports editor talks season opener

Alabama returns to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the season opener on Saturday. The Crimson White caught up with Connor Murray, the sports editor of The Daily Athaeneum at West Virginia, to discuss the Mountaineers' prospects.


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Culture

Biking group rides, maintains trails

The first few weeks of school are all about getting involved on campus, but Tuscaloosa has more to offer than recruitment drives and free T-shirts. Just a few minutes off campus, a group of dedicated mountain bikers are taking advantage of "Alabama the Beautiful."


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Opinion

The University must provide support for black students, not just words

The University of Alabama generally has its students’ best interests at heart. However, while the University generally invests much in order to ensure the social, academic and personal well-being of its white students, the same cannot quite be said for its black students.



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