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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Isabel Hope, Assistant News Editor

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Students vote in favor of election day holiday 

Students vote in favor of election day holiday 

October 19, 2021

Almost 13,000 UA students — or 98% of Tuesday’s voters — voted in favor of making federal election days a campus holiday.  The referendum on the homecoming ballot passed according to preliminary...

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UA to waive application fees Oct. 18-22

October 13, 2021
The University of Alabama will waive application fees for prospective undergraduate and graduate students from Monday, Oct. 18, to Friday, Oct. 22.
COVID - 19 Update. The Crimson White.

UA extends mask mandate to Oct. 29

September 29, 2021
The University of Alabama extended its mask mandate until Oct. 29 after review by the UA System Health and Safety Task Force.
‘Everyone should care’: How the Black Warrior River is being polluted

‘Everyone should care’: How the Black Warrior River is being polluted

September 22, 2021
Living in Tuscaloosa means living around the Black Warrior River, a body of water that provides critical resources to citizens across Tuscaloosa and provides for hundreds of ecosystems.
‘An important part of the history’: How Tuscaloosa’s history is shaping UA’s future

‘An important part of the history’: How Tuscaloosa’s history is shaping UA’s future

September 22, 2021
Native American students, faculty members, staff and scholars are trying to get the University to remember where it is.
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UA temporarily closes 13 classrooms after flooding damage

September 19, 2021
The University will temporarily close 13 classrooms and parts of five buildings after flooding on Saturday, Sept. 18.
How the federal employee vaccine mandate will affect UA employees 

How the federal employee vaccine mandate will affect UA employees 

September 16, 2021

The University of Alabama will review President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for all companies with over 100 federal employees once the mandate is implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Under...

A racial breakdown of Alabama sorority recruitment

A racial breakdown of Alabama sorority recruitment

September 6, 2021

The Alabama Panhellenic Association’s fall primary recruitment ended on Aug. 15, and 2,307 women — 92% of the students who participated in open house events — accepted bids to join one of 17 Panhellenic...

How a semester without COVID accommodations is affecting disabled students

How a semester without COVID accommodations is affecting disabled students

September 1, 2021
The University of Alabama’s Office of Disability Services discontinued its temporary COVID-19 accommodations application ahead of the fall semester.
UA hosts COVID vaccine clinics Aug. 27 and 28

UA hosts COVID vaccine clinics Aug. 27 and 28

August 27, 2021

The Ferguson Center is hosting a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic Aug. 27 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. The clinic will offer the Pfizer vaccine, which was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  University...

Not everyone wants to go back: UA professors prepare for return to in-person classes

‘Not everyone wants to go back’: UA professors prepare for return to in-person classes

August 18, 2021

Returning to school is a chance for a fresh start — new year, new classes, new professors. Yet, something feels familiar about the return to campus this fall.  As the University returns to in-person...

COVID on campus: Whats changed?

COVID on campus: What’s changed?

August 18, 2021

The 2020-2021 academic year took place in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Events were canceled or postponed, classes were divided between Zoom and socially distanced face-to-face meetings, and masks...

COVID - 19 Update. The Crimson White.

University Medical Center to host COVID vaccine clinics

August 5, 2021

The University Medical Center in Tuscaloosa is holding Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinics, which will take place Aug. 7, 14 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. UA students, faculty and staff can participate...

‘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.” 
COVID - 19 Update. The Crimson White.

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...

COVID - 19 Update. The Crimson White.

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...

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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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