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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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Stars go hard in the paint

Stars go hard in the paint

April 22, 2013

A Friday practice with the Buffalo Bills and a delayed flight did not stop former Crimson Tide defensive end Marcell Dareus from returning to Tuscaloosa on Saturday to play in the second annual Chris Rogers...

Lacy, Barron join charity paintball tournament

April 18, 2013

Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson, Terrence Cody and several other former Crimson Tide stars will hit the field in Tuscaloosa Saturday, but this time no touchdowns will be scored. The former players will compete...

Assistants recieve raises, Sabans salary has no change

Assistants recieve raises, Saban’s salary has no change

April 17, 2013

Defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is now the highest paid assistant coach in University of Alabama history, and the first assistant to earn over $1 million a year. Smart will earn $1.15 million in year...

Defensive coordinator Kirby Smart now highest paid assistant coach in UA history

April 16, 2013

Defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is now the highest paid assistant coach in University of Alabama history. Smart will earn $1.15 million in year one of his new contract, a $200,000 increase from his previous...

Bonner talks student ticket price change, possible shift in policies

April 16, 2013

Possible changes being considered for next year’s student seating at home football games include moving freshmen to the upper-bowl and taking pictures of block seating each quarter to monitor the number...

Former art professor, Alvin Sella, dies at 93

Former art professor, Alvin Sella, dies at 93

April 16, 2013

“He lived up to a criterion I have always admired, uttered by Chaucer’s Wife of Bath: ‘For I have had my world as in my time,’” said Dwight Eddins of his late friend and colleague, professor...

Taylor discusses plans for first term as president

April 11, 2013

Last week, Jimmy Taylor began his term as Student Government Association president for the 2013-2014 school year. Taylor ran unopposed for this year’s SGA president position, but said this did not...

Former SGA president seeks city council seat

April 11, 2013

Former SGA President Matt Calderone announced Wednesday he will run for the District 4 seat on the Tuscaloosa City Council. District 4 covers the downtown Tuscaloosa area and the University of Alabama...

Former SGA president to run for city council

Former SGA president to run for city council

April 10, 2013

Former Student Government Association President, Matt Calderone announced this morning that he will run for the District 4 seat on the Tuscaloosa City Council. District 4 covers the downtown Tuscaloosa...

Graduate school awards top students honors

April 9, 2013

In addition to the undergraduate awards given last week during the University’s Honors Week, The University of Alabama Graduate School awarded its students with top honors. Three faculty committees...

Two Alabama students win competition with water tower apartment design

April 8, 2013

Lauren Wallace, a senior majoring in interior design, has spent all semester turning a water tower into a residential dwelling. Wallace and senior interior design major Melita Hudson won first place in...

Bailey open to administrative work in future

April 3, 2013

Former president of The University of Alabama Guy Bailey said the two English professors he had his freshman year at the Capstone changed his life. “It’s really unbelievable the effects teachers have...

Bailey to speak on his linguistic studies Tuesday

April 2, 2013

Former University of Alabama president Guy Bailey will give an overview of his work on Southern English Tuesday at 2 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library. Bailey will return to the classroom this fall, teaching...

20-year-old found dead of suspected heroin overdose at Woodlands apartment complex

March 21, 2013

A 20-year-old man was found dead of a suspected heroin overdose at the Woodlands apartment complex on Wednesday night, according to Tuscaloosa County Homicide on Thursday morning. The victim was found...

Bryant named next editor-in-chief of CW

Bryant named next editor-in-chief of CW

March 21, 2013

Mazie Bryant, a junior majoring in journalism from Montgomery, Ala., was named the next editor-in-chief of The Crimson White for the 2013-2014 school year Wednesday afternoon by The University of Alabama...

2-D ideas become 3-D objects

March 14, 2013

In a small room on the first floor of Hardaway Hall, ideas go from 2-D designs on computer screens to functioning 3-D objects in a matter of hours. The new College of Engineering 3-D printing lab has five...

Student athletes must carefully plan meals

March 13, 2013

Maintaining the body of a Division I athlete is no simple task. Amy Bragg is the director of performance nutrition for University of Alabama athletics. She works with over 650 athletes across 18 sports...

Softball team consistently selling out Rhoads

February 28, 2013

Thousands of Crimson Tide fans made the trip to Tuscaloosa last weekend to see a national championship team return to their home field for the first time this season. This time, the fans didn’t come...

Morning accident kills UA student

Morning accident kills UA student

February 21, 2013

The first time Miles Hutcherson met Dwight “Doc” Reel II, he walked right up to him and said, “Nice to meet you. I’m Doc, like doctor.” “I couldn’t help but laugh at his goofy introduction,...

Exam week will end at 2:30 p.m. on Friday beginning fall 2013

February 18, 2013

Beginning in fall 2013, all final exams will be finished by 2:30 p.m. on the Friday of exam week. The University of Alabama SGA worked with the Office of the University Registrar to make this change to...

Career fairs to take place in Bryant Conference Center

February 14, 2013

The University Career Center will host career fairs from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21 in the Bryant Conference Center. The Communication Career Fair is Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m., General Interest and...

Miss University of Alabama pageant on Saturday

February 13, 2013

The Miss University of Alabama Pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Bama Theatre at 7 p.m. This pageant is a preliminary for the Miss Alabama Pageant in June, and then the winner of Miss Alabama...

Student athletes say most perks outweigh demands

February 12, 2013

6 a.m. in the pool. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in class. 2:30 p.m. back in the water. 5 to 6 p.m. in the weight room. 6 to 10 p.m. homework and friends. 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. sleep. Repeat. This is the daily life...

Students organizing to give back to Hattiesburg

February 12, 2013

An EF4 tornado struck Hattiesburg, Miss., Sunday, damaging the town and the University of Southern Mississippi campus and leaving over 60 people injured, according to a report by the Associated Press....

Group brings film and brews to Bama Theatre for Groundhog Day

January 31, 2013

Wellthatscool.com is hosting a 20th anniversary screening of the film “Groundhog Day” at the Bama Theatre on Groundhog Day, Saturday Feb. 2. The event is sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, The University...

AdTeam making crafts for schools as part of campaign

January 30, 2013

The University of Alabama Advertising Team is organizing artistic projects to benefit local Tuscaloosa schools Wednesday and Thursday in the Ferg Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. UA AdTeam is currently working...

UA fraternities allowed to conduct spring pledge recruitment

UA fraternities allowed to conduct spring pledge recruitment

January 24, 2013

Despite allegations of a culture of hazing in Interfraternity Council fraternity houses last semester, The University of Alabama has made no changes to the IFC fraternity recruitment policies and is allowing...

Honor societies begin taking applicants for 2013

January 22, 2013

Applications opened Monday, Jan. 21 to students looking to join the 14 different honor societies associated with the Coordinating Council of Honor Societies at The University of Alabama. “The Coordinating...

Crime expert to give lecture

January 22, 2013

A UA professor attempts to answer the fundamental question of whether suicide terrorists are engaged in sacrifice or suicide in his book, “The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage...

Student dies after 3-car accident in Montgomery

January 14, 2013

The UA student who suffered serious injuries in a traffic accident in Montgomery, Ala. on Jan. 8 died Friday. Natalie Baine, 20-year-old from Roswell, Ga., was pronounced dead by medical staff at Baptist...

Student dies from injuries sustained in Jan. 8 accident involving UA cheerleaders’ charter bus

January 12, 2013

The University of Alabama student who suffered serious injuries in a traffic accident in Montgomery on Jan. 8 died Friday. Natalie Baine, 20 year old from Roswell, Ga., was pronounced dead Friday from...

UA grad to appear on hit TV shows

January 10, 2013

University of Alabama alumna, Sonequa Martin-Green, is seeing her dreams come true before her very eyes. Five years ago she spoke the line, “True I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle...

Murphy’s dream 13 years on; program began from nothing

December 6, 2012

There were two outs in the top of the seventh inning. The fans sat on the edge of their seats awaiting the final pitch as history hung in the air. The familiar thud of ball hitting mitt could be heard...

Students take advantage of secluded study spots

December 6, 2012

With a hammock strung up between two trees, you are immersed in nature for the afternoon, from the pond underneath to the birds flying overhead. This may seem like an ideal place to get some rest, but...

CDC study illustrates caloric cost of alcohol

December 3, 2012

American adults consume an average of 100 calories per day from alcoholic beverages, with young adults racking up the most calories from alcoholic drinks, according to a recent study by the Centers for...

Downtown Tuscaloosa will undergo renovations

November 29, 2012

With enrollment at The University of Alabama growing each year, the city of Tuscaloosa has responded with major additions and renovations to the downtown area to help better serve this influx of students....

UA leaves attendance policies up to departments, professors

November 28, 2012

Freshman Elizabeth Cook walks into her 8 a.m. chemistry class on a Friday morning to find about 20 percent of her classmates scattered across a barren auditorium. Cook, a chemical engineering major, said...

Legal marijuana in state ‘unlikely’

November 20, 2012

Colorado and Washington legalized recreational marijuana on Tuesday, Nov. 6, but the passing of similar legalization in the state of Alabama does not appear likely, at least not in the near future. “It...

UA student veterans tell stories of service, sacrifice

November 15, 2012

As Grey Westbrook sat back relaxing at a table in the Ferguson Center, he resembled any ordinary University of Alabama student taking a break from a day filled with classes. But his experiences make him...

High academic standards pay off for UA Nursing students

November 13, 2012

Beads of sweat roll down each student’s neck as alarms ring to let them know that their patients — or in this case, high-tech computer-based mannequins — are unstable and need immediate attention....

Rec Center offers private classes for organizations, students

November 8, 2012

The University of Alabama Recreation Center now offers “We’ll Come to You!” fitness classes, connecting trained instructors with groups or organizations across campus to provide private workout sessions....

Some UA students maintain allegiances to other teams

November 6, 2012

Although The University of Alabama’s campus can sometimes be characterized as a sea of crimson, student sports fans of other schools sometimes represent the orange or purple that seems oddly out of place....

Diverse club sports opportunity continue to grow

November 6, 2012

Old habits die hard. This was the explanation Abhay Lidbe, a doctoral student in civil engineering, gave for why he chooses to spend his spare time playing cricket. Lidbe is the treasurer of The University...

Hunting season signifies family time for some UA students

October 31, 2012

For some University of Alabama students, the start of hunting season signified the beginning of a family affair throughout their childhood. “It is a family tradition,” Jeremy Payne, a junior majoring...

Homecoming keeps it timeless

Homecoming keeps it timeless

October 25, 2012

On a late October afternoon 62 years ago, Janice Garrison stood on the sideline in Bryant-Denny Stadium watching the Mississippi State University Famous Maroon Band perform as she waited to be crowned...

Club sports provide alternative option to compete

October 23, 2012

Of the seven million high school athletes in all sports, only 1 percent get a Division 1 sports scholarship, according to NCAA statistics. However, the millions of boys and girls who do not make it to...

Lawn decorations, painted store fronts will return starting Monday

October 18, 2012

Next week The University of Alabama campus will transform. From ornate lawn decorations adorning sorority row and painted store fronts along the Strip to a towering bonfire Friday night on the Quad, this...

Students gain experience, work with Food Network Star

October 17, 2012

Sitting through lectures all day and spending endless nights studying can make a real job seem distant for most college students. However, several University of Alabama students had the chance this past...

2011 UAPD crime report sees liquor law violations fall

October 16, 2012

In 2011, 922 reported acts of crime occurred on and around The University of Alabama campus, according to the 2012 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report released last week. The majority of the...

Department of journalism adds new curriculum track for sports reporters

October 3, 2012

The UA Department of Journalism has announced the addition of a new sports news and information track for undergraduate majors. Students choosing this new track learn basic journalistic skills but take...

Bailey welcomes students and families at Presidents Mansion

Bailey welcomes students and families at President’s Mansion

September 23, 2012

As students and their families crossed the threshold into the President’s Mansion on Friday afternoon, they were greeted by an unfamiliar yet friendly face. “I didn’t expect him to be here,” Lauren...

100 years of Million Dollar Band

September 20, 2012

More than 500 alumni of one of the most treasured organizations at The University of Alabama will take the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday during the halftime show of the Florida Atlantic game....

UA co-op students made more than $5 million last year

UA co-op students made more than $5 million last year

September 19, 2012

With the job market in the United States steadily declining, any internship or job experience that undergraduates can add to their resume while they are in school is beneficial. Engineering students at...

Learning communities foster engagement

September 18, 2012

Students across The University of Alabama campus are given the opportunity to grow and learn outside of the classroom through living-learning communities. “Through living-learning communities, students...

Campus meal options decoded

September 10, 2012

Campus dining service programs Bama Cash and Dining Dollars are widely used across campus for meals and late-night study snacks, but they can also be a source of confusion for freshmen and upperclassmen...

City to start enforcing tough texting law

September 4, 2012

Tuscaloosa police officers have given out the first warning tickets for texting while driving and will begin issuing normal tickets soon, according to Sgt. Brent Blankley, Tuscaloosa Police Department...

Students look for ways to save money on textbooks

August 29, 2012

The average college student spends $655 a year on course materials, according to the recent OnCampus Research study by the National Association of College Stores. “Books are one of the largest expenses...

Student weather enthusiasts chasing Isaac on Gulf Coast

August 29, 2012

By Adrienne Burch Staff Reporter Four members of The University of Alabama Meteorological Society traveled from Tuscaloosa to the Gulf Coast Tuesday afternoon to storm-chase Hurricane Isaac. UAMS is...

Largest Starbucks in U.S. coming to the Ferg

Largest Starbucks in U.S. coming to the Ferg

August 28, 2012

The Ferguson Student Center Starbucks will find a new home in September, moving downstairs into the game room to expand the food court seating area into its current location. “This will be the largest...

Exhibit showcases artwork of dementia patients

August 28, 2012

Art has a special ability to impact or invoke thought in those who see it and, through a project directed by a University professor, is being used as a means of therapy, expression and reflection for area...

SGA working to engage students, increase spirit points

August 28, 2012

A new school year means many things, but for the SGA, it signals a fresh start. “We have a lot of good projects on getting on the way, and I am excited to see them come to life,” Meagan Bryant, SGA...

Informal recruitment begins

August 23, 2012

The University of Alabama’s Interfraternity Council will hold a meeting marking the start of informal fraternity recruitment today, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. in room 205 of Gorgas Library. UA’s fraternity...

UA’s sorority recruitment largest in nation, expected to grow

August 23, 2012

For the third consecutive year, the University of Alabama hosted the largest fall sorority recruitment in the nation. The Open House pool of potential members had 1,952 women for Fall 2012 sorority recruitment...

Graduating seniors rely on internships

April 25, 2012

Last week the Associated Press reported that more than half of young college graduates are either jobless or underemployed. Next week thousands of University of Alabama seniors will walk across the stage...

Junior League to race Dragon Boats

Junior League to race Dragon Boats

April 19, 2012

People from across the community will gather next Saturday at the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa to compete in the Junior League of Tuscaloosa’s inaugural Dragon Boat Races. Dragon boat racing is...

Tuscaloosa Junior League to host first ever Dragon Boat Races

April 18, 2012

People from across the community will gather next Saturday at the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa to compete in the Junior League of Tuscaloosa’s inaugural Dragon Boat Races. Dragon boat racing is...

‘Monologues’ fight stigma of depression, mental illness

April 18, 2012

One in three college students will experience prolonged periods of depression. Other mental illnesses such as anxiety are also widespread among young adults. Despite their prevalence, people are often...

Saban and Croyle address students on character

Saban and Croyle address students on character

April 16, 2012

Speakers at the first annual Coaching Character Initiative drew from personal experiences to teach students about the Capstone Creed and how they should work to better practice what it says. Featured...

WRC to host ‘Take Back the Night’

April 16, 2012

The University of Alabama Women’s Resource Center will host “Take Back the Night,” an international rally aimed to support the end of violence against women, tonight at 6 p.m. on the Ferguson Plaza....

Saban and Croyle to speak on character

April 12, 2012

  Coach Nick Saban and former Tide player and owner of Big Oak Ranch John Croyle will speak to the student body tomorrow as part of the Student Government Association Judicial Board’s Coaching Character...

City plans services to remember tornado

April 10, 2012

The city of Tuscaloosa will hold a community memorial service on April 27 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the devastating EF4 tornado that tore through Tuscaloosa last spring. The service is...

UA juggler creates club

April 9, 2012

Ingram Crosson, a sophomore majoring in Spanish, has been juggling almost his entire life, and he is hoping to spread his love for the pastime through his recently created Crimson Jugglers group at the...

Easter lunch provides home for international students

Easter lunch provides home for international students

April 5, 2012

Hundreds of international students study at the University of Alabama each semester, but many of them never experience being in an American household. In fact, more than 75 percent of international students...

BCS trophy on display in Paul W. Bryant Museum

BCS trophy on display in Paul W. Bryant Museum

March 28, 2012

When visitors enter the Paul W. Bryant Museum showroom and turn the corner to the right, they find themselves standing in front of a bright, gleaming crystal ball that embodies all that is Alabama football:...

UA to host annual Relay for Life event Saturday

March 26, 2012

The University of Alabama’s annual Relay for Life will be held Saturday on the University soccer fields starting at 6 p.m. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature charity event held...

Students spend spring break volunteering

Students spend spring break volunteering

March 22, 2012

Over spring break, students from the University of Alabama and Auburn University came together to partner with Habitat for Humanity in Robertsdale, Ala., to build homes for families in need. The University...

SGA hosts majors fair

March 21, 2012

The Student Government Association and the Academic Advisors Association are partnering with the Ferguson Center to host a Majors Fair in the Ferguson Heritage room and ballroom today from 10 a.m. to 3...

Program awards fans for universal support

March 20, 2012

Many people claim to be University of Alabama sports fanatics, but few have reached the status of a true Alabama Legend. The Crimson Rewards Program sponsored by Tuscaloosa Toyota offers UA students incentives...

Will Pylant

Will Pylant

March 5, 2012

Will Pylant, a sophomore from Huntsville, Ala., is running for Student Government Association vice president for Student Affairs. Pylant strives to work on making a positive change on the UA campus that...

A.J. Collins

A.J. Collins

March 5, 2012

A.J. Collins, a candidate for the position vice president for Academic Affairs, is focused on increasing the academic options for students, whether it’s in the core curriculum, advising opportunities...

Kyle Zimmerman

Kyle Zimmerman

March 5, 2012

Kyle Zimmerman, the current associate vice president for External Affairs, feels that the current SGA office of External Affairs is not fulfilling its purpose. “We aren’t fulfilling our duties of...

Tryouts for Big Al mascot to begin in March

Tryouts for Big Al mascot to begin in March

March 1, 2012

The back of junior Justin Sullivan’s car contains a long, gray, tube-like structure that is clumsily draped over the back seat. Against it lies a massive head with large, oversized ears propped up against...

ROTC cadets prepare for summer assessment

ROTC cadets prepare for summer assessment

February 28, 2012

ROTC cadets from 17 schools across southeast and Puerto Rico took part in a preview exercise from Feb. 23 to 26 that helped them gauge where they stand in different tasks before attending a Leadership...

Holt looks to promote racial unity

Holt looks to promote racial unity

February 27, 2012

“O courage, my soul, and let us journey on” were the lyrics sung by the Holt High School Choir during Saturday’s first annual Holt Black History Celebration, a ceremony meant to honor the growth...

Former foster care students defy statistics at UA

February 21, 2012

Senior Sean Hudson heard the words, “Foster kids do not stay in college,” over and over again as he was applying to become a student at the University of Alabama. A recent study done by the nsoro...

UA professor developing concrete alternative fly-ash

February 9, 2012

The new buildings and construction sites across the University of Alabama campus will have plenty of positive impact, but the negative effects the construction has on the environment are often ignored....

eLearning to be phased out

eLearning to be phased out

February 6, 2012

The University of Alabama will switch its online learning-management system from eLearning to Blackboard Learn throughout the 2012 school year, with the transition set to begin this summer. The company...

BikePalooza raises awareness about bike safety

BikePalooza raises awareness about bike safety

January 24, 2012

Walking into a classroom and choosing where to sit is usually something students do without hesitation. It almost becomes routine. Some are back-row people, others prefer seats against the wall. Research...

Students seated for success

Students seated for success

January 24, 2012

Walking into a classroom and choosing where to sit is usually something students do without hesitation. It almost becomes routine. Some are back-row people, others prefer seats against the wall. Research...

Community Service Center celebrates King with day of service

January 23, 2012

Bad weather did not stop around 100 UA students from volunteering across Tuscaloosa on Saturday with the Community Service Center’s Hands on Tuscaloosa event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hands...

Service event brings students into community

Service event brings students into community

January 19, 2012

UA’s Community Service Center (CSC) will join with other UA student organizations to host Hands on Tuscaloosa, a volunteer event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. The...

Student to play tennis in 2012 Para-Olympics

Student to play tennis in 2012 Para-Olympics

December 6, 2011

Mackenzie Soldan, a sophomore majoring in advertising, took home the gold medals for singles and doubles tennis at the 2011 ParaPan American games and was offered a bid to compete in the Para-Olympics...

Pi Beta Phi promotes literacy at Holt Elementary

November 30, 2011

Alabama’s chapter of Pi Beta Phi sorority has partnered with Holt Elementary School to implement the six-week Champions are Readers (CAR) program, designed to help students enhance their reading levels....

Fans keep Tide pride alive overseas

November 22, 2011

An 11-hour time difference and 5,224 miles has not stopped Marcel Gromotka from being a die-hard University of Alabama football fan. Gromotka grew up in Munich, Germany and moved to the United States...

MDB marches to beat of its own drum

MDB marches to beat of its own drum

November 10, 2011

Alabama caps off a drive with a ten-yard touchdown from Trent Richardson, and who is there to strike up “Yea Alabama” and get the entire stadium on its feet? The Million Dollar Band. They are an essential...

Group plans two-year tornado relief project

Group plans two-year tornado relief project

September 27, 2011

Disaster relief organization Samaritan’s Purse will be in Tuscaloosa for up to two years helping to rebuild the city in the aftermath of the April 27 tornado. Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian-based...

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