Rep. Kawasaki proposes bill for UA law, medical school

Alaska is currently one of only five states that does not have a medical or law school.  That could change soon as the University of...

Student sees campus from a different perspective

Since an ankle injury confined him to a wheelchair, Johnnie Templeton has had the unique opportunity to experience life as a disabled student firsthand.

UA Statewide Briefs

UAF plans new institute FAIRBANKS - UAF announced the creation of the Susan Butcher Institute, dedicated to cultivating public service and leadership skills for Alaska's residents. The institute will provide Alaskans with opportunities to learn and grow, both personally and professionally, through a wide variety of workshops and seminars.

UAA Faculty Senate vote “no confidence” in UA President, Chief IT Officer

In a special January meeting, the University of Alaska Anchorage Faculty Senate moves a vote of no confidence for Univeristy of Alaska President Jim Johnsen and Chief Information Technology Officer Karl Kowalski

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Chancellor apologizes on university's behalf The university is asking students, staff and faculty to forget a report it issued naming a student in an investigation of an alleged crime. "I respectfully request that the UAA campus disregard recent publicity about the citation," said Chancellor Fran Ulmer in a prepared statement Oct.

We’re still occupied

Occupy Anchorage protestors were prepared for a late night run-in with the police last Wednesday night. Amber Helman said that around 1 p.m. that day, police had “coffee with us,” and discussed their first amendment rights. The police told them they would be back when the park closed to review with any new protestors. From 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. the group roughly doubled from ten to around 20 people, but no police showed up. “we are live & the cops aren't evicting us!” read a Facebook status on the Occupy Anchorage page at 5:36 a.m.

International studies: a major addition to UAA

The addition of international studies as a major is a response to the recognition of increasing globalization. The growth of technology, economic expansion and sociopolitical assimilation has nurtured a growing sense of a global identity. International studies, within the College of Arts and Sciences, is offered exclusively at the UAA campus.

Financial experts say charge less, save more

Bradley Bourdon was a sophomore in college facing finals week when the transmission and radiator blew in his 1991 Nissan Pathfinder. The repairs cost over $3,000. He charged it. Now in his last semester at UAA, Bourdon will soon graduate with a history degree and $10,000 in credit card debt.

UA Statewide Briefs

UAS professor earns book award JUNEAU - University of Alaska Southeast assistant professor of English Ernestine Hayes is a winner of the 28th annual American Book Awards for 2007 for "Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir." Past winners include such well-known writers as Russell Banks, Gerald Vizenor and José Antonio Burciaga.

Statewide Briefs

Panel nixes Palin pay increase A state commission has reversed it recommendation to grant a pay raise to Gov. Sarah Palin, but the panel is still pushing for a $15,000 average raise for state legislators. The State Offi cers Compensation Commission had earlier recommended salary increases for Palin, top state department heads and lawmakers.

Kachemak campus introduces outdoor courses

Winter camping and telemark skiing are among the new courses set for the 2012 spring semester at the Kachemak Bay Campus (KBC), located in...

Senator shares insights about life and politics

While on campus, Sen. Lisa Murkowski met with student media for a Q&A session: What was the first job you ever held? Beyond baby-sitting? The first job I ever held was as a baby sitter; I would baby-sit all summer. But the first job where I received that paycheck with all the deductions, I was scooping ice cream at an ice-cream parlor in Fairbanks.

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...

Kony 2012: Online humanitarian campaign gains worldwide attention

“Kony 2012”. Over the past few weeks, these words have been plastered across nearly every webpage, Facebook profile and bulletin board in America. In a few short days the phrase has gone from being a relatively unknown cause to a household name. Public recognition of the cause began recently when a short documentary was released online on March 5th. The film has currently gained almost 85 million views on YouTube alone, according to the organization’s channel.

Homelessness: Defying the odds

At any given time, there are approximately 3,000 homeless individuals and families with young children in Anchorage. The average age of Anchorage’s homeless population is below the age of 10.
GCI bandwidth

MAC apartments sort out Wi-Fi troubles with GCI

Wireless Internet has become a necessity for survival in today’s increasingly digital world. Wi-Fi is so commonplace its availability in today’s homes and businesses...

E-mail losing its clout among fast-paced youth

CHICAGO - E-mail is so last millennium. Young people see it as a good way to reach an elder _" a parent, teacher or a...

Financial aid anytime, day or night

Students can finally step out of those long lines and get online to take care of financial aid needs. This Web service is the...

USUAA students advocate for university in Juneau

USUAA Advocacy Team travels to the state capital to meet with Alaska representatives

Candidates find election fortune

Assembly candidates were asked to picked fortune cookies and interpret the messages politically for the audience.  

Hamilton announces chancellor candidates after getting chilly reception

UA President Mark Hamilton is used to getting a lot of attention when he visits UAA. But his reception was markedly colder than normal when he arrived at the Administration Building Feb. 23 to speak to the UAA Board of Advisors. About a dozen neon-colored poster board signs greeted him that day with sayings like "Why are UAA students worth $6,000 less, Mr.

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Vice chancellor follows Maimon to Illinois Executive vice chancellor for administrative services Gebeyehu Ejigu announced April 6 that he will be leaving his position at UAA to become the next executive vice president of administration and finance at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, this June.

RED ZONE: Four prison sentences longer than Brock Turner’s

Brock Turner is now a household name. The former Stanford student's short sentence of just three months for raping an unconscious woman, despite the...

UAA gets below-average grade on sustainability

Sustainability report cards for 200 college campuses with endowments totaling $343 billion across the U.S. and Canada show universities are improving green practices and policies with more than two-thirds of schools improving performance over the last year, according to the new College Sustainability Report Card 2008.

UAA Chancellor Tom Case to retire

  On April 12, UAA Chancellor Tom Case announced via email that he will retire this summer. In the email sent out to students and staff...

Aramark gets new chief

Changes are taking place at campus eateries after the hiring of a Rick Leibowitz. Leibowitz replaced Michael Cervantes in June as the Aramark food...

Crimes of the Week! February 10-16

Heard about a "mental subject" running around campus? How about that animal attack? Or even missing something? Do you suspect larceny...? Find out in...

The Edge Update: New state budget proposals, Standing Rock evacuation and North Korean assasination

The Edge Update can be heard daily on KRUA 88.1 FM The Edge, UAA's college radio station.Local:On Friday, the state senate’s Republican-dominated majority proposed...

RED ZONE: Faculty, students react to mandatory training

The University of Alaska has entered into a Voluntary Resolution Agreement with the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. In February...

Absolved deficits give UAA a fresh start for FY08

A recent decision by outgoing Chancellor Elaine Maimon has many departments on campus breathing easier. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Athletics Department have been carrying budget deficits for several years due, in part, to under-funding. As a result, these departments had to take budget-reducing actions, such as a hiring freeze and limiting the potential of the programs.