Wednesday, January 9, 2008

CW News for 01/09/08

Crimson White Email Edition
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuscaloosa Weather: HI 64 / LO 53 Thunderstorms Likely

Discrimination policy changed

The University recently revised its nondiscrimination policy to include the words "sexual orientation," making the University the final SEC school to do so. Samory Pruitt, vice president for Community Affairs, said the decision was made by UA President Robert Witt.

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In This Issue:

Down Arrow News | Down Arrow Campus INbrief | Down Arrow Opinion | Down Arrow INfocus | Down Arrow Entertainment | Down Arrow Sports |


article icon Student dies over break

Brandon Dean was a true Alabama fan, according to members of his immediate family. He could spit out countless facts about the University's history, but he especially loved the campus' Civil War history. He was also the kind of person that enjoyed helping others. Full Story

Campus INbrief

article icon Announcements for January 9th, 2008

Opinions editor, graphics editor needed at The CW The Crimson White has immediate openings for opinions editor and graphics editor. The opinions editor is responsible for managing weekly columnists and writing their own weekly column, as well as serving on the editorial board and writing the daily Our View. Full Story


article icon Fines not sufficient

In 1999 the state of Alabama sued oil company ExxonMobil, stating that the company intentionally underpaid the state on royalties due from natural gas wells drilled off the Alabama coast. According to an Associated Press report, the oil company contended that no fraud was involved with the "simple contract dispute. Full Story


article icon New year, now what?

After the ball drops and the partying is over, another new year begins. With each new year, some take the opportunity to set goals and make changes for the next 12 months. It's over a week into 2008, and a new semester is beginning. With the new year and the new semester, some students will make use of the new beginning to accomplish new goals. Full Story


article icon Dreadful adaptation all bark and no kite

There is a scene early in director Marc Forster's execrable film "The Kite Runner" where its two young protagonists, Amir (played as a child by Zekeria Ebrahimi) and Hassan (Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada), discuss a short story. Amir, you see, has aspirations to be a writer, and he shares his latest melodrama with his young friend. Full Story


article icon Sour second half costs Tide close game

Florida did not lead against Alabama until midway through the second half, but once the Gators gained an edge, the Tide could not regain the momentum as the two-time defending national champions pulled away with a 90-83 win Tuesday at Coleman Coliseum. Alabama (11-5, 0-1 SEC) saw a lead as big as 10 slip away in the second half, and Florida took control of the game on the heels of an 11-0 run. Full Story

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