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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Journalism student wins media writing award

Journalism student wins media writing award

April 19, 2015

Alyx Chandler has a soft demeanor, serious convictions and a body of published work. A junior majoring in journalism and marketing, her writing earned her the Holle Media Writing Award and $10,000.“When...

Wolosz finds new bonds in business fraternity

Wolosz finds new bonds in business fraternity

April 19, 2015

Amanda Wolosz, a junior majoring in economics and Spanish from Midland Park, New Jersey, is the president of business honors fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi.Why did you join Alpha Kappa Psi?I decided to join...

Spillers discusses SGA plans after setbacks

Spillers discusses SGA plans after setbacks

April 8, 2015

After being elected last month and being inaugurated last week, Elliot Spillers said he is eager to get to work for the student body as the SGA president.Spillers said his life has gotten a lot busier...

Pabst to give Tide Talk on censorship, satire

Pabst to give Tide Talk on censorship, satire

April 8, 2015

Former Tide Talks president Kevin Pabst, a senior majoring in communications studies from Niceville, Florida, will give his own Tide Talk on Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Russell Hall.What are you speaking...

Creative Campus develops community arts project

Creative Campus develops community arts project

April 8, 2015

Maxwell Hall is the oldest building on campus and only one of a few buildings to make it through the Civil War. At one point, it was a celestial observatory, explaining the dome that rises above the front...

Specialty grocery to open downtown

Specialty grocery to open downtown

April 6, 2015

Those in need of a place to fill their daily snack cravings, look no further. Cravings, a local specialty grocery store, is coming to downtown Tuscaloosa on Tuesday.The long, narrow store with high ceilings...

Bill promoting charter schools engenders controversy

March 31, 2015

The House of Representatives and the Senate of Alabama recently passed the Alabama School Choice and Student Opportunity Act. Alabama is one of only eight other states to not currently have a charter schools...

Ashley McWaters made jump from investment to teaching

Ashley McWaters made jump from investment to teaching

March 31, 2015

Ashley McWaters didn’t always know she wanted to be a teacher. Her undergraduate degree was in art history, and she directed an art gallery in her home town of Memphis before starting an investor relations...

Tuscaloosa's Got Talent auditions this weekend

March 24, 2015

Auditions for the sixth annual Tuscaloosa's Got Talent fundraiser will be held Thursday and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bollywood Groove, 5690 Watermelon Road, Suite 300, Northport. Dancers, singers, comedians...

Lei Out for Locks to raise money for charity

March 24, 2015

The Lei Out for Locks event will take place at the Alpha Tau Omega house Friday. The event is open to everyone and will have live music, a raffle and a dunk tank featuring UA cheerleaders. General admission...

Sickle Cell Walkathon to be held Thursday

March 24, 2015

The 22nd Annual Sickle Cell Association Walkathon will take place at Central High School’s Lou C. Mimms Athletics Complex on Saturday with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Multiple events will take...

Walk to benefit Alabamians with muscular diseases

Walk to benefit Alabamians with muscular diseases

March 24, 2015

The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s mission is to save and improve the lives of people fighting muscular diseases. The organization does this through raising money and awareness with events such as...

Memory Marches On: Selma to recognize 50th anniversary of march

Memory Marches On: Selma to recognize 50th anniversary of march

March 5, 2015

On an otherwise quiet Sunday morning, 600 people began lining up at Brown’s Chapel in Selma, Alabama, to start the 44-mile march to Montgomery. Some packed bags, while others viewed the march as merely...

​ALLELE series holds year's fourth lecture

February 25, 2015

The ALLELE series continues Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building Auditorium room 127. Mike Antolin, professor and chair of the biology department at Colorado State University, will discuss the...

UA hosts Darwin forum

February 16, 2015

Among the fossils in the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Smith Hall, a collection of people held philosophical discussions over evolutionary cake.The third annual Darwin Day Colloquium took place...

OSM to launch new publication

February 9, 2015

The Office of Student Media is planning a new publication for The University of Alabama this fall.A magazine targeted toward college women is in the works. The magazine will cover topics such as fashion,...

Spectrum molds Knight's career

Spectrum molds Knight's career

February 3, 2015

Luke Knight, president of Spectrum, is a junior majoring in history and Latin from Madison, Mississippi. Spectrum is a group for LGBT students and allies that seeks to promote community and advocate for...

'Book Bonanza' helps underfunded schools

'Book Bonanza' helps underfunded schools

February 2, 2015

Book Bonanza for the Black Belt is set to give $1,000 worth of books to five 
different Black Belt schools.Jamie Naidoo, a professor in the School of Library and Information Studies, started Book Bonanza...

Bissell while she works: Kim Bissell balances class, research and 2 daughters

Bissell while she works: Kim Bissell balances class, research and 2 daughters

January 29, 2015

With multiple responsibilities at The University of Alabama and two daughters, Kim Bissell is rarely in 
one place for long.Bissell teaches a biennial class where students visit another country and produce...

Team looks at college investment

January 28, 2015

By Alana Norris | Contributing WriterThe Education Policy Center at The University of Alabama is embarking on a statewide study to determine the return on investments for four-year public institutions.The...

Edelbrock named dean of continuing studies

Edelbrock named dean of continuing studies

January 27, 2015

The College of Continuing Studies is starting the new year with a new dean. Craig S. Edelbrock comes to Alabama from Penn State University in Philadelphia, where he was the chancellor of the School of...

Students create scholarship site

Students create scholarship site

January 15, 2015

During the fall of 2013, SGA Chief of Staff Mary Wills conceived the idea for an external scholarship database after reading about a similar program offered at the University of Arizona.She brought her...

Ice skating rink opens

Ice skating rink opens

December 3, 2014

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Tuscaloosa. The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum opened its annual Holidays on the River Ice Rink on Nov. 24. The rink is located beside...

Circle K International hosts luminary event

Circle K International hosts luminary event

November 30, 2014

Students in Circle K international work to be a luminary, or light, for organizations they feel deserve awareness. Circle K will hold their annual luminary event Sunday on the Quad. They will light up...

Tide Talks IX addresses variety of topics

Tide Talks IX addresses variety of topics

November 23, 2014

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, everyone has their mind set on pie, including Tide Talks. Tide Talks IX kicked off their event Friday night with a pie eating contest among four random audience...

Charity event to be held at Kozy's

November 23, 2014

Football, giving back and Thanksgiving are all reasons to support Taste of the NFL in Tuscaloosa this week. Taste of the NFL is a charity event held every year for the Superbowl in collaboration with...

Photo contest lets students share experiences

Photo contest lets students share experiences

November 11, 2014

While studying abroad, students can capture moments of another culture via their camera lens. When they snap a picture, they are keeping alive a memory of their time in that country. Some students are...

Speakers discuss abuse

Speakers discuss abuse

November 10, 2014

Smooth jazz welcomed guests as the crowd filled into the North Zone of Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Shatter the Silence event. Flat screen televisions throughout the space scrolled through domestic violence...

Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger begins 21st year

Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger begins 21st year

November 3, 2014

Nine hundred thousand people – 19 percent of the population – live below the poverty line in Alabama, and 90,000 a month depend on the West Alabama Food Bank in nine West Alabama counties. Beat...

Student affairs careers celebrated in October

Student affairs careers celebrated in October

October 27, 2014

October is a month dedicated to many causes, including celebrating careers in student affairs. A career in student affairs is more than giving out free T-shirts and pizza, said Elizabeth McDonald, graduate...

Wake up for Chi Omega's endless pancake breakfast

Wake up for Chi Omega's endless pancake breakfast

October 15, 2014

By Alana Norris Chi Omega is asking students to “Wake Up for a Wish” and eat a pancake breakfast this Saturday. Wake Up for a Wish is an annual pancake breakfast put on by Chi Omega to raise money...

UnlockED event brings students, groups together

October 14, 2014

Displayed on UnlockED’s pamphlet is a quote by author John Steinbeck, stating, “I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great...

Parrott returns to teach after 8-year newspaper career

Parrott returns to teach after 8-year newspaper career

October 13, 2014

Scott Parrott insists a lot of his success is due to luck. Parrott came to The University of Alabama for a master’s degree in journalism after working as a reporter for eight years. He said he thought...

Family ties bring Kim to America

October 8, 2014

Hajung Kim is a senior majoring in public relations from Busan, Korea. Kim never considered going to school in America until she took a trip to visit her family in February 2013. By August 2013, she had...

Students find peace with yoga

Students find peace with yoga

September 29, 2014

Yoga, a practice that balances breath, body and mind, is a viable option for de-stressing. While it dates back to ancient India, students at The University of Alabama can participate even today. Yoga...

Judge, attorneys discuss legal rights

Judge, attorneys discuss legal rights

September 24, 2014

The Town Hall forum, “Knowing Your Rights,” was the first event in the Honors College Town Hall series. “I think it’s very important that students do come and hear speakers like this because its...

Program aims to help students finish in four

Program aims to help students finish in four

September 23, 2014

Finish in Four, a university initiative set in place to encourage graduation in four years, has had an impact in its short time since 2011. The University’s latest four-year graduation rate was 41.2...

Lonam brings leadership to Mallet Assembly

September 14, 2014

As the Mallet Assembly begins another year at the Capstone, Terrance Lonam, a sophomore majoring in interdisciplinary studies, takes on the responsibility as the organization's leader. Lonam said his...

Constitution Day comes to campus

September 14, 2014

Constitution Day, Sept. 17, is a day to honor the document that acts as the supreme law of the 
United States. Constitution Day was made a national holiday in 2004 to honor the day when 39 delegates...

Nashville native chairs philosophy department

Nashville native chairs philosophy department

September 8, 2014

Scott Hestevold has been on The University of Alabama’s faculty since 1978 and is currently the philosophy 
department chair. Hestevold grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He later received his doctorate...

Crimsonettes find home at Bama

Crimsonettes find home at Bama

September 7, 2014

Not every university has a widely known majorette line, but at The University of Alabama, the Crimsonettes are celebrated. Haley Williams, a Crimsonette and senior majoring in general studies in human...

Living on, off campus both carry drawbacks

Living on, off campus both carry drawbacks

September 1, 2014

Whether living on or off campus, each living style has its own benefits 
and drawbacks. Erika Busse, a sophomore majoring in marketing and studio art, lives in Capstone Condominiums with one roommate....

Club equestrian team starts season

Club equestrian team starts season

September 1, 2014

The University of Alabama’s club equestrian team kicks off the largest travel schedule it has ever had. In two weeks, the club will travel to Delaware State University, and in October, it will head 
to...

Powell, Ratliff take new positions at UA co-op

Powell, Ratliff take new positions at UA co-op

July 22, 2014

By Alana Morris | Contributing Writer The UA Cooperative Education and Professional Practice Program has seen several staff changes since the retirement of director Roy Gregg. Naomi Powell, the program’s...

City schools seek 53 employees before August

City schools seek 53 employees before August

July 15, 2014

Recent UA graduates are prime candidates for 53 open positions within the Tuscaloosa City Schools that need to be filled soon.Mike Daria, assistant superintendent of general administration, said the 53...

REAL expands to Selma

July 8, 2014

Culverhouse College of Commerce and the Center for Community-Based Partnerships are exporting their REAL Alabama program to Selma, Alabama. The Real Entrepreneurship through Active Learning program instructs...

Wellness campaign gets family focus, pool kickoff

June 24, 2014

Snakes, turtles and Greek yogurt met at the University Recreation Center Outdoor Pool as the Summer Family Makeover kicked off. The makeover, a program offered to UA students, faculty and staff, will continue...

UA students help with AP prep

UA students help with AP prep

June 17, 2014

College students often come into The University of Alabama with advanced placement credit, but some students are going back to work with high school students who are hoping to gain some AP credit of ?their...

Water center collaborates to make weather forecasts

Water center collaborates to make weather forecasts

June 17, 2014

The National Water Center on The University of Alabama campus is unlike any other in the country, and legislation that will fund its development is currently making its way towards final approval. National...

UA grad wins Miss Alabama

June 11, 2014

Third time was the charm Saturday for Caitlin Brunell, University of Alabama graduate. On her third trip to the Miss Alabama Pageant, which took place June 4-7 at Samford University, Brunell was crowned...

UA equestrians host camp

May 28, 2014

The UA Equestrian Team is hosting an Elite Equitation Camp for girls 16 to 18 years old from Monday, June 23 to Friday, June 27. UA Equestrian Team coach Heather McCall also organizes the summer programs.“The...

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