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​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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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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