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The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

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Study spots for UA students to consider

Study spots for UA students to consider

April 21, 2015

With finals week coming up, now is the time to find that perfect study spot. Here are just a few options on places to get your last-minute cramming done.LibrariesIf one can snag a table, libraries are...

Breakout Tuscaloosa features puzzle rooms

Breakout Tuscaloosa features puzzle rooms

April 21, 2015

The owners of Breakout Tuscaloosa, a new local business, invited several friends and community leaders to visit their facility Sunday afternoon. Participants were locked in one of three rooms and had to...

Musical to premiere at Gallaway

Musical to premiere at Gallaway

April 13, 2015

Due to the amount of work a musical requires, the UA theater department only produces one per year. In past years, these shows have included “Show Boat” and “Urinetown.” This year, UATD will...

BFA art displayed in Cultural Arts Center

BFA art displayed in Cultural Arts Center

March 31, 2015

With spring graduation just a few weeks away, many seniors at The University of Alabama are focused on moving on to a job or graduate school. A handful of art students have had the opportunity to practice...

Pups with a Purpose: Guide dogs provide help, stability to many students

Pups with a Purpose: Guide dogs provide help, stability to many students

March 24, 2015

On a sunny afternoon, many University of Alabama students will bring their pets to the Quad for some fun and a little exercise. Most of these relationships are purely for companionship, but some of these...

Gallaway was friend to Tennessee Williams

Gallaway was friend to Tennessee Williams

March 3, 2015

By Cokie Thompson | Staff ReporterTennessee Williams was born 60 miles west of Tuscaloosa in Columbus, Mississippi. His mother almost married a man in Demopolis, 60 miles south of Tuscaloosa. His good...

Broadway show to play at UA

Broadway show to play at UA

February 25, 2015

A 59-year-old actress comes home from the big city to visit her brother and sister. She brings along her much younger boyfriend and the neighbor’s pretty niece wants to learn from the actress. The housemaid...

Groups alter strategy after speech conflict

Groups alter strategy after speech conflict

February 22, 2015

College campuses across the country often make national news for conflicts between their student groups and administrations, and The University of Alabama is no exception. In the last few years, anti-abortion...

Snaps for Bama: Snapchat 'shines light' on UA campus lifestyles

Snaps for Bama: Snapchat 'shines light' on UA campus lifestyles

February 17, 2015

When Helmi Henkin, a freshman majoring in psychology, came to The University of Alabama from Menlo Park, California, she was disappointed there wasn’t a single Snapchat geofilter in sight.“Where...

Rediscover Girl Scout cookies with new recipes

Rediscover Girl Scout cookies with new recipes

February 11, 2015

Whether your late nights in Gorgas are filled with raw veggies and granola or Panda Express, it is time to honor everyone’s favorite time of year: Girl Scout cookie season. If devouring Thin Mints by...

Book arts program brings writing, art together in display

Book arts program brings writing, art together in display

February 9, 2015

When students at The University of Alabama have questions, the first place many look for an answer is the Internet. If that fails, they consult a book.A handful of UA students go a step further and make...

Students volunteer with LIFT

Students volunteer with LIFT

February 5, 2015

Learning Initiative and Financial Training is a program that involves students in the Culverhouse School of Accountancy volunteering at various sites across Tuscaloosa. They teach high school students...

Alabama Firsts looks to be support system for students

Alabama Firsts looks to be support system for students

January 12, 2015

The University of Alabama celebrates tradition. In many families, football Saturdays and all-nighters in Gorgas are passed from one generation to the next, and some students know the ropes years before...

​Capstone International to host panel on Fulbright Scholars

November 20, 2014

The Capstone International Center is hosting a faculty panel on the Fulbright Scholar Programs Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. in room 309 of the Ferguson Center. In addition to the panel, there will be a...

Art gallery to display pieces from permanent collection

November 20, 2014

The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is showing works from their permanent collection in Contemporary Treasures Trove until Dec. 12. The 30 pieces in the show illustrate differences in media and discipline from...

ONE Campus fills notebook for AIDS awareness

ONE Campus fills notebook for AIDS awareness

November 19, 2014

The ONE Campus organization is partnering with Moleskine notebooks in a campaign to raise student and legislator awareness for HIV/AIDS. ONE Campus is filling a Moleskine notebook with messages and drawings...

International Education Week celebrates UA programs

International Education Week celebrates UA programs

November 17, 2014

This week marks the 15th International Education Week. The University of Alabama is celebrating the anniversary with several of events, including a film screening and an enhanced version of weekly International...

Groups join to honor donor

Groups join to honor donor

November 16, 2014

The Huxford Symphony Orchestra partially owes its creation to Camilla Huxford, so the symphony will be teaming up with The University of Alabama’s Contemporary Ensemble Monday night for a world premiere...

Maubilans give artists space to exhibit artwork

Maubilans give artists space to exhibit artwork

November 9, 2014

About a year ago, a few local artists approached Jamie Cicatiello with the idea to consolidate a group of artists to form a collective. Cicatiello owns Grace Aberdean Habitat, a vintage store where she...

Environmental Engineering New Major

November 6, 2014

The College of Engineering now offers two new degrees: environmental and architectural engineering. Both programs are expansions from existing minor programs and have been in the works for 
a while....

Valerie Williams jump ropes internationally

November 5, 2014

For Valerie Williams, jumping rope is a way of life. The freshman majoring in chemical engineering has been on a jump rope team since the second grade and since then she said the sport has taken over her...

Business professor sees university as 'investment'

Business professor sees university as 'investment'

October 27, 2014

Lonnie Strickland kicks off the 8 a.m. section of his strategic management class with an unusual question: “Is anyone in in here engaged to be married?” The topic for the day was the numerous avenues...

“Grammar-Land” exhibit shows writing rules

October 21, 2014

With advising and registration right around the corner, many students are spending a lot of time on DegreeWorks. Although the listings differ from one major to the next, one course must be completed by...

UA librarians collaborate to publish novel

October 15, 2014

Josh Sahib graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in management information systems. Mark Robison wanted to go to law school. They both ended up in graduate school for library science....

Programs connect UA to Marion

Programs connect UA to Marion

October 13, 2014

By taking Hackberry Lane to McFarland Boulevard and driving east bound for 27 miles, and then taking AL 5 South for 23.5 miles, one will wind up in Marion, Alabama. Counting back roads and all, the drive...

Group seeks to encourage female leadership on campus

Group seeks to encourage female leadership on campus

October 6, 2014

In late September, actress Emma Watson gained public attention by speaking out for gender equality after her speech to the United Nations General Assembly launching the #HeforShe campaign. She told delegates...

Designers, technicians partner in costume shop

Designers, technicians partner in costume shop

September 30, 2014

Underneath the main stage inside Rowand-Johnson Hall, the designers and technicians of The University of Alabama's dance and theatre department's costume shop work through every step of a costume’s...

Health Hut expands to increase education

September 14, 2014

Almost every day, students at The University of Alabama walk by the Health Hut on their way to class. Although the group is the most visible division of Project Health, it’s not the only one. Health...

HCA brings library cards to local kids

HCA brings library cards to local kids

September 6, 2014

The Honors College Assembly is partnering with the Tuscaloosa Public library for an event to help put library cards in the hands of Tuscaloosa County children. On Tuesday, volunteers from the Honors College...

Group provides theatre outlet for engineers

Group provides theatre outlet for engineers

September 6, 2014

The College of Engineering has a secret. It’s not a car that runs on passionate performances of “Yea, Alabama” or a way to keep Bryant-Denny cool in sweltering Tuscaloosa heat. It’s a theater troupe....

VeloCity supports student, community bikers

VeloCity supports student, community bikers

September 1, 2014

Tucked behind University Boulevard downtown is a string of local shops, including German bakery Edelweiss and bike shop VeloCity Pro Cycle. While Edelweiss can provide coffee, VeloCity Pro Cycle can help...

Biking group rides, maintains trails

Biking group rides, maintains trails

August 24, 2014

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...

UA alum wins 'Wipeout'

UA alum wins 'Wipeout'

August 17, 2014

Brittney Ashley Bebek is an alumna of The University of Alabama, a former member of the University's women's rowing team and a game show winner. Bebek recently appeared on ABC's "Wipeout", a game show...

Professor featured in Birmingham

Professor featured in Birmingham

April 17, 2014

If you walk through Woods Quad, you can’t miss it: Dozens, if not hundreds, of metal squares form a massive sculpture in the center of the courtyard. Its placement on campus allows it to spark conversation...

Heritage celebration sets Tuscaloosa in 1800s

April 2, 2014

The intersection of University Boulevard and Campus Drive West illustrates what most people think of when they envision Tuscaloosa: restaurants and bars packed with students, with Bryant-Denny Stadium...

Book Arts students display work

Book Arts students display work

March 19, 2014

On the fifth floor of Amelia Gayle Gorgas library, dozens of handmade books fill the shelves opposite the elevators. Just down the hall, masters of fine arts students set text in lead type to fill each...

Students help with Secret Meals program, aid schools

March 13, 2014

From Lakeside Dining to Bryant Hall, and all the vending machines in between, food is readily available all over the University of Alabama campus. Freshman and anyone else with an unlimited meal plan have...

First Friday promotes downtown galleries

First Friday promotes downtown galleries

March 6, 2014

On the first Friday night of every month, art galleries in downtown Tuscaloosa buzz with excitement as artists reveal new works. Many shops stay open late for those who wander out of an opening reception...

Student analyzes painting’s place in art through exhibit

March 3, 2014

Artists use their medium as a platform to communicate a message. Paintings can often trigger thoughts and feelings through elements such as color, form and line quality. Artwork may even bring back a memory...

Student paintings imitate physics

Student paintings imitate physics

February 26, 2014

On the fourth floor of Garland Hall, graduate students are conducting research on the suspension of time and gravity. However, the students are painters, not physicists. Work by Astri Snodgrass and Anna...

Cultural center brings student art downtown

February 25, 2014

At the corner of 7th Street and Greensboro Avenue, artwork from The University of Alabama is displayed from the front windows of a former hardware store, where Tuscaloosa residents once bought everything...

Faculty showcase artwork

Faculty showcase artwork

February 13, 2014

Photographs, drawings and installations from all over the country fill the walls of the Sarah Moody Gallery. A class of graduate students sits on the floor clustered around one of the works as they discuss...

Random acts of kindness sweeping campus

February 10, 2014

When someone used the hashtag #randomactsofkindess on Facebook, Jennifer Hodnett decided to do a little research. Hodnett, a senior majoring in human development and family studies at The University of...

Kinesiology course teaches self-defense

Kinesiology course teaches self-defense

February 3, 2014

The kinesiology department offers a variety of courses to keep students healthy and active. One course, Self-Defense for Women, teaches female students safety by demonstrating how to get out of potentially...

Druid City Arts Festival prepares for April event

January 28, 2014

For a few hours on an April afternoon, local artists and musicians will gather to celebrate what they do best - exhibit artwork and play music. Tuscaloosa residents and travelers alike will have the opportunity...

Bama theatre hosts photo contest, exhibition

Bama theatre hosts photo contest, exhibition

January 16, 2014

Tuscaloosa resident Jim Morris has been a photographer all his life. When he was a child, a friend bought a $9 photo enlarger and the pair began developing black and white photos in their closets. “I...

Sarah Moody Gallery to exhibit inkjet prints

December 5, 2013

While The University of Alabama may be known for its many traditions, this winter the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is experimenting with a nontraditional exhibit. Until Jan. 17, the gallery is showing a...

Dance Collection gives stage time to underclassmen

Dance Collection gives stage time to underclassmen

November 21, 2013

From the first day of freshman year to graduation and beyond, students in The University of Alabama’s department of theatre and dance strive for excellence. Dance Collection, a performance sponsored...

Creative Campus to host storytelling event

November 19, 2013

For as long as he can remember, William Mason has loved telling stories. Mason, a senior majoring in telecommunication and film, is one of the storytellers at Tin Can Tales, a free event hosted by Creative...

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