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Class donates to local students

August 3, 2011

  By Ethan Summers Contributing Writer   The aftermath of the April 27 tornadoes left a lot of work in Tuscaloosa, and some UA students are keeping the work going, even in class. Students who enrolled...

SGA called for Obama, Congress to compromise

August 3, 2011

If you were frustrated with Congress and the debt crisis, you weren’t alone. The UA Student Government Association, along with more than 115 other university SGAs, signed a letter regarding the debt...

UA Students Receive Research Fellowships

June 1, 2011

Out of more than 12,000 applicants, three University of Alabama students received graduate research fellowships. Amanda Hanninen, Zack Coppens and Rachel McCarty were among 2,000 students selected nationwide....

Students were some of first responders after tornado

May 11, 2011

In the aftermath of Tuscaloosa’s Apr. 27 tornado, many citizens stayed in their homes to avoid the damage and wait for help. Some students didn’t wait. Among them was Alex Rayfield, a junior majoring...

Students say ticket system a success

April 25, 2011

  Students looking for football tickets reported less stress than ever this year. Last week, students who opted in for tickets several weeks before were able to purchase home football tickets for the...

Student-led business focuses on giving back

December 1, 2010, a child-focused business created this year, provides various custom packages, as well as a delivery service. Packages can include letters from Santa, Rudolph the reindeer or even...

Grad students launch conference on languages

November 18, 2010

Graduate students in the modern languages department will host the first Alabama Modern Languages Conference Friday and Saturday. The conference itself will be housed in the Ferguson Student Center. Registration...

Smartphone repair store grows rapidly

Smartphone repair store grows rapidly

November 17, 2010

A broken iPhone no longer requires a trip to Birmingham or weeks waiting on your return package. Phone Restore held its grand opening Nov. 12. Located across the street from Hokkaido on 15th Street, the...

CrimsonRide gains two new buses

CrimsonRide gains two new buses

November 11, 2010

The CrimsonRide has gained two more buses to add to busy routes. The buses were procured in October, said Ralph Clayton, assistant director of Transportation Services. The buses were used for the Election...

Author discusses significance of stand

November 3, 2010

Today marks Foster Auditorium’s rededication following years of disuse. Foster Auditorium, constructed in 1939, has historically been a venue for large events on campus, ranging from basketball games...

Rice to hold book signing at Foster

November 3, 2010

The Blackburn Institute is bringing Condoleezza Rice home to Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama. Rice, former secretary of state for President Bush and a professor of political science at Stanford...

Republicans sweep state elections

Republicans sweep state elections

November 2, 2010

Alabama’s race for the next governor ended in The Zone Tuesday night. Republican candidate Robert Bentley won when Democrat Ron Sparks conceded just after 10 p.m. with more than 1,100,000 votes tallied....

Student voter interest lower than 2008

October 27, 2010

‘To vote, not to vote?’ or ‘Can I even make it to the polls?’ are questions on many students’ minds as the Nov. 2 elections approach. In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign for president...

SGA hotline to help students register

October 27, 2010

Every weekday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Student Government Association will host a help hotline for students looking for clarification about how to register for classes. To access the hotline, students...

Homecoming Committee works to boost student, alumnus involvement

October 15, 2010

Even with the emphasis that is put on Homecoming week, some students are curious about how much students truly care about Homecoming itself. However, for some University alumni, Homecoming has a different...

Sparks to kick off Cuba Week

October 7, 2010

Cuba Week launches Sunday with a speech by Ron Sparks, State Commissioner of Agriculture and Democratic candidate for governor of Alabama. Sparks will speak at the Bryant Conference Center’s Sellers...

Professors adapt to increasing enrollment

October 5, 2010

With enrollment topping 30,000, some students have begun to question if the University’s growth is helping or hurting their educations.              However, many professors expressed mostly...

Health and Wellness Fair educates at the Ferg

October 5, 2010

The Student Government Association and Project Health are hosting the Student Health and Wellness Fair today at the Ferguson Student Center.              The fair itself is free to students,...

UAPD advises on hit-and-runs

October 3, 2010

On the high traffic streets of Tuscaloosa, hit-and-runs are a problem many students have faced. Kacy Davis, a junior majoring in restaurant and hospitality management, said she discovered her vehicle...

Students offer free tailgates

September 30, 2010

The Honors College Assembly and LessThanUThink, a campaign started by University students to raise awareness about the effects of alcohol, will host tailgating parties for the Crimson Tide’s game against...

Tide player nearly finished with cancer treatment

Tide player nearly finished with cancer treatment

September 29, 2010

Fifteen radiation treatments stand between David Kindred and a healthy life. Kindred, a senior majoring in management and an outfielder for the Crimson Tide, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in...

Retired Alabama judge reviews case in new book

September 26, 2010

Judge Steve Wilson discussed his new book, “A Lynch Mob Mentality,” with the Tuscaloosa Civitan Club on Sept. 22. The meeting was held at the Country Club of Tuscaloosa. Wilson, a retired Alabama...

HCA air Arkansas game at The Zone

September 23, 2010

The Honors College and Honors College Assembly are hosting a viewing of the Arkansas game for Honors students this Saturday in The Zone. The Honors GameDay Extravaganza will take place from 1:30 to 6:30...

UA increases enrollment to record levels

UA increases enrollment to record levels

September 21, 2010

The University’s enrollment reached more than 30,000 for the 2010-11 academic year, according to a Sept. 15 press release. Enrollment totaled 30,232 students, the most in the school’s 179-year history....

Amphitheater to open in December

Amphitheater to open in December

September 19, 2010

Tuscaloosa’s amphitheater is set to open Dec. 3, said Clif Penick, facilities manager for the City of Tuscaloosa. “[Red Mountain Entertainment] has acts booked for 2011 with the grand opening scheduled...

New Buffalo Phil’s sees mixed reactions

September 15, 2010

After a Buffalo Phil’s opened in Lakeside Dining Hall on Aug. 16, Kristina Hopton-Jones, director of University dining services, said Dining Services has received positive feedback from students. “The...

Lt. gov. candidate Ivey looks to control spending

September 15, 2010

Kay Ivey, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, came to Tuscaloosa on Wednesday with a message of self-control for the state of Alabama. She and other candidates came to Tuscaloosa to meet...

New teleforum a success

September 15, 2010

The University now boasts a teleforum, a newly tested tool used to communicate with the student body. The teleforum, a kind of call-in radio show tailored to students, is focused on specific events. The...

ACTion Card Office to host forum

September 9, 2010

Students with questions about the University of Alabama’s home football games will have the chance to get answers tonight via a teleforum hosted by the ACTion Card Office. “Teleforum is a new format...

Student competes in chocolate competition

Student competes in chocolate competition

September 7, 2010

Michele Henderson didn’t think her honeymoon would lead her to become a chocolate designer and to a national competition. Henderson, a graduate student in the department of communication studies at...

UA student discusses her Katrina experience

UA student discusses her Katrina experience

August 31, 2010

Aug. 29 marked the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall at New Orleans. Taylor Miller, a senior majoring in management and a New Orleans native, was living in the city as the storm made...

Student political groups race to register voters

August 29, 2010

College Democrats and College Republicans are working together to run a voter registration drive contest now through Sept. 7, said Seth Morrow, communications director for College Republicans. After the...

SGA discusses new programs

August 26, 2010

David Wilson, a senator for the College of Business and a sophomore majoring in economics, and Sophie Santos, a senator for the College of Arts and Sciences and a sophomore majoring in economics, both...

Strip company clamps down on parking

Strip company clamps down on parking

August 18, 2010

A property-holding company’s parking policy, enforced with wheel clamps and parking tickets, might make students think twice about where and when they park for a night on The Strip. The company Inland...

Strip property owners clamp down on parking

August 18, 2010

A property-holding company’s parking policy, enforced with wheel clamps and parking tickets, might make students think twice about where and when they park for a night on The Strip. The company Inland...

Alabama Action students volunteer at Hillcrest

Alabama Action students volunteer at Hillcrest

August 17, 2010

Honors college freshmen looking to give back to the Tuscaloosa community and meet some new friends need to look no further than Alabama Action. The program, run by the University of Alabama’s Honors...

Moore battles UA over Tide colors, logo

Moore battles UA over Tide colors, logo

August 3, 2010

Two professional media organizations have come to the aid of artist Daniel Moore in his legal battle with the University of Alabama regarding his paintings of iconic moments in Crimson Tide football...

UA students moving off campus

July 29, 2010

For thousands of University students, the initial magic of dorm life they feel on move-in day has turned into a dull existence by the end of the year. Fortunately for these students, Crimson Choice and...

UA provides student job opportunities

July 22, 2010

Finding a job is always a challenge for some students, but the University has provided two ways for students to find employment. The first is the Federal Work-Study Program offered through the Student...

Four new sorority houses to be built in 2011

Four new sorority houses to be built in 2011

July 22, 2010

In keeping with the University’s large-scale growth over the last several years, many greek organizations have been experiencing unprecedented size increases. Gentry McCreary, the University’s director...

YouA moves from Youtube

July 15, 2010

YouA, a project created and led by students, combines UA students’ videos, blogs and writing. It was formerly hosted via YouTube, but it recently moved to its own website, Kathleen...

Graduate teaches senior citizens to communicate electronically

Graduate teaches senior citizens to communicate electronically

July 8, 2010

Brian Maloney said he believes that those late to learning computer skills needed to learn to communicate electronically with the world. So he created a program to teach them. His organization, the non-profit...

SGA to review constitution this fall

July 8, 2010

The University of Alabama’s Student Government Association will conduct a full review of their constitution this fall, according to Katie Breaseale, the SGA Press Secretary. The review, which Breaseale...

Theater announces new season's shows

Theater announces new season’s shows

July 8, 2010

Those looking for local entertainment this year have to look no further than the University of Alabama’s Theater and Dance program. The program follows the academic year. The 2010-2011 theatrical seasons...

New law requires notation of textbook changes

July 1, 2010

If you’ve ever wondered why you have to buy the expensive new edition of a textbook instead of a much cheaper older version, your professors will be able to tell you beginning today. A provision of...

Rec Center offers indoor exercise opportunities

June 17, 2010

Rec Center offers indoor exercise opportunities By Ethan Summers Contributing Writer Want to stay fit but still beat the heat this summer? The University’s Student Recreation Center has a class...

Outdoor Rec offers relief from slow summer with trip opportunities

June 10, 2010

Multiple outdoor activities are available to help make a slow summer more exciting, said Lance Haynie, the Outdoor Recreation Center’s program coordinator. Facilitated through Outdoor Rec, a white water...

TCBY replaces Strip Teas

June 3, 2010

A redesigned TCBY will replace Strip Teas and Coffee in mid to late July, local TCBY franchise owner Charles Tiller said. “The biggest thing we wanted was a progressive look and feel,” said Tiller,...

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