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The Downs among first neighborhoods to rebuild

The Downs among first neighborhoods to rebuild

April 27, 2012

One year ago, before the sky sickened to a pale green, the Downs neighborhood was known for its trees. One of the three historic neighborhoods of Tuscaloosa, the Downs tapers off of Hargrove Road and slopes...

Handicapped patrons lack balcony access at Moody concert hall

April 4, 2012

The concert hall in the Moody Music Building does not have elevator access to either of the two balconies overlooking the first floor seating area and the stage. Patrons must walk up a flight of stairs...

SGA welcomes new leadership

SGA welcomes new leadership

April 4, 2012

Tuesday afternoon, the balcony overlooking the manicured lawn of the Gorgas House served as the platform of inauguration for the 2012-2013 Student Government Association. SGA Chief Justice Joe Hart administered...

Skateboarding into danger

March 29, 2012

Will Taylor does not look both ways before crossing the street. Taylor, a senior majoring in journalism, rides a skateboard on campus streets. He skates from his house on Reed Street to Reese Phifer Hall...

Riverfront market’s anticipated opening arrives

March 28, 2012

To an inattentive passerby, the Black Warrior River can appear to be an unadorned attraction unto itself — a reservoir of nature and time. But lying parallel to Jack Warner Parkway on the north side...

City to add new police precinct, improve roads

March 22, 2012

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox has asked the City Council to approve the use of $5 million from a reserve fund to pay for 17 capital improvement projects. The conversion of a former bank office on Culver...

Crime Blotter: Feb. 29 to March 7

March 8, 2012

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 Terrorist Threat Feb. 24, 2-2:50 p.m. 300 block of Marr’s Spring Road   Theft of Property II Feb. 29, 10:20-10:25 p.m. 400 block of 4th Avenue East   Thursday, March...

Student Health Center adds new rooms to accommodate growth

Student Health Center adds new rooms to accommodate growth

March 8, 2012

The Student Health Center added six new examination rooms and a nurse’s station to expedite patient care in light of the student body’s rapid growth, said David Brown, nursing supervisor at the SHC....

Drug task force utilizes informants

March 6, 2012

It's a deal offered to countless drug defendants, including students caught in the crosshairs of a campus drug violation. In return for helping narcotics officers locate and capture drug dealers, students...

New area hospital to house criminally insane

New area hospital to house criminally insane

March 5, 2012

The state of Alabama’s department of mental health has decided that the psychiatric hospital intended to replace Bryce Hospital as a mental health facility will instead become a facility for the criminally...

Phoenix weathers time, elements

Phoenix weathers time, elements

February 27, 2012

The discolored thrust of steel in front of Manly Hall has a name, a creator and a purpose, none of which are declared by a plaque or logo to identify the artwork. In fact, the steel sculpture is not designed...

Engineering Research Center provided with new lab space

Engineering Research Center provided with new lab space

February 20, 2012

New lab space devoted to electromechanical systems in the South Engineering Research Center will enable research not possible before in the College of Engineering, according to Tim Haskew, professor and...

UAPD called after threat to Tutwiler

February 13, 2012

The University of Alabama Police Department responded to a terrorist threat on Tuesday, Feb. 7, that lasted from 4:38 to 5:30 p.m., according to a UAPD police report. “UA staff received an alarming...

Moore defends sports paintings in federal court

Moore defends sports paintings in federal court

February 9, 2012

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta heard the oral arguments of the University and Daniel Moore, painter of climactic moments in Alabama football history, on Feb. 2 in a case that will determine...

Seismic simulator ready for use in May

Seismic simulator ready for use in May

February 8, 2012

An earthquake with the force to collapse a two-story building will erupt on campus in May 2012, according to a prediction made by John van de Lindt, an earthquake engineering professor. He even knows where...

Moore's painting, legal battle continues

Moore’s painting, legal battle continues

February 2, 2012

Daniel Moore believes in God, Trent Richardson and the legacy of Alabama football. Moore, a 1976 UA graduate and sports artist, has captured some of the most historic moments in Alabama football since...

Strip, campus restaurants strive for high health scores

Strip, campus restaurants strive for high health scores

January 30, 2012

As a food establishment, each campus dining hall is required by state law to display, in a conspicuous location, its most recent health inspection report. The report, usually framed, looks like a fax sheet...

Mental conditioning coach teaches toughness to young team

January 26, 2012

Trevor Moawad thinks of himself as a piece to a puzzle. That puzzle, far from one-dimensional, has two crystal balls, one Heisman Trophy and 101,000 screaming fans on autumn Saturdays. In 2007, the University...

Senator looks to clear air in bars, restaurants, public places

Senator looks to clear air in bars, restaurants, public places

January 18, 2012

State Sen. Vivian Davis Figures said Tuesday, Jan. 10, she will introduce legislation and a constitutional amendment to ban smoking in public places, including bars and restaurants but not private clubs,...

BCS Championship win brings exposure to UA

BCS Championship win brings exposure to UA

January 17, 2012

Success draws attention. Two BCS national championship titles in the space of three years does more than raise the status of the Crimson Tide football team. The University expects financial and academic...

Petitioners at UAB seek to stop mine

January 12, 2012

Joe Olson cares about the purity of his drinking water. In fact, he cares about the other 200,000 Birmingham residents whose drinking water he says would suffer from the impurities lurking in wastewater...

Alabama ranks low in opportunity measures

Alabama ranks low in opportunity measures

December 6, 2011

The state of Alabama ranked 47th in a scale measuring the economic mobility afforded to citizens of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Opportunity Index released by Opportunity...

Forest Lake residents discuss rebuilding plan

Forest Lake residents discuss rebuilding plan

December 5, 2011

Concerned owners of property in Forest Lake met Thursday, Dec. 1, at Forest Lake United Methodist Church to discuss the rebuilding of the community under the guidelines of the Tuscaloosa Forward Plan....

Early classes may increase students’ grade point average

November 21, 2011

Students still registering for spring semester courses may want to begin their class schedules in the early morning. A pair of psychologists from St. Lawrence University in New York found that for every...

Campus crime not new

Campus crime not new

November 17, 2011

The University of Alabama had the most alcohol and drug-related arrests of any collegiate institution in the state, according to a Birmingham News analysis of the last six years of crime data reported...

Gender-neutral housing becoming a greater need

November 14, 2011

At least 54 colleges and universities across the country provide gender-neutral housing, an optional living arrangement for students who do not identify themselves as either male or female or are transitioning...

Bama fandom gets emotional after LSU loss

November 9, 2011

After the Crimson Tide’s loss to Louisiana State University on Saturday, sports broadcasters and fans were already drawing out plans for how the Crimson Tide could still make its way to the National...

Former faculty member elected prime minister

Former faculty member elected prime minister

November 3, 2011

Abdurrahim El-Keib, a faculty member at the University in the electrical and computer engineering department from 1985-2005, is the new prime minister of Libya. El-Keib taught power systems, electrical...

Cain wins straw poll

November 1, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain visited the University of Alabama Saturday, Oct. 29, for the West Alabama State Straw Poll as part of his tour of the state of Alabama. The straw poll was...

Damaged homes force many to move

October 26, 2011

Moving off campus after freshman year can seem like a natural step to take for upperclassmen, but that natural step can backfire when an unpredictable natural disaster strikes everything but the campus...

Alcohol violations at UA continue to rise

October 25, 2011

University of Alabama Judicial Affairs, which enforces the Student Code of Conduct, disciplined 518 students for generic alcohol violations in 2010, according to the Campus Security and Fire Safety Report....

Alcohol violations at UA continue to rise

Alcohol violations at UA continue to rise

October 25, 2011

University of Alabama Judicial Affairs, which enforces the Student Code of Conduct, disciplined 518 students for generic alcohol violations in 2010, according to the Campus Security and Fire Safety Report....

Renovation not always best value

October 20, 2011

The buildings on this campus animate a story of a university that has evolved from a military school to a bastion of segregation, and now, to a modern research-oriented institution. The University preserves...

Plus/Minus system: positive or negative at UA?

Plus/Minus system: positive or negative at UA?

October 11, 2011

Freshmen accustomed to the five letter grades used in high school may be surprised when mid-term grades roll around this month. The University is one of nine schools in the Southeastern Conference that...

Swinson outlines agenda in State of the University address

Swinson outlines agenda in State of the University address

October 3, 2011

Stephen Swinson has confidence, a sensation he said has become lost among the student body when in relation to its Student Government Association. Sworn into the position of SGA President just one week...

College students among most sleep-deprived in nation

September 29, 2011

Sleep consumes about one third of an average person’s life, but there’s nothing average about pulling an all-nighter to write a paper in college. Research suggests college students are among the most...

Center for Ethics champions social issues in state

September 29, 2011

  To Stephen Black, compassion is a moral obligation. Black, the director of the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at the University, came to Alabama armed with a Yale law degree and a vision:...

SDS plans HB 56 protest

September 27, 2011

Students for a Democratic Society, a left-wing student organization, will protest legislation passed by the state House of Representatives that targets illegal immigrants at noon on Sept. 28 at the Ferguson...

High Tide Club adds new incentives

September 21, 2011

Registration for the High Tide Club, which offers incentives to students who sit in the upper deck of the student section during football games, is currently open. Last football season, to compel students...

Fraternity to sponsor football award

September 15, 2011

The life of Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant bears a special relationship to the Sigma Nu fraternity on campus. As a student at the University, Bryant was initiated into Sigma Nu, and to honor his legacy,...

Students debate merits of Mac vs. PC

Students debate merits of Mac vs. PC

September 14, 2011

Microsoft Windows and Mac OS have been rival computer operating systems since their release in the mid-1980s. Although Windows today boasts nearly a 90 percent market share of client operating systems...

The freshman 15

September 6, 2011

The freshman 15 has been said to follow freshmen into their first year of college, when many students reportedly experience weight gain due to a shift in their eating habits. To avoid bringing the unwanted...

Experts offer tips to beat the heat

August 31, 2011

As fall semester unwinds, students should take precautions to keep themselves cool in the sweltering heat so typical of Alabama weather. Common sense precautions such as drinking water instead of soft...

Crimson Cafe reopens its doors

August 29, 2011

The Crimson Cafe on the Strip will reopen within one week with some changes made to its appearance and service. Rhett Madden, co-owner and founder of the cafe, said he closed the restaurant this past...

Finance professors: Grad school a good option

August 25, 2011

  The plunging stock market should alert students to the uncertain economic climate lying beyond graduation, perhaps enticing them to stay in school for a graduate degree, according to Robert McLeod,...

Security tightens after shooting at Cobb theater

August 24, 2011

  Discord between two teenage groups arguing in the parking lot of Cobb Hollywood 16 movie theater erupted into gunfire Saturday night, Aug. 13. An off-duty Tuscaloosa County deputy working security...

UA sees largest sorority recruitment in nation

UA sees largest sorority recruitment in nation

August 24, 2011

Sorority recruitment attracted more than 1,700 girls to the doors of 15 sorority houses at the University last week. The number of girls seeking to pledge this year marks the largest showing of potential...

University provides aid in disaster relief

May 12, 2011

The University will look to the city for leadership concerning the future of volunteering in disaster areas, said Wahnee Sherman, director of the University's Community Service Center, in an emailed statement....

Renters with damaged homes must terminate leases by May 11

May 9, 2011

Losing a home in the path of a deadly tornado is difficult to overcome. Losing a court battle for neglecting to pay rent on a storm-damaged home can be just as troubling. Renters whose homes or rental...

Maddox organizes Rebuild Tuscaloosa Task Force

May 5, 2011

As the immediate needs of citizens weigh on the minds of city officials, the question of how to rebuild Tuscaloosa in the wake of the storm has become an equally urgent issue to address. Mayor Walt Maddox...

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