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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

All content by Katherine Martin

Rivals still uniting for greater cause

June 6, 2012

Bama Rocks!, a benefit concert held at WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham, proved that a year after the devastating April 27 tornadoes, even the greatest of rivals can still work together to rebuild a state....

Bentley signs law to allow for bigger beer bottles

May 30, 2012

The beer aisles of grocery stores in Alabama will look a little different in August. The drink menus of bars and restaurants will be a little longer and package stores will make room on their shelves for...

Brown’s Greenhouses makes a comeback

Brown’s Greenhouses makes a comeback

April 27, 2012

It never crossed Margaret Brown’s mind not to reopen the greenhouses she and her husband Riley Brown had owned and operated for 28 years. Along with the Brown’s home in Cherrywood Circle in Holt,...

Rosedale mayor has kept watchful eye on residents scattered across town

Rosedale ‘mayor’ has kept watchful eye on residents scattered across town

April 27, 2012

Doug Wedgeworth is no stranger at the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority. He walks through the double doors, tips his blue cap to the receptionist who greets him by name and hands him a visitors’ pass, then,...

The day Rosedale fell

April 26, 2012

Michael Moore and his girlfriend, Janice Prince, sat on the front porch of Moore’s home of more than 12 years in Rosedale Court housing project. They watched their neighbors, other residents of the “Big...

Day of service draws thousands to neighborhoods

Day of service draws thousands to neighborhoods

April 23, 2012

More than 1,200 students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Tuscaloosa community participated in the University of Alabama’s Day of Service, which was held in remembrance of the April 27 tornado....

Greek Week winners announced

April 11, 2012

Members of the greek community teamed up last week to raise nearly $100,000 for non profit organizations around the city of Tuscaloosa, said Brandi Morrison, vice president of administration for the Alabama...

Ruins of ancient city featured in Moundville Park

Ruins of ancient city featured in Moundville Park

January 31, 2012

Just over 15 miles from the University of Alabama campus on the banks of the Black Warrior River, Moundville was once a cosmopolitan city with at least 3,000 Native American inhabitants living within the...

Minimester to begin soon

January 26, 2012

The Student Government Association’s Spring 2 initiative gives students the opportunity to take specific courses during a 10-week period this spring semester. “The SGA started this initiative to enrich...

TCF class to present TV pilots at Bama Theatre

TCF class to present TV pilots at Bama Theatre

January 19, 2012

Two University of Alabama students are screening their television pilots at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. As part of their TCF 451 Advanced Television Production,...

UA, SGA plan championship parties

UA, SGA plan championship parties

December 9, 2011

The Student Government Association, the University of Alabama Alumni Association and College Sports Events will be hosting what they are calling the official pre-game party in New Orleans the day before...

Cashman loses battle with cancer

Cashman loses battle with cancer

December 7, 2011

James F. Cashman, age 66, the John R. Miller Professor of Management at the University of Alabama, lost his battle with gastric cancer on Friday, Dec. 2, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. ...

UA investigates fight at Delta Chi fraternity house

November 21, 2011

Early Saturday night a fight occurred at the Delta Chi fraternity house between members of the fraternity and three black Alabama A&M University students who were invited to the house by a fraternity member,...

Operation Not Isolated: The Conversation held Wednesday

November 15, 2011

The Social Work Association for Cultural Awareness will hold an open discussion between students, faculty and community members who have opinions or questions about the culture of UA’s campus and the...

Local businesses prepare for LSU weekend crowds

November 3, 2011

For local businesses, this isn’t just any other gameday weekend. As the “Game of the Century” draws nearer, businesses are busily preparing for the 102,000 fans making their way to Bryant-Denny for...

New director named for First Year Council

September 26, 2011

Kelly Watson, former deputy communications director of First Year Council, was confirmed as the organization’s director last Thursday night at the Student Government Association Senate meeting, SGA Communications...

First Year Council director resigns after irregularities in applications

September 22, 2011

Sara Lavender, director of the Student Government Association First Year Council (FYC), resigned last night as a result of irregularities in the application scoring process, SGA communications director...

Bama enrollment reaches all-time high

Bama enrollment reaches all-time high

September 19, 2011

Enrollment at the University hit a new high this fall at a record 31,474 students, according to a UA press release. Total enrollment is up five percent with an increase of 1,515 students since fall 2010,...

Delta Gamma anchors away

Delta Gamma anchors away

August 30, 2011

The Beta Psi chapter of Delta Gamma has officially colonized here at the University of Alabama, welcoming 224 new members to the sorority, said Nicole Porter, director of communications for the sorority....

Block seating outside scope of Code of Laws

Block seating outside scope of Code of Laws

August 29, 2011

The Student Government Association student organization seating committee met last night to begin allocating football seating privileges to selected student organizations despite the fact that no University...

Dont hate us cause were beautiful

Don’t hate us ’cause we’re beautiful

August 3, 2011

So the Princeton Review came out with their massive list of college rankings Tuesday and Alabama, well – we didn’t do so well. The board surveyed more than 122,000 students and took their answers to...

Student dies in car accident

July 27, 2011

UA freshman Jonathan Billings, 19, of Harvest, Ala. died in an early morning single-car collision on July 13 in South Carolina. Officials said the 2010 graduate of Sparkman High School was traveling on...

I Finally Admit I’m a Muggle

July 13, 2011

I thought the first day of 6th grade was the end of the world. Walking through the doors of Tuscaloosa Middle School had never been more depressing. It had finally hit me that I was not going to Hogwarts...

SGA Plans Bama Laundry For Fall

July 13, 2011

The Student Government Association will begin the Bama Laundry initiative starting in the fall for UA students, faculty and staff, David Wilson, vice president for student affairs, said. Bama Laundry...

Crimson Café closes its doors

Crimson Café closes its doors

July 6, 2011

After 18 years, Crimson Café is closing its doors. In June, Rhett Madden, owner of the café, wrote a letter to The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, requesting them to stop price gouging...

FDA requires new cigarette health labels

FDA requires new cigarette health labels

July 6, 2011

Starting in September, smokers will notice a change when they go to light up. The Food and Drug Administration will require larger, more prominent cigarette health warnings on all packaging and advertisements...

Troubles with parking registration

June 29, 2011

Online parking registration opened Monday at midnight, and the first few hours of the sale didn’t go as smoothly as most students would have liked. The software vendor did routine maintenance and server...

UA plans commencement ceremonies

June 29, 2011

The University has announced it will hold three commencement ceremonies and a candlelight remembrance on Aug. 5 and 6 to award more than 4,000 graduates with diplomas and honor six UA students who died...

Parking changes for the fall term

Parking changes for the fall term

June 22, 2011

Student registration for parking permits for the 2011-2012 academic year will begin next Monday, said Chris D’Esposito, assistant director of transportation services. In recent years, students registered...

Board of Trustees to discuss tuition increase

June 15, 2011

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees will meet this week in Mobile to discuss tuition increases during the Finance Committee meeting, said Kellee Reinhart, vice chancellor for System Relations...

Project Blessings focuses on areas surrounding city

Project Blessings focuses on areas surrounding city

June 1, 2011

Project Blessings is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help local low income and underprivileged homeowners repair their homes to achieve a better quality of living, according to their Facebook...

FEMA encourages residents to register for relief money

May 20, 2011

Just over three weeks after tornados tore through the state of Alabama, 71,487 people in the state have registered for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said FEMA spokesperson Tim...

Tide Loads of Hope helps storm victims with laundry

May 10, 2011

If you’re driving down McFarland Boulevard, you can’t miss the Tide Loads of Hope mobile laundromat and relief center parked in front of University Mall. The staff of eight workers and three managers...

Project Blessings focuses on areas surrounding Tuscaloosa

May 10, 2011

Project Blessings is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help local low-income and underprivileged homeowners repair their homes to achieve a better quality of living, according their Facebook...

Plans to credential volunteers postponed indefinitely

May 7, 2011

Mayor Walt Maddox has postponed the requirement for volunteers to be credentialed to work in recovery zones. The city announced the decision late Friday night, and Maddox explained his reasoning at today's...

UA students from Tuscaloosa reflect on disaster

May 2, 2011

When an EF-5 tornado touched down in Tuscaloosa, a city many University of Alabama students call home, many parts of the city in which some of these students grew up were left unrecognizable. Since then,...

City coping with 434 missing persons

April 30, 2011

The number of fatalities in the city of Tuscaloosa remains at 39 and the number of injuries at 1000 or more, Mayor Walt Maddox said Saturday night in a press conference at city hall. Currently, there...

Auburn students, fans reach out to Tuscaloosa

April 29, 2011

Students and fans of Auburn University have already begun to show support for the University of Alabama and the city of Tuscaloosa following the devastation from the tornado that has left parts of the...

Parking zones to be reduced

April 27, 2011

  Student registration for parking permits for the 2011-2012 academic year will begin on June 27, said Chris D’Esposito, assistant director of transportation services. In recent years, students registered...

BP oil spill effects still being seen

BP oil spill effects still being seen

April 20, 2011

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the largest oil spills in history. The impact of the spill continues to affect those who live and work on the...

Century-old painting rediscovered

Century-old painting rediscovered

April 19, 2011

A 19th century painting titled “Mountain Home of Thomas Martin” was recently rediscovered in the home of a former UA professor and restored to its original state by the College of Arts and Sciences....

Flamerich named speaker of the Senate

Flamerich named speaker of the Senate

April 14, 2011

"For the first time in 25 years, an independent student will lead an elected branch of the Student Government Association," said Ian Sams, former SGA communications director. Ryan Flamerich, a senator...

AU, UA team up for Blitz Build

AU, UA team up for Blitz Build

April 6, 2011

The University’s Community Service Center is recruiting students to participate in the House United Habitat for Humanity Blitz along with Auburn University, according to a press release. The Blitz Build,...

Alabama honors new Capstone Heroes

Alabama honors new Capstone Heroes

April 1, 2011

Several University of Alabama students and two student organizations were honored as Capstone Heroes Thursday afternoon in Carmichael Hall. The Capstone Heroes award was designed to recognize UA students,...

PR students support Red Cross with fundraiser

March 30, 2011

Dollars for Disaster, a student-led fundraiser benefiting the West Alabama chapter of the American Red Cross, will begin at 7 p.m. and last until midnight at various venues around town, according to a...

FAC reform amendment slips to next fall

March 9, 2011

Students will vote on an amendment that will allow for the recomposition of the Financial Affairs Committee, which makes allocations to student organizations next fall semester, Student Government Association...

Citizens continue to ask UA for direct answer to strip-mine

March 7, 2011

On Feb. 16, the Black Warrior Riverkeeper organization sent an open letter to the University asking for a response about plans to lease land and mineral rights for coal mining operations on the Black Warrior...

Roses platform embraces effectiveness

Rose’s platform embraces effectiveness

March 2, 2011

Student Government Association vice president for external affairs candidate Alan Rose said he is prepared for the amount of work the job requires. “With all the things that are happening in Tuscaloosa,...

Student interest key for Armentrout

Student interest key for Armentrout

March 2, 2011

Student Government Associate candidate for Vice President for Academic Affairs Clay Armentrout said once he takes office, he will begin marketing all of the resources the University has to offer students....

University Stewards now recruiting for fall semester

February 21, 2011

University Stewards is an organization founded to assist with the recruitment process of prospective students, President-elect Maria Fernandez said. Stewards provide a personalized dimension to prospective...

SGA encourages voter turnout

February 21, 2011

The city of Tuscaloosa will vote Tuesday on a referendum that would allow the sales of alcohol on Sundays. Students and members of the Student Government Association are rallying to increase awareness...

Witt, SCLC president discuss race issues

February 16, 2011

University of Alabama President Robert Witt met with officers of the Tuscaloosa chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on Feb. 11 to discuss the organization’s concerns about the racial...

Decision time nears for vote

February 14, 2011

The city of Tuscaloosa will vote for seven-day sales of alcohol on Feb. 22, a vote that has been 10 years in the making, Tracy Croom, city clerk, said. Although the board of the Chamber of Commerce of...

Freedom of speech has limits

February 9, 2011

Related Stories Details about Witt's email emerge President's email message receives mixed reviews UA, fraternity silent on punishment There has been much debate of whether hate speech qualifies...

Judicial branch changes would increase number of justices

January 30, 2011

The proposed SGA constitution defines the selection and jurisdiction of the Judicial Board in a way that the current constitution has failed to adequately address, SGA attorney general Ryan Sprinkle said....

Laptop, professors face-off during class

Laptop, professors face-off during class

January 27, 2011

Because there is no official University policy on the use of laptops in classrooms, professors make the decision whether they will allow the use of electronics in their classes, Cathy Andreen, director...

Panhellenic Association elects councilors

January 27, 2011

The Alabama Panhellenic Association announced 11 new members who will serve on the Executive Council for 2011, said Olivia Hanceri, director of public relations for the organization. The Alabama Panhellenic...

Students to vote on new SGA constitution Tuesday

January 26, 2011

With just six days until the student vote on final ratification of the proposed Student Government Association constitution on Feb. 1, SGA members are encouraging students to vote in favor of the new document....

Artist crafts historical murals in Tuomey Hall

January 23, 2011

Beyond the glass walls of Tuomey Hall, renowned artist Caleb O'Connor coats an enormous 14 by 9 feet linen canvas with thick, white gesso. Rested against the walls of the studio are more massive paintings...

Senate sends constitution to student body for ratification

January 21, 2011

Members of the Student Government Association Senate voted in favor of the newly proposed SGA constitution at Thursday’s meeting. Attorney General Ryan Sprinkle said if the student body passes the new...

SGA, Bama Dining bring international cuisine to students

January 19, 2011

The Student Government Association and Bama Dining are teaming up to bring international dining experiences to UA students, Taylor Bollinger, SGA assistant director of diversity, said. The first of four...

New SGA constitution in the works

January 14, 2011

The Student Government Association is in the final stages of adopting a new constitution, Attorney General Ryan Sprinkle said at Thursday’s Senate meeting. The proposed constitution is a total revision...

Students ‘Engineer the Future’

December 1, 2010

How do you make value out of Post-it Notes? That’s the question more than 1,000 first-year engineering students asked themselves the first week of the University’s new class, said Engineering the...

Some politicians attend Iron Bowl for free

November 22, 2010

The University of Alabama and Auburn University have offered complimentary Iron Bowl tickets to state legislators for the past 35 years, and plan to do so again this year, Cathy Andreen, director of media...

UA, AU meet to improve relations

UA, AU meet to improve relations

November 16, 2010

About 75 people from the University of Alabama and Auburn University met Tuesday for Better Relations Day on the UA campus, said Grant Cochran, the Student Government Association’s vice president of...

Fowler calls for unity

Fowler calls for unity

November 11, 2010

In the State of the University address Thursday night, Student Government Association President James Fowler talked about the SGA’s continued efforts to break down barriers and improve transparency....

UA says parking issues settled

November 10, 2010

On any given day, there are thousands of free parking spaces on campus, said Chris D’Esposito, assistant director of parking service in a forum held by the Student Government Association Monday night....

Controversial speakers upset over UA sponsorship policy

November 8, 2010

The University currently requires those wanting to hold events or speak on campus to be sponsored by a campus academic or administrative departments or organizations affiliated with such departments, according...

Wallace Jr. talks about his controversial father

November 3, 2010

CW Staff Reporter Katherine Martin interviewed George Wallace, Jr., the son of former Alabama governor George Wallace. Wallace Sr. gained national prominence with his stand in the schoolhouse door at the...

Candlelight vigil honors domestic abuse victims

October 26, 2010

A candlelight vigil will be held tonight at 6 at Denny Chimes in commemoration of Dating and Domestic Violence Awareness month. The vigil invites the campus community to stand together in solemnity for...

UA lags peers in diversity

October 20, 2010

According to fall 2010 demographic data released by Southeastern Conference universities, the University of Alabama has the third-lowest percentage of minority students. Data shows SEC schools remain...

Students discuss race’s role in HC elections

October 15, 2010

It’s been 24 years since Deidra Chestang, the last successful minority candidate, was elected as the University’s Homecoming Queen. Before Chestang, Terry Points became Alabama’s first black Queen...

Communication school holds career fair

October 13, 2010

The College of Communications and Information Sciences is hosting the 15th annual Communication Career Fair Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ferguson Center ballroom. The Capstone has one of the...

Speakers promote campus involvement

October 8, 2010

Two-hundred and fifty first-year students attended “Scholarships, Societies and Services,” an event, held on Thursday, informing students about how to get involved on campus. Amanda Floyd, director...

UA doctoral programs rank high in survey

UA doctoral programs rank high in survey

October 6, 2010

Five University of Alabama doctoral programs ranked high in a National Research Council survey. The ranking was based on the categories of student support and outcomes, research activity of faculty and...

Census lets students choose two or more races

Census lets students choose two or more races

October 3, 2010

The federal government now requires universities to collect racial and ethnic data in greater detail, giving students the option for choosing two or more races, Cathy Andreen, director of media relations...

City Council announces 2011 budget

September 28, 2010

The Tuscaloosa City Council adopted its 2011 budget for the city at their meeting Tuesday night. Due to a general fund operating deficit in 2009 and a very small projected surplus in 2010, the council...

Bentley meets with UA students

Bentley meets with UA students

September 28, 2010

With just 34 days remaining until the November gubernatorial election, Republican candidate Dr. Robert Bentley spent Monday night eating pizza and shaking hands with UA students. “We truly believe that...

Parking lots most full on Tuesdays

Parking lots most full on Tuesdays

September 23, 2010

Many students who park in the commuter west zone are still having difficulty finding a parking spot. However, a study done by UA Parking Services demonstrates the supply of parking spaces adequately meets...

Campus celebrates Harper Lee

September 19, 2010

The Honors College and School of Law will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” Tuesday with Attorney General Eric Holder as the keynote speaker, according to David...

Students respond to governor debate

September 17, 2010

Last night’s gubernatorial debate gave 415 UA students the chance to see candidates Ron Sparks and Dr. Robert Bentley touch on pressing issues for the state of Alabama. Raegan Harris, a junior majoring...

SGA to fund free exam books

September 9, 2010

The Student Government Association will start providing free exam books beginning in about three weeks, Nicole Bohannon, executive vice president of the SGA, said at the Senate meeting Wednesday. Ryan...

Councilman discusses UA’s impact on position

September 9, 2010

Councilman Lee Garrison, whose district encompasses the University of Alabama, said improving the quality of life for students, visitors and other Tuscaloosa residents is a never-ending process.            ...

Away game ticket sales see mixed reactions

August 31, 2010

Miscommunication regarding the sales process for away game football tickets led to confusion among students, said Stephen Swinson, SGA vice president of student affairs. “From my understanding, students...

Students shop to support Rise

August 26, 2010

The 7th annual “Buy for Rise” sale to benefit the Stallings’s Rise Center on the UA campus will be held today and Saturday, Martha Cook, executive director of all Rise schools, said. More than 50...

City Council proposes 2011 budget, denies Little Italy liquor license

August 24, 2010

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox proposed recommendations for the 2011 city budget to the City Council Wednesday. The mayor projected $109,603,130 for the general fund budget, a nearly $1.5 million increase...

Students plan alcohol awareness campaign

August 19, 2010

A group of 18 advertising and public relations students from the University were selected to pilot the LessThanUThink Campaign, a student-led campaign based on the idea that students will not change their...

Summit grants students forum for change

August 3, 2010

The University of Alabama held its 11th annual Alabama Youth Summit July 30 through 31, Miriam Fry, a senior majoring in political science and the program’s director, said. The Alabama Youth Summit...

Busby finalist in Safety Scholars video contest

July 29, 2010

Selected from a field of 1,300 applicants, Henry Busby, a junior double majoring in film and American studies, is a top ten finalist in Bridgestone Americans Annual Safety Scholars Teen Driving Video Contest....

Annual tax holiday set for next weekend in Tuscaloosa

July 29, 2010

The fifth annual sales tax holiday will begin Friday, Aug. 6 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 8 at midnight, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said at the City Council Meeting Tuesday. “This is an excellent...

Council votes to rename campus streets after UA coaches

July 22, 2010

The Tuscaloosa City council voted Tuesday in favor of renaming three roads near Bryant-Denny Stadium after former Alabama football coaches. The vote allows the council to rename 12th, 13th and 14th avenues...

Transportation Center researches bus seat belts

July 22, 2010

The University Transportation Center for Alabama is in the final stages of research and calculations for their study assessing the impact of seat belts in school buses, said Dan Turner, professor of civil...

Discovering Alabama series wins Emmy award

Discovering Alabama series wins Emmy award

July 22, 2010

“Discovering Alabama,” a nature television series produced by the University of Alabama’s Museum of Natural History and Center for Public Television and Radio, received an Emmy Award in the 2010...

Chapin brings college Libertarian club to UA

July 15, 2010

The University of Alabama will add a campus Libertarian club to its list of student organizations starting at the end of July, founder Jon Chapin said. Chapin, a junior majoring in political science and...

Camp Cash teaches preteens about finance

July 8, 2010

The University hosted 10 boys, from ages 11-14, at Camp Cash, a program that teaches the importance of money management and budgeting. The camp ran from June 21-July 2. Jan Brakefield, assistant professor...

Greeks prepare for recuitment

Greeks prepare for recuitment

July 1, 2010

Fall recruitment is just around the corner and fraternities and sororities are gearing up for what could be the largest recruitment season greek life has ever seen. Gentry McCreary, director of Greek...

UA research team wins Gates’ Grand Challenges grant

June 17, 2010

A University of Alabama research team was awarded a $100,000 Grand Challenges Exploration grant that will allow the group to develop an improved method for detecting and tracking water contamination, according...

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