Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sagging economy may cause higher tuition

Crimson White Email Edition
Thursday, February 28, 2008
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Sagging economy may cause higher tuition

Students can expect an increase in tuition for the 2008-09 academic year, which will mark the sixth consecutive tuition hike. UA President Robert Witt said the University will have to raise tuition in lieu of decreased funding from the state, current campus construction projects and an increase in energy costs.

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article icon Senate reviews student rights

SGA President R.B. Walker's Student Bill of Rights was introduced Thursday at the SGA Senate meeting. The meeting also included the passing of a resolution suggesting Transportation Services make parking at the Student Recreation Center universal, the discouragement of an Alabama State Senate bill to allow concealed weapons on campus and easing the parking situation at the Student Health Center. Full Story

Campus INbrief

article icon Saucier's campaign manager quits

Jacob Summers, SGA presidential candidate Stephen Saucier's campaign manager, quit Wednesday afternoon citing differences in opinion. "Mainly, it came down to a difference of opinion on how the campaign was to be run," Said Summers, a junior majoring in public relations. Full Story


article icon Coleman, Key get our nods

Editor's note: The Crimson White began endorsing candidates in this year's SGA elections on Thursday. The editorial board first addressed those candidates running unopposed. Today, the board will endorse candidates in the contested elections for vice president of Academic Affairs and vice president of External Affairs, and on Monday, the board will make its endorsement in the presidential race. Full Story


article icon The Bonky Bonks play 90.7 WVUA-FM benefit

As I walk up to the red brick house just off Hargrove Road, I can hear the muffled sounds of music emanating from inside the house. I pull open the screen door and step onto the slick, hardwood floor. Derrick Taff greets me with a smile from the next room as he shakes a tambourine in his right hand. Full Story


article icon Expect no riots or shocks at 'Playboy'

The UA department of theatre and dance took a leap of faith with the opening performance of "The Playboy of the Western World," and it was a shame to see it fall so flat. Hailed as J.M. Synge's Irish masterpiece, the play was first performed in Dublin in 1907 and caused a riot because of its description of rural Irish poverty and immorality. Full Story


article icon Sophomores the 'core nucleus' of UA gymnastics team

You might say the standard procedure for most college athletes is to arrive their first year, adjust to the ins and outs of college life and use their freshman experience as a learning tool to prepare for the opportunity to compete. So it's typical for an athlete to make his or her competitive debut as a sophomore. Full Story

Web Exclusive Stories

article icon Chamber celebrates Adopt-A-School program

On display within the University Mall's hallways are "Thank you" banners and signs of appreciation written with a first-grader's handwriting, hinting at the success of this year's Adopt-A-School program. Sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce and Tuscaloosa city and county schools, the Adopt-A-School program hopes to recognize and celebrate the partnerships between businesses and schools through Adopt-A-School week, which began Feb. Full Story

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