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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Isabel Hope

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‘A recipe for disaster’: UA students and faculty react to campus return plan

‘A recipe for disaster’: UA students and faculty react to campus return plan

July 21, 2021
The University of Alabama announced a return to pre-pandemic operations for the fall semester on Tuesday, July 20, but some students and faculty members are hesitant to call the new health and safety guidelines a “plan.” 
UA plans return to pre-pandemic operations in fall semester

UA plans return to pre-pandemic operations in fall semester

July 20, 2021

The University released its health and safety plan for the fall semester on July 20, one month ahead of classes. ​​A larger student population will descend on Tuscaloosa in August as campus returns...

UA students can expect fewer COVID-19 restrictions in the fall

UA students can expect fewer COVID-19 restrictions in the fall

July 9, 2021

A month ahead of the fall semester, the University has not released an official health and safety return plan.  Last year, the University of Alabama System released a 22-page Comprehensive Health and...

UA considers paid parental leave policy for faculty 

UA considers paid parental leave policy for faculty 

July 2, 2021

The University is considering a proposal for paid parental leave for faculty members.  The proposal, which was sent to University administration several weeks ago, is for all UA employees. It  was...

Emergency blue phones temporarily out of use

Emergency blue phones temporarily out of use

June 23, 2021
The Office of Information Technology’s Telecommunications Department is upgrading the emergency blue phones on the Quad. The devices, which connect users to UAPD in an emergency, have been temporarily covered until upgrades are completed. 
A group of sorority pledges on bid day. The vast majority of the women are white.

Sorority legacy policies are changing. How will it impact UA?

June 16, 2021
Potential new members can still indicate their legacy status during recruitment, but that status shouldn’t influence the selection process under the new policy.
‘You are supposed to speak up’: Father of UA student who died by suicide is sharing her story 

‘You are supposed to speak up’: Father of UA student who died by suicide is sharing her story 

June 9, 2021

Mike Rondini wants things to be different.  That’s why he’s telling the story of his daughter, Megan, a former UA student who died by suicide in 2016 after alleging rape against T.J. Bunn Jr.,...

Less than 1% of tenured UA faculty are biracial, Pacific Islander, Native American

Less than 1% of tenured UA faculty are biracial, Pacific Islander, Native American

June 8, 2021

Biracial, Pacific Islander and Native American faculty members account for less than 1% of tenured UA faculty, making them the least represented minority groups in the University’s tenure system.  There...

Blount students petition against relocation from Oliver-Barnard Hall

Blount students petition against relocation from Oliver-Barnard Hall

May 30, 2021

Oliver-Barnard Hall, a campus building owned by the University’s Blount Scholars Program, might be turned into a library dedicated to Senator Richard Shelby. Some Blount students are speaking out against...

UA instructors discuss Israel-Palestine relations in community event

UA instructors discuss Israel-Palestine relations in community event

May 28, 2021

Three UA instructors hosted a community forum to discuss Israel-Palestine relations on Wednesday, May 26. More than 30 people gathered at Monarch Espresso Cafe to join the conversation. The forum was...

Alabama students took cover in campus shelters as severe weather moved across Alabama in early April of 2021.

‘Like the hand of God’: What 2011 has meant for disaster safety in Tuscaloosa

April 14, 2021
It's been 10 years since the April 27, 2011, tornado outbreak. In the aftermath, rebuilding and reflecting were quick to follow, and the changes made to safety policies on campus and around Tuscaloosa seem here to stay.
‘The new normal’: How students are coping with a rise in climate disasters

‘The new normal’: How students are coping with a rise in climate disasters

March 29, 2021
Tornado season brings a whole new level of stress to the college experience in Tuscaloosa. But for students from out of state, the stress of severe weather impacting their homes or loved ones isn't limited to a few months in the year, and that panic can take an emotional toll.
Photo courtesy of SGA. Graphic CW / Leah Goggins

Q&A | Lauren Gilonske is your only option for VP of DEI

March 1, 2021

How did you originally get involved with the Student Government Association (SGA)? I currently serve as the chief of staff to Caitlyn McTier, who is vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion...

Photo courtesy of SGA. Graphic CW / Leah Goggins

Q&A | Jill Fields is your only option for SGA president

February 28, 2021

How did you originally get involved with the Student Government Association (SGA)? I had the fortune of being selected to be in First Year Council, so that was kind of my first introduction into SGA....

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