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.

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.

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.

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: 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...

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: ‘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.

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.

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.

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....

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...

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

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...

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: 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.

Diversity under-represented at UA

Proposed plan seeks to hold administration accountable

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...

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

University uses firms in executive search processes

Over the last two academic years, the university has gone through the process of filling important university positions from the chancellor to dean of...

Looking for a good deal? Try UAA surplus sales

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

Estimated $5 million spent on failed UAA classes in fall 2017

UAA students did not get credit for approximately 30 percent of the classes they registered for in the fall of 2017. That amounts to...

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.

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.

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.

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

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."