Thu February 5, 2004
Crimson White Turns 110
By Alabama Public Radio
Tuscaloosa, AL – A student publication at the University of Alabama is celebrating a milestone today.
The Crimson White marks its 110th anniversary with a reunion of the newpaper's alumni. The student newspaper is Tuscaloosa's oldest continuously operating paper, and has sparked the careers of numerous young journalists. Ed Mullins, chairman of the university's journalism department, says the Crimson White is an institution in the state of Alabama, with many of its former staffers now serving at news organizations nationwide.
Some notable Crimson White alumni include author and journalist Gay Talese, former Birmingham News editor Jim Jacobson, ``Crazy in Alabama'' author Mark Childress and former U-S- Senator John Sparkman.
The Crimson White's reunion celebration will be held tonight at the Hoover metropolitan Stadium. It is the first of several anniversary events. Other events are also planned in Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa.