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Sunday, Aug. 27 Officer harshes fish-bowler's buzz 12:19 a.m. _" While on patrol at the south UAA lot, an officer observed a suspicious vehicle. The officer...

6 youth insist state of Alaska addresses climate change

Last Thursday the Alaska Supreme Court traveled to Barrow to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit brought against the State of Alaska and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The plaintiffs are asking the courts to rule that the atmosphere is a public trust resource as a way of compelling the state of Alaska to regulate its carbon emissions. Students and members of the community packed the Barrow High School auditorium to observe the judicial process as part of Alaska’s Supreme Court LIVE program. Oregon-based nonprofit Our Children’s Trust and Eagle River attorney Brad De Noble represent the six young plaintiffs.

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Sunday, Dec. 7 You can't have that out here 2:26 a.m. - Offi cer observed someone sitting outside of East Hall was an open bottle of alcohol. Investigation resulted in the subject being issued a trespass warning. Monday, Dec. 8 Don't get mad at the bus driver 8:30 a.

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Polaris lecture series wraps up with discussions on Washington The Spring 2007 Polaris lecture series finished its season with guest lecturer Matthew Spalding on Thursday, March 29, in the Consortium Library. Spalding's lecture, "The Command of Our Own Fortunes: George Washington and the Challenge of Founding," addressed issues such as the founding of the United States and the influence of the nation's first president.

Mayoral candidates vie for student votes

At the beginning, there were two. Then three. By the end, four men sat behind the front table of the first on-campus mayoral debate March...

Board of Regents discuss UA changes

“It’s about leadership and collaboration. We must focus on the students and listen to the students, even when they burst our bubble. When we think that we have it nailed, and then talk to a group of students, and they say, ‘No, that’s not where we are at. That was 10 years ago,’ we must listen,” said University of Alaska President Pat Gamble at last week’s Board of Regents meeting in Juneau. Gamble is referring to the University of Alaska system’s Strategic Directive Initiative, or SDI. “SDI is about collaboration,” he says. “Collaboration means incentive.”

Falsely imprisoned for twenty years, Steve Barnes speaks at UAA

Steve Barnes fell between the cracks of court room justice when he was tried and convicted for a crime he did not commit. On Sept 18, 1985, Kimberly Simon was found dead on the left side of a dirt road in Utica, New York. Three days later, Barnes, then 19, was called in for interrogation.

2nd Amendment activists protest on campus

Guns on campus. To some the idea is frightening, and to others it is a right. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution...

Student debaters discuss smoke-free UAA campus

As part of Engage Week, UAA’s Smoke-Free Task Force, Seawolf Debate, the Journalism and Public Communications Department, and the Department of Health hosted a soapbox debate about whether or not UAA should initiate a comprehensive smoke-free policy.

Underage drinking leads to unfounded rape claim

While responding to a resident advisor's call about a woman passed out in West Hall, UPD Patrol Officer John Bass found an...

Keeping it Alaskan: Fair reminds locals of home-grown goodness

With all the hubbub of new franchises and chains breezing in from the Lower 48, it’s easy to get swept up in the frenzy. But when the dust settles, there still exists the homegrown goodness that makes Alaska unique.

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Theatre on the Rocks presents "Fat Pig" Come experience a story about the true nature of beauty, love and our inability to change what we despise about ourselves August 21-September 3 in the Jerry Harper Studio Theatre in the Fine Arts Building. "Fat Pig" is directed by Christina Ashby and stars Jaron Carlson, Jessica Pervier, Kate Williams and Eric Holzschuh.

Annual fees up $16 to fund digital portfolios

This year, the University of Alaska Anchorage will roll out the ePortfolio, an electronic portfolio that enables users to store all of their coursework....

Green Fee forum heads towards a sustainable future

The UAA Green Fee Board hosted an open forum informing students about its newest project in the Student Union Den on Oct. 24. Students...

Access to Plan B spotty for students

A nationwide campaign that began with "Back Up Your Birth Control Day" March 21 is seeking to inform college students that abortion and adoption...

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Chancellor fills two administrative positions Chancellor Maimon has recently appointed Director of Facilities Maintenance Chris Turletes as interim associate vice chancellor of Facilities and Campus Services. Turletes will be involved with planning and construction activities and environmental health and safety/risk management.

Liberia visits UAA

Childhood hunger activist Kimmie Weeks will leave Alaska on September 20, one day before former diplomat to Liberia Brooks Robinson arrives on the 21. Robinson spent three years in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, where Weeks was born. She met him once as he toured Liberia.

Smoke-free workplace bill sees movement in House committee

On April 10, an anti-smoking bill received movement in the House Rules Committee, and a revised version may be making its way to the...

One bill to give, One bill to take

UA students who rely on state loans to fi nance their education may soon fi nd they no longer have a credit rating high enough to obtain them. The fi nancial crisis has begun to bear down on Alaska and some state legislatures are suggesting state money go only to credit-worthy applicants.

President Hamilton’s State of the University address

The following is a transcription of University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton’s annual State of the University address delivered to the Alaska State House...

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Chevron donates $1 million to UAA Chevron has donated $1 million to support the University of Alaska's Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP), and the Process Technology, Instrumentation, and Computer Electronics programs located at UAA's Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) Kenai River Campus in Soldotna.

Three accounting students win Paul Hagelbarger Scholarship

Each student won a scholarship of $2,000, as well as recognition on the Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants Facebook page and newsletter, which is mailed to around 1,000 accounting professionals in Alaska. The recipients were also granted free membership to the AKCPA.

UAA Q&A: The UA Alert system

There is more to the UAA campus than classes, student activities and sporting events. There are also emergencies. How does the UAA alert notification system...

President, chancellors are highest paid Alaska employees

Being a civil servant isn't all bad. Perks in Alaska can include a six-figure salary, free housing and a vehicle - if you have time to use them in between your paid trips around the U.S., and to England, Germany and Austria. Despite that, university officials say a request for proposals now going out to examine the executive salary rates throughout the university is not because they are too high and that it is merely a routine look at procedures.

ACT test results show Alaska below national average

Every year, people across the United States take the ACT test for high school, college, work, and business agencies. This testing serves a great...

Forum brings UAA together to discuss diversity

Respect, open discussion and a commitment to action will resolve conflicts of classroom diversity at UAA. Students, teachers, administrators and social workers all gathered March...

Senior McKenna Hanson works in project to save Aleutian Terns

Environment and society senior McKenna Hanson is attempting to help save the Aleutian tern, a species of bird dying off at a rapid pace....

Red Zone: Mandatory Title IX training explained

Two years ago, degree-seeking students entering the University of Alaska were not required to complete training on sexual assault prevention. At the same time,...

State to sue over beluga whale protection

Last week Governor Sarah Palin announced that the State of Alaska fi led a notice of intent to sue over the federal government's decision to list the Cook Inlet beluga whales as endangered. The governor's announcement caused many scientists and wildlife protection groups to quickly criticize her decision.