Decoding student fees: Part six

In a digital age, technology is key. The use of technology can enhance the student experience, not just for students on campus, but for...

UA Board of Regents votes to cancel single accreditation model and expedited review program

In light of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’, or NWCCU, accreditation concerns, the UA Board of Regents called an emergency meeting involving...

Decoding student fees: Part five

The Student Activities Fee helps to fund the Student Union and campus events, while also providing engaging activities to bolster the Seawolf spirit on...

UAA Faculty Senate reaffirms lack of confidence in UA President Jim Johnsen, recommends suspension

The UAA Faculty Senate recommended to the University of Alaska Board of Regents that UA President Jim Johnsen be suspended from his position within...

Chancellor Cathy Sandeen confirms that UAA accreditation remains strong

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, or NWCCU, has expressed concern to University of Alaska officials after reviewing recent media coverage on UA’s...

Red Zone: Title IX training involves steps toward making campuses safer for students

More than half of students at the University of Alaska have experienced some form of sexual harassment by fellow UAA students, instructors or staff,...

Decoding student fees: Part four

Not all fees are directed toward specific organizations. In fact, the effects of the Facilities Fee can be found in many different places throughout...

UAA testimony finds a forum

A hearing hosted by The Senate State Affairs Committee included presentations from 22 speakers that represented the broad spectrum of UAA and the Anchorage...

Red Zone: Rape Aggression Defense Training at UAA teaches women self-defense techniques

UAA offers Rape Aggression Defense Training, or RAD Training, free of charge to students and anyone who identifies as a woman.  Fifty-two incidents of violence...

Decoding student fees: Part three

UAA students can find the benefits of paying student fees most anywhere around campus. The Transportation Fee helps to get students to class on...

UAA Bookstore employees express frustration with upcoming relocation

The UAA Bookstore is moving to a new temporary location this fall. The campus bookstore is relocating to the Alaska Airlines Center room 160. The...

Unionization proves to be a difficult process

Kevin Clarkson, the Attorney General of Alaska, is seeking to pass a law that would make it more difficult for employees who are part...

Decoding Student Fees: Part two

The reasons behind student fees may go beyond what University of Alaska Anchorage students may know about them. By knowing the reasons and uses for...

Red Zone: 2019 Campus Climate survey results

The results of the 2019 University of Alaska Campus Climate Survey reveal rates of sexual misconduct within the UA system. The survey used was developed...

UA budget recap: A timeline of the developing story

The developing story of the University of Alaska’s budget crisis began at the beginning of 2019. While several significant decisions are yet to be...

UAA job fairs offer numerous opportunities for students

The On-Campus Job Fair took place on Sept. 12 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. next to the Student Union, and featured many employment opportunities for...

Decoding student fees: Part one

Students pay a variety of fees when attending UAA, but sometimes it is difficult to know exactly where the funds are going and how...

Providence Drive closes for six weeks to repair Chester Creek culverts

The Municipality of Anchorage has closed Providence Drive for six weeks to replace the rusted culverts in Chester Creek. Chester Creek runs under Providence Drive...

New $600 parking passes take priority in UAA parking lots

UAA Parking Services has marked new parking spaces across campus that allow Priority Parking Pass holders to park as close to the nearest building...

Remembering BP’s legacy of philanthropy with UAA

In August of 2019, BP announced they will be leaving Alaska and selling their operations and interests to Hilcorp for $5.6 billion. In the past,...

Howls unheard: Town Hall meeting showcases the many voices of UAA

On Aug. 29, several members of the University of Alaska Anchorage community gathered at Anchorage’s ZJ Loussac Library for an Anchorage Assembly Town Hall...

The Climate Action Plan can change Alaska’s environmental future

Climate change is discussed in the media in all forms. Some Alaskans argue that we can see it right in front of us in...

UA reverses financial exigency and plans one accreditation

Gov. Mike Dunleavy officially signed for $110 million to be restored to the UA budget on Aug. 19. “I’m happy to report that, as of...

Brother Francis Shelter may be left out in the cold this winter

Gov. Mike Dunleavy recently reduced funding to Brother Francis Shelter on June 28, making funding for the homeless of Alaska uncertain as winter approaches. Brother...

UA budget cuts reduced to $70 million

On Aug. 13, University of Alaska representatives reached an agreement with Gov. Mike Dunleavy to spread total funding reductions of $70 million to the...

Budget-cut aftermath: UA officials begin decision making

After the University of Alaska’s declaration of financial exigency on July 22, UA officials have planned progress toward reducing spending and voted on joining...

Advice on advising

Finding direction in the academic world can be daunting, but the University of Alaska Anchorage advising staff can help students map their way through...

UAA’s tips to breathing easy

The University of Alaska Anchorage campus is a smoke-free campus, but what can be done about wildfire smoke? According to Betty Bang, advanced practice registered...

DEVELOPING: UAA budget cuts become reality

UPDATE, JULY 22, 2019: At the July 22 meeting of the UA Board of Regents, new decisions were made about the future of the University...

Boosting the signal

KRUA, the student-run radio station at the University of Alaska Anchorage, needs your help. On July 19, KRUA will be hosting a pledge drive event...