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Journalism student wins media writing award

Journalism student wins media writing award

April 19, 2015

Alyx Chandler has a soft demeanor, serious convictions and a body of published work. A junior majoring in journalism and marketing, her writing earned her the Holle Media Writing Award and $10,000.“When...

Wolosz finds new bonds in business fraternity

Wolosz finds new bonds in business fraternity

April 19, 2015

Amanda Wolosz, a junior majoring in economics and Spanish from Midland Park, New Jersey, is the president of business honors fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi.Why did you join Alpha Kappa Psi?I decided to join...

​SGA now accepting applications

April 15, 2015

The Student Government Association is now accepting applications for director and standing committee positions. Over 80 positions are open for applications, which are available on the SGA website and close...

​Alabama Athletics to host human trafficking awareness week

April 15, 2015

Alabama Athletics will team up with the UA Center for Sustainable Service and Volunteerism, the National Consortium for Academics and Sports, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and the USOC Athletes Advisory Council...

3 student teams win business plan competition

April 15, 2015

Three University of Alabama student teams won The Culverhouse College of Commerce's 2015 Edward K. Aldag Jr. Business Plan Competition for their innovative business ideas. The winning ideas were Dash Cam...

Dare to be Different

April 13, 2015

After four years at the Capstone, it is hard to believe that my time as an undergraduate is coming to an end. The things I have learned here and the people I have become close with will never be forgotten.Since...

Spillers discusses SGA plans after setbacks

Spillers discusses SGA plans after setbacks

April 8, 2015

After being elected last month and being inaugurated last week, Elliot Spillers said he is eager to get to work for the student body as the SGA president.Spillers said his life has gotten a lot busier...

Pabst to give Tide Talk on censorship, satire

Pabst to give Tide Talk on censorship, satire

April 8, 2015

Former Tide Talks president Kevin Pabst, a senior majoring in communications studies from Niceville, Florida, will give his own Tide Talk on Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Russell Hall.What are you speaking...

Creative Campus develops community arts project

Creative Campus develops community arts project

April 8, 2015

Maxwell Hall is the oldest building on campus and only one of a few buildings to make it through the Civil War. At one point, it was a celestial observatory, explaining the dome that rises above the front...

Specialty grocery to open downtown

Specialty grocery to open downtown

April 6, 2015

Those in need of a place to fill their daily snack cravings, look no further. Cravings, a local specialty grocery store, is coming to downtown Tuscaloosa on Tuesday.The long, narrow store with high ceilings...

Honor societies recognize inductees Friday

Honor societies recognize inductees Friday

April 6, 2015

Members of University of Alabama honor societies were recognized Friday during the annual Honors Day Tapping on the Mound ceremony, a long-standing University tradition. The Tapping on the Mound ceremony,...

​20-year-old psychology student dies

April 1, 2015

Corbyn Kelly Wile, a freshman majoring in psychology from Enterprise, Alabama, died March 18, according to a notification sent by the University. Wile was born Dec. 9, 1994, and was a member of Delta Zeta....

Bill promoting charter schools engenders controversy

March 31, 2015

The House of Representatives and the Senate of Alabama recently passed the Alabama School Choice and Student Opportunity Act. Alabama is one of only eight other states to not currently have a charter schools...

Ashley McWaters made jump from investment to teaching

Ashley McWaters made jump from investment to teaching

March 31, 2015

Ashley McWaters didn’t always know she wanted to be a teacher. Her undergraduate degree was in art history, and she directed an art gallery in her home town of Memphis before starting an investor relations...

Tuscaloosa's Got Talent auditions this weekend

March 24, 2015

Auditions for the sixth annual Tuscaloosa's Got Talent fundraiser will be held Thursday and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bollywood Groove, 5690 Watermelon Road, Suite 300, Northport. Dancers, singers, comedians...

Lei Out for Locks to raise money for charity

March 24, 2015

The Lei Out for Locks event will take place at the Alpha Tau Omega house Friday. The event is open to everyone and will have live music, a raffle and a dunk tank featuring UA cheerleaders. General admission...

Sickle Cell Walkathon to be held Thursday

March 24, 2015

The 22nd Annual Sickle Cell Association Walkathon will take place at Central High School’s Lou C. Mimms Athletics Complex on Saturday with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Multiple events will take...

Walk to benefit Alabamians with muscular diseases

Walk to benefit Alabamians with muscular diseases

March 24, 2015

The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s mission is to save and improve the lives of people fighting muscular diseases. The organization does this through raising money and awareness with events such as...

Corolla to return after cancellation

March 11, 2015

The University of Alabama announced Monday it would publish a 2014-2015 edition of the Corolla yearbook for students, employees, alumni and parents, according to an email sent from UA News just before...

UA professors co-author study on nutrient pollution of streams

March 8, 2015

Jon Benstead, associate professor of biological sciences, and Keller Suberkropp, professor emeritus in the department of biological sciences, co-authored a study reporting that nutrient pollution causes...

UA student released from sorority for use of racial slur

March 8, 2015

A member of UA sorority Chi Omega was released from her organization Wednesday evening after allegedly sending a Snapchat containing a racial slur. This follows a similar incident within Chi Omega last...

Memory Marches On: Selma to recognize 50th anniversary of march

Memory Marches On: Selma to recognize 50th anniversary of march

March 5, 2015

On an otherwise quiet Sunday morning, 600 people began lining up at Brown’s Chapel in Selma, Alabama, to start the 44-mile march to Montgomery. Some packed bags, while others viewed the march as merely...

​ALLELE series holds year's fourth lecture

February 25, 2015

The ALLELE series continues Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building Auditorium room 127. Mike Antolin, professor and chair of the biology department at Colorado State University, will discuss the...

36-year-old University of Alabama social work student dies

February 22, 2015

UA student Melina Dawn Steele died Wednesday, according to a press release sent Friday afternoon by Stacy L. Jones, associate dean of students. She was 36 years old and a distance learning graduate student...

UA hosts Darwin forum

February 16, 2015

Among the fossils in the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Smith Hall, a collection of people held philosophical discussions over evolutionary cake.The third annual Darwin Day Colloquium took place...

OSM to launch new publication

February 9, 2015

The Office of Student Media is planning a new publication for The University of Alabama this fall.A magazine targeted toward college women is in the works. The magazine will cover topics such as fashion,...

Spectrum molds Knight's career

Spectrum molds Knight's career

February 3, 2015

Luke Knight, president of Spectrum, is a junior majoring in history and Latin from Madison, Mississippi. Spectrum is a group for LGBT students and allies that seeks to promote community and advocate for...

'Book Bonanza' helps underfunded schools

'Book Bonanza' helps underfunded schools

February 2, 2015

Book Bonanza for the Black Belt is set to give $1,000 worth of books to five 
different Black Belt schools.Jamie Naidoo, a professor in the School of Library and Information Studies, started Book Bonanza...

Bissell while she works: Kim Bissell balances class, research and 2 daughters

Bissell while she works: Kim Bissell balances class, research and 2 daughters

January 29, 2015

With multiple responsibilities at The University of Alabama and two daughters, Kim Bissell is rarely in 
one place for long.Bissell teaches a biennial class where students visit another country and produce...

Team looks at college investment

January 28, 2015

By Alana Norris | Contributing WriterThe Education Policy Center at The University of Alabama is embarking on a statewide study to determine the return on investments for four-year public institutions.The...

Edelbrock named dean of continuing studies

Edelbrock named dean of continuing studies

January 27, 2015

The College of Continuing Studies is starting the new year with a new dean. Craig S. Edelbrock comes to Alabama from Penn State University in Philadelphia, where he was the chancellor of the School of...

Students create scholarship site

Students create scholarship site

January 15, 2015

During the fall of 2013, SGA Chief of Staff Mary Wills conceived the idea for an external scholarship database after reading about a similar program offered at the University of Arizona.She brought her...

Rec Center charges $4 each for shower towels

Rec Center charges $4 each for shower towels

January 15, 2015

Upon returning to classes after winter break, many students were surprised and angered to find the University Recreation Center no longer offers free use of 
shower towels.“As high as the tuition...

Crimson White to assume new leadership

Crimson White to assume new leadership

December 29, 2014

By Katie Shepherd | Assistant News EditorThis semester, The Crimson White will undergo some changes in leadership. In a letter sent to Chris Roberts, chairman of the Media Planning Board, on Monday, Dec....

Ice skating rink opens

Ice skating rink opens

December 3, 2014

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Tuscaloosa. The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum opened its annual Holidays on the River Ice Rink on Nov. 24. The rink is located beside...

Circle K International hosts luminary event

Circle K International hosts luminary event

November 30, 2014

Students in Circle K international work to be a luminary, or light, for organizations they feel deserve awareness. Circle K will hold their annual luminary event Sunday on the Quad. They will light up...

State reps respond to accusations

November 24, 2014

On Monday, Nov. 24, The Crimson White ran an article titled “Clash of Conservatives.” In the article, various members of the University of Alabama College Republicans were mentioned as having a part...

Clash of Conservatives

Clash of Conservatives

November 23, 2014

The University of Alabama College Republicans (UACR), a nationally-affiliated political student organization, split last week in what some have called an ongoing ideological struggle between two factions...

Tide Talks IX addresses variety of topics

Tide Talks IX addresses variety of topics

November 23, 2014

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, everyone has their mind set on pie, including Tide Talks. Tide Talks IX kicked off their event Friday night with a pie eating contest among four random audience...

Charity event to be held at Kozy's

November 23, 2014

Football, giving back and Thanksgiving are all reasons to support Taste of the NFL in Tuscaloosa this week. Taste of the NFL is a charity event held every year for the Superbowl in collaboration with...

Bryce revisited: 168-acre acquisition will serve UA student growth

Bryce revisited: 168-acre acquisition will serve UA student growth

November 18, 2014

In the coming years, the historic Bryce Hospital will undergo some changes in its typical residents. The University of Alabama bought the 168 acres surrounding the 150-year-old building in 2010 to make...

Hoole welcomes students

Hoole welcomes students

November 17, 2014

The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library is home to many rare items that are often not readily available to students in a typical 
library setting. To help students gain access to the many interesting...

Photo contest lets students share experiences

Photo contest lets students share experiences

November 11, 2014

While studying abroad, students can capture moments of another culture via their camera lens. When they snap a picture, they are keeping alive a memory of their time in that country. Some students are...

Speakers discuss abuse

Speakers discuss abuse

November 10, 2014

Smooth jazz welcomed guests as the crowd filled into the North Zone of Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Shatter the Silence event. Flat screen televisions throughout the space scrolled through domestic violence...

Blount director discusses application process

Blount director discusses application process

November 4, 2014

Each year, between 80 and 100 incoming freshmen are accepted into the University’s Blount Undergraduate Initiative. The students then begin their undergraduate studies in a rigorous learning atmosphere...

Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger begins 21st year

Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger begins 21st year

November 3, 2014

Nine hundred thousand people – 19 percent of the population – live below the poverty line in Alabama, and 90,000 a month depend on the West Alabama Food Bank in nine West Alabama counties. Beat...

Student affairs careers celebrated in October

Student affairs careers celebrated in October

October 27, 2014

October is a month dedicated to many causes, including celebrating careers in student affairs. A career in student affairs is more than giving out free T-shirts and pizza, said Elizabeth McDonald, graduate...

Urge Conference Coverage

October 27, 2014

Leaders from Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, a reproductive justice activism group based in Washington, D.C., hosted a three-day Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute on The University of...

Philanthropy Fundamentals: Greek members contribute to charities

Philanthropy Fundamentals: Greek members contribute to charities

October 21, 2014

University of Alabama sororities have raised over $460,000 for various national and local charities in the past year, said Hannah McBrayer, president of UA Panhellenic Association. “This is due in part...

Parking search difficult, even with pass

Parking search difficult, even with pass

October 16, 2014

Nina Danilyan lives off campus and loves Alabama football. She goes out of her way to attend every home game she can, but she said the stress of figuring out how to get to campus often overshadows the...

Relay for Life hosts first Oktoberfest at KA

October 15, 2014

By Katie Shepherd | Staff Reporter Relay for Life raises hundreds of thousands of dollars nationwide each year for the American Cancer Society through their main relay event, which usually occurs in...

Wake up for Chi Omega's endless pancake breakfast

Wake up for Chi Omega's endless pancake breakfast

October 15, 2014

By Alana Norris Chi Omega is asking students to “Wake Up for a Wish” and eat a pancake breakfast this Saturday. Wake Up for a Wish is an annual pancake breakfast put on by Chi Omega to raise money...

UnlockED event brings students, groups together

October 14, 2014

Displayed on UnlockED’s pamphlet is a quote by author John Steinbeck, stating, “I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great...

Parrott returns to teach after 8-year newspaper career

Parrott returns to teach after 8-year newspaper career

October 13, 2014

Scott Parrott insists a lot of his success is due to luck. Parrott came to The University of Alabama for a master’s degree in journalism after working as a reporter for eight years. He said he thought...

UnlockED, HCA to host education career event

UnlockED, HCA to host education career event

October 13, 2014

UnlockED, a student organization founded last year with the goal of improving the teaching and learning environment in Alabama, will partner with the Honors College Assembly to host ExplorED: Pathways...

Family ties bring Kim to America

October 8, 2014

Hajung Kim is a senior majoring in public relations from Busan, Korea. Kim never considered going to school in America until she took a trip to visit her family in February 2013. By August 2013, she had...

Four professors earn awards

Four professors earn awards

October 8, 2014

Each year, the National Alumni Association presents the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award to four professors to recognize their 
excellence in teaching. This year, the association’s selection...

Students find peace with yoga

Students find peace with yoga

September 29, 2014

Yoga, a practice that balances breath, body and mind, is a viable option for de-stressing. While it dates back to ancient India, students at The University of Alabama can participate even today. Yoga...

Judge, attorneys discuss legal rights

Judge, attorneys discuss legal rights

September 24, 2014

The Town Hall forum, “Knowing Your Rights,” was the first event in the Honors College Town Hall series. “I think it’s very important that students do come and hear speakers like this because its...

Program aims to help students finish in four

Program aims to help students finish in four

September 23, 2014

Finish in Four, a university initiative set in place to encourage graduation in four years, has had an impact in its short time since 2011. The University’s latest four-year graduation rate was 41.2...

Theatre to premiere comedy film

September 23, 2014

Total Frat Move dubbed “Mantervention” the “greatest raunchy sex comedy since ‘Wedding Crashers.’” The movie will premiere Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Bama Theatre along with only six other theaters...

App seeks to make giving blood simple

App seeks to make giving blood simple

September 21, 2014

Becca Dodge, a senior majoring in psychology, recently lost her father after a seven-week battle with leukemia. If it weren’t for blood that had been donated at blood drives, she said, she wouldn’t...

Lonam brings leadership to Mallet Assembly

September 14, 2014

As the Mallet Assembly begins another year at the Capstone, Terrance Lonam, a sophomore majoring in interdisciplinary studies, takes on the responsibility as the organization's leader. Lonam said his...

Paul Finebaum to sign new book in Tuscaloosa

Paul Finebaum to sign new book in Tuscaloosa

September 14, 2014

SEC fans may rejoice to know Paul Finebaum, radio personality and author of “My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football,” will come to Tuscaloosa Friday as part...

Students take advantage of on-campus ring week

Students take advantage of on-campus ring week

September 14, 2014

For many students, receiving a class ring is an important part of the college experience. Though small, it represents four or more years of hard work that have gone into finally being awarded a diploma....

Constitution Day comes to campus

September 14, 2014

Constitution Day, Sept. 17, is a day to honor the document that acts as the supreme law of the 
United States. Constitution Day was made a national holiday in 2004 to honor the day when 39 delegates...

Nashville native chairs philosophy department

Nashville native chairs philosophy department

September 8, 2014

Scott Hestevold has been on The University of Alabama’s faculty since 1978 and is currently the philosophy 
department chair. Hestevold grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He later received his doctorate...

Crimsonettes find home at Bama

Crimsonettes find home at Bama

September 7, 2014

Not every university has a widely known majorette line, but at The University of Alabama, the Crimsonettes are celebrated. Haley Williams, a Crimsonette and senior majoring in general studies in human...

Students struggle to sit in Ferg

Students struggle to sit in Ferg

September 7, 2014

During lunch hours, many students are discovering that it is extremely difficult to locate somewhere to sit in the newly-renovated Ferguson Center. Rachel Barwick Gnemi, marketing coordinator for Bama...

Living on, off campus both carry drawbacks

Living on, off campus both carry drawbacks

September 1, 2014

Whether living on or off campus, each living style has its own benefits 
and drawbacks. Erika Busse, a sophomore majoring in marketing and studio art, lives in Capstone Condominiums with one roommate....

UA strives to reduce waste

September 1, 2014

What happens to your waste when it is thrown into a recycling bin? At The University of Alabama, it is sent to a recycling plant in Birmingham along with around 1,650 tons of other plastic, paper and aluminum...

Club equestrian team starts season

Club equestrian team starts season

September 1, 2014

The University of Alabama’s club equestrian team kicks off the largest travel schedule it has ever had. In two weeks, the club will travel to Delaware State University, and in October, it will head 
to...

STEM path helps students work towards MBA

STEM path helps students work towards MBA

August 25, 2014

By Katie Shepherd | Staff Reporter Students with a clear focus on their learning path now have the chance to finish both their undergraduate and master’s degrees in less than the traditional six years...

New dance professor brings diverse styles to UA

New dance professor brings diverse styles to UA

August 24, 2014

On the third floor of Clark Hall, ?surrounded by towering windows overlooking Gorgas Library and the Woods Quad, you are likely to find Lawrence Jackson, the newest addition to The University of Alabama’s...

Students encouraged to attend Week of Welcome

August 19, 2014

Students will have 55 events to attend during Week of Welcome, hosted by University Programs.WOW is designed both to help new students get involved in the activities around campus and to begin the year...

A place to call home: Students living in houses, not apartments

A place to call home: Students living in houses, not apartments

August 17, 2014

When Sam Parker leaves each morning for his short walk to campus, he typically sees long lines of students in cars, all struggling to find parking and get to class on time. But he never has that problem....

Powell, Ratliff take new positions at UA co-op

Powell, Ratliff take new positions at UA co-op

July 22, 2014

By Alana Morris | Contributing Writer The UA Cooperative Education and Professional Practice Program has seen several staff changes since the retirement of director Roy Gregg. Naomi Powell, the program’s...

City schools seek 53 employees before August

City schools seek 53 employees before August

July 15, 2014

Recent UA graduates are prime candidates for 53 open positions within the Tuscaloosa City Schools that need to be filled soon.Mike Daria, assistant superintendent of general administration, said the 53...

REAL expands to Selma

July 8, 2014

Culverhouse College of Commerce and the Center for Community-Based Partnerships are exporting their REAL Alabama program to Selma, Alabama. The Real Entrepreneurship through Active Learning program instructs...

Wellness campaign gets family focus, pool kickoff

June 24, 2014

Snakes, turtles and Greek yogurt met at the University Recreation Center Outdoor Pool as the Summer Family Makeover kicked off. The makeover, a program offered to UA students, faculty and staff, will continue...

UA students help with AP prep

UA students help with AP prep

June 17, 2014

College students often come into The University of Alabama with advanced placement credit, but some students are going back to work with high school students who are hoping to gain some AP credit of ?their...

Water center collaborates to make weather forecasts

Water center collaborates to make weather forecasts

June 17, 2014

The National Water Center on The University of Alabama campus is unlike any other in the country, and legislation that will fund its development is currently making its way towards final approval. National...

UA grad wins Miss Alabama

June 11, 2014

Third time was the charm Saturday for Caitlin Brunell, University of Alabama graduate. On her third trip to the Miss Alabama Pageant, which took place June 4-7 at Samford University, Brunell was crowned...

UA equestrians host camp

May 28, 2014

The UA Equestrian Team is hosting an Elite Equitation Camp for girls 16 to 18 years old from Monday, June 23 to Friday, June 27. UA Equestrian Team coach Heather McCall also organizes the summer programs.“The...

UA students honored nationally

April 23, 2014

Each year, students from universities across the country are selected to receive various prestigious scholarship awards. This year, The University of Alabama had eight students who were chosen for three...

Event promotes assault awareness

April 16, 2014

Take Back the Night, an event promoting sexual assault awareness month, began with a protest on the quad Tuesday afternoon and ended with a series of speakers in Smith Hall. “There is a power on this...

Student campaign now national

April 16, 2014

Following the success of the LessThanUThink campaign against binge drinking over the last five years, the University of Alabama student group responsible for the program is now spreading the campaign to...

Public speaking students compete in Speak-Off

April 9, 2014

It seems to be a rite of attending college to, at some point, face a large crowd of your peers as a result of an assigned speech or presentation. Many dread speaking in front of other people, but others...

Test banks challenge professors

March 19, 2014

Test banks, which store old copies of tests for students to reference while studying, can be a valuable resource. However, some professors and administrators frown upon the practice, and whether or not...

Networking site aimed at college students

March 18, 2014

Imagine a social networking site geared specifically toward college students where students can find out about events happening on campus. In just a few weeks, that site will become a reality. University...

Hundreds take part in Krispy Kreme Challenge

March 17, 2014

Running a mile on a stomach full of a dozen doughnuts might sound like a nightmare to most runners, but Krispy Kreme and Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama held such a race in Tuscaloosa on Saturday....

Walk raises awareness for MS

Walk raises awareness for MS

March 10, 2014

Around the world, around 2.3 million people are thought to have multiple sclerosis, a disease that is neither contagious nor inherited. There are 6,500 people living with MS in Alabama and Mississippi...

All-day event debuts Disney-run hospitals

March 5, 2014

Besides the happiness the company tries to bring to adults and children alike, the Disney Corporation is well-known for its customer service. Disney works to make sure its customers are always satisfied...

Panel talks black femininity

Panel talks black femininity

February 26, 2014

Elizabeth Rogers, a junior majoring in African-American studies, sat at table with four black women who said they proudly wore their natural hair. She described a situation where she was criticized for...

Internship teaches banking, social responsibility

February 25, 2014

The Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility is partnering with Regions Bank for a third year to offer the Financial Innovation summer internship. The eight-week paid summer internship in Birmingham...

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