Executive pay in the University of Alaska system

In a time of transition, when national searches are underway to fill several top university positions, in-state executive pay for college leaders falls below the national average.

USUAA members linked to meme accounts mocking university

The uaa_memes account was created shortly after Josiah Nash, USUAA student ombudsman, started a different account called uaailluminati on Instagram, which featured memes that were directed at USUAA members. Both accounts have since been deleted.
Photo of UAA. Photo by Chase Burnett.

UAA School of Education loses accreditation for certain programs

By Cheyenne Mathews and Chase Burnett Updated Jan. 15 What could have been the last first day of school for some UAA education students turned into...

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...

Records requests reveal price of contracted performers

The Northern Light reports Student Life and Leadership's contract costs for Bill Nye, Alabama Shakes and Garfunkel and Oates.

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...

University seeks to reduce its eight-figure travel budget

$358,093.43 was spent on travel for members of the Board of Regents over the past five years.

Sexual assault concerns still prevalent at UAA

April is sexual assault awareness month. Sexual assault is an issue UAA is still grappling with and has made headlines on KTVA Channel 11...

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.

Graduation cords explained

For students graduating, one of the personal ways to represent one’s self beyond a cap and gown is through the cords adorning the neck....

RED ZONE: Alaska labeled ‘The rape capital of America’ with rape rate three times...

Domestic violence has been a prominent issue in the state of Alaska for decades, which has lead to reports of sexual assault that have...

Magic and witchcraft, Alaska Pagans unite

Following in the footsteps of the Gay Pride Movement, Pagans are coming out of the closet. The broom closet, that is. Paganism, according to...

RED ZONE: Microaggressions carry harmful effects over time

Small and meaningless phrases or behaviors can hold much larger implications

RED ZONE: How Hollywood influences rape culture

Even back when movies were in black and white, Hollywood films normalized sexual assault. The media has played a serious role in de-stigmatizing rape,...

New meal plan changes reflect UAA’s efforts to provide better food options, services

This fall, UAA is implementing a new way to provide meal plans for students residing on campus. This change includes adding more meals per...

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...

UA budget slashed

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed a $155 million reduction to the University of Alaska budget for the next fiscal year, which amounts to a...

Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Alaskan student

Learn to spot symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder and get the most of Alaska's winter.

RED ZONE: An introduction to the 2017 Red Zone series

In its fourth year, the Red Zone series continues to share stories and news to eliminate the shame surrounding sexual assault and harassment.

#UADevastated but #UAStrong: Gov. Dunleavy’s operating budget cuts $135 million from the UA system

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced his signed operating budget at a press conference in Juneau the morning of Friday, June 28, just three days before...

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...

Anchorage makes bid for Amazon’s second headquarters

Anchorage, with the fifth largest cargo airport in the world, may be an underdog in nationwide search

USUAA president resigns, new vice president appointed

On May 9, Burris announced his resignation to the student government's assembly. According to the USUAA constitution and bylaws, the vice president assumes the vacant presidential position and seeks a student to fill the vice president seat.

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate Profiles

Lance Ahern What is your party affiliation of any? "None." How many years of political experience do you have? "I’ve been in service at city and state government...

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...

Neo-Nazi organization posters seen in UAA skybridges

Identity Evropa is classified as a hate group by The Southern Poverty Law Center, a public interest law firm and civil rights advocacy organization, located in Montgomery, Alabama.

University signs contract with Pearson Education

The University of Alaska Anchorage recently signed a contract with the education publishing company Pearson. The agreement allows the university to start shifting from...

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...

The eagle has landed at Merrill Field: FedEx donates Boeing 727 to Aviation program

When landing, pilots are taught to aim for the numbers. The numbers denote the beginning of the runway and they are used as a reference point on final descent. A pilot aims for the numbers, flattens the plane out and then lands somewhere further down the runway. When a 100,000 pound jet lands on the 4000 ft. runway at Merrill Field the goal is to actually land on the numbers. Instead of aiming for the numbers the pilot aims for the Northway Mall.

Chancellor candidate forums begin this week

For more information on the search for UAA Chancellor, visit uaa.alaska.edu/about/administration/office-of-the-chancellor/chancellorsearch.cshtml