Student loan interest rates double

Students taking on loans this fall will see their federally subsidized student loan interest rates jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent because of congressional immobility.

Plants take over UAA landscaping office in SU

From the hall, Room 110 in the Student Union looks like a janitor's closet, but the view through the building's tinted windows shows an...

Human services club gathering food for army

Special to the Northern Light The University of Alaska Anchorage Human Services Club is putting together boxes of food to show support for members...

Bubble sheets out: Faculty feedback moves to Web

Evaluating professors at UAA just got a whole lot easier, a Mat-Su campus professor says. Students can evaluate their professors online. Here's how it happened.

Professor returns to White House for Fellows reunion

A university professor who served in the White House has returned to Washington, D.C. James Muller, a political science professor at UAA who help found the Forty-Ninth State Fellows option of the Honors College, said he returned to the capitol recently for a seminar on global stewardship and reunion with his fellow White House Fellows.

SB-176 amended, moves to committee

State Senate Bill 176, which would if passed, allow students with concealed carry licenses to bring concealed weapons on campus, including the residence halls,...

Alaska, No. 1 for brain injuries

According to the Alaska Brain Injury Network, or ABIN, Alaska ranks No. 1 in the nation for recorded brain injuries but lacks proper treatment...

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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.

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Alaska Volcano mapped digitally The University of Alaska's Geophysical Institute has joined forces with NASA to create a high-resolution digital elevation model to study the...

Money directed to pump up school spirit at basketball game

Representative Reports Club Council There have been 11 budget requests made by clubs. Rep. Jessica Armstrong said most of the clubs are requesting about $2,000. Club...

Code of Conduct violations on par with FY 2016, academic dishonesty violations increase

Student Code of Conduct violations increased in the category of academic dishonesty for the 2017 fiscal year, while other categories decreased or were consistent...

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Library celebrates The Government Documents department of the Consortium Library is celebrating 40 years as a U.S. Government Depository.  The Depository receives 40 percent of...

First-time voters: Utilizing their voice

The 2016 Presidential Election: It may just be the most conflicting political decision yet.

Staff Council broaches topic of unionizing

Faculty are currently divided on whether or not to unionize.

Auto department works on ‘labor of love’

The vehicle was torn apart - windows smashed, tires slashed, engine trashed. That's how Lois Gilbert found her van last May. Gilbert uses a wheelchair due to severe arthritis further aggravated by a series of car accidents that damaged her back. She is not able to work and relies on disability funds for income.

Graduation cords explained

For students graduating, one of the personal ways to represent one’s self beyond a cap and gown is through the cords adorning the neck....

USUAA madame president hopefuls sit with TNL for pre-election Q & A

USUAA Senators Ashley Hice and Sean McGrane are the presidential and vice presidential candidates for USUAA respectively. Hice, a senior social work major, has been a senator for three years and currently holds a chair on the Rules and Finance Committee. McGrane, a senior history major, has been involved with USUAA since October and is currently speaker of the Assembly.

Campus arrests dwindle, assaults increasing

Crimes reported on campus declined from previous years in 2006, according to the annual Clery Act report released this month. Arrests and liquor-law citations have continued decreasing since 2004 and 2005. "We have seen a reduction in the number of alcohol violations," said University Police Chief Dale Pittman.

ESL courses cut, English proficiency standard raised

Students who would normally take ESL courses are now in developmental English courses.

First customer service class

A new course at UAA has successfully produced it’s first round of customer service specialists. UAA unveiled Customer Service Fundamentals for the Fall 2004...

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USUAA invites students to candidates' debate USUAA will hold a debate for the three presidential candidates Wednesday, April 2, at 4 p.m. in the Student Union Den. Pizza will be provided, and students will have the opportunity to ask candidates about their platforms and ideas for the university in the next year.

Students work to reduce museum fee

Would you support an addition to your student fees if it meant that you could get into the Anchorage Museum of History and Art...

CAS Dean Liszka leaves frontier for Empire State

Basking in his last Alaskan spring, Dr. Jim Liszka will join Plattsburgh State University of New York as Provost next fall. Leaving his position...

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...

Black bear with two cubs shot near Goose Lake

A black bear family that had since early June been a familiar sight around UAA will not be returning. Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

Subway to stay on campus; Aramark is out

University officials announced Tuesday that NANA Management Services will take over campus food services beginning July 1, allowing Subway to remain in the Student Union for the next five years. The decision also raises the possibility of adding more restaurants on campus next fall, officials said.

RED ZONE: Not so blurred lines

  A college campus at the beginning of fall is an influx of new ideas, new people and new beginnings. In college, drugs and alcohol...

UAA employee files lawsuit against university

A federal judge ruled June 30 that there is sufficient evidence to try a racial and religious discrimination suit filed by a UAA employee...

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Woman charged in dead puppy beating ST. LOUIS _" A woman accused of pummeling a dog breeder over the head with a dead Chihuahua has...

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires bring soul to UAA

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires performed an show Friday night in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA. Fans piled around the base of the...