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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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New show to highlight college football fans

April 21, 2011

One production company is looking to merge MTV’s The Real World, NBC’s Friday Night Lights and a little bit of Jersey Shore into one to highlight the Southeastern Conference football life of students....

Survey gauges community service involvement

April 21, 2011

The Community Service Center is asking students to participate in its first annual Civic Engagement Survey. Wahnee Sherman, CSC director, said the point of the ongoing survey is to analyze student involvement...

Storm causes damage across campus

April 21, 2011

  Rain wasn’t the only thing falling in Wednesday's morning downpour. A tree by the Gorgas House and one in the vicinity of Paty Residence Hall fell due to the weather, according to UA spokeswoman...

Forensics team director finishes strong

April 19, 2011

The University of Alabama has another victory to add to the list as the Forensic Team placed eighth out of 80 universities that competed in this month’s American Forensic Association National Individual...

Golf tourney raises money for RISE

April 14, 2011

While the A-Day competition will take place Saturday, two groups on campus have coordinated another contest today to benefit the on-campus RISE School for developmentally disabled children and their normally...

ATO receives national honor in Washington

April 10, 2011

  Alpha Tau Omega fraternity will receive an honor that only three other fraternities nationwide will accept this year. On April 10, the Beta Delta chapter was recognized with the Chapter Award of Distinction...

Sorority celebrates Gamma Week

April 5, 2011

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc., is inviting students to attend Gamma Week, an initiative to promote academic excellence, diversity and social interaction. The four-day event also celebrates...

Bridgestone sponsors scholarship, film contest

April 3, 2011

Last year, Alabama had yet another victory to boast of as one student received a $5,000 academic scholarship after winning the Bridgestone Americas Safety Scholars Video Contest. This year, Bridgestone...

Student opt-in for football ticket purchase begins

Student opt-in for football ticket purchase begins

April 3, 2011

Students interested in purchasing football tickets for next year can opt in to purchase on myBama between 8:30 a.m. on April 4 and 4:30 p.m. on April 6. Vice President of Student Affairs Stephen Swinson...

Chariot Race to be held on Saturday

March 31, 2011

College students from across the state will travel to Tuscaloosa to vie in Alabama’s inaugural Red Bull Chariot Race. University Boulevard between Wallace Wade Avenue and 12th Avenue will be blocked...

Research aids rural health

March 27, 2011

Innovation meets integration at the College of Community Health Sciences Institute for Rural Health Research. The Institute, now almost 10 years old, was founded to bring the highest attainable standard...

‘Culturally Speaking’ program seeks students for summer

March 25, 2011

Students looking to engage and examine other cultures have the opportunity to sign up for the Culturally Speaking program that will be offered in both summer school sessions. Culturally Speaking is an...

New IDs no problem for most local venues

March 9, 2011

As some states are changing the layout of their driver’s license, local bouncers and bars are adapting accordingly. States like Georgia and California have recently changed their licenses to make replication...

University can act on off-campus violations

March 9, 2011

Students charged with alcohol or drug-related violations off campus may face repercussions on campus. “If a student is involved in an alcohol or drug-related incident off campus, the law enforcement...

Minimester enrollment increases

March 3, 2011

Students looking to intensify their class load have the opportunity to sign up for supplementary classes offered through the minimester. The minimester, an initiative the Student Government Association...

HIV/AIDS testing offered in Ferg

February 27, 2011

Students in one sociology class are applying concepts from their lectures towards the education and eradication of the stigma of HIV and AIDS. The 20 students in SOC 360: Sociology of HIV/AIDS have teamed...

Appeal filed for lawsuit against Dining Dollars

February 24, 2011

Although a Jefferson County judge dismissed three class action lawsuits regarding Dining Dollars’ mandatory food fees, the decision has been appealed. Danny Evans, the attorney who filed the suit on...

Alabama, Auburn grow new roots

Alabama, Auburn grow new roots

February 23, 2011

Feb. 23, 2011 marks a milestone in the history of the rivalry between the University of Alabama and Auburn University that is much stronger than Spike 80DF. Student Government Association presidents from...

Students split on UAPD gun policy

Students split on UAPD gun policy

February 20, 2011

Because the University requires students to check in guns with the University of Alabama Police Department, students have mixed emotions regarding safety, availability and rights. According to the UAPD...

Motor service useful but unused

February 17, 2011

Six percent of the student population has taken advantage of the University’s free Motor Assistant Program, said Chris D’Esposito, assistant director of transportation services. D'Esposito said annually...

Date Auction helps fund scholarships

Date Auction helps fund scholarships

February 15, 2011

Who says money can’t buy love? Bring your wallet to benefit scholarships and your love life on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The Student Government Association and the UA chapter of the National Society of Black...

Campus crime: Jan. 28 to Jan. 31

February 3, 2011

Jan. 28 Possession of Marijuana II Time: 3:23 a.m. Location: 100 Block of Hackberry Lane Theft of Property III Time: 11:15 a.m. Location: 900 Block of Bryant Drive Unlawful B&E of a Motor Vehicle...

Website connects students to T-town

February 2, 2011

Two UA alumni created a website to provide students with the most up-to-date information of activities and opportunities in the Tuscaloosa area. Miles Cobia and Brytney Snow, who graduated in 2010, created...

Costs keep Fresh Food Closed on weekends

Costs keep Fresh Food Closed on weekends

February 2, 2011

Labor costs keep Bama Dining’s Fresh Food Company closed on weekends, said Kelsey Faust, director of marketing for Bama Dining. Despite the increased enrollment, which correlates with an increase in...

Campus crime: Jan. 21 to Jan. 27

January 27, 2011

Jan. 21 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent to Use Time: 2:25 a.m. Location: 900 Block of 2nd Street Public Intoxication Time: 4:41 a.m. Location: 500 Block of Colonial Drive DUI of...

Park nice or pay the price

January 26, 2011

Currently, there are 103 30-minute parking spaces on campus to service the 30,000 plus student population. Chris D’Esposito, assistant director of parking operations, said the time-specific spots encourage...

Sig Ep returns with new members

January 23, 2011

Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Beta chapter was founded in 1927 and was disbanded in 2008 for repeated rules violations including hazing new members, according to the Associated Press. Now the fraternity is working...

Campus Crime: (Jan. 1 to Jan. 19)

January 21, 2011

1/12/11 Offense Against Intellectual Property 5:32 p.m. 600 Block of 8th Street. 1/13/11 Theft of Lost Property II 1:57 p.m. 1100 Block of Jackson Avenue Theft of Property III 4:54 p.m. 500 Block...

UAPD: Early 2011 sees surge in thefts

January 20, 2011

Almost 60 percent of the University of Alabama Police Department’s crime reports from Jan. 1 to the present have been theft related. The majorities of the related incidents occurred during the almost...

Senior dies of unknown causes

January 13, 2011

Doug Ravenelle, a senior in the College of Human Environmental Sciences, died in Tuscaloosa Jan. 7. The cause of death is unknown. Ravenelle, a Huntsville native, was a member of the University’s recreational...

Apartments see burglaries during break

Apartments see burglaries during break

January 12, 2011

Two Alabama students’ winter break ended with a break-in at their respective housing. Seniors Brian Bloodworth and Stacey Mendel traveled back to Tuscaloosa energized for the New Year, but what they...

Snow, ice make roads dangerous

Snow, ice make roads dangerous

January 12, 2011

Just nine days into the new year, an intense weather system took the Southeast by storm. Some parts of the South have seen upward of eight inches of snow and ice, and travel to Tuscaloosa has been hindered...

Campus crime: Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 to Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010

December 2, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010 Theft of property II Time Reported: 8:59 p.m. 900 Block of Bryant Drive Criminal Mischief I Time Reported: 10:22 p.m. Location: 900 Block of 2nd Street Theft of Property...

Engineering student wins international leadership award

December 2, 2010

The University has yet another award to boast about thanks to the hard work of Bianca Covington. Covington, a 2009 UA alumna, is the second student at the University to receive the American Society of...

Safety center advises responsible holiday driving

December 2, 2010

Students rushing home to see family over the holiday break should use caution while on the roads. A study composed by UA’s Center for Advanced Public Safety showed that over the 2009 Christmas holiday,...

Graduating seniors unsure about the future

December 2, 2010

Seniors graduating next Saturday have three choices: step into the real world, continue their education at a higher level or take a little vacation time. Due to tough economic times, it seems as though...

Students split on appeal of Thursday gameday

November 22, 2010

Students expressed mixed emotions over the Crimson Tide football team’s first Thursday night home game in recent memory. While the town of Tuscaloosa carried on with the typical Thursday, students at...

Parking lot guards lack weapons

November 18, 2010

If you see a security guard in one of six parking lots on campus at night, don’t worry. They won’t shoot. Captain Larry Montgomery, associate director for security resources with the University of...

Student tickets go unused

Student tickets go unused

November 16, 2010

Since the Crimson Tide had their 19-game winning streak stopped against South Carolina in October, students have been coming to home games in smaller and smaller numbers. Saturday’s victory against...

Students ask for more info on file sharing penalties

November 15, 2010

Students dislike the lack of effort the University has taken to alert students of the consequences of illegal file sharing. On Sept. 24, the Office of Information Technology sent out an e-mailed statement...

Campus crime from Nov. 5 to Nov. 11

November 12, 2010

November 5, 2010 Public Intoxication Time: 2:18 a.m. Location: 900 Block of Bryant Drive Public Intoxication Time: 4:43 a.m. Location: 100 Block of McCorvey Drive Theft of Property III Time: 1:23...

Dining Dollars contract upsets employees

November 11, 2010

Crimson Café employees and owner Rhett Madden are frustrated because of the Dining Dollars regulation that they, unlike Dominos and Buffalo Phil’s, are not allowed to accept tips. “Students must...

ECE department head steps down

November 11, 2010

After six and a half years as department head for electrical and computer engineering, Jeff Jackson submitted his letter of resignation to the University Oct. 28. He alerted his students in an e-mailed...

Coldstone welcomes fundraising efforts

November 9, 2010

Coldstone Creamery on The Strip doesn’t only serve ice cream. They serve the community. Each week, the ice cream shop allows organizations to become part of the crew and serve customers as a “fun-raiser,”...

Revamped Foster keeps historic image

November 3, 2010

The one-year renovation of Foster Auditorium cost $15 million, said Tim Leopard, the University’s assistant vice president for construction. Leopard said the University and the Athletics Department...

Monday power outage affects more than 1,000 students

November 3, 2010

About 1,500 Alabama Power customers lost power around 3:58 p.m. on Monday, said Joseph Brown, Alabama Power manager of external affairs. The outage occurred in what Alabama Power calls the Castle Hill...

Campus Crime: (Friday, Oct. 15 to Thursday, Oct. 21)

October 21, 2010

October 15, 2010   Disorderly conduct Time: 1:26 a.m. Location: 900 Block of 2nd  Street Theft of Property II Time: 11:34 a.m. Location: 700 Block of Campus Drive Theft of Lost Property III ...

Man dies Tuesday after hit-and-run

October 20, 2010

Greg Smith, 35, died Tuesday night around 10 p.m. at Druid City Hospital after he was struck by a 2005 Nissan Altima in a hit-and-run Saturday morning, according to Captain Loyd Baker of the Tuscaloosa...

Campus crime: (Friday, Oct. 8, to Wednesday, Oct. 13)

October 14, 2010

Crime Reports Oct 8, 2010-Oct 13, 2010 October 8, 2010 Possession of Marijuana II Time reported: 12:14 a.m. Location: 100 Block of Hackberry Lane Disorderly Conduct Time reported: 3:02 p.m. Location:...

Homecoming tradition rich at SEC schools

October 14, 2010

Homecoming is a tradition at any SEC school, but the particulars of the rituals differ and make each school unique. University of Mississippi, Auburn University and University of Georgia students illustrate...

UA encourages safe biking habits

UA encourages safe biking habits

October 14, 2010

With student enrollment topping 30,000, the University is trying to make campus more biker-friendly, said Dan Wolfe, university planner and designer. Wolfe said that bike lanes didn’t exist when he...

Greeks raise money for special needs students

October 13, 2010

Crossing Points, the University’s transition program for special needs students, teamed up with Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and Kappa Delta sorority last week to raise more than $35,000 with a golf tournament...

Nobel Peace Prize nominee to speak for Coming Out Day

October 11, 2010

In honor of National Coming Out Day, Mandy Carter, a 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will speak to students tonight at 7 p.m. in Alston 30. National Coming Out Day is an internationally observed awareness...

Kappa Sigma appeal denied

October 11, 2010

The UA chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity was denied an appeal last week concerning the revocation of its national charter, UA spokeswoman Cathy Andreen said in an e-mailed statement. On Oct. 2, undergraduate...

Campus crime: Friday, Oct. 1 to Sunday, Oct. 3

October 7, 2010

Friday, Oct. 1   Theft of Property III Time reported: 1:14 a.m. Location: 900 Block of 6th Avenue Criminal Tampering II Time reported: 5:21 a.m. Location: 100 Block of Hackberry Lane Criminal...

Acting group presents ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

October 6, 2010

The group Improbable Fictions will present a staged reading of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” Oct. 7 at 7:30 at the Bama Theatre. Improbable Fictions aims to modernize Shakespeare in unlikely...

Gamedays face underage drinking

Gamedays face underage drinking

October 6, 2010

On a typical game day, the Tuscaloosa Police Department has 160 officers patrolling around the stadium and 60 officers on The Strip, said TPD public information officer Brent Blankley. Despite tight security,...

Tuscaloosa named top 100 city for young people

October 3, 2010

Tuscaloosa can now boast being named one of the nation’s 100 best communities for young people. On Sept. 21 America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest partnership organization dedicated to...

Campus crime: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 to Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010

September 30, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010 Public Intoxication Date Occurred: 9/24 Time Occurred: 4:14 a.m. Location: 900 Block of Bryant Drive Disposition: Cleared by adult arrest Criminal Tampering II Date Occurred:...

Tuscaloosa to host fourth annual triathlon

September 23, 2010

Despite the away game weekend, Tuscaloosa will be the center of a major sporting event, as more than 1,800 athletes compete in the fourth annual triathlon this Saturday. John Martin, communications manager...

Campus crime: Friday, September 17 – Thursday, September 23

September 23, 2010

Weekly crime report- Friday September 17, 2010-Thursday September 23, 2010 September 17, 2010 Theft of Property III Date reported: Sept. 17 Time reported: 3:14 p.m. Location: 800 Block of 2nd St....

Jurisdiction only difference between TPD and UAPD

September 22, 2010

If you are wondering what the difference is between a University of Alabama Police Department officer and a Tuscaloosa Police Department officer, there is none, according to Brent Blankley, TPD public...

Tuscaloosa airport set to expand

Tuscaloosa airport set to expand

September 16, 2010

The Tuscaloosa Regional Airport will break ground on a $1 million taxiway extension next week, helping to accommodate game day travelers. The grant was awarded to the city-owned airport by the Airport...

Kappa Sigma gets charter revoked

September 14, 2010

The UA chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity lost its national charter on Sept. 8, according to University and national organization sources. “[They lost their charter due to] violation of our code...

Woman raped after Penn State game

September 14, 2010

A 26-year-old, non-student female was raped Saturday after the victory against Penn State near campus, according to Captain Loyd Baker of the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit. She was found about 4:30 a.m....

‘Facebook of studying’ offers students online forum

September 12, 2010

The Facebook of studying has now been invented. OpenStudy.com is a community forum for students worldwide to post class-related questions. The website uses real-time technologies to facilitate online...

Campus crime: Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 to Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010

September 9, 2010

Friday, Sept. 3   Public Intoxication Date Occurred: Sept. 3 Time Occurred: 2:08 a.m. Location: 300 Block of 7th Ave. Theft of Property III Date Occurred: Sept. 3 Time Occurred: 11:00 a.m.-11:30...

Students react to new seating options after home opener

September 8, 2010

Although many students appreciate the new student organization seating, the sudden transformation has raised concern for some. On Sept. 2, the CW reported that all 34 applicants received block seating....

Campus crime: Monday, Aug. 27, 2010 to Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010

September 2, 2010

Friday August 27, 2010 Public Intoxication Date: Aug. 27 Time: 12 a.m. Location: 100 Block of Riverside Lane Public Intoxication Date: Aug. 27 Time: 1:30 a.m. Date: Aug. 27 Time: 12:25 a.m. Location:...

Some students dislike lack of meal plan options

Some students dislike lack of meal plan options

September 2, 2010

According to campusdish.com, Meal Plans offer students easy access to conveniently located great-tasting meal options on campus. Some students disagree. “The Meal Plan is just as, if not more, unconstitutional...

Ice cream shops compete for student dollars

September 1, 2010

For students looking to dine on The Strip, it isn’t a matter of what to eat; it’s a matter of where to eat. The Strip offers several eateries, however most are the same cuisine. Pepito’s, El Rincon...

Ice cream shops compete for student dollars

September 1, 2010

For students looking to dine on The Strip, it isn’t a matter of what to eat; it’s a matter of where to eat. The Strip offers several eateries, however most are the same cuisine. Peptios, El Rincon...

Back to School Bash to be held

August 29, 2010

Students are invited to attend the first annual Back to School Bash, hosted by the Sales and Marketing Association, the MBA School and Career Center, Monday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will take...

Weekly crime blotter

August 26, 2010

Friday August 20, 2010 Nature: Date/Time Reported: Date/Time Occurred: General Location: Disposition Public Intoxication Date: Aug. 20 Time: 12:45 a.m. Date: Aug.19 Time: 12 a.m. Location: 600 Block...

Mark Ingram welcomes the Source

August 24, 2010

The 2009 Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram stole the show as the new home to student organizations opened Monday after 10 years of development. Ingram severed the red ribbon officially welcoming student...

UA faces Dining Dollars law suit

August 24, 2010

When comparing the price of tuition to the cost of Dining Dollars, one may feel inclined to deem the $300 expenditure a slight or even unnoticeable intrusion into one’s wallet. In 2009, undergraduate...

Websites offer cheaper books

Websites offer cheaper books

August 17, 2010

Thanks to advances in technology and web-based innovation, students have found ways to cut cost on textbooks for the fall semester. Various Internet websites, along with the SUPe Store, are now offering...

Becoming an alumni

April 30, 2010

Students scheduled to graduate in May have the opportunity to join the regionalized social and career networking organization, the National Alumni Association. The National Alumni Association is self-governed...

UA holds inaugural black feminist conference

UA holds inaugural black feminist conference

April 28, 2010

Wednesday’s inaugural Black Feminist Conference in the Blount Living Learning Center actively engaged about 20 UA students. Brittney Cooper, an assistant professor in the department of gender and race...

Concrete canoe team gives iPad for donations

Concrete canoe team gives iPad for donations

April 27, 2010

Alabama may have another victory to boast about as the UA American Society of Civil Engineers concrete canoe team has qualified to participate in the National Concrete Canoe Competition in California....

Undergraduate research conference to be held today

April 14, 2010

The Undergraduate Research Conference will be held today at the Bryant Conference. The four-hour event begins at 2 p.m. with oral and poster presentations from six different UA colleges. Awards will be...

Free Enterprise team wins regional competition

April 13, 2010

The University’s Students in Free Enterprise team won the 2010 regional championship at the SIFE USA competition in Atlanta for the fourth consecutive year. Five members founded the team in 2005, and...

Believe Out Loud service open to everyone

April 8, 2010

For students who may not feel welcomed by the church due to gender or sexual orientation, the Wesley Foundation is hosting a Reconciling Ministries Network Believe Out Loud Service on Saturday. Reconciling...

Senior receives national award

April 4, 2010

One UA senior is not afraid to voice her opinion, which brought her national recognition for outstanding anti-abortion advocacy. Laura Peters, a political science major and president of Bama Students...

SOURCE to be home to organizations

March 30, 2010

After 10 years of deliberation, Feb. 15 saw the start of construction on the SOURCE, a new home for all registered student organizations on campus. The new 2,835-square-foot space will be located between...

College of Arts and Sciences to host conference in April

March 28, 2010

The first UA College of Arts and Sciences 2010 Academies Conference will be held April 6 in the Bryant Conference Center. The goal is to stimulate faculty innovations in their teaching, research, writing...

MBA students’ place second in international competition

March 25, 2010

Four master’s of business administration students from the Manderson Graduate School of Business developed a sustainable energy business plan that finished in second place at an intercollegiate competition....

Summer sessions offer students a variety of choices

March 11, 2010

For students planning to spend the summer in Tuscaloosa, there are an array of summer classes available. Summer school tuition rates for undergraduate students is rising $29 per class for in-state students,...

Graduate student receives Trailblazer Award

March 5, 2010

Renee Horton has overcome numerous obstacles in her life, including raising three children as a single parent, and last week she conquered another as she received the Trailblazer Award. Horton, a graduate...

Community Service Center application deadlines approaching

March 3, 2010

Applications for Community Service Center Student Directors are due today by 5 p.m. Applications for Assistant Student Director are due by March 26 at 5 p.m. Students looking to apply should show that...

University Stewards applications due Friday

February 23, 2010

University Stewards, a student recruitment program, is accepting applications until Friday. The organization is student-led and focuses on hosting prospective students and families while visiting campus,...

Miss UA competition Saturday

February 19, 2010

Fourteen Alabama football players will exchange their jerseys for suits Saturday as they usher 14 contestants competing in the 36th annual Miss University of Alabama competition. The competition will...

Study abroad, intl. internships available

Study abroad, intl. internships available

February 17, 2010

Deadlines for international internships and study abroad programs are pending, and students hoping to spend the summer overseas still have the opportunity to apply. On Wednesday, Capstone International...

AdTeam campaigns for State Farm

February 15, 2010

A group of UA students is putting their advertising skills to the test as they seek a national crown of their own. Last year, the Ad Team lost a close race to New York University in the annual national...

AdTeam campaigns for State Farm

February 9, 2010

A group of UA students are putting their advertising skills to the test as they seek a national crown of their own. Last year, the Ad Team lost a close race to New York University in the annual national...

Up close and personal with fashion tycoon Anthony Williams

February 4, 2010

He may only be 5-foot-9-inches, but alumnus Anthony Williams is habitually “stacked, packed, and ready to attack.” Williams’ feisty and creative personality can be seen nationwide Thursdays at 9...

Pasadena rings victory and wedding bells

January 21, 2010

As confetti dropped in celebration of a 13th national title for the Crimson Tide, so did Stephen Mitchell, to one knee, to propose to girlfriend Charlee Canning, a senior majoring in elementary education....

LITE helps shine awareness on illiteracy

January 20, 2010

With more than 700 volunteers, Literacy Is The Edge looks to increase involvement to decrease illiteracy rates in West Alabama. Louise Crow, president of LITE, said one in four Alabama residents arefunctionally...

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