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CW/ Grant Nicholls

University removes four stadium concessions stands’ mesh wiring

November 16, 2018
For Bass Riggins, a sophomore majoring in computer science, the news of removing mesh wiring from some concessions stands is exciting and welcomed with open arms.
CW/ Lexi Link

SGA Senate confirms VP, passes legislation for rideshare safety

November 2, 2018
The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate confirmed Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Jaquaious (Jay) Little and passed an act for commercial rideshare safety in their Nov. 1 meeting.
CW/ Grant Nicholls

SGA Senate motions to support students, families affected by hurricane

October 19, 2018
The Student Government Association’s (SGA) Senate passed a resolution on Oct. 18 supporting those impacted by Hurricane Michael.

University, SGA work to provide more scholarships for adapted athletes

October 15, 2018
The University’s Adapted Athletics program received a $70,000 scholarship fund from Coca-Cola Co. and legislation to raise students’ tuition by $3 to give $1 to each Adapted Athletics sport is on temporary hold.
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SAFE Center gets recognition, promotion from SGA Senate

October 14, 2018
SGA passed legislation deeming Oct. 28 through Nov. 3 as Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) week in honor of the SAFE Center opening Nov. 1.
CW/ Lexi Link

SGA Senate votes on pay for executive cabinet

October 8, 2018
The pay scale for the Student Government Association (SGA)’s executive cabinet was established for its new fiscal year during the Senate meeting on Oct. 4.
CW/ Claire Dickson

Q&A with Claire Dickson, homecoming queen candidate

October 8, 2018
Homecoming queen candidate, Claire Dickson, discusses her platform and motivations.
CW/ Jazmine Hall

Q&A with Jazmine Hall, homecoming queen candidate

October 8, 2018
Homecoming queen candidate, Jazmine Hall, discusses her platform and motivations.

Students to learn about effects of procrastination

October 4, 2018
The event is held to educate students about procrastination’s different effects and how students can recover from them.
Action Card now available on Apple Wallet

Action Card now available on Apple Wallet

October 4, 2018
Students at The University of Alabama, Duke University and the University of Oklahoma made history on Oct. 2 as the first Apple consumers to be able to add their student ID cards to Apple Wallet on their iPhones and Apple Watches following Apple’s official launch of the technology.

UA Senate passes resolution to put Vive La Fete on notice

September 30, 2018
The University of Alabama Senate passed a resolution to place clothing company, Vive la Fete, on notice on Sept. 27.
CW/ Hannah Saad

Block seating numbers reach record high

September 27, 2018
This year, the student body was granted an additional section of 900 seats within the stadium because of a record amount of SOURCE-registered sororities, fraternities and clubs applying for block seating.
University begins partnership with TurboVote

University begins partnership with TurboVote

September 24, 2018
Stephen Grover had a hard time keeping track of upcoming elections, so he decided to do something about that confusion.

Senate passes controversial amendment

September 21, 2018
Senators around the room gave speeches of affirmation and negation for multiple pieces of legislation during a tense meeting which ultimately led to the passing of all proposed legislation during its legislative session Sept. 20.
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Recent podcast calls out SGA ties to Machine

September 17, 2018
Following AL.com’s revealing podcast about the Machine, current and former students make allegations of the “fascist” underground organization and its affiliation with the Student Government Association.
CW/ Austin Bigoney

Update: Student shot at off-campus restaurant

September 16, 2018
A student was injured after being shot in the arm while leaving Another Broken Egg Cafe around 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, according to a press release issued by the University of Alabama.
CW/ Joe Will Field

Senate encourages energy sustainability at latest meeting

September 14, 2018
The Senate nominated Senate Pro Tempore Brooks Payne before voting to encourage energy sustainability on campus by reducing the University’s carbon footprint during its meeting on Sept. 13.
CW/ Hannah Saad

Student organization plants flags to remember

September 12, 2018
Students in The University of Alabama’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter placed 2,977 flags between Gorgas Library and Denny Chimes to commemorate those who perished 17 years ago in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
CW/ Price McGiffert

Food vendors come to student section

September 10, 2018
The stadium vendors, which have operated throughout the rest of the stadium for years past, were unable to work in the student section before because of their inability to refill their items, McGiffert said.
Senate creates new executive office for diversity, equity, inclusion

Senate creates new executive office for diversity, equity, inclusion

September 7, 2018
The SGA Senate ratified a new amendment to the its constitution in addition to passing a resolution in the second meeting of the academic year on Sept. 6.
Culverhouse to kick off annual LIFT program

Culverhouse to kick off annual LIFT program

September 7, 2018
The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business will begin its annual Learning Initiative and Financial Training (LIFT) program for the fifth year in a row on Sept. 10.
Hani Razavi was nominated and confirmed as parliamentarian with no objection. CW/ Joe Will Field

SGA Senate confirms parliamentarian, amends pay scale

August 30, 2018
Speaker of the Senate, Talor Allen, a junior majoring in political science, said Razavi’s past experience makes him fit for the position.
CW File

Preview: Around the World at UA

August 28, 2018
There will be candy, popsicles and giveaways at the Ferguson Center lawn on Wednesday for students to enjoy while learning more about what the Capstone International Center and other multicultural organizations on campus offer.
UA Transportation Services reworks parking

UA Transportation Services reworks parking

August 27, 2018
The University of Alabama’s Transportation Services established parking changes for each parking deck on campus in addition to unveiling the new Tutwiler Parking Deck and announcing construction for the newest deck, the Capstone Parking Deck.

Culverhouse College of Business has most popular classes for Fall 2018

April 26, 2018

Business-related upper-level classes currently have the highest registration rate for the upcoming semester at the University of Alabama.  According to the Office of the University Registrar, students...

Mayor Maddox to talk authenticity in political communication

Mayor Maddox to talk authenticity in political communication

April 24, 2018

What: Mayor Maddox Discussion Who: College of Communication and Information Sciences students and faculty can attend and must RSVP. When: Wednesday, April 25, 1-1:50 p.m. Where: Digital Media Center, Studio...

On-campus organization aims to help mitigate opioid crisis

On-campus organization aims to help mitigate opioid crisis

April 23, 2018

Students for Opioid Solutions is trying to help minimize the problem of opioid dependency nationwide and in Tuscaloosa.  Gerald Fraas, SOS's president and co-founder, worked with SGA senator Robert Pendley,...

Senate confirms Executive Cabinet, passes pay scale despite speech of negation

Senate confirms Executive Cabinet, passes pay scale despite speech of negation

April 20, 2018

After a brief speech from SGA President officially dissolving the Hunter/Nelson cabinet of old, the new Senate confirmed all executive cabinet members in one sweeping vote before also confirming Senate...

SGA year in review: violations, amendments, resignations

SGA year in review: violations, amendments, resignations

April 12, 2018

The 2017-2018 SGA legislative session has officially ended. Throughout the year, an entire Elections Board announced their resignation, two different presidents served the student body and the Senate continued...

SGA President McGiffert starts on initiatives shortly after inauguration

SGA President McGiffert starts on initiatives shortly after inauguration

April 5, 2018

Recently-inaugurated SGA President Price McGiffert, a junior majoring in civil engineering, is hitting the ground running, initiating programs such as Turn Tuscaloosa Teal as early as April 15.  McGiffert’s...

SGA senate passes act to start scholarship fund for adapted athletics

SGA senate passes act to start scholarship fund for adapted athletics

March 30, 2018

The Senate passed both pieces of legislation in their final meeting of the academic year, paving the way for a scholarship fund for Adapted Athletics. Act A-17, an Act to Establish a Scholarship Fund for...

Elections board applications to close

Elections board applications to close

March 28, 2018

For students who want to be involved with regulating SGA elections, elections board applications close on Friday, March 30.  The board, which oversees all official elections-related activities for SGA,...

Senate confirms deputy chief of staff during special session

Senate confirms deputy chief of staff during special session

March 27, 2018

The SGA senate confirmed SGA President Casey Nelson’s choice for deputy chief of staff, Natalie Jenkins, after delaying the start of the meeting by 10 minutes to meet the constitutionally mandated ⅔...

Alabama Museum of Natural History to discuss Alabamas biodiversity

Alabama Museum of Natural History to discuss Alabama’s biodiversity

March 23, 2018

What: Science Sunday - Alabama Biodiversity Who: Alabama Museum of Natural History When: Sunday, March 25 at 1-3 p.m. Where: Grand Gallery of Alabama Museum of Natural History, Smith Hall Why: This Science...

Navarro stunned after receiving seven percent of presidential vote

Navarro stunned after receiving seven percent of presidential vote

March 6, 2018

After less than five minutes, the SGA Elections Board released the results of the 2018 spring elections.  Shortly after the release, SGA presidential candidate Marissa Navarro said “the Machine won...

SGA presidential candidate Navarro wants to push SGA to its full potential

SGA presidential candidate Navarro wants to push SGA to its full potential

March 5, 2018

Senator Marissa Navarro, a junior majoring in international studies and Spanish, uses her diverse background to motivate her activity on campus.  Since stepping foot on campus three years ago from Grand...

SGA presidential candidates debate how to make the best campus

SGA presidential candidates debate how to make the best campus

March 5, 2018

During the 2018 SGA presidential debate each candidate stood before 300 of their peers with only 48 hours to go before polls close and discussed campus-wide issues like SGA ethics and sexual assault. ...

Senate debates creating opt out tuition increase

Senate debates creating “opt out” tuition increase

March 2, 2018

The SGA Senate met on Thursday, March 1 to discuss a bill and two new acts including Senator Darby McQueen’s Act A-17 to establish a scholarship fund for Adapted Athletics.  The act, which was sent...

Elections Board releases official SGA candidate list

Elections Board releases official SGA candidate list

February 27, 2018

The Elections Board released the executive board candidates for the 2018-2019 term this morning with three people running for SGA president and the rest of the candidates running unopposed. Vice President...

General interest career fair to expose students to employers

General interest career fair to expose students to employers

February 21, 2018

What: General Interest & Business Career Fair Who: Division of Student Life When: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Where: Coleman Coliseum Why: The career fair will be hosted by the Division of Student...

Civil Rights Museum excursion helps celebrate Black History Month

Civil Rights Museum excursion helps celebrate Black History Month

February 16, 2018

What: Civil Rights Museum excursion  Who: The event will be co-sponsored by the Black Student Union and University Programs When: Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. Where: Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham Why:...

State of the Black Union aims to induce diverse discussion

State of the Black Union aims to induce diverse discussion

February 13, 2018

What: State of the Black Union Who: The events will be sponsored by the Black Student Union and University Programs. Keynote speakers for the address include Andre Taylor and Kendra Key When: Thursday,...

SGA branches conflict over website development

SGA branches conflict over website development

February 5, 2018

The SGA website has standard website links like an About Us section or an archive of passed legislation, but the About Us section is blank and the only legislation available is from last year's government....

Senate passes resolution supporting DACA recipients on campus

Senate passes resolution supporting DACA recipients on campus

February 4, 2018

During a relatively light itinerary for the SGA Senate, the majority of the time was spent hosting speeches of affirmation and negation.  The speeches took place shortly after the senators reconvened...

SGA senate passes four pieces of legislation

SGA senate passes four pieces of legislation

January 29, 2018

For the second consecutive week, the SGA President spoke at Thursday’s Senate meeting, but this week it was a new SGA President approaching senators, assuring them the SGA was “functioning and stable.”...

University Medical Center awarded for patient care

University Medical Center awarded for patient care

January 25, 2018

After receiving its Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certification in December, the University Medical Center (UMC) at The University of Alabama joined the ranks of the 10 medical institutions in the...

SGA president arrested for DUI

SGA president arrested for DUI

January 22, 2018

UA SGA President Jared Hunter’s arrest early Sunday morning for driving under the influence has led to a day in jail and could mean other sanctions under the SGA constitution. According to a media release...

SGA President Jared Hunter arrested for driving under the influence

SGA President Jared Hunter arrested for driving under the influence

January 21, 2018

UA SGA President Jared Hunter was arrested for driving under the influence during the early hours of Sunday morning, former Executive Chief of Staff Caitlin Cobb said.  According to the Tuscaloosa County...

SGA passes resolution condemning racist attitudes on campus

SGA passes resolution condemning racist attitudes on campus

January 19, 2018

The SGA senate meeting on Thursday discussed three pieces of legislation after SGA President Jared Hunter delivered a speech condemning the racist remarks made by recently expelled student, Harley Barber....

Championship tickets, ethics lessons for SGA President

Championship tickets, ethics lessons for SGA President

January 10, 2018

After what SGA President Jared Hunter called an unfortunate series of events, students at the University became concerned after learning Hunter received free tickets to the national championship game as...

SGA speech restricted by internal, external regulations

SGA speech restricted by internal, external regulations

December 7, 2017

Though the Student Government Association acts as the voice of the student body, their voice is not always free. Members of the SGA are inconsistent regarding their ability to speak openly and freely on...

Senate honors R.E.S.P.E.C.T fund at final meeting of fall semester

Senate honors R.E.S.P.E.C.T fund at final meeting of fall semester

December 1, 2017

The SGA Senate held their final meeting of the fall legislative session by reintroducing two pieces of old business found unanimously favorable among their respective councils.   Among the two pieces...

Judicial Board releases ruling on Elections Board, orders board to release elections data

Judicial Board releases ruling on Elections Board, orders board to release elections data

November 14, 2017

Less than 24 hours after The Crimson White confirmed University student Ryan Truitt’s, “Motion to Compel” against the Elections Board, the University’s Student Judiciary released their ruling regarding...

Senate event connects senators with constituents

Senate event connects senators with constituents

November 13, 2017

The SGA Senate held the first of two scheduled meet-and-greet sessions on Friday. The event allowed constituents to meet with their senators from 1-3 p.m. and ask questions as well as eat complimentary...

University student files motion against Elections Board

November 13, 2017

A “Motion to Compel” has been filed against The University of Alabama Elections Board by University student Ryan Truitt, junior management information systems major. Truitt’s motion comes after the...

Senate passes resolution encouraging environmentally based legislation

Senate passes resolution encouraging environmentally based legislation

November 10, 2017

The SGA Senate's meeting Thursday featured a plethora of legislation, including Act 12, which moves to establish environmental cross-branch action. The resolution would help to facilitate conversation...

Students gather to learn about medical school applications

Students gather to learn about medical school applications

November 7, 2017

Approximately 100 students gathered in the Ferguson Center Great Hall on Monday night to learn how to navigate the medical school application process.   While students dined on free food, Dr. Dan Avery,...

Senate passes resolution to address opioid overdose

Senate passes resolution to address opioid overdose

November 3, 2017

The SGA Senate discussed and voted on Resolution 09, which encourages working with Housing and Residential Communities and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in order to prevent unnecessary opioid...

Vice provost, CIO speaks to students about changing technological landscape

Vice provost, CIO speaks to students about changing technological landscape

October 24, 2017

Approximately 30 students and Honors College Assembly (HCA) members gathered in Lloyd Hall Monday night to listen to a lecture given by John McGowan, the University of Alabama's vice provost and chief...

Senate passes act to create online advising for Arts and Sciences students

Senate passes act to create online advising for Arts and Sciences students

October 20, 2017

Thursday night’s succinct Senate meeting focused mainly on legislation regarding Senator’s assistants, as well as online advising to students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Before legislation...

Election results, ticket upgrade bill discussed during Senate meeting

Election results, ticket upgrade bill discussed during Senate meeting

October 13, 2017

It was announced during Thursday's SGA Sentate meeting that four out of the five vacant senate seats were filled during the recent Senate election. The Speaker of the House acknowledged that the special...

Workshop to guide students in personal statement writing

Workshop to guide students in personal statement writing

October 10, 2017

What: Personal Statement Writing Workshop. This event will provide undergraduate students who are interested in applying to graduate school with more information about personal statement writing, in addition...

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