Meet UAA’s new senate

The Union of Students at UAA announced its senate election results prior to Thanksgiving break. More than 300 students went to the polls and voted on a ballot with seven unopposed candidates and multiple write-ins for student government's senate. The seven elected senators for 2007-08 are Karl Wing, Ashley Hice, Zachary Liszka, Lorena Nay, Joel Carrick, Kelcie Ralph and Marcus Welker.

‘Reel Eyes’ Film Showcase raises awareness of disabilities

  How might you decorate your power wheelchair? UAA sophomore Bryan Arnold attached a “Genuis” license plate to his . Arnold is all for wheelchair décor....

Lower tuition increase scenarios proposed to BOR, possible tuition consolidation

The UA Board of Regents (BOR) met in Anchorage Tuesday, Nov. 9 to discuss topics important to the university system. Student leaders and faculty...

College of Engineering dean abruptly resigns

Following an inspirational speech by civil engineering graduate Michael Ulroan at this year's commencement ceremony, the College of Engineering now faces the challenge of...

Consultant sparks debate over the next UA President

By Suzanna Caldwell and Joshua Tucker Passions were strong as the consultant in charge of refining the search for the next University of Alaska President...

Bed bugs sink their teeth into North Hall

The number of bedbug cases in Anchorage has been dramatically increasing over the past few years, according to Eagle Pest Control owner Randy Beuter. “That would be an understatement,” he said. The problem extends to bedbugs and scabies. Scabies and bedbugs are two separate things, according to Beuter, but similar in the result. “Scabies are a mite that burrow into your skin,” he explained.

Coordinator presents goals for Care Team outreach services

UAA’s Care Team is raising awareness of its mental and behavioral health services to students on campus. The Care Team is primarily an outreach group...

Students assaulted

Students assaulted UAA students were victims of an assault and a robbery on Feb. 22 and Feb. 24. The incidents are under investigation and no...

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March 15 8:00 a.m. A moose was reported at the southwest entrance of the sports center. A UPD officer responded and observed two moose that...

New WOLFcard changes the way UAA travels

On the afternoon of June 11, buses were running late all across town as People Mover bus drivers explained a new fare box system...

Alaskans experiencing heat wave in January

While Lower 48 states are experiencing unusually cold weather this winter because of the polar vortex, Alaska is experiencing unseasonably warm weather with temperatures in the 40s and 50s.

Luncheon launches relationship between legislators and UAA

Students dined with members of the state Legislature at a luncheon Nov. 15 in hopes of persuading them to cut UA a larger slice...

Fall Commencement remains unshaken

After two days of a closed campus, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, campus reopened and resumed classes. Ryan Buchholdt, interim director for UAA's Environment Health...

Fruit fly study: Chemicals increase lifespan

A new scientist at UAA shares his work involving fruit flies and increasing the human lifespan.

Toilet paper roll prompts UAA to filter pool, raises fecal concerns

Something peculiar was floating in the pool. Following Center for Disease Control (CED) procedure, lifeguards and staff used a super pump to suck up...

Student mailboxes susceptible to theft

Mailboxes for student residents in the Gorsuch Commons have a locking mechanism that can be reopened without the combination. The locks operate like...

Local cab companies challenge potential renew of Uber

The push to bring Uber back to Anchorage causes controversy for local taxi services

Alaska political themes on display as Murkowski declares victory

There were two Alaska political themes making a stark debut as Sen. Lisa Murkowski declared victory Wednesday for the historic write-in campaign she waged...

Convocation honors faculty

Over 200 University of Alaska Anchorage staff, faculty and students gathered at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium Aug. 26 to discuss the state of the...

Voters nix Concert Board fee, re-elect incumbent

After its second attempt on the ballot in as many semesters, a referendum to increase the Concert Board fee by $4 died at the...

UAA receives pollution prevention award

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's commissioner gives out annual awards each year to various Alaska businesses in honor of Pollution Prevention week. In...

News Briefs

UA Legislative Internship Program deadline nears The application deadline for the Alaska Universities Legislative Internship Program, beginning January 2009, is Thursday, October 2 at noon. For application packets and information, please contact the UAA Coordinator, Patrick Cunningham, School of Social Work, 106 Gordon Hartlieb Hall.

Faculty Senate and USUAA back Ulmer’s permanent appointment

Interim Chancellor Fran Ulmer found support from the faculty senate and USUAA, with both organizations pushing to make Ulmer the permanent chancellor. Larry Foster, second vice president of the Faculty Senate and associate professor of mathematics, visited USUAA on March 28, asking that they write a letter to UA President Mark Hamilton and the UA Board of Regents to urge the appointment of Ulmer as the full chancellor.

Homelessness On The Rise

If you take a peek inside Bean's Café at mealtime, you'll see a cafeteria overflowing with need. A line of hungry men and women holding shiny metal trays loops through the room; there are hundreds of people sitting elbow to elbow, enjoying a hot meal and the company of others who just want something to eat.

Last call at the polls

Depending on when you're reading this, you're either: a) Basking in satisfaction, having cast your ballot in the 2014 primary election b) Soon-to-be basking in satisfaction of having cast your ballot in the 2014 primary election c) Feeling ashamed for foregone voting d) Not feeling much of anything

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August 10 Words carry weight 11:38 a.m. – A housing guest called expressing concern for a companion that had left the apartment after making suicidal statements....

Assembly picks up recycling program’s transportation fee

Funding for the transportation of the recycling program at UAA will be provided by USUAA for $60 a week over the next 33 weeks...

Alaska Gaming Convention comes to UAA

Alaska has a vast gaming community, but for a long time, organizing it was rather difficult. However, the folks behind Senshi-Con, the massively popular...

Candidates draw protestors while discussing ANWR

It's one of the most divisive issues in Alaska politics and over the past several years has become a heated national issue as well. With record prices of barrels of oil and gallons of gasoline climbing higher, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the hot topics this political season.

Board of Regents approves $963 million budget for 2014

The proposed fiscal year 2014 operating budget, which allots an annual budget of $963,453,800 within the University of Alaska system, was passed in the Gorsuch Commons on Nov. 7. It is a 4.2 percent increase over last year’s approved budget.