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A year of tough, but fair, stories

As the year draws to a close, so, too, does my career at The Crimson White, an imperfect newspaper, but one that sought this year to inform the campus conversation through fair, incisive reporting. We, I feel, succeeded. I have always felt that the role of the journalist is to empower people to make ...

Indy roars into Alabama

LEEDS – In a sea of black and red, the electric green stood out. People flocked to the tractor trailer sporting the color.

Larry Langford, one last time

FAIRFIELD – Larry Langford, puffing on a Salem cigarette, looked around his backyard and then up toward the sky. Sitting in a screened-in gazebo, Langford knew he would only have a few more opportunities like that at the ranch-style home he has lived in since 1982. Until October, Langford was the ...

James unsure of Obama education plan, lottery

On his Web site, Tim James, a Republican candidate for governor, lists education as one of the five primary tenets of his campaign. However, during an interview Thursday with The Crimson White, James could not readily identify his stance on the Race to the Top program, a $4 billion federal education ...

Giglio seeks to build a passion within

ATLANTA – On the last Saturday of winter break for most college students, Philips Arena was pulsating. Inside, more than 21,000 college students were rocking out.

Pulse: A primer on Crohn’s disease

When former Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain announced on March 10 that he has waged a private battle against Crohn’s disease since his freshman year of high school, plenty of reporters turned to Google for an explanation. Crohn’s is an intestinal inflammation condition affecting an estimated ...

Obama greets football team

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama congratulated the Alabama football team on its 2009 national championship in a White House ceremony Monday. “I think it's safe to say that the Tide is back,” Obama said, as head coach Nick Saban stood at his side in the East Room.

Chief justice speaks at UA

Chief Justice John Roberts criticized the confirmation process for Supreme Court justices during a speech at the University Tuesday. “I think the process is broken down,” Roberts said of the procedure that requires judicial nominees to appear before the Senate. Roberts said that senators involved ...

Chief justice to speak at UA

Chief Justice John Roberts will make a rare public speech Tuesday during a visit to the University. Roberts, who will speak at the Law School Tuesday at 2 p.m., will be the ninth Supreme Court justice to visit Tuscaloosa since 1996 as a part of the Albritton Lecture Series.

Robert Witt, seven years on

At the end of the third floor hallway of the President’s Mansion, a square table sits next to a window with a view of Denny Chimes. One February afternoon, UA President Robert Witt stood next to the table where he and his family do battle over Monopoly boards and decks of cards.