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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

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New C&IS dean announced

May 19, 2022

The University of Alabama announced that Brian Butler will be taking over as the new dean of the College of Communication and Information Sciences, effective July 1.  Butler is coming to Tuscaloosa from...

A 1973 edition of The Crimson White displays an ad for abortion services following the Roe v. Wade decision.

U.S. Supreme Court considers overturning Roe v. Wade; how Alabama could be affected

May 4, 2022

On Tuesday, Politico released the initial draft of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case written by Associate Justice Samuel Alito. The draft shows the court initially...

Michael Knowles, Liz Wheeler and Ted Cruz record an episode of Verdict With Ted Cruz in front of a live audience at the Tuscaloosa River Market on April 18, 2022.

Sen. Ted Cruz brings podcast to Tuscaloosa 

April 19, 2022

Correction on April 20: Young Americans for Freedom VP Wyatt Eichholz said the organizations hosts events "to let people know that conservatives exist at Alabama," not "in Alabama."  Texas Sen. Ted...

UA names new engineering dean

UA names new engineering dean

April 13, 2022
The University of Alabama named Clifford Henderson the dean of the College of Engineering beginning Aug. 1.
Homecoming task force extends deadline for student survey

Homecoming task force extends deadline for student survey

April 12, 2022

The deadline to fill out the Homecoming Queen Task Force's survey to gather student opinions on the homecoming selection process has been extended from April 13 to April 15. Former VP for Student Life...

Former VP for student life’s prostitution solicitation charge dismissed 

Former VP for student life’s prostitution solicitation charge dismissed 

April 7, 2022

Former UA Vice President for Student Life Myron Pope’s solicitation charge was dismissed Monday after Pope paid a $100 fine and completed a Johns Education and Awareness Program. The program teaches...

Autherine Lucy waves to the crowd after cutting the ribbon at the dedication of the newly named Autherine Lucy Hall in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Feb. 25, 2022.

UA to honor Autherine Lucy Foster in memorial service

March 20, 2022

The University of Alabama will hold a memorial service for Autherine Lucy Foster in Foster Auditorium at 11 a.m. on March 24.  Lucy, the first Black student to attend the University, died on March...

SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

SGA chief justice deems bill unconstitutional

March 9, 2022
Matthew Curl, chief justice of the Student Government Association Judicial Board, declared a bill that requires 50% of SGA office hours be held in the SGA office unconstitutional. 
Meet SGA executive secretary candidate Josie Schmitt

Meet SGA executive secretary candidate Josie Schmitt

March 4, 2022

Q: How did you get involved in the SGA? A: So this time last year, I actually was on a top-five Senate campaign team, and I helped out with the vice president of student affairs campaign team. Ever...

UA President Stuart Bell spoke at a COVID-19 press conference in August 2020.

How does UA make COVID decisions?

March 2, 2022
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has been navigating a changing landscape.
Autherine Lucy waves to the crowd at the dedication of the newly named Autherine Lucy Hall in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Feb. 25, 2022.

Autherine Lucy Hall: University of Alabama dedicates building in honor of first Black student

February 26, 2022

The University of Alabama dedicated Autherine Lucy Hall in honor of its first Black student Friday afternoon.  Previously named for former Alabama governor and Ku Klux Klan leader Bibb Graves,...

UA health officials express optimism, stress precautions in COVID-19 town hall

UA health officials express optimism, stress precautions in COVID-19 town hall

January 20, 2022
In a virtual town hall on Wednesday, three University of Alabama health officials shared a positive outlook on the future of the COVID-19 pandemic but reiterated the importance of precautions like masks, social distancing and vaccination.
UA reports 498 COVID cases during first week of spring classes

UA reports 498 COVID cases during first week of spring classes

January 18, 2022

The University of Alabama reported 498 cases in the first COVID-19 dashboard update since early December, with 70% of positive tests coming from students. This data is self-reported. Sentinel, entry...

Racist texts in group message lead to Alpha Phi president’s removal, member’s termination 

Racist texts in group message lead to Alpha Phi president’s removal, member’s termination 

December 11, 2021

Alpha Phi member Kylie Klueger sent a racist text in a private group message with some of her sorority sisters, including Alpha Phi’s then-president Katherine Anthony. On Thursday, the sorority ousted...

UA reports 25% flu positivity rate as vaccinations lag 

UA reports 25% flu positivity rate as vaccinations lag 

December 6, 2021

At least 25% of the 1,500 flu tests conducted by the UA Student Health Center in November were positive.  Dr. Richard Friend, dean of the College of Community Health Sciences, said campus cases are...

Is COVID still a concern for campus?

Is COVID still a concern for campus?

November 18, 2021
With the mask mandate lifted, many students feel that there has been a return to pre-COVID-19 normalcy.
QSA. Est. 1983. Queer Student Association. Connection and Action.

LGBTQ student organization proposes new name, logo

November 14, 2021
Spectrum, an LGBTQ student organization at The University of Alabama, unveiled a potential new constitution, name and logo after their annual State of the Queer Union panel on Nov. 11.
UA temporarily disables employee vaccine exemption request form 

UA temporarily disables employee vaccine exemption request form 

November 10, 2021

UA employees can request medical, disability and religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, but the exemption request form is temporarily unavailable.  An update posted on the University’s...

UA students and employees react to COVID-19 campus updates

UA students and employees react to COVID-19 campus updates

November 3, 2021
Beginning Nov. 5, masks are no longer required for vaccinated individuals on campus in most cases.
UA creates online portal for employee vaccine reports

UA creates online portal for employee vaccine reports

October 31, 2021

The University of Alabama announced a new Vaccine Management Portal for UA employees to submit their proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.  Employees must also use the portal to request medical, disability...

Masks not required for vaccinated individuals beginning Nov. 5

Masks not required for vaccinated individuals beginning Nov. 5

October 29, 2021

The University of Alabama will not require masks for fully vaccinated individuals in most cases beginning Nov. 5.  Unvaccinated individuals will still be required to wear face coverings indoors, in...

COVID - 19 Update. The Crimson White.

How the COVID-19 dashboard has changed over the year

October 24, 2021
Since August 2020, the UA System COVID-19 Dashboard has been the primary source of information about the state of the virus across the UA System’s three campuses. 
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