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University of Alabama student missing since Tuesday

University of Alabama student missing since Tuesday

October 14, 2021

UPDATE 2:15 p.m.: The Tuscaloosa Police Department said Lombardo was located near the campus of Mississippi State University. He told officers he was visiting a friend. John “Jack” Lombardo, a...

UA to provide four weeks of paid parental leave

UA to provide four weeks of paid parental leave

October 6, 2021
The University of Alabama will implement four weeks of paid parental leave for benefits-eligible employees by Jan. 1, 2022.
C&IS, Libraries meet Rising Tide fundraising goal five years early

C&IS, Libraries meet Rising Tide fundraising goal five years early

September 26, 2021
The College of Communication and Information Sciences and University Libraries have reached their fundraising goals for the University’s 10-year, $1.5 billion Rising Tide Capital Campaign. 
A graph showing UAs increasing enrollment numbers from close to 0 in 1831 to close to 40,000 in 2021.

UA reports record freshmen and graduate enrollment in fall 2021

September 15, 2021
The University of Alabama enrolled record numbers of freshmen and graduate students in the fall 2021 semester.
University of Alabama launches $1.5 billion Rising Tide Capital Campaign

University of Alabama launches $1.5 billion Rising Tide Capital Campaign

September 10, 2021

The University of Alabama launched its $1.5 billion Rising Tide Capital Campaign on Friday, Sept. 10 with a kickoff event on the Quad.  Rising Tide is the largest fundraising campaign in state history....

Namesakes of Hewson Hall visit campus for ribbon-cutting ceremony

Namesakes of Hewson Hall visit campus for ribbon-cutting ceremony

September 9, 2021

The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Business held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 9 for Hewson Hall, named for alumni Marillyn and James Hewson who donated $15 million to the project in...

Ferg Starbucks closes due to staff shortage

Ferg Starbucks closes due to staff shortage

September 7, 2021

Bama Dining announced on Monday, Sept. 7 that the Starbucks in the Ferguson Center would close Tuesday because of a temporary staff shortage.  “Due to limited staff and supply chain challenges, some...

A racial breakdown of Alabama sorority recruitment

A racial breakdown of Alabama sorority recruitment

September 6, 2021

The Alabama Panhellenic Association’s fall primary recruitment ended on Aug. 15, and 2,307 women — 92% of the students who participated in open house events — accepted bids to join one of 17 Panhellenic...

UA begins distributing HEERF III funds

UA begins distributing HEERF III funds

September 3, 2021

The University of Alabama is distributing funds to students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Eligible...

The Crimson White. News in brief.

TPD increase weekend patrol on the Strip

September 1, 2021
The Tuscaloosa Police Department announced on Wednesday, Sept. 1 that it will increase the number of police patrols on the Strip this weekend in response to loitering, overcrowding and open-container violations. 
CW Severe weather alert.

UA, Tuscaloosa respond to potential threat of Hurricane Ida

August 29, 2021
The City of Tuscaloosa and the University are preparing for the potential threat of severe weather on Monday and Tuesday.
UA hosts vaccine clinic for students at the Ferg

UA hosts vaccine clinic for students at the Ferg

August 29, 2021
The University of Alabama announced on Sunday that it will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Aug. 30 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ferg.
Annual symposium. The University of Alabama. Division of Student Life Blackburn Institute.

Blackburn hosts annual symposium Aug. 27-28

August 25, 2021
The Blackburn Institute will host former Senator Doug Jones, MacArthur Grant recipient Catherine Coleman Flowers and the former head of the West Point history department, retired Brig. Gen. Ty Seidule, as part of its annual symposium this weekend.
Students save money and raise health concerns at UA-leased apartments

Students save money and raise health concerns at UA-leased apartments

August 18, 2021

UA Housing and Residential Communities overbooked residence halls by about 800 students for fall 2021. The University leased 815 beds from East Edge and The Lofts at City Center to accommodate the demand...

City Council unanimously extends moratorium on student housing

City Council unanimously extends moratorium on student housing

August 13, 2021
On Tuesday the Tuscaloosa City Council unanimously extended a ban on the construction of student housing developments with more than 200 beds until May 1, 2022. The City Council will revisit the ban by May 1. 
UA doubles vaccine incentive, offers $40 Bama Cash to vaccinated students 

UA doubles vaccine incentive, offers $40 Bama Cash to vaccinated students 

August 9, 2021

The University of Alabama doubled its incentive for students who provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Monday, Aug. 9 and will now offer $40 Bama Cash to all students who report vaccinations.  The...

Second Avenue overpass is open

Second Avenue overpass is open

August 5, 2021
The Second Avenue overpass, a $20.9 million project that connects 15th Street to Paul W. Bryant Drive, is now open.
Mask mandate likely for fall semester, says UA provost

Mask mandate likely for fall semester, says UA provost

August 4, 2021

UPDATE Thursday, Aug. 5 at 4:40 p.m. The University of Alabama reinstated its indoor mask policy for all students, regardless of vaccination status. The mandate goes into effect on Friday, Aug. 6. UA...

Blackboard Learn.

Blackboard Learn down the week before fall semester

July 28, 2021
Blackboard Learn, TurnItIn, Panopto and Collaborate will be unavailable from Aug. 5 to Aug. 13 while the UA Center for Instructional Technology installs major updates.
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College of Nursing receives $1.2 million grant to recruit underrepresented students

July 1, 2021

The University received a $1.2 million Science Education Partnership Award for its new project, Health Sciences and Technology Academy-Alabama.  The project is led by Robin Bartlett, associate dean...

The Lofts.

UA residence halls exceed capacity for fall semester

June 30, 2021
The University of Alabama anticipates a large freshman class on campus in the fall. On-campus housing is expected to be above capacity by between 250 and 700 beds, according to Vice President for Student Life Myron Pope. 
Photo of the DCH hospital.

DCH selects hospitalist services provider after six-month long search

June 30, 2021
The Druid City Hospital (DCH) Health System has selected Capstone Health Services Foundation and IN Compass Health as its hospitalist services provider after a six-month long search.
$1 million Gorgas House replica for sale in Georgia

$1 million Gorgas House replica for sale in Georgia

June 23, 2021
A home modeled after the Gorgas House Museum — the oldest building on The University of Alabama's campus — is for sale in Marietta, Georgia. The property is listed at $1 million.
Rain floods the Quad on the UA campus in February 2020.

How to support flood cleanup efforts 

June 21, 2021

Local organizations are requesting assistance in flood cleanup efforts. Those interested in responding to Saturday’s storm can go to the Tuscaloosa County Volunteer Reception Center between 9 a.m....

The Crimson White. News in brief.

Mayor Maddox declares water conservation emergency in Tuscaloosa 

June 20, 2021

UPDATE Wednesday, June 23. Mayor Walt Maddox's water conservation order expired at noon on Wednesday, June 23. “Thanks to the diligent work of our crew members to repair the waterline damage caused...

UA to host in-person commencement on July 31

UA to host in-person commencement on July 31

June 18, 2021

The University of Alabama will hold summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, July 31 at Coleman Coliseum. Summer 2021 commencement ceremonies will take place in person, and more than 1,000 candidates...

A map depicting the Northington School, which is located between McFarland Blvd and 13th Avenue East, near Target, University Mall, Bowlero, Snow Hinton Park, and UA Parcel 5 AC..

UA purchases Northington Elementary School campus

June 16, 2021
The UA System Board of Trustees unanimously approved a motion for the University to purchase the former campus of Northington Elementary School on Tuesday, June 15. 
Preview | Faculty groups hosts Juneteenth celebration

Preview | Faculty groups hosts Juneteenth celebration

June 9, 2021

The UA Black Faculty and Staff Association will host a series of events in celebration of Juneteenth beginning Thursday.  Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union troops freed people still...

New Tuscaloosa restaurants on the horizon

New Tuscaloosa restaurants on the horizon

May 25, 2021

Three restaurants are preparing to open their doors in Tuscaloosa. Ichiban Japanese Grill has announced its downtown location, while Jersey Mike’s and Walk-On’s will welcome customers to new locations...

Campus mask mandate lifted for vaccinated individuals

Campus mask mandate lifted for vaccinated individuals

May 24, 2021

Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals in most locations on campus. Unvaccinated faculty, staff and students are still required to wear face coverings inside campus buildings.  Current...

The University of Alabama. Action Card.

ACT Cards to go digital June 1

April 29, 2021

Students’ swipe Action (ACT) Cards featuring Denny Chimes will become digital starting June 1. ACT cards will no longer function at readers.  Students will need to add their ACT Card to their mobile...

Students required to reconnect to Eduroam May 5

Students required to reconnect to Eduroam May 5

April 29, 2021

Students will be required to reconnect to the Eduroam WiFi network using their myBama email address on May 5.  Instead of signing in with a myBama username, Eduroam emails will be used instead. The...

Victor Luckerson, pictured at center, led the paper through covering the 2011 super outbreak. CW file

How students broke the news of 2011’s tornado super outbreak

April 14, 2021
When the tornado struck Tuscaloosa on that fateful April 27, students were in class, in their cars, at work. Some of those working students, on duty for The Crimson White, became breaking crisis news reporters in the span of an hour.
Bama Blitz fundraising effort begins Monday

Bama Blitz fundraising effort begins Monday

April 7, 2021
Bama Blitz is here. The annual campaign to raise funds for various university projects kicks off Monday and continues through April 15.
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UA to hold Tapping on the Mound Friday

April 6, 2021

The University of Alabama will hold its annual Tapping on the Mound ceremony this Friday at 1:30 p.m.  The ceremony will cap off Honors Week, an annual tradition from the University to recognize achievement...

Severe weather, including possible tornadoes, expected on Wednesday

Severe weather, including possible tornadoes, expected on Wednesday

March 16, 2021

The University encouraged students to stay aware of the potentially severe weather in the forecast Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. The forecast shows moderate risk of tornadoes and damaging...

Data | How Maddox, Fortenberry and Houston split $175k in PAC money

Data | How Maddox, Fortenberry and Houston split $175k in PAC money

March 1, 2021
As it turns out, running for mayor gets to be expensive. The three candidates in this race pulled in a combined $125,000 in PAC money, including one hefty donation of $25,000.
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Timeline | Inside the Archives: How The CW covered race on campus

February 10, 2021
The Crimson White has published news and opinions from the University's campus for more than 125 years. Some stories still make us proud to work at The CW. Others do not. The news desk analyzed 20 years of race coverage at The CW, spanning 100 stories, letters and columns that give an inside look at campus culture during the fight for desegregation.
Meet the three candidates running for mayor

Meet the three candidates running for mayor

January 19, 2021

As the Jan. 26 application deadline approaches, three candidates seek election for Tuscaloosa’s next mayor: Martin Houston, pastor and former UA football player; Serena Fortenberry, UA professor and...

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.
CW / Hannah Saad

Q&A with Jillian Fields, candidate for SGA vice president of external affairs

March 2, 2020
Jillian Fields is a sophomore from Dayton, Kentucky, majoring in management, psychology and public health. She is running unopposed for the SGA vice president of external affairs position.
CW / Hannah Saad

Q&A with Daniel Perkins, candidate for SGA vice president of financial affairs

March 2, 2020
Daniel Perkins is a junior from Birmingham, Alabama, majoring in accounting and finance. He is running unopposed for the SGA vice president of financial affairs (VPFA) position. 
City to promote transparency among residents, students

City to promote transparency among residents, students

February 23, 2020

For the remainder of 2020, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will host a monthly series of public Town Hall meetings, where he hopes to discuss the concerns and address the questions of his constituents.  While...

CW / Joe Will Field

Keeping up with city government: Highlights from fall 2019 include election, groundbreakings, partnerships

January 16, 2020
Students make up nearly 40% of Tuscaloosa’s population, but as impermanent residents, city politics might be easy to ignore. With 2019 already behind us, here is a look at the highs and lows of local news in the last few months – and the impact they had on students.
High Tide bouncer Malcolm Faciane addresses city council members, who voted to revoke the bars business license on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

BREAKING: City council revokes High Tide’s business license

November 19, 2019

At tonight’s city council meeting, the business license for the High Tide Bar was revoked following a 4-1-1 vote. The license revocation was originally spurred by a number of recent issues, including...

CW / Zach Johnson

New Alberta tech facility provides employment, opportunities for students

November 11, 2019
On Friday, German engineering and consulting firm SWJ Gruppe broke ground on its new Alberta Technology Center in front of the Alberta School of Performing Arts on University Boulevard.
CW / Joe Will Field

Lee Busby wins District 4 special election

October 8, 2019

After 325 votes were cast tonight at the Calvary Baptist Church, Lee Busby has been elected to fill District 4’s Tuscaloosa City Council vacancy. Busby, who won with 60% of the vote, is a retired...

Photo courtesy of Frank Fleming

Fleming wants to reunite District 4 if elected

October 7, 2019
Frank Fleming, 28, is the owner of Heat Pizza Bar and is seeking election this upcoming Tuesday. 
Photo courtesy of Lee Busby

Busby aims to tackle District 4’s growing pains

October 7, 2019
Lee Busby, 62, is a retired United States Marine Corps colonel and is seeking election this upcoming Tuesday. 
Left to right: District 4 candidates Lee Busby, John Earl and Frank Fleming participate in a forum held by the League of Women Voters. Photo courtesy of WVUA 23 News

See who’s who in the District 4 special election

October 3, 2019
On Tuesday, Oct. 8, Tuscaloosa’s District 4 residents will vote in a special election to determine their new representative in city council.
More housing among items to win council approval

More housing among items to win council approval

September 5, 2019
Tuesday’s city council meeting saw one of the highest attendance levels this year, as the fates of two new living developments were decided. 
Tuscaloosa’s city budget to focus on improving police force

Tuscaloosa’s city budget to focus on improving police force

August 29, 2019
This budget, arranged by Maddox and his team of financial officers, account managers and budget planners, outlined the projections for both revenue and expenditures that the city plans to see in the upcoming year. 
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