Student Affairs

University opens Intercultural Diversity Center

The Intercultural Diversity building, located in the Riverside Annex, is now available for UA students.  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held February 1 for students and Tuscaloosa residents interested in seeing the changes taking place on campus. The event offered a time for socializing and celebration between students, staff, and the community.  The motive behind the new building stemmed from the We Are Done movement, which promotes equality across campus.

Perdue sees model for babysitting go national

At almost 6 feet tall, Cori Perdue was once ranked No. 12 in the world in women's swimming. She was on a full athletic scholarship to The University of California, Berkley. It was 1996, her senior year of college, and Perdue had qualified for Olympic trials. She had also just found out she was pregnant. The experience revealed to Perdue that few programs supported student-parents. Almost 13 years later, she is giving these parents a chance to succeed. Perdue helped create The University of Alabama’s Sitters For Service, America’s first organization to provide free babysitting services to student-parents.

Our View: Tate Thomas for student affairs

The Crimson White Editorial Board endorses Tate Thomas for the position of vice president of student affairs. The vice president of student affairs should be held by a person who cares about the multitude of issues faced by students but also recognizes how the role can be used to fix those problems.

Practical solutions to prevalent problems

My name is Tate Thomas, and I am thrilled to be running for Vice President for Student Affairs. I am a junior from Anniston, Alabama, and am pursuing a major in civil engineering with a minor in Spanish. I have committed two years of hard work to the Student Government Association and am excited to have the opportunity for a third year of service.

SGA can do more to provide resources, engage students

I’m Ben Leake, a sophomore from Lexington, Illinois, majoring in Finance and Management Information Systems. I am running for Vice President for Financial Affairs because I believe the SGA has the ability and responsibility to help provide every student the resources they need to make their college experience an 
incredible one.

WRC to host Feminism Spoken Here lecture series

Each month, the Feminism Spoken Here Brown Bag Lecture Series, hosted by the Women’s Resource Center and the Department of Women’s Studies and Student Affairs, features a guest speaker or an information session. The series highlights topics such as feminist activism, scholarship, leadership, diversity and advocacy.

Student affairs careers celebrated in October

October is a month dedicated to many causes, including celebrating careers in student affairs. A career in student affairs is more than giving out free T-shirts and pizza, said Elizabeth McDonald, graduate student and community director with Housing and Residential Communities. The job is about the students and helping them along during what she said is a 
critical juncture in their lives.

Our View: Chandler Wright for vice president for Student Affairs

For the position of vice president for Student Affairs, the editorial board is endorsing Chandler Wright. Ultimately, the choice for Wright is based on her plan to transition the Office of Student Affairs and the Student Government Association as a whole to more of a facilitating organization. Wright felt that SGA should use its funds to help student organizations achieve their goals instead of creating projects itself.