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Harrison Adams wins the 2019 SGA presidential election. CW/ Keely Brewer

SGA spring election winners announced

March 7, 2019
Approximately 34 percent of students (exactly 12,193 students) voted in the elections.
President Bell extends condolences to those impacted by Lee County tornado

President Bell extends condolences to those impacted by Lee County tornado

March 4, 2019
“Please continue to keep your fellow Alabamians in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with a disaster that we here in Tuscaloosa know all too well,” Bell said.
Savannah Bullard CW/ Hannah Saad

Savannah Bullard named next editor-in-chief of The CW

February 28, 2019
 The Media Planning Board named Savannah Bullard as The Crimson White editor-in-chief for the 2019-2020 academic year on Feb. 27.

SEC Championship ticket pickup changes location

November 14, 2018
For students purchasing SEC Championship tickets, the pickup location, date and time has moved from Saturday, Dec. 1 in Atlanta to Monday, Nov. 26 beginning at 7 a.m. at Coleman Coliseum.
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‘Onion’ story parodies UA Greek life

August 31, 2018
The Onion, a satirical news outlet, posted a mocking story spotlighting The University of Alabama’s Greek life on Aug. 30.
Students overcome mental health stigmas: Our diagnoses dont define us

Students overcome mental health stigmas: “Our diagnoses don’t define us”

April 16, 2018

Living with bipolar disorder as her primary diagnosis, Helmi Henkin is not ashamed of her mental health condition. In fact, she is deliberately open about it because of the stigma that surrounds it. “I...

Effective fundraisers offer incentives, percent of total sales

Effective fundraisers offer incentives, percent of total sales

April 12, 2018

Going to a local restaurant, eating a good meal and seeing familiar faces make food fundraisers  enjoyable for Baylee Clark. But getting other students to join in the fun and support a good cause has...

Warrant out to arrest third suspect in rape of UA student

Warrant out to arrest third suspect in rape of UA student

April 10, 2018

Two men were arrested on first-degree rape charges on Thursday after a 22-year-old University of Alabama student was sexually assaulted by three men. A warrant is out for the arrest of the third suspect,...

Man arrested at local Walmart Supercenter after vehicle pursuit

Man arrested at local Walmart Supercenter after vehicle pursuit

March 25, 2018

Saturday night at least eight officers at Walmart on Skyland in Tuscaloosa arrested Steven Dawson after he ran into a cement barrier with his truck and ran into the store.  Multiple people uploaded videos...

Media Planning Board names Jake Stevens editor-in-chief for 2018-2019 year

Media Planning Board names Jake Stevens editor-in-chief for 2018-2019 year

March 21, 2018

The Media Planning Board has named Jake Stevens as the The Crimson White editor-in-chief for the 2018-2019 school year. Stevens, a senior majoring in public relations and political science, is graduating...

One killed, one wounded, one in custody after Birmingham school shooting

One killed, one wounded, one in custody after Birmingham school shooting

March 8, 2018

Two students were shot Wednesday after Huffman High School in Birmingham dismissed school. According to CNN.com, police said a person was taken into custody in connection with the shooting.  A 17-year-old...

Price McGiffert wins SGA presidential election

Price McGiffert wins SGA presidential election

March 6, 2018

The Elections Board released the unofficial results of the spring election at 8 Tuesday night.  Price McGiffert has won the office of the SGA president with 68 percent of votes. Amber Scales had 23 percent...

Q&A: vice president of financial affairs candidate Clay Gaddis

Q&A: vice president of financial affairs candidate Clay Gaddis

March 5, 2018

Clay Gaddis, a sophomore majoring in biology from Scottsboro, Alabama is running for Vice President of Financial Affairs. Q: How did you originally get involved with SGA? A: I joined First Year Council...

Q&A: vice president of academic affairs candidate Ross DEntremont

Q&A: vice president of academic affairs candidate Ross D’Entremont

March 5, 2018

Ross D’Entremont, a junior majoring in political science from Beaumont, TX is running for Vice President of Academic Affairs.  Q: How did you originally get involved with SGA? A: I originally got involved...

Q&A: vice president of external affairs candidate Harrison Adams

Q&A: vice president of external affairs candidate Harrison Adams

March 5, 2018

Harrison Adams, a sophomore majoring in economics and finance from Selma, Alabama is running for vice president of external affairs.  Q: How did you originally get involved with SGA? A: My first experience...

Rondini family dismisses claims against University

Rondini family dismisses claims against University

February 27, 2018

The family of Megan Rondini and the University of Alabama announced the dismissal of all claims asserted by the Rondinis against the University in a joint statement on Feb. 27.  According to the statement,...

UA professor monitors Olympics for coverages gender gap

UA professor monitors Olympics for coverage’s gender gap

February 26, 2018

Beginning research in the mid-1990s as a graduate student at Indiana University, Andrew Billings has monitored the Olympics for gender gaps in coverage for over 20 years.  Billings, director of the Alabama...

Conversations about sex enhance long term relationships

Conversations about sex enhance long term relationships

February 22, 2018

Because they are in a long distance relationship and do not see each other often, conversations regarding sex keep Sarah Chillag and her partner happy and help their relationship go smoothly. Because sex...

Distracted pedestrians put themselves in danger

Distracted pedestrians put themselves in danger

February 12, 2018

After watching a pedestrian almost get run over by a car on her way to class, Paige Cisneros decided this was a frightening enough occurrence to stop wearing headphones while walking.  “It’s dangerous...

Conversation continues after UA students racist comments go viral

Conversation continues after UA student’s racist comments go viral

January 18, 2018

Around 100 people, including both students and staff, gathered for a discussion about racism at an open weekly conversation on Wednesday in the Ferguson Center, in response to malicious videos exposed...

Ignite UA application closing

Ignite UA application closing

December 6, 2017

Ignite UA is a program through First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives that allows first-year students to connect and relate with peers, learn more about UA and its resources, and build a network...

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger collects over 260,000 pounds of food

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger collects over 260,000 pounds of food

November 21, 2017

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger ended its six-week competition against Auburn University on Nov. 14, winning the competition and collecting 260,453 pounds of food for the West Alabama Food Bank, which was over...

University tests metal detectors at Bryant Denny to bolster security

University tests metal detectors at Bryant Denny to bolster security

November 21, 2017

Holding a capacity of 101,821 fans, Bryant-Denny Stadium can get hectic as a cluster of crimson, white and houndstooth flow in. Hosting a top-ranked football team, it is one of the largest stadiums in...

Ironwoman: University student takes on the Ironman World Championship

Ironwoman: University student takes on the Ironman World Championship

November 16, 2017

She began by lining up in the Pacific Ocean ten before the start. Packed so tight next to her competitors, she could hardly move as they treaded water. Doubt filled Jessica Lambert’s mind as she got...

Geocaching challenge to increase geography awareness

Geocaching challenge to increase geography awareness

November 14, 2017

As a part of geography awareness week, students can visit the geography table set up in the Ferguson Center to see and play in a virtual reality sandbox, learn more about how climate is studied using tree...

University forms committee to find new VP of Research

University forms committee to find new VP of Research

November 9, 2017

The University of Alabama is commencing a national search to fill the position of vice president for research and economic development. Carl Pinkert, who has held the position for the past four years,...

University to build modified housing arrangement, increase socializing

University to build modified housing arrangement, increase socializing

November 9, 2017

Before he transferred to The University of Alabama, Graham Richards attended Maryville College his freshman year. He lived in a suite-style dorm on his own. All three extra rooms were empty. Richards had...

Student-athlete Halloween party welcomes Tuscaloosa community

Student-athlete Halloween party welcomes Tuscaloosa community

November 1, 2017

In a 97,000 square foot facility, children smiled and played while getting into the Halloween spirit a day early. There was popular music blaring and a multitude of colors as hundreds of children dressed...

Students will play their hand at Casino Night

Students will play their hand at Casino Night

November 1, 2017

Professional dealers will take their seats at tables to play Blackjack, Craps and Poker at Casino Night at the Ferguson Center on Thursday. There will be slot machines and a practice table for those who...

Interview day connects education students with school systems

Interview day connects education students with school systems

October 17, 2017

Similar to the career fair, the Career Center is hosting its biannual Education Interview Day for education students seeking full-time teaching jobs. Occurring in both the fall and spring semesters, Education...

OLLI offers classes, socializing, travel to retirees

OLLI offers classes, socializing, travel to retirees

October 12, 2017

The phrase “happy wife, happy life,” does not end soon after the wedding bells toll. In fact, well into retirement Philip Malone has found the phrase to be truer than ever.  After retiring earlier...

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger implementing new fundraising techniques

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger implementing new fundraising techniques

October 11, 2017

In the six weeks before The University of Alabama and Auburn University compete on the football field, members of each university's community compete in the canned food aisle.  Beat Auburn Beat Hunger...

Career center provides rental professional clothing to students

Career center provides rental professional clothing to students

October 5, 2017

Just last week, one UA student did not have the professional attire needed for an interview on campus, so he stopped by the Crimson Career Closet located in the Career Center. The attendees gave him a...

Diversity mapping finds University efforts need improving

Diversity mapping finds University efforts need improving

October 3, 2017

In terms of diversity efforts, the University of Alabama is similar to other institutions, according to the findings from Halualani & Associates: their efforts are plentiful, but there is plenty of room...

Lockheed Martin CEO donates $5 million to Culverhouse

Lockheed Martin CEO donates $5 million to Culverhouse

September 26, 2017

Alumna Marillyn A. Hewson, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin, donated $5 million to The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration on Sept. 25. ...

Forbes names UA professor top in the country

Forbes names UA professor top in the country

September 22, 2017

For a while now, the criminology and criminal justice department has been joking that the department is experiencing the “Doug Klutz effect." Klutz, an instructor in the criminal justice department,...

Geography professor to discuss professional experiences at Women in Science meeting

Geography professor to discuss professional experiences at Women in Science meeting

September 20, 2017

Sarah Praskievicz, an assistant professor in the geography department, will speak at the Association for Women in Science's monthly meeting on Thursday. Praskievicz will discuss her research in the geography...

Community forum to focus on sexual assault on campuses

Community forum to focus on sexual assault on campuses

September 14, 2017

Six speakers will be panelists in a community forum about responses to rape and sexual assault on campus. They will be presenting issues from a criminal justice perspective. It aims to look at all aspects...

Bama Year One connects freshman with service

Bama Year One connects freshman with service

September 14, 2017

Allen Engle has a passion for freshman involvement. As a freshman, he benefited from guidance and mentorship from upperclassmen. Now an upperclassmen himself, he wanted to give back to freshman in the...

VP for diversity, equity and inclusion discusses goals for UA

VP for diversity, equity and inclusion discusses goals for UA

September 11, 2017

After uprooting her life and moving cross-country from snowy Lafayette, Indiana to the humid Tuscaloosa, Alabama, G. Christine Taylor became the first vice president and associate provost for diversity,...

University professor, students went to Texas to study Harvey

University professor, students went to Texas to study Harvey

September 8, 2017

After monitoring Hurricane Harvey’s strength on Aug. 24, Jason Senkbeil, noticed it would be a lot stronger than expected. Senkbeil, an assistant professor in the geography department at the University,...

Diversity officer position filled

Diversity officer position filled

August 30, 2017

After a nationwide search that began in the fall of 2016, the University of Alabama welcomed G. Christine Taylor from Purdue University into the inaugural position of vice president and associate provost...

University creates parking space for Purple Heart recipients

University creates parking space for Purple Heart recipients

August 28, 2017

Sparked by one law student’s passion to commemorate veterans who were injured risking their lives for their country, the University of Alabama created a parking space for Purple Heart recipients this...

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UA Alumni Association looks to attract new graduates

April 27, 2017

With this school year coming to a close and graduation approaching, the celebration begins for seniors and the opportunity for them to join the National Alumni Association is near.The National Alumni Association,...

PREVIEW: Three-minute Thesis Watch Party

PREVIEW: Three-minute Thesis Watch Party

April 26, 2017

To unveil a documentary about the “Three Minute Thesis” competition, the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association are hosting a watch party with free food and door prizes on Thursday night.Three-Minute...

PREVIEW: The Mental Health Crisis in Jails

PREVIEW: The Mental Health Crisis in Jails

April 25, 2017

In order to raise awareness about mental health in jails, the College of Community Health Sciences is hosting a presentation and panel discussion about the topic today.The speakers at the event will be...

WWI music scores on display in Hoole Library

WWI music scores on display in Hoole Library

April 12, 2017

A little over 100 years ago, on April 6, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson declared war against Germany, sending America into World War I and changing citizen’s lives. As a way to memorialize the nation’s...

PREVIEW: UA Community and Police Forum

PREVIEW: UA Community and Police Forum

April 6, 2017

After hosting the recent national tragedy reflection circle, students in the School of Social Works took their work a step further by organizing a task force to create other similar events. Tonight, The...

Panel discusses current reality of the human trafficking industry

Panel discusses current reality of the human trafficking industry

April 5, 2017

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there are 100,000 to 300,000 children at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking and only about 300 beds for human trafficking victims in the United...

Panel discusses current reality of the human trafficking industry

Panel discusses current reality of the human trafficking industry

April 5, 2017

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there are 100,000 to 300,000 children at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking and only about 300 beds for human trafficking victims in the United...

Preview: Honors College Spring Fling

Preview: Honors College Spring Fling

March 28, 2017

The University’s Honors College is hosting a semi-formal dressed event, Spring Fling, for its students on Wednesday night at the Drish House downtown.The event will have food and live music from The...

Students help students via tutoring services

Students help students via tutoring services

March 27, 2017

With final exams approaching in a little over a month, various resources on campus and online are extending their tutoring services to students who want classroom assistance. An online tutoring platform...

The University searches for new diversity officer

The University searches for new diversity officer

March 23, 2017

The University launched a search through Desir Group for an inaugural position, Vice President/Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in August. Throughout the school year, the search committee...

Inclusivity leadership position finalists to hold public forums

Inclusivity leadership position finalists to hold public forums

March 20, 2017

Public forums will be presented by the four remaining finalists for the vice president and associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion at the University throughout this week. The finalists...

UA professor lectures on key issues with over-the-counter drugs

UA professor lectures on key issues with over-the-counter drugs

March 10, 2017

To help society become smarter consumers in pharmacies, Dean and professor of Family Medicine in College of Community Health Sciences Dr. Rick Streiffer presented a lecture entitled, “Over-the-Counter...

PREVIEW: Education Interview Day

PREVIEW: Education Interview Day

March 7, 2017

The career center is hosting its annual Education Interview Day on Wednesday for students in the College of Education pursuing full time teaching positions.From 9-10 a.m., students will have the opportunity...

Canine Compassion lecture highlights work to save homeless Tuscaloosa dogs

Canine Compassion lecture highlights work to save homeless Tuscaloosa dogs

March 2, 2017

In Tuscaloosa, over 1,000 dogs are euthanized every year due to overpopulation. In an effort to change the statistics, The Canine Compassion Fund Inc., a nonprofit organization in Tuscaloosa aiming to...

PREVIEW: C&IS Media Day

PREVIEW: C&IS Media Day

March 2, 2017

The College of Communications and Information Sciences will host Media Day today to emphasize different career opportunities for students in the college.The annual event, previously entitled “J-Day,”...

PREVIEW: Best Buddies talent show

PREVIEW: Best Buddies talent show

February 24, 2017

Best Buddies, an organization on campus in which students interact one-on-one with people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities, is hosting its first talent show event on Sunday.This organization,...

University doctor discusses prevention of cardiovascular disease

University doctor discusses prevention of cardiovascular disease

February 24, 2017

With the growing epidemic of cardiovascular disease in America, Dr. Edward Geno presented a lecture entitled, “Cholesterol” about ways to reduce risks of high cholesterol and potential cardiovascular...

Resilience, optimism focuses of campus lecture

Resilience, optimism focuses of campus lecture

February 23, 2017

Because every person is faced with varying degrees of adversity in life, Margaret A. Purcell, director of Resiliency and Student Success Partnerships in the Capstone Center Student for Success, presented...

Breast cancer researcher speaks on awareness

Breast cancer researcher speaks on awareness

February 20, 2017

Dr. Mary Ann Kelley will give a lecture on the new developments of science relating to breast cancer on Tuesday entitled, “Breast Cancer Awareness and Survival: A Personal Journey through Research.”The...

Search for Chief Diversity Officer still ongoing

Search for Chief Diversity Officer still ongoing

February 16, 2017

The search for a new inclusivity leadership position at the University continues. The search firm, the Desir Group, began its work in the Fall 2016, in which the selected 15-member search committee has...

C&IS raises money for American Heart Association

C&IS raises money for American Heart Association

February 16, 2017

As The University of Alabama works to fundraise for the American Heart Association and its Heart Walk on March 25, the College of Communications and Information Sciences is getting involved by forming...

JCM update: A look at the merger of two C&IS departments

JCM update: A look at the merger of two C&IS departments

February 14, 2017

The College of Communications and Information Sciences underwent changes in Fall 2016 when the process of merging its journalism and telecommunication and film departments began.The college decided the...

PREVIEW: Cuban news anchor to lecture on journalism, U.S.- Cuba relations

PREVIEW: Cuban news anchor to lecture on journalism, U.S.- Cuba relations

November 1, 2016

Well-known Cuban news anchor and political commentator Cristina Escobar will give a lecture to the University on Wednesday afternoon about Cuba’s current journalism condition and its progression due...

Child Mental Health Care expert discusses technological advancement in the field

Child Mental Health Care expert discusses technological advancement in the field

October 25, 2016

In a continuation of the center for prevention of youth behavior problems invited speaker series, speaker Jonathan Comer, associate professor and director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology...

College students struggle to report domestic violence

College students struggle to report domestic violence

October 20, 2016

When domestic violence encompasses both physical and verbal abuse, victims can encounter any combination of violence ranging from belittling, insulting and shaming to hitting, kicking and weapon use....

Office of Student Conduct to host Awareness Matters Walk

Office of Student Conduct to host Awareness Matters Walk

October 18, 2016

In recognition of this week’s Alcohol Awareness Week, the Office of Student Conduct is hosting an Awareness Matters Walk for students to come together in the fight against alcohol and substance abuse.Who:...

US National Park Service to celebrate National Fossil Day

US National Park Service to celebrate National Fossil Day

October 11, 2016

The U.S. National Park Service is celebrating its seventh annual National Fossil Day this week. The day is intended to promote a general awareness of fossils and create a stronger recognition of their...

Men charged with capital murder in Tuscaloosa

October 10, 2016

Two suspects, Delvin Roshawn Phillips, 20, and Freddie Laron Smith, 20, shot multiple fires from the doorstep of 26-year-old Terry Dawson’s apartment at Boardwalk of Brittain Landing in Tuscaloosa on...

Campus group works to end pervasive culture of sexual assault

Campus group works to end “pervasive” culture of sexual assault

October 10, 2016

Following the groundbreaking criminal trial People of California v. Brock Allen Turner, sexual assault has become an even larger hot-button issue on college campuses nation-wide. Turner, a swimmer at Stanford...

Fighting the statistics about Type 2 diabetes

Fighting the statistics about Type 2 diabetes

October 3, 2016

Eliminating certain foods and drinks from her diet, counting carbs at every meal, monitoring blood sugar and giving herself shots of insulin multiple times are the day’s demands for Alicia Traylor, a...

Preview: Open Mic Night

Preview: Open Mic Night

September 28, 2016

Who: All members of the community including but not limited to UA students and faculty are welcome to come read new or in progress work.What: As a continuation of Pure Products Reading and Lecture Series,...

Tuscaloosa Board of Education case dismissed

Tuscaloosa Board of Education case dismissed

September 28, 2016

After a three-year-long controversy surrounding Cason Kirby’s election to the District 4 seat on the Tuscaloosa Board of Education, the case filed against him in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court was dismissed...

Tuscaloosa Board of Education trial set to proceed

Tuscaloosa Board of Education trial set to proceed

September 23, 2016

Following the controversial 2013 Tuscaloosa City Board of Education election, a trial is set to begin in Tuscaloosa Circuit Court on Sept. 27. The voters who cast illegal ballots during the 2013 election...

Local law enforcement share experiences with the deaf community

Local law enforcement share experiences with the deaf community

September 14, 2016

Among the approximate 20 law enforcement officers present in Reese Phifer on Tuesday from the Tuscaloosa Police Department, Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and University of Alabama Police Department,...

Local law enforcement to receive training on policing the deaf community

Local law enforcement to receive training on policing the deaf community

September 13, 2016

Darrin J. Griffin, assistant professor of Communications Studies and faculty advisor to the group Deaf Hands Speak, and Erin Powell, an interpreter who is teaching an American Sign Language class in the...

Tuscaloosa and UA team up on EMS prevention program

September 1, 2016

By Camille Studebaker | Staff ReporterIn order to decrease the City of Tuscaloosa’s high non-emergency 911 call volume, Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Services and The University of Alabama’s School of...

Former Fullbright scholar offers advice to students

Former Fullbright scholar offers advice to students

August 30, 2016

Whether it’s teaching, researching or studying that inspires a student, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows American undergraduates and graduates to plunge into a new culture to do what they love...

Thefts common as fall semester begins

Thefts common as fall semester begins

August 29, 2016

The University of Alabama’s fall semester is now in full swing, and so, too are the crimes reported to the University’s Police Department. There have been several thefts of property on campus since...

Bad Track Record: Students struggle to navigate train schedules in campus commute

Bad Track Record: Students struggle to navigate train schedules in campus commute

August 25, 2016

With an umbrella in her mouth and the pouring rain pelting her entire body, Maggie Rickstad climbed a little metal scaffolding and shimmied across some bars. With a long drop below her, she had to jump.Rickstad,...

University launches new “Ride Amigos” ride-sharing program

August 25, 2016

As a means of facilitating better transportation for students traveling to campus, The University of Alabama created a new program called Ride Amigos that allows students to compare different commute...

North Lawn Hall open to students

North Lawn Hall open to students

August 23, 2016

In order to account for the growing student population, The University of Alabama opened its new class building, North Lawn Hall, to students on the first day of the fall semester, Aug.1. Located on Hackberry...

UA begins search for new administrators

August 22, 2016

The University of Alabama is in the market for new administrators. This fall, a committee of faculty, staff and students will oversee the search for a new provost and executive vice president for Academic...

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