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Writer talks “Family Guy,” social satire

When he was young, Andrew Goldberg would write stories as a way to calm down and collect his thoughts during school, where he described himself as “the class clown.” Now, Goldberg is a staff writer on the animated Fox sitcom, “Family Guy,” one of the most critically acclaimed and financially ...

Are you there, Nostalgia? It’s me, Margaret

As a writer, I’ve found that the biggest temptation in the writing process is an overemphasis on nostalgia, plain and simple. And yes, I too tend to get nostalgic at times, especially these last days at The Crimson White.

Beam discusses HealthSouth, Scrushy

By 1995, Aaron Beam was the chief financial officer of HealthSouth, which was one of the most lucrative healthcare providers in the country. However, within a decade, Beam would retire from HealthSouth, serve three months in jail and be blackballed from any reputable position as a financial advisor. Beam ...

Time capsule opened at Smith Hall

A small but anxious crowd gathered on the second floor of Smith Hall around a small metal box, a time capsule that hadn’t been opened since May 28, 1907, buried underneath the cornerstone of the building. The ceremony was a part of the 100th anniversary of Smith Hall, named in honor of Eugene Allen ...

Board approves Foster plaza design

HUNTSVILLE – A UA System Board of Trustees committee approved the designs for Foster Auditorium’s new plaza Thursday afternoon during a meeting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The physical properties committee of the board approved the plaza package of the Foster renovation. The initial ...

Tide Pride changes parking for next season

Last week, the University announced parking changes for members of Tide Pride in light of the expansion of Bryant-Denny Stadium. The plan includes changes in the location of reserved parking locations for fans and the use of criteria consistent with other Tide Pride procedures to allocate game day ...

Oliver reflects on time in office

On Wednesday, James Fowler will take over as SGA president after Tuesday’s inauguration, but before then, Steven Oliver showed few signs of slowing down as moving back and forth from his office to the front desk of the SGA office and made phone calls before class. “The spring is almost seen as ...

Reed hopes to work with the SGA in the future

In the final days leading up to the inauguration of SGA president-elect James Fowler and his staff, Tyler Reed, vice president of academic affairs, said that looking back on his time in the SGA, he has been pleased with what he has been able to accomplish while in office. Reed said the primary duties ...

Resolution passed for energy plant phase

In a teleconference with the University Board of Trustees Thursday, a resolution was passed approving the first phase for the East Quad Energy Plant. Lynda Gilbert, vice president for financial affairs, presented the resolution. “As part of the campus master plan activities, the University has designated ...

Drivers union and company reach agreement

After a month of deliberation between the bus drivers union and First Transit, the CrimsonRide’s operator, an agreement was reached between the two regarding wages. The union voted 23-1 in support of the new contract, which not only guarantees better wages, also gives the union assurances that its ...