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SENIOR COLUMN: Make a difference

SENIOR COLUMN: Make a difference

April 26, 2018

I was sent home from school my first day of junior year of high school. My crime was not loudly disrupting class; it was not fighting or throwing food or disrespecting my teachers. It was wearing a skirt....

College-age

College-age “sugar babies” make cash, gifts for companionship

February 22, 2018

Names have been changed for the privacy and protection of sources. It was Jennifer’s first time meeting a man she’d met on SeekingArrangement. She’d liked his profile; it showed him in Africa surrounded...

UPDATED: Police pursuit ends at DCH, armed man confined to one area

UPDATED: Police pursuit ends at DCH, armed man confined to one area

August 30, 2017

The north end of the Druid City Hospital campus is on lockdown after a police pursuit led to the emergency entrance and a man put a gun to his head, according to Brad Fisher, corporate director of marketing...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

August 28, 2017

The Crimson White is entering its 124th academic year as the student news outlet of The University of Alabama. Each year has brought new challenges and incredible new stories to tell, and the many talented...

Bid Day activities delayed due to computer glitch

August 12, 2016

By Elizabeth Elkin | StaffBid Day activities have been moved back four hours on Saturday due to a computer glitch affecting today's final round of rush activities, according to Chris Bryant, interim director...

UA announces plan to increase minority inclusion in greek system

July 1, 2016

The University announced it has developed an action plan to promote inclusion in the recruitment process for greek life on Friday, July 1.A statement on the UA website said the plan clarifies expectations...

UPDATED: UA student tests positive for Zika virus

June 13, 2016

There are "confirmed cases" of Zika virus on the University of Alabama campus, according to an email sent to UA students and faculty involved in study abroad programs in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central...

Five years later: First responders, volunteers recount relief efforts

Five years later: First responders, volunteers recount relief efforts

April 27, 2016

She had called in sick to work. The warnings start. She receives calls from her workers, asking what to do. She tells them to go home and seek shelter.Outside her window, the sky darkens, the wind howls....

Alpha Apartments not on top

Alpha Apartments not on top

April 14, 2016

He groans in frustration as he stares at the smoking washing machine. He guesses he won’t be able to wash his clothes tonight. He turns the machine off and jumps back out of its way as water pours...

Friends, family, University mourn Zach Koch

Friends, family, University mourn Zach Koch

April 11, 2016

It is dark in a bar in downtown Tuscaloosa. Michael Tant is wearing a rugged-looking vest he had just bought. Zachary Koch, a friend of his, tells him he likes the vest. “How much do you want to pay...

Tuscaloosa area at risk for severe weather Thursday

March 23, 2016

The Tuscaloosa area will be under an elevated risk of severe weather Thursday, March 24 from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa could be at risk for tornadoes, damaging winds up to 70 mph and golf-ball-size hail.For...

Kay M. Palan named dean of Culverhouse College of Commerce

March 9, 2016

Kay M. Palan was named dean of the University's Culverhouse College of Commerce effective July 1, an email from the University read.Palan is currently dean of Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan...

Not a small problem

Not a small problem

March 7, 2016

Alex Golden, a sophomore majoring in elementary education, has to special order jeans because she’s so tall.“It’s one of my biggest problems,” she said. “Jeans are too short, dresses are too...

Roth wins SGA presidency

Roth wins SGA presidency

March 1, 2016

Lillian Roth, a rising junior political science major from Montgomery, Alabama, was elected the next University of Alabama SGA president for the 2016-2017 term, read the unofficial elections results, emailed...

Fire damages buildings on 13th

Fire damages buildings on 13th

February 27, 2016

In the early hours of the morning on Feb. 27, a fire caused massive damage on 13th Street in Tuscaloosa.Katherine Battle, a senior majoring in psychology, said she lives near where the fire occurred, and...

UPDATED: SGA presidential candidate releases controversial campaign video

UPDATED: SGA presidential candidate releases controversial campaign video

February 23, 2016

On Feb. 23, Caroline Morrison, SGA presidential candidate, posted a video to her campaign Facebook page. In the video, Morrison stated that she refused backing from the Machine and the Capstone Coalition.(function(d,...

Arts and Sciences Senate candidate calls for fair and ethical campaigning

February 23, 2016

Ross D’Entremont, College of Arts and Sciences Senate candidate, created a pledge asking SGA candidates to run an ethical, open and honest campaign centered around ideas, not intimidation. This followed...

My Olivetti will be buried with me: Remembering Harper Lee

My Olivetti will be buried with me: Remembering Harper Lee

February 22, 2016

Nelle Harper Lee sits at the podium in front of a crowd of 200 people. The photographer kneels down and points his camera, prepared to take a picture.Lee looks at him and stops talking to the audience....

Petitioners call for the University to rename Morgan Hall after Harper Lee

Petitioners call for the University to rename Morgan Hall after Harper Lee

February 19, 2016

A petition was created on Feb. 19 to rename Morgan Hall, The University of Alabama's Department of English building, to Lee Hall after Harper Lee, who was confirmed dead at age 89 earlier in the day.Morgan...

Let's talk about sex (or not): Alabama's sex ed falls short

Let's talk about sex (or not): Alabama's sex ed falls short

February 11, 2016

“Hey kids, I’m the AIDS guy.”Joshua Miller, a sophomore majoring in English and political science remembers this, above all else, as the meat of his sexual education program in high school. The AIDS...

TPD releases statement regarding disciplinary actions in tasing incident

February 9, 2016

The Tuscaloosa Police Department posted a statement on their Facebook page stating one officer involved in the tasing incident on Nov. 8, 2015, Officer Sams, has received a written reprimand and remedial...

University president celebrates 60th anniversary of first black student accepted and enrolled

February 5, 2016

University President Stuart Bell sent an email to students, faculty and staff on Feb. 5, 2016, marking the 60th anniversary of the day the first black student was accepted and enrolled at the University.On...

Art ownership at the University remains unclear

Art ownership at the University remains unclear

January 21, 2016

After the tornado, the mangled remains of the man’s metal sculpture lay on the ground, a mile from where he last saw it. He found it, metal shards missing, pieces twisted, tree bark and rocks permanently...

Single vehicle crash on I-59, traffic rerouted to U.S. 11

December 6, 2015

An email from Reginal King, senior state trooper, said a single vehicle crash on I-59 near the 76 mile marker is blocking both northbound lanes.There is one confirmed fatality, the email read.The Alabama...

We Are Done creates petition to diversify Strategic Planning Committee

We Are Done creates petition to diversify Strategic Planning Committee

December 4, 2015

We Are Done created an online petition to diversify the Strategic Planning Committee at the University. The group claims the committee was created to increase inclusivity on campus but, the petition reads,...

Kentuck Art Center Returns to Original Building in Northport

Kentuck Art Center Returns to Original Building in Northport

December 3, 2015

Kentuck Art Center in Northport returned to its last location after a bat infestation and structural problems forced the center to relocate.After more than two years of renovations, the Kentuck Art Center...

Man arrested in connection with string of robberies

November 25, 2015

Tuscaloosa Police Department investigators arrested Kaleb Quinn Caddell, 20, in connection with a series of robberies of Dollar General stores in the city of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa county and surrounding...

Woman missing after the 2011 tornado found healthy in Florida

November 25, 2015

Investigators found a woman who went missing in the April 27, 2011 tornado healthy in Florida, a press release from the Tuscaloosa Police Department confirmed.TPD investigators received information that...

Humane Society of the United States and Tuscaloosa County CrimeStoppers offer rewards for information on cat abuse video

November 20, 2015

An emailed release from Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steven Anderson said TPD is continuing to investigate the animal cruelty case in which a video of a man beating a cat was posted on the Internet and went...

UPDATED: We Are Done demands equality on campus

November 18, 2015

A group calling itself "We Are Done," which, according to its Facebook page, is a coalition of students and faculty concerned about racism and discrimination on campus, has released three demands of the...

University president announces implementation of diversity officer

November 18, 2015

Students received an email from the University today stating that University of Alabama President Stuart Bell announced today that he has directed the Strategic Planning Council to add a central diversity...

Local artist adds splash of color to community

Local artist adds splash of color to community

November 2, 2015

Caleb O’Connor began creating art as a child. His mother tells stories of him in elementary school doodling in class. Once, his teacher picked up one of his drawings and asked him who drew it. When Caleb...

Former Alabama player John Fulton starts GoFundMe for teammate's funeral costs

October 23, 2015

Former Alabama football player John Fulton launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $25,000 for Altee Tenpenny’s funeral costs. Tenpenny, another former Alabama player, died Tuesday in a car accident.“Although...

Repairing the beauty of art for heart's sake

Repairing the beauty of art for heart's sake

October 22, 2015

The tornado flew through the streets, leaving devastation and destruction in its wake. The woman had no basement, no place to hide. She and the dogs stood in the bathtub and waited for it to hit.A branch...

Student arrested on rape charge

October 12, 2015

A University of Alabama student was arrested on a charge of rape after a weekend incident, the Crimson White has learned.  Jacob Norris, 20, has been placed on interim sanctions by the University, UA spokesman...

Bill Nye speaks on climate change and the importance of teaching evolution in schools

Bill Nye speaks on climate change and the importance of teaching evolution in schools

September 30, 2015

Students, faculty and fans flooded into The University of Alabama’s Moody Music Concert Hall Monday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Heads turned, eyes searched. An excited murmur travelled through the hall. ...

Status of block seats unclear

September 14, 2015

According to the SGA’s public Code of Laws and multiple SGA senate sources, the section of the Code of Laws cited by the SGA Judiciary in order to strike down the block seating chart never passed the...

Tips for safe consumption

Tips for safe consumption

August 31, 2015

College campuses all across America deal with the issue of student alcohol consumption, and The University of Alabama is no exception. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s...

UAPD to investigate a sexual assault

August 30, 2015

According to an emailed statement by the University of Alabama Police, a UA student reported a sexual assault to UAPD on Aug. 30 at 1:47 p.m.The student reported the assault occurred on Aug. 30 at 3:15...

Student undergoing treatment for tuberculosis

August 24, 2015

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, a student enrolled during the spring 2015 semester is receiving treatment for tuberculosis.The treatment is not taking place in Alabama. According...

Alumnus develops food for restaurant chain

Alumnus develops food for restaurant chain

August 20, 2015

Ryan Joy has no typical workday. His only constant: cooking, and a lot of it.Joy, Senior Director of Research and Development at Checkers and Rally’s, grew up in the business.“My father was the first...

UA Theatre student remembered by peers

UA Theatre student remembered by peers

August 20, 2015

Friends, classmates and faculty agree Peyton Trueblood was, in one word, positive.“She was a ray of sunshine,” said Stacy Alley, assistant professor of musical theatre and dance. “Both as a person...

Alpha Phi chapter removes recruitment video after national criticism

Alpha Phi chapter removes recruitment video after national criticism

August 18, 2015

The University of Alabama’s Alpha Phi chapter deleted a recruitment video posted to YouTube after criticism that it objectifies women and is “racially and aesthetically homogenous.”The video gained...

Alumnus expands franchise

Alumnus expands franchise

June 17, 2015

Chris Thomas began working at Smoothie King the summer of his sophomore year at The University of Alabama. He worked there for three years and was involved in opening the store located inside the Student...

Some residents concerned by late-night towing

Some residents concerned by late-night towing

April 21, 2015

Some Tuscaloosa residents are worried there may be a predatory towing problem at a local apartment complex.Will Ledbetter, a junior, said he came out of a friend’s apartment at The Avenue one night recently...

Future of same-sex marriage remains uncertain in Alabama

Future of same-sex marriage remains uncertain in Alabama

April 21, 2015

Same-sex marriage has caused a serious debate in the state of Alabama over the last few months.According to a press release by the Human Rights Campaign, as of April 13, no counties in Alabama are issuing...

Students display research

Students display research

April 8, 2015

The University of Alabama hosted its annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on Tuesday. Over 700 faculty members and students presented their research findings to judges and guests.“I’m...

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award: Pam Parker

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award: Pam Parker

April 1, 2015

Pam Parker received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for excellent character and service to humanity. She received an undergraduate degree in business and a masters and doctorate degree in education...

Same-sex alumni couple denies donations

Same-sex alumni couple denies donations

April 1, 2015

Clark West and Elliott Mitchell met at The University of Alabama and have been together ever since. They share a deep love for the University, have been active University donors and, like many University...

Startup Weekend back in town

Startup Weekend back in town

March 24, 2015

Entrepreneurs will have the chance to collaborate on business ideas this weekend with the return of Startup 
Weekend Tuscaloosa.The 54-hour event, hosted by Pam Hill and the STEM Path to the MBA program,...

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