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Monday, November 14, 2011

Serving the University of Alabama since 1894

Vol. 118, Issue 54

Student stabbed inside Lakeside Dining bathroom Two females were involved in an altercation that sent two people to DCH By Stephen N. Dethrage Assistant News Editor

CW | John Michael Simpson A snitch hides from seekers on the Quad during the 2011 Quidditch on the Quad tournament.

Seeking a magical victory New Zealand captures gold in this year’s Quidditch on the Quad By Nathan Proctor Contributing Writer The Quad was littered with wizards of all ages and students were smeared in their nation’s colors Sunday as football took a backseat to Quidditch for an afternoon at The University of Alabama.

A female UA student was injured Thursday night when she was stabbed by another female student at Lakeside Dining Hall just before midnight. UAPD and Tuscaloosa County Homicide investigators responded to the stabbing. “On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at approximately 11:45 p.m., UAPD responded to an altercation in a restroom at Lakeside Dining Hall,” said University spokeswoman Cathy Andreen. “Involved in the altercation were two female UA students who are or have been involved in a dating relationship with a UA male student who was also present during the altercation.”

“The victim, a 19-year-old female, was transported to DCH by ambulance with multiple stab wounds that appeared to be nonlife-threatening,” said Captain Loyd Baker of Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide. “The suspect, an 18-year-old female, was also transported to DCH with injuries to her head.” Sarah Steeley, a freshman majoring in psychology, was at Lakeside when the incident occurred and saw the victim after the stabbing. “I didn’t see it first-hand, but one of the guys I was with was in the bathroom when it happened,” Steeley said. “One [of the women] was handcuffed [and] the other had blood on her face and thigh. She was sliced on the forehead, in the side, back and thigh.”

See STABBING, page 2

UA’s Creative Campus, in collaboration with University Recreation, hosted their second Quidditch on the Quad “Muggle Quidditch” tournament yesterday in support of local literacy programs.

See QUIDDITCH, page 6

CW | Harish Rao Wide receiver Kevin Norwood breaks away from a Mississippi State defender in Saturday’s 24-7 victory.

CW | John Michael Simpson Left: A UA student attempts to score by throwing the quaffle through the hoops. Above: Big Al shows his Harry Potter spirit by dressing as a wizard.

UA discusses new campus master plan Designers plan additions to the University to accomodate more students By Lis García and Judah Martin The Crimson White Preliminary concepts for the Campus Master Plan were presented last Tuesday and Wednesday to a small group in Lloyd Hall. Dan Wolfe, University planner and designer, said the plan was formed around surveys with nearly 1,800 responses from citizens directly involved with the UA campus, particularly focusing on their desires for the future. “We’re not on campus every day,” Wolfe said. “You guys are. You know way more than we do.” Darrell Meyer of the KPS Group detailed the plan, which included notable changes for the future. He said designers plan to offer a quality outdoors experience to students. Already, a north quad has been added le this

the Ferguson Center, and a new recreation center, Meyer said. The plan will affect athletes as well. Meyer said real softball fields will be added, a new indoor tennis facility will be built and the aquatic center will be relocated.

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By Tony Tsoukalas Sports Editor Alabama’s 24-7 win over Mississippi State was more than just another SEC game; it was an opportunity to show the nation that Alabama is still a member of the BCS elite and deserves a shot at the national title. There was question of how Alabama would respond to its 9-6 overtime loss to LSU and whether the Tide would come into the game against MSU with a hangover. “It was tough,” linebacker Dont’a Hightower said. “Coming off a game like that, that we could have won. We definitely wanted to come out and prove some people wrong. A lot of people thought we weren’t going to be able to bounce back

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and had us as a big upset. That is something we used as motivation for this game.” Despite holding the Bulldogs to 12 yards on the ground and 131 total yards, there are still some who would classify Saturday night’s game as an ugly win for the Tide. The Bulldogs frustrated the Alabama offense and caused McCarron to throw a costly interception. However, it is worth noting the Tide was up against the nations No. 17 defense in terms of points allowed. “Mississippi State has a good team,” head coach Nick Saban said. “They came out and played LSU tough. Everybody that they played, they haven’t lost to anyone by more than 13 points and all the teams they lost to are ranked teams.”

See BCS, page 8


In the story “Believe Out Loud open to all people” in the Nov. 10 edition of The Crimson White, Katherine Mills was wrongly identified as a member of Spectrum, the LGBTQA student organization on campus. Mills is not a member and her views do not reflect the views of the group. The Crimson White regrets the error and is happy to set the record straight.

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near the science buildings. Additional quads will be dispersed throughout campus and a replacement system will be implemented to replace mature trees that peak in the future. The plans include additions to Gorgas library and



Submitted Photo Designers plan to add a north quad near the science buildings.

New housing projects will also be completed, including the addition of sorority houses and north side housing, he said. Meyer said planners designed much of the plan with student growth in mind. “This is the amount of space we’re going to need to get up to and go beyond 35,000 students,” he said. Many students, like Luke Brechtelsbauer, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, are concerned with the time it takes to walk across campus to get to classes. “Last semester I had a class in ten Hoor and 10 minutes later I had a class in Shelby,” he said. “I was late every day.” While there’s no way to ensure a perfect system, the plan addresses transportation changes.

Tide beats Bulldogs, stays in title hunt

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