The USUAA assembly spent several hours discussing the nuances associated with endorsing each proposed fee modification at their meeting on Dec. 7. Photo by Joey Carreon.

USUAA votes on proposed student fee modifications

Mandatory student fees are reviewed every four years in order to evaluate whether adjustments need to be made in order to accommodate for various...
The second floor of the Student Union after the earthquake on Friday. Timothy Lee described the union's state after the earthquake as "disastrous."

‘It’s kind of surreal now’: UAA community reacts to the earthquake

The earthquake on Nov. 30 took Alaskans by surprise. Some were still asleep, some were already at work and others were on the campus...

Fall Commencement remains unshaken

After two days of a closed campus, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, campus reopened and resumed classes. Ryan Buchholdt, interim director for UAA's Environment Health...

Athletic department pushes forward after shaky turn of events

Despite the recent turn of events that left Anchorage shaking, the Alaska Airlines Center and Wells Fargo Sports Complex are still standing. However, there...
Sarah Garner started her first day as director Aug. 28, 2017. Photo by Jay Guzman.

UAA searches for new director of Student Life and Leadership

Sarah Garner recently announced her resignation as Director of Student Life and Leadership. Kim Morton, the associate director for the department, will serve as...

University to adopt new IDEA survey platform in summer 2019

The university will change the platform for their course evaluation survey after the end of the spring semester. The version of the IDEA Survey...

USUAA 2018 fall election recap: amendments pass, Miller and Stover win respective elections

Election season has officially come and gone, and USUAA recently held their fall elections on Nov. 13. Students were able to vote in-person or online...

DEVELOPING: 7.0 magnitude earthquake cancels classes and deals extensive damage to UAA campus buildings

UPDATE (12/5/2018): Despite the major 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rattled southcentral Alaska on Friday, UAA has reopened all of main campus on Wednesday Dec. 5th. “It’s...

John Davies elected new Board of Regents chair

The UA Board of Regents elected John Davies as their new chair during the board’s meeting on Nov. 8. Davies is following former chair...

Number of Title IX reports in the UA system increases

The number of Title IX reports have increased across the UA system compared to last year's data. At UAA, the numbers from last year...

USUAA to host annual Thanksgiving Feast

USUAA is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Edward Lee Gorsuch Commons. The event will...

Robert Service High School recognized as Unified Champion School by Special Olympics

Service High School raised another banner to their rafters last Tuesday after garnering attention from the likes of ESPN and Special Olympics for being...

Majority of UAA faculty members report decrease in morale, according to Faculty Senate survey

Of the 304 UAA faculty members who participated in a survey conducted by the UAA Faculty Senate this year, 202 of them reported a...

UAA among top public schools for serving black students, report says

A recent report by the Race and Equity Center of the University of Southern California named UAA as one of the institutions with the...

Q&A: Alaska governor candidates on education

By USUAA The Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage (USUAA) exists as a governing body within a publicly funded institution. A large...

Alaska to vote on salmon habitat protection measure

Ballot Measure 1, the Salmon Habitat Protection and Permits Initiative, continues to draw controversies as Election Day is getting closer. The citizen-initiated proposition is...
USUAA President, Geser Bat-Erdene, moderating the open forum.

Students react to proposed student fee changes at open forum

Students attended an open forum in the Student Union Den on Monday, Oct. 29, regarding proposed increases to various, mandatory student fees. The forum gave...

Chancellor extends search for permanent provost

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen announced her decision to conduct the search for a permanent Provost of Academic Affairs in the fiscal year of 2020,...

Green Fee forum heads towards a sustainable future

The UAA Green Fee Board hosted an open forum informing students about its newest project in the Student Union Den on Oct. 24. Students...

UAA to host “North to the Future” Student Leadership Conference

UAA's Student Life and Leadership is hosting their annual Student Leadership Conference in the Student Union from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Nov....

Alaska ranks first in unintentional drownings in the nation

A Mat-Su woman and her son drowned in the Matanuska River this June, swept away by the current. The remains of a man who...
UAA Gubernatorial Debate 2018. PC: James Evans

USUAA Presidential Letter: November 2018

Dear Seawolves, The core values of the USUAA, Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage, are service, advocacy and self-governance. We work hard...

Chancellor announces changes in research administration

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen recently announced plans for the establishment of a task force for research along with other changes in research administration. Earlier...

USUAA to host forum featuring U.S. Congress candidate Alyse Galvin

USUAA will be hosting a forum featuring U.S. Congress candidate, Alyse Galvin, at UAA's Student Union Den on Oct. 25 from 6 - 8...

A week in politics: Candidates for governor debate PFD plans, Gov. Bill Walker suspends...

A recap of the events leading up to Byron Mallott’s resignation and Gov. Bill Walker’s withdrawal

ISER report says Alaska health care spending is highest in nation

Alaskans spend more on health care than residents of any other U.S. state, a recent report by the UAA Institute of Social and Economic...

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released

The Dean of Students Office published UAA’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on Sept. 27. The 76-page report includes information on the security...

USUAA passes constitutional amendment to restructure Student Government Fee

USUAA intends to implement a flat Student Government Fee to better serve the student body

ANSEP selected as finalist for Harvard Innovations Award

The Ash Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program as a...
Credit: Joe Nedland

Gubernatorial Debate

Written by Geser Bat-Erdene, UAA Student Body President In accordance with our strategic priorities of service and advocacy, USUAA is thrilled to provide a forum...