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UA students petition to impeach SGA chief justice

December 1, 2021
Two UA students filed an impeachment petition against Matthew Curl, the chief justice of the judicial branch of the Student Government Association, on Nov. 24. 
2021 SGA Senate Special Election unofficial results. Culverhouse College of Business: Emmett Wilson. Graduate school: Justin McClesky and Aaron Wilkes. Law school: Elizabeth Brown and Blue Shellhorn.

SGA releases unofficial results of special Senate election

December 1, 2021
The Student Government Association announced the unofficial winners of the special Senate election after voting closed on Tuesday.
Special Senate election candidates speak at forum 

Special Senate election candidates speak at forum 

November 23, 2021

The Student Government Association hosted a public forum for special Senate election candidates on Sunday night.  There are five candidates running to fill five vacant seats in the Nov. 30 election. Three...

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Senate approves budget for SGA initiative tracker

November 21, 2021
The Student Government Association Senate unanimously approved the purchase and use of the Notion application as a platform to track SGA initiatives and maintain transparency across campus. 
SGA Senator Drew St. Charles presents legislation to the Senate on Nov. 4, 2021.

SGA senator starts petition for ranked-choice voting 

November 10, 2021

Student Government Association Sen. Drew St. Charles started a campuswide petition for ranked-choice voting to be added to the spring elections ballot. If two-thirds of students vote in favor, ranked-choice...

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Special Senate election candidates begin campaigning

November 8, 2021

Campaigns are underway for the fall special Senate election following a postponement after the Elections Board failed to announce the timeline at least 21 class days in advance.  Senate elections take...

SGA Senator John Dodd presents legislation to the Senate on Nov. 2, 2021.

Election reform legislation voted down by SGA Senate

November 4, 2021

  The Student Government Association Senate voted down two pieces of election-related legislation proposed during Thursday night’s meeting.   Student turnout Students filled the Forum...

SGA Adviser Angel Narvaez-Lugo invites students into his office on Monday, Nov. 1, during a sit-in to protest the results of the homecoming queen election.

Elections Board addresses homecoming election, discloses violation reports

November 2, 2021

The Student Government Association Elections Board released a statement Tuesday refuting claims about the homecoming election, denying that a runoff is necessary and disclosing all violation reports. Contesting...

McLean Moore is named homecoming queen at the annual pep rally and bonfire on Oct. 22, 2021.

McLean Moore crowned homecoming queen despite election violations and insufficient votes

October 25, 2021

UPDATE: On Nov. 2, the Elections Board responded to The Crimson White's repeated requests for comment. A full report on the Elections Board's statement can be found here.  In the absence of a specific...

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SGA supports mandatory bystander intervention training

October 24, 2021
The Student Government Association Senate unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday calling for mandatory bystander intervention training for all freshmen. 
McLean Moore was named the 2021 homecoming queen on the steps of Gorgas Library on Oct. 22, 2021.

McLean Moore named homecoming queen

October 22, 2021

McLean Moore was named the 2021 homecoming queen Friday night at the annual pep rally and bonfire on the Quad.  This year, 13,180 students — or about one-third of the student body — voted in the...

UA homecoming queen candidates campaign sparks controversy 

UA homecoming queen candidate’s campaign sparks controversy 

October 15, 2021

Some UA students are calling McLean Moore’s homecoming queen campaign tone-deaf. Moore’s logo features a color-block graphic of two girls, one white and one Black, imposed on a purple background...

Homecoming 2021. Together We Rise. The University of Alabama.

UA’s Homecoming Week 2021

October 13, 2021
The University of Alabama’s Homecoming Week will begin on Sunday, Oct. 17.
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SGA takes first step toward Narcan training on the UA campus 

September 24, 2021

The Student Government Association unanimously approved a resolution that calls on the University to provide Narcan training for students.  The approved resolution will be sent to UA President Stuart...

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SGA resolution calls for free feminine hygiene products on campus

September 24, 2021

The Student Government Association Senate unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday, Sept. 24 that calls for free feminine hygiene products in public restrooms on the UA campus. The approved resolution...

Longest-serving UA SGA senator enters 19th year in office 

Longest-serving UA SGA senator enters 19th year in office 

September 17, 2021

Rebecca Rose Lutonsky is entering her 19th year as a Student Government Association senator at The University of Alabama.  Lutonsky has been a senator for the graduate school since 2003 and was recently...

UA students can vote to make Election Day a campus holiday

UA students can vote to make Election Day a campus holiday

September 16, 2021

The Student Government Association Senate added a referendum vote to the homecoming ballot to make Election Day a UA holiday.  The campus wide ballot, which students will use to elect a homecoming...

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SGA senator withdraws resolution after UA affirms academic COVID accommodations

September 16, 2021

Student Government Association Senator Drew St. Charles withdrew his tabled resolution that called for expanded COVID-19 absence accommodations after the University affirmed its support for affected students.  “Faculty...

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SGA senator proposes new absence policy for students affected by COVID 

September 2, 2021

On Thursday, the Student Government Association Senate tabled a resolution that would require professors to provide materials, notes or lesson outlines for students who miss class because of COVID-19 quarantine.  The...

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SGA moves to recognize Election Day as UA holiday

August 29, 2021
The Student Government Association unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday for the University to recognize Election Day as a holiday to improve voting access for UA students. 
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SGA selects homecoming director, honors longest serving senator

August 28, 2021

The Student Government Association confirmed Sarah Bittner as its new executive director of homecoming and honored its longest serving senator in this year’s first senate meeting on Thursday night.  Executive...

SGA members criticize block seating program

SGA members criticize block seating program

July 10, 2021
As football season approaches, two SGA members and College of Arts and Sciences Senator John Dodd are questioning the equity of the block seating program.
The outgoing UA Student Government Association executive officers and cabinet members say their goodbyes. Courtesy of UA SGA

SGA senators, executive officers sworn in for upcoming year

April 6, 2021
The new group of senators will vote on Fields’ cabinet picks Wednesday night.
SGA recap. The Crimson White.

SGA Elections Board now required to publish violations

April 3, 2021
The amendment will promote more transparency in student government, proponents say.
It’s been ten months since BLM protests. Here’s what’s changed locally

It’s been ten months since BLM protests. Here’s what’s changed locally

March 25, 2021
In the summer, people marched down streets and gathered in parks to declare that Black lives matter. Ten months later, here's how Tuscaloosans may have seen the impact of those protesters.
SGA pushes for more Counseling Center funding 

SGA pushes for more Counseling Center funding 

March 12, 2021
The center's budget trails more than $1 million behind the national average for similarly-sized institutions.
Photo courtesy of John Dodd

Elections Board overturns violations ruling on independent campaign

March 1, 2021
And another independent senator is filing an appeal
Photo courtesy of John Dodd

‘Just doesn’t make sense’: Independent senate candidate alleges targeting from Elections Board

March 1, 2021
John Dodd took a campaign photo without a mask on. Now he's facing a mandatory campaign blackout period. Dodd, who has been vocal in his criticism of The Machine, says he feels the Elections Board is nitpicking at his campaign in retaliation.
SGA presidential candidate Jill Fields speaks at Sundays forum.

In less-than-lively ‘debate,’ uncontested candidates share their platforms

March 1, 2021

In the face of an unchallenged executive election, the Student Government Association’s “Presidential and Candidate Debate” more closely resembled a forum. All eight executive seats are unopposed...

Lauren Gilonske, candidate for vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, speaks at the executive candidate forum on Sunday night.

‘White, wealthy and Greek’: This year’s uncontested SGA races draw criticism from senate candidate

March 1, 2021
For the second year in a row, every SGA executive candidate is running unopposed. The all-white slate of candidates boasts a record number of women, but in comparison to UA demographics, the candidate pool is far too homogenous.
Photo courtesy of SGA. Graphic CW / Leah Goggins

Q&A | Colin Marcum is your only option for executive secretary

February 28, 2021

How did you originally get involved with SGA? As a freshman, I served as a member of the Lobby Board, where I integrated my previous leadership experience with my passion for lobbying in order to serve...

Photo courtesy of SGA. Graphic CW / Leah Goggins

Q&A | Sullivan Irvine is your only option for VP for financial affairs

February 28, 2021

How did you originally get involved with the Student Government Association (SGA)?  When I came to the University, Harrison [Adams, former SGA president] had talked about becoming involved in SGA,...

The SGA candidates have been announced. They’re unopposed again.

The SGA candidates have been announced. They’re unopposed again.

February 21, 2021
This is the second year in a row that all executive candidates will run uncontested.
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SGA passes resolution to enhance online learning 

February 19, 2021

Following two weeks of postponement, the Student Government Association hosted its first town hall on Thursday night to open conversations between the SGA and other student organizations, but no groups...

SGA recap. The Crimson White.

SGA updates pay scale following postponement 

February 17, 2021
Here’s how much student legislators will get paid.
SGA endorses permanent extension of add/drop period

SGA endorses permanent extension of add/drop period

January 31, 2021

Following an extended add/drop period for the spring semester, which allows students to adjust their schedule without receiving a “W” on their transcripts, the Student Government Association Senate...

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Why SGA is encouraging its members to undergo suicide prevention training

January 22, 2021

The Student Government Association (SGA) will offer free Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) gatekeeper training for suicide prevention to all SGA members this semester.  The programming proposal was...

CW file and Alec Druggan / The Daily Pennsylvanian

Presidential Platforms: How Trump and Biden’s plans and policies stack up

November 1, 2020
You can watch all the debates you want, but sometimes the concrete differences in policies are hard to cipher. Here's one more look at the announced policy plans of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, broken down into six easily digestible categories.
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