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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 bar's 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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