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...

UPD report: Jan. 27– Feb. 3

Total calls for service: 286 Jan. 27: Disorderly conduct in the Social Sciences Building. Theft in the North Hall. Jan. 28: Information report in the ANSEP...

USUAA approves consolidated student fee proposal

The Union of Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage, or USUAA, voted 7-0 in approval of a consolidated student fee proposal for the...

UAA Q&A: The UA Alert system

There is more to the UAA campus than classes, student activities and sporting events. There are also emergencies. How does the UAA alert notification system...

UPD report: Jan. 21– 27

Total calls for service: 287 Jan. 21: Lost property in the Sally Monserud Hall. Medical emergency on UAA Drive. Jan. 22: Suicidal ideations (location withheld). Medical...

UPD report: Jan. 13– Jan. 20

Total calls for service: 294 Jan. 14: Harassment, obstruction of public administration (resisting arrest) and disorderly conduct in Eugene Short Hall. Theft in the Willow...

UPD Report: Jan. 6–13

Total calls for service: 264 Jan. 6: Obstruction of public administration — Violating conditions of release (felon) off-campus at Tudor and Wright. Traffic accident hit...

Australia bushfires: UAA students recommend reaching out

Australia is on fire with an estimated 15.6 million acres burned since July 1, 2019, due to widespread bushfires. At least 24 people and...

President Trump signs order that may limit free speech at campuses

On Dec. 9, 2019, President Trump signed an executive order that would protect Jews from hate crimes at all U.S. universities and colleges. The...

UPD Report: Dec. 16, 2019 – Jan. 6, 2020

Total calls for service: 683   2019: Dec. 16: Trespass in the Fine Arts Building. Dec. 17: Theft in the UAA/APU Consortium Library. Dec. 18: Criminal Mischief in the...

Remembering the 7.1: How to prepare for an earthquake

On Nov. 30, 2018, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Anchorage and its residents to the core. The epicenter was seven miles north of the...

UPD report: Nov. 11-18

Total calls for service: 356 Nov. 11: Suspicious person reported in the Seawolf Sports Complex. Nov. 12: Motor vehicle theft in the North Hall Parking Lot. ...

UPD report: Nov. 4-11

Nov. 5: Illegal camping in the Cottonwood Lot. Non-injury accident in the Central Parking Garage. Theft in the Bragaw Office Complex #3. Nov. 6: Driving...

UPD report: Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Oct. 28: Disorderly conduct and trespass warning issued in the UAA/APU Consortium Library. Disorderly conduct, public intoxication and trespass warning issued in the UAA/APU...

Winter is coming and so is Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the daylight dwindles each day and winter approaches in Alaska, some residents begin to feel the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. SAD...

NWCCU responds: UA accreditation concerns resolved

After the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’, or NWCCU’s, previous accreditation concerns, the accreditation agency reaffirmed that UA is on the right path. The...

USUAA passes resolution of no confidence in UA President Jim Johnsen

USUAA passed a resolution stating their lack of confidence in UA President Jim Johnsen at their general assembly meeting on Oct. 25.  “Therefore, be it...