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.

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.

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.

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.

RED ZONE: Microaggressions carry harmful effects over time

Small and meaningless phrases or behaviors can hold much larger implications

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...

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...

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

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.

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...

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....

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.

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.

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...

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,...

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

Diversity under-represented at UA

Proposed plan seeks to hold administration accountable

Drop, duck and cover: How to respond to future earthquakes

On the afternoon following the 7.9 earthquake, Natalia Ruppert from the Alaska Earthquake Center presented and answered questions about the earthquake through Facebook live.

Student salaries in the UA System continue to fall lower than state minimum wage

The University of Alaska is the only system actively using the state minimum wage exemption

Looking for a good deal? Try UAA surplus sales

About every other month, UAA Surplus holds a public sale to offload extra equipment.

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.

World Heath Organization to classify ‘gaming disorder’ as mental health disorder

The drafted document, posted on WHO's website, describes the disorder as "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior ('digital gaming' or 'video-gaming'), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline."

New surgical technology program to launch in fall

The School of Allied Health opens program to help local healthcare facilities and provide opportunity for UAA students

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.

Sam’s Club closure hurts UAA

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the parent company of Sam’s Club, announced Jan. 11 that it will be closing 63 different Sam’s Clubs nationwide, including ones in Alaska.

UAA continues to combat teacher turnover in rural Alaska schools

Teacher turnover has averaged 20 percent in rural Alaska schools for nearly a decade

Alaska bat researchers brace for white-nose syndrome

A fungus that has wiped out millions of bats since appearing on the East Coast a decade ago is making its way to Alaska.

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...

Providing a solution to Anchorage homelessness with Think Tank

The “What does a solution to homelessness in Anchorage look like?” Think Tank event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Consortium Library, room 307. The event is free, and open to all students, staff, faculty and other community members.

Claudia Lampman appointed interim vice provost for student success

“When something doesn’t go right for a student here, it doesn’t go right for one of my kids, and there are a lot of students on this campus that I feel like are my kids,” Lampman said.