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Pictured in his legendary blazer, Ratliff leads the crowd in a chant.

UA senior and superfan Luke Ratliff dies after COVID-19 hospitalization

April 2, 2021
Ratliff was a beloved fan and friend of the Alabama men's basketball team.
Maddox: ‘April is going to be the month’ that determines COVID-19 trajectory

Maddox: ‘April is going to be the month’ that determines COVID-19 trajectory

April 1, 2020

Walt Maddox doesn’t shy away from data, especially during a global pandemic.  In a virtual town hall on Wednesday, the Tuscaloosa mayor was quick to note that April is a critical month. According...

CW / Carly Farmer

UA Graduate School temporarily waives entrance test requirements

March 31, 2020

For incoming UA graduate students worried about paying high fees and spending countless hours studying for entrance exams, the University has a message: Don't sweat it. On Monday, March 30, UA News...

Plan to watch: UA SGA to host annual Executive Council inauguration

Plan to watch: UA SGA to host annual Executive Council inauguration

March 31, 2020

Despite campus closures, the University of Alabama Student Government Association (SGA) is still operating – just in a virtual setting. Formal SGA functions will resume on Tuesday night, with...

CW / Carly Farmer

UA announces pass/fail grading option for Spring 2020 semester

March 27, 2020

Following a recommendation by the Faculty Senate and approved by President Bell today, students now have the option to choose between a letter grade or pass/fail designation for Spring 2020 courses. The...

CW / Andrew Littlejohn

Maddox extends citywide curfew to limit coronavirus spread

March 25, 2020

Update, March 26 at 8 p.m. – Due to the rapidly developing situation, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox has issued an executive order extending the public safety curfew for Tuscaloosa residents to 24 hours...

City leaders: 'Keep your kids' home as community fights coronavirus

City leaders: ‘Keep your kids’ home as community fights coronavirus

March 19, 2020
Frustrations boiled over in a special city council meeting on Thursday night when city councilors met to address an apparent flaw in Tuscaloosa’s current quarantine system: Juveniles aren’t taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously.
CW / Carly Farmer

UA spring semester will remain online, commencement cancelled

March 18, 2020

For students at the University of Alabama, president Stuart Bell has a message: stay home. The decision was announced in a semester completion plan emailed to the UA community on Wednesday, following...

CW / Carly Farmer

City leaders discuss economic impact of COVID-19

March 17, 2020

In response to an unprecedented outbreak, the city’s top business and healthcare leaders announced COVID-19 updates and resources to help buffer economic losses.  While Alabama feels the effects...

CW / Andrew Littlejohn

City issues three-week ban against gatherings of 25 or more

March 17, 2020

In response to an early morning address by Gov. Kay Ivey, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced new guidelines that will affect most local restaurants, bars and breweries until April 6. “We are in...

Maddox at a March 12, 2020 presser, where he discussed the city's response to COVID-19

Mayor Maddox addresses confirmed COVID-19 case in Tuscaloosa

March 13, 2020

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox has proclaimed a state of emergency following the Friday evening confirmation of a COVID-19 case in Tuscaloosa.  Tuscaloosa is the most recent of six counties to confirm...

Breaking News

University of Alabama extends spring break, moves to alternate instruction

March 12, 2020

Update: 5:35 p.m. – This story has been updated to reflect the contents of a UA News release, which stated that spring break will be extended to March 30 rather than March 24 which was the earliest...

CW / Hannah Saad

UA students bring in votes for Bernie in Democratic primary

March 5, 2020
While Alabama saw overwhelming support for Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary election this Tuesday, University of Alabama students voting on a Democratic ballot tended to side with his more progressive opponent, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders.
Breaking News

UA cancels all international travel scheduled for March

March 4, 2020

An email sent at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 announced that the University would be cancelling all UA-sponsored international travel set to occur this month. Below is the full statement. Students,...

Photo courtesy of Tim Smith and Corey Goldstone

Plan to go: Documentary and law school panel to discuss voter suppression

February 25, 2020

With Super Tuesday just around the corner, the Black Student Union (BSU) and the law school are two of several organizations to host events honoring this year's Black History Month theme: African Americans...

CW / Gerardo Aguilera

Faculty Senate highlights: Stadium accessibility, gen-ed changes

February 20, 2020
The UA Faculty Senate met on Tuesday, Feb. 18, to discuss faculty promotion, construction updates and new general education requirements.
Courtesy of UA SGA

Plan to go: SGA environmental council hosts Green Week

February 11, 2020

Who is hosting the events? The Student Government Association's (SGA) Environmental Council is hosting Green Week throughout the week of Feb. 10. Green Week kicked off with a keynote speaker on Monday...

Photo courtesy of Karley Wick

No reported injuries in Sigma Chi bus explosion

January 23, 2020

Jay Nielson was on his way back from a Sigma Chi formal when he heard the pop. He was on the second of four buses en route to Tuscaloosa, catching some rest after a celebratory weekend in New Orleans....

Faculty Senate rings in 2020 with updates to health care, education, structure

Faculty Senate rings in 2020 with updates to health care, education, structure

January 23, 2020

The UA Faculty Senate met for the first time this semester, kicking off the new year with an update on sexual assault resources and diversity initiatives, as well as changes to general education, senate...

CW File

Through the years: CW news headlines, editorials shine light on campus history

December 6, 2019
The Crimson White took a stroll down memory lane, scanning for headlines that captured pivotal moments in the University’s history. Due to the inaccessibility of some archives, this timeline starts in the 1950s and continues on, capturing Machine coverage, integration, sexual assault cases and student protest. 
Photo courtesy of Tara Williams

Tara Williams to become new Honors College dean

November 20, 2019

Tara Williams, associate dean of the Honors College at Oregon State University, has been named dean of the UA Honors College, effective March 1. "Dr. Williams will be a tremendous asset to The University...

Kevin Whitaker, the current provost of the University of Alabama, announced plans earlier this semester to retire in 2020. Photo courtesy of UA

National search begins for new provost

November 19, 2019

The University of Alabama has launched a national search for a new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs to replace Kevin Whitaker, who plans to retire in 2020. Whitaker announced...

CW / Hannah Saad

Ticket Exchange administrator addresses high prices, scams ahead of LSU game

November 7, 2019
After a tweet on Monday afternoon proclaimed a presidential visit to Bryant-Denny Stadium this Saturday, some were quick to voice their opinions.
Plan to go: SGA kicks off Academic Integrity Week

Plan to go: SGA kicks off Academic Integrity Week

November 4, 2019

The Academic Affairs cabinet of the Student Government Association (SGA) has partnered with numerous on-campus University departments to highlight the importance of academic integrity among the student...

Photo courtesy of UA News

Search committee announced for VP of student life, other demands still unanswered

September 26, 2019
On Friday, Sept. 13, the Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) sent President Stuart Bell a letter outlining a list of concerns and demands for creating a safer environment for African American students and employees at the University. 
CW / Hannah Saad

Million Dollar Band to perform in Thanksgiving Day Parade

September 23, 2019
In 14 months, the University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band will be high-stepping, twirling, tooting and hooting all the way to New York City, where they’ll be performing for the first time in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 
Photo courtesy of UA System

Senior vice chancellor to retire from UA System in 2020

September 22, 2019
According to a Sept. 20 press release from the University of Alabama System, Tonjanita Johnson, an Alabama native and veteran academic leader, will succeed Charles Ray Nash as senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs.
Courtesy of Carrie Blewitt

Boot camp teaches UA law students secrets to success

August 26, 2019
With its newest class, the UA School of Law has already begun to break records, and, some would say, glass ceilings.
UA researchers awarded grant to study opioid morbidity in four West Alabama counties

UA researchers awarded grant to study opioid morbidity in four West Alabama counties

August 19, 2019
Sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program was funded by a $200,000 planning grant at the end of June to clear the way for a year of researching the opioid epidemic in Marion, Walker, Winston and Franklin counties.
Inside the new EDGE facility. CW File

New partnership offers more resources for UA entrepreneurs

August 19, 2019
Since its opening, The EDGE has boasted about 50 employees and has hosted over 80 events.
Researchers warn against traffic fatalities during Fourth of July week

Researchers warn against traffic fatalities during Fourth of July week

July 3, 2019

While emergency rooms may see their fair share of firework faux pas this week, researchers say Alabamians have other safety concerns to consider: car crashes. For the past five years, the state of Alabama...

International students discuss barriers to inclusive campus community

International students discuss barriers to inclusive campus community

November 13, 2017

It was a Monday night, and Sakina Dhondia had a test the next day, but she and her friends didn’t come to the third floor of the Ferguson Center to study. Instead, they sat around a table outside...

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