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Sunday, July 9 Sign of intoxication 3:47 a.m.-An officer patrolling 36th Avenue observed a vehicle that appeared to have run over a traffic control sign. Upon...

New Provost Samuel Gingerich steps up to UAA’s financial issues

For the past several months, UAA has been searching for a new provost. A national search process identified four candidates for the position: Murray...

The end of the Alaska Aces

After close to three decades, the Alaska aces went dark, the players were released from their contracts and the team is free to sell their ECHL membership.

Psychology doctorate program approved

This fall, the University of Alaska system will begin offering doctorate degrees in psychology through UAF. The program will be available to students attending...

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Tuesday, Sept. 28 Park bench snoozer gets wake-up call 2:40 a.m. - While on patrol in the west campus quad area, an officer observed...

Registration holds now temporary

Mandatory training not fully completed across UA system

Career advice from job guru Ryan Kahn

Though Ryan Kahn specializes in connecting students with very hard to get jobs—working at HBO, Warner’s Brothers, or MTV—he knows that not everyone is...

STIs rampant in AK

Alaska is known for its vast scenic parks, its clean water and its incredible revenue from oil reserves, but its staggering rate of reported sexually transmitted infections is not something to be terribly proud of. According to the Center for Disease Control's 2007 STI report, Alaska is ranked number three in the nation for reported chlamydia cases, with gonorrhea and syphilis right behind it.

RED ZONE: Local beer accused of promoting rape culture

An Alaskan craft beer that has been around since the 1990s has recently been accused of promoting rape culture and the objectification of women....

Commuters find humor in #bridgepocalypse

MaryAlice Lovel Larmi, an Eagle River commuter, made a Facebook post that gained over 1,000 likes and reactions. Larmi wrote that she had moved less than a mile in under an hour to Anchorage from Wasilla and that, "I no longer remember what driving feels like... To my loved ones; goodbye. I belong to the Glenn now."

Engineering degree awaits regents’ approval

By Brian Bublitz Northern Light A new engineering degree, designed to satisfy the needs of Alaska’s industries, is on the horizon for UAA. The proposed new...

Victory for UA students, but work still remains

A victory of sorts has been gained for the UA student body thanks to the efforts of student leaders from multiple campuses and the...

New bill aims to improve lives of foster youth

A new bill looking to be sent before the legislature this year hopes to improve the lives of Alaska's Foster Care youth. Sen. Les Gara, alumnus of the state's foster care system is currently working with Sen. Betty Davis to create a comprehensive foster care bill.

Fur Rondy Snow Sculpture Competition: Ice art at it’s finest.

Imagine having to create a piece of artwork from 8 cubic feet of compressed snow while having to deal with the tough Alaskan climate....

Stimulus spending invested in volcanoes

Weeks after Mount Redoubt erupted in Alaska, the Interior Department is spending some of its first stimulus dollars to improve volcano monitoring. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on April 10 that the department will use $15.2 million to modernize volcano warning systems in one of its first projects to be funded by the stimulus measure.

ANSEP selected as finalist for Harvard Innovations Award

The Ash Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program as a...

UAA placed in top 15 percent of military friendly schools in the nation by...

UAA glided into position as one of the top schools to support and accommodate military and veteran students in the United States. Recognized by G.I. Jobs Magazine, UAA was placed in the top 15 percent of military friendly schools in the nation. UA President Mark Hamilton, a former Army Major General, presented the award to Chancellor Fran Ulmer in front of servicemen from several military branches, including many involved at UAA.

Begich visits campus

Sen. Mark Begich met with students Oct. 9 to answer their questions about the state of health care, equal rights, climate change and the...

How a repeal of affordable health care will affect Alaskans

President Trump's plan to replace "Obamacare"

Preparations in place for the outbreak of the H1N1 pandemic

Josh Edge Although the potential H1N1 pandemic, or Swine Flu, is still a distinct possibility, most preparations for the outbreak have gone nearly as far...

Two contend for mayor in run-off race

Last week's mayoral race narrowed 15 candidates down to two, in an age-old battle of democrat against republican. Dan Sullivan, the son of former Anchorage mayor George Sullivan, received the majority of votes while former state Rep. Eric Croft proved to be his biggest competitor as a runner-up.

Three senior administrators resign following API investigation

Alaska Psychiatric Institute Director Ron Hale and two other senior administrators with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced their resignation on...

‘Banned Books Week’ celebrates free expression

An annual literary event celebrated all over the nation is fast approaching and it is important for students to exercise their freedom to read here at UAA. Banned Books Week is observed during the last week of September every year, so this year the event will be taking place between September 27th and October 4th.

Crimes of the Week! January 13-19

A list of crimes that occurred around UAA campus between January 13 and January 19, 2012 UPD Crime Log 1.13.12 Includes seven traffic incidences and two...

University tries out new reaccreditation process

During their academic career, students may overhear a professor or read a university e-mail stating that their college has recently been reaccredited. This may...

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Calif. woman sues over mannequin attack LOS ANGELES - A woman is suing the J.C. Penney Co. after an alleged run-in with a store mannequin...

News Briefs

Geomatics program receives grant The UAA School of Engineering Department of Geomatics was awarded a grant worth $548,000 from Trimble Navigation, a partner to UAA and a leader in up-to-date products and services. UA will provide an additional $289,786 to the program.

FYI: your rights to privacy– FERPA

Before 1974, schools could hand out student GPAs, disciplinary records, or phone numbers to almost anyone who asked. The Family Educational Right and Privacy Act...

KRUA 88.1FM The Edge: Celebrating 20 years of FM broadcast

On the west side of campus, in the Professional Studies Building, KRUA 88.1FM “The Edge” is hidden away in a corner. Anyone visiting typically enters through a robust green door and goes up about fourteen steps. At the top of the stairs, they are immediately greeted by a blue wall with gold stars and signatures scattered on it. Adorning the wall are a mixture of names beckoning for attention and others that are steeped in folk and lore. The blue wall represents the countless KRUA Volunteers, students and community members who have contributed to KRUA’s success as a non-commercial radio station over the last two decades.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s shifted support for President-elect Donald Trump

Murkowski and other Alaska politicians show reluctance towards Trump