Safety starts with knowledge

Sirens wail and lights flash as an emergency vehicle races west along Providence Drive, past the University of Alaska Anchorage. Several times a day,...

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.

KTUU to broadcast UAA hockey across Alaska

An arrangement between the UAA athletic department and KTUU-TV will bring Seawolf hockey games to more than 230 rural Alaskan communities this season. ...

UA Statewide Briefs

UAF Professor receives 2008 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence Fairbanks - Judith Kleinfeld, psychology professor, director of the national Boys Project and co-director of the Northern Studies program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is this year's recipient of the University of Alaska Foundation's prestigious Edith R.

USUAA only gets better with time

In just one summer, the Union of Students at University of Alaska Anchorage has changed from a male dominated assembly with empty seats and...

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Ulmer speaks on organic nature of Alaska salmon Lieutenant Governor Fran Ulmer went to LaCross, Wisconsin to talk about Alaska's organic salmon. She addressed the...

Wolfcard replacement fee increased from $10 to $20

Starting this fall semester it will cost $20 to replace a WOLFcard

Police Scanner

Sunday, October 12 Gunshots fired in woods behind housing 6:59 a.m.- While on patrol, officers heard what sounded like gun shots from the area of 40th and Dale. Investigation revealed the sound of gunfire was coming from the wooded area behind Mac 3 student housing.

Student President Faces Impeachment

The USUAA Rules Committee held an impeachment hearing last week to oust Student Body President Drew Lemish. Charges include lack of attendance at assembly...

Assault on campus has police on high alert for “smelly man”

By Josh Edge and Suzanna Caldwell The Northern Light An on-campus assault caused police to conduct an intense search on campus for a man possessing a...

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...

Government surveillance could cost UAA millions

Big Brother is watching. At least he soon will be if the Federal Communications Commission gets its way. UAA could be forced to spend millions...

Enlaces makes efforts to get the Latino votes before the November election

The Latino community is very prominent in Anchorage and has been growing each year. With the presidential election coming in November, many community members...

UAA health care option changes to be decided

Health care options are not just a hot button issue nationally. At this university, possible changes effecting employee health care are on the docket.

Club Council upholds NSLS deactivation

On Sept. 19, Club Council voted to uphold their Executive Board’s decision to deactivate the National Society of Leadership and Success. The NSLS, the...

Author speaks on interplay of music, culture

Near the end of Jeff Chang's lecture, "Who We Be: The Colorization of America," he opened the auditorium up to questions. Several seconds went by...

Students weigh in on VP debate

Vice President Joe Biden squared off against Republican candidate Paul Ryan in the only vice presidential debate of the election, as 20-30 UAA students watched the event on a projector screen in the Student Union.

Climate change in the Iditarod

Iditarod Sled Dog Race restart moved to Fairbanks

Cost of living is less than miserable at UAA

The rolling economy in the country has left cost of living figures scattered across the map lately. Alaska has been no exception to skyrocketing and low-swooping prices of health care, education, food and transportation. In a state that depends so much on income from the oil industry, nearly 85 percent, fluctuations in energy costs greatly influence changes in the cost of living.

Board of Regents passes two considerable motions

Late last week the 11-member University of Alaska Board of Regents met in Kodiak to work through a lengthy agenda, and two of the...

Missed deadlines cost cash

Students wanting to drop or add classes must do so within the week. Eric Pedersen, associate vice chancellor for enrollment, said in an email that...

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Recycling program reveals where all the garbage goes

This is the first story in a three-part series on UAA's recycling program, the men and women who work to keep it running, and the outside companies that transfer recyclables off campus and out of state. Matt Lewis and Eric Snyder get up early every Friday morning and come to campus with one goal: to recycle as much as they can from 29 university buildings in eight hours.

Parking fee may replace permits

Parking permits at UAA could be a thing of the past beginning next fall. Instead, all students and staff could find themselves paying a...

USUAA observes budgets of student organizations

Budgets were the main focus of the USUAA Meeting on Friday, from the financial situations of the Concert Board and Student Media Board, to...

Athletics aids athletes in coverage of surgery costs

Sustaining serious injuries as a UAA athlete can have a serious emotional, physical and financial toll. Cam Amantea, forward right wing on the UAA...

Pricey parking permits back on for fall semester

After receiving considerable negative feedback, university administrators are no longer seriously considering a plan to switch from parking permits to a schoolwide fee. Instead,...

Staying on track

On Oct. 28, the University of Alaska’s Stay on Track, Finish in Four campaign launched a photo contest. Upload a photo of how many years it will take you to finish your degree and be entered to win 2 free Alaska Airline tickets. The Stay on Track campaign is a system-wide effort created to get students graduated on time.

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California aims for highest minimum wage in U.S. University of California-Davis DAVIS, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reached a deal with state legislators Aug. 28 to...

BOR Committee approves 126.8 million construction projects.

The Facilities and Land Management Committee met in Anchorage Tuesday to deliberate two motions, both of which were passed. They will be affirmed or denied when all of the Board of Regents meet in Fairbanks this Thursday and Friday.