NASCAR bans confederate flag after years of tiptoeing

In 2015, NASCAR asked that fans refrain from bringing confederate flags to races. But in June, Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only full-time African American driver...

Summer 2020 video game announcement highlights part two

The last few weeks have seen even more game companies host livestreams announcing upcoming games instead of at their regular Electronic Entertainment Expo, or...

Summer 2020 video game announcement highlights part one

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, was scheduled to take place in June this year before being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

UA Update: UA President Jim Johnsen resigns

The University of Alaska, or UA, Board of Regents confirmed UA President Jim Johnsen’s resignation by email on June 22. The board accepted his...

Emergency mask mandate begins June 29 in Anchorage

Anchorage residents will be required to wear masks in indoor spaces starting on June 29 at 8 a.m. The emergency order was announced on...

All 50 states hold protests for the Black Lives Matter movement

Alaska’s residents are joining the rest of the lower 48 in protesting the death of George Floyd. The three largest cities in Alaska held...

UA Update: 13 majors are discontinued at UAA and the COVID-19 plan changes

In the past few weeks, a lot of information has been released about the University of Alaska budget and COVID-19. The UA Board of...

COVID-19 cases go up as Alaska reopens

A spike in COVID-19 cases accompanied the reopening of the State of Alaska. Cases all over the U.S. have gone up since loosening restrictions...

UA update: COVID-19 five-phase on-site operations plan

The University of Alaska, or UA, office along with the UA universities developed a five-phase operational plan for reopening the UA system. From most...

Alaska could be reopening too soon

The COVID-19 global epidemic has decimated public health as well as economies. Deaths in the U.S. are projected at 100,000 deaths, according to The...

UAA College of Arts and Sciences receives unequal cuts

Budget cuts affected many programs and colleges within UAA. UAA’s College of Arts and Sciences, or CAS, has seen repeated cuts over the last...

Stock update: Streaming platforms have seen major gains

Stocks have been changing rapidly as more news about COVID-19 is released. Streaming companies such as Netflix have seen major growth during the quarantine....

UA Update: BOR Academic & Student Affairs Committee releases program recommendations

The last recommendations for the expedited program review before the Board of Regents, or BOR, makes their final decisions in June have been released...

UPD Report: March 30–April 6

Total calls for service: 503 March 30: Trespass in the Engineering Parking Garage. Trespass in the Engineering Parking Garage. March 31: Trespass and violation of conditions...

COVID-19 Update: Alaskans are encouraged to wear masks

The reach of COVID-19 continues to grow in Anchorage and other parts of Alaska, including Fairbanks, Kenai and Juneau. The total number of recorded...

Unemployed Alaskans can receive relief with expanded unemployment insurance benefits

Jobless Alaskans due to COVID-19 have turned to unemployment, with 36,000 applications sent into the State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development...

UPD Report: March 16– 30

Total calls for service: 885 March 18: Suspicious person on Providence Drive. March 20: Theft in the Fine Arts Building. March 23: Suicide threat or attempt –...

Stimulus bill checks could take up to 20 weeks to arrive

President Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus package to aid the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus, signed on March 27, is the...

Update: Stock market reacts to COVID-19 and stimulus news

A big concern in recent weeks surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has been how the economy and stock market is reacting. In the week of...

UA Update: Chancellor Sandeen releases expedited program review recommendations

UAA’s expedited program review continues to be an ongoing process. The latest recommendations for revision, continuation, enhancement, suspension, continued review and deletion of majors...

UPDATE: COVID-19 prompts additional safety measures

UPDATE 3/31/2020: The first death of an Alaska resident from COVID-19 occurred in Washington state on March 24. Alaska’s chief medical officer, Dr. Anne Zink,...

UPD report: February 24– March 16

Total calls for service: 1,011 Feb. 24: Theft in the East Campus Central Parking Lot. Medical assist: Injury in the Fine Arts Building. Disturbance in...

UA Update: Provosts complete recommendations for expedited program review

UAA is currently undergoing an expedited program review process to revise, continue, enhance, suspend, continue review and delete majors and programs as a result...

UPD Report: Feb. 17–24

Total calls for service: 312 Feb. 18: Disturbance in the Beatrice McDonald Hall. Agency Assist: Anchorage Police (felony) at 40th and Wellness Street. Feb. 20: Theft...

UAA deans finish first recommendations in expedited academic program review

Due to budget cuts to the UA system, UAA underwent an expedited program review to determine which degree programs will be reduced, discontinued, revised...

Impeachment is an accusation, not a removal sentence

The U.S. was buzzing about the impeachment of President Donald Trump and the subsequent impeachment trial during the past few weeks. The rules and...

UPD Report: Feb. 10–17

Total calls for service: 335 Feb. 4: Traffic accident: hit and run in the Alder Lot. Feb. 10: Mental health check in the Student Union. Suspicious...

UPD Report: Feb. 3–10

Calls for service: 319 Feb. 3: Traffic accident: non-injury on Providence Drive. Feb. 4: Sex offense: statutory rape, theft and theft: fraudulent use of an access...

Coronavirus outbreak affects the stock market

In late January, after the novel coronavirus spread across China and into countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany and the United States, global stock markets...

UA Update: UA Board of Regents approves 5% tuition increase

Undergraduate in-state tuition for the entire University of Alaska, or UA, system will increase by 5% for the fall semester of 2020. The universities of...