Thursday, January 10, 2008

CW News for 01/10/08

Crimson White Email Edition
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Tuscaloosa Weather: HI 71 / LO 44 Thunderstorms

UA replaces WebCT system

With the University's expansion during the past few years, it was only a matter of time before its Internet resources needed to be revamped. Keeping that in mind, UA officials made the decision to transition from WebCT to a new instructional technology called eLearning.

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article icon UA sophomore awarded biology prize for research

Guy Caldwell, associate professor of biological sciences, said he expects the students volunteering in his laboratory to have a deep respect and belief in the nature of the biomedical research they are doing, and to not just be working for another bullet on their résumés. Full Story

Campus INbrief

article icon Announcements for Thursday, January 10, 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 Change a good sign

While students were out of school sleeping late and not doing homework, change was taking place on campus. The University, though extremely unceremoniously, changed its nondiscrimination policy to include sexual orientation. After almost a year of controversy over the University's lack of protection for GBLT-Q students, the University finally changed its policy, becoming the last SEC school to include sexual orientation. Full Story


article icon The Sabans give it back

The records in the Nick's Kids checkbook read like a tour of Tuscaloosa and Alabama as Terry Saban flips through them. The UA SPIRIT Scholarship fund at the University. Eagle's Wings of Tuscaloosa. Birmingham Children's Hospital. The RISE School in Tuscaloosa. Full Story


article icon Dexateens frontman plays Bama

Late nights, dim lights, alcohol and smoke usually accompany Elliott McPherson's music. His band, The Dexateens, bangs out their loud rock 'n' roll songs at bars across town until the places shut down. This makes McPherson's acoustic performance tonight in the Greensboro Room of the Bama Theatre special. Full Story


article icon 200Saban: A year in review

Jan. 3, 2007: The Hiring Nick Saban was hired away from the Miami Dolphins to become the 27th football coach in Alabama history. Saban was introduced as the coach the next day at a news conference. Saban's decision to take the Alabama job sparked a media firestorm for the better part of a month over his integrity and other character issues. Full Story

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