Digital money with real effects and risks

While mistaken money transfers or purchases can be handled by a phone call to the bank, it's not the same case for using cryptocurrency.

YouTube star faces backlash, criticism after uploading controversial video

Logan Paul apologizes for footage of his trip to Japan showing dead body

Completion degrees meld UAA history as university and community college

“This degree is perfect for a certain population of students,” Brekke said. “If you are an associate's degree student and you want to get your leadership skills without losing all the credits towards your major, this is the perfect degree.”

University considers implementing refresher training

“We don’t want to, just every year, have people do exactly the same thing, exactly the same training,” Kamahele said.

Implementation of UAA 2020 goals continues

The 2020 initiative is replacing UAA 2017, the university’s previous 10-year plan.

Audio Piece: Alaska bat researchers brace for white-nose syndrome

Bat research in Alaska has only started gaining traction within the last decade or so and biologists are working to gather even the most...

Do UAA alumni donate to the university?

Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, has spoken about increasing philanthropy to the university to offset declining contributions from the State of Alaska. In the fall of 2013, UA had a general fund allocation of over $376.7 million. This fall, the fund allocation was roughly $317 million.

Survey shows 9 in 10 UAA students enjoy living on campus

The Quality of Life Survey of students living in the UAA residence halls and apartments for the fall semester was conducted and showed positive...

The Edge Update: Grunwald trial update, Franken resigns and same-sex marriage in Australia

Re: Erick Almandinger and David Grunwald, Senator Al Franken of Minnesota and Dec. 7 legalization of same-sex marriage in Australia.

Alaska Occupational Safety and Health begins second inspection this year

Alaska Occupational Safety and Health recently began its second inspection of workplace safety at UAA this year, following up on initial citations for a serious and other-than-serious violation. UAA is contesting one of them.

Recent changes to public transit create challenges for students

The four major roads the People Mover travels on have reduced wait times to 15 minutes. However, for some students at UAA, the changes have negatively affected how they get around Anchorage.

UAA signs into partnership agreement with National University of Mongolia

Last month, UAA signed a partnership agreement with the National University of Mongolia. This agreement will open doorways to collaborative research and faculty and student...

Anchorage faces highest number of mumps cases in decades

As of Dec. 2, 71 confirmed and 15 probable cases have been identified in Alaska. Since all confirmed and probable cases were either residents of or spent extensive time in Anchorage, the outbreak has been limited to the city so far.

Library survey will track impact of budget cuts

The Consortium Library surveys stakeholders at the university every three years by asking about users’ minimum, perceived and desired levels of service.

Tax reform repeals college tuition benefits for graduate students

The impact on graduate and doctoral students who are currently benefiting from tuition waivers could be severe.

DACA applications rejected due to post office delay

A number of renewals were delayed and thus rejected by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, but the agency will be reconsidering some applications

Bean’s Cafe is facing existential challenges

The soup kitchen, which now exclusively operates as such, seeks an insurer that will meet the organization's needs.

FCC to vote on repealing net neutrality rules

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai announced his proposal in November to roll back Obama-era regulations

Board of Regents extend President’s contract

The Board of Regents approved an extension to UA President Jim Johnsen's employment contract through Aug. 10, 2022.

USUAA passes resolution to increase student employee wages

The increase would bring Student Assistant A, the lowest wage level, to the state minimum wage of $9.80, which was effective January of this year.

Board of Regents approves tuition increase

From the fall of 2005 to the fall of 2019, tuition rates for lower-division courses (100-200) will have increased 104.5 percent.

An array of benefits for Green Fee’s newest UAA project

Nine new solar panels have been added to the roof of the Administrative and Humanities Building

The Edge Update: ASD union talks, tax code rewrite and Grenfell Tower investigation

The Edge Update can be heard every weekday on KRUA 88.1 FM The Edge, UAA's college radio station.

RED ZONE: ‘Weinstein effect’ sparks national reckoning against sexual assault and harassment

It’s not just women that have spoken out; several men have come forward with stories of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by Kevin Spacey, the now former "House of Cards" actor.

New education abroad committee established

“We are at a global crossroads here in Anchorage, so whether we want to or not, we're part of the wider world. So having greater opportunities to get our students out into that is definitely a good thing,” Paul Dunscomb, chair of the history department, said.

Chronic Blackboard problems frustrate students, faculty

“Blackboard has always been a kind of a sticky wicket… even when I was a grad student. But this fall semester has been really trying,” Howard said.

RED ZONE: 1 in 2 Anchorage women experience sexual or intimate partner violence

“Alaska’s rates of child sexual abuse are six times higher than those of the Lower 48. Statistically, once someone is harmed by sexual violence, they are more likely to be harmed repeated times,” Olson said.

Posters across campus attempt to stir up controversy

Interim Chancellor Samuel Gingerich says the posters were part of "a movement occurring at high schools and universities nationwide designed to create racial tension and division with the express goal of eliciting media coverage."

Staff Council broaches topic of unionizing

Faculty are currently divided on whether or not to unionize.

Registration holds now temporary

Mandatory training not fully completed across UA system