How the government shutdown affects UAA

Congress failed to reach an agreement last week on a budget to fund the government for the next year, which caused a government shutdown. This means all non-essential programs, such as the panda cam, will be closed, and workers will remain on furlough until an agreement is reached. According to Eric Pederson, associate vice chancellor for Enrollment Services, UAA is holding a wait-and-see position on this right now. When sequestration began, the same thing happened, but the decision was quickly reversed.

USUAA observes budgets of student organizations

Budgets were the main focus of the USUAA Meeting on Friday, from the financial situations of the Concert Board and Student Media Board, to...

USUAA elections go unannounced, uncontested

A week after the presidential elections, students might have noticed ballot boxes and polling stations around the UAA Campus. Unbeknownst to many, four students were running for USUAA Student Government positions. "There were two senators running. and there were two students for Concert Board," said USUAA president Karl Wing.

UAA Career Services offers business clothes for students

As part of Sustainability Week, UAA will run a professional clothing drive. The purpose of this drive is to properly aid college students in...

UA Statewide Briefs

UAF teams raise $37,000 for healthy hearts FAIRBANKS - University of Alaska Fairbanks teams, led by Judy Jones and Marianne Freelong, strode past their goal and raised more than $37,000 for the American Heart Association Saturday during the 2008 Fairbanks Heart Walk.

RED ZONE: Microaggressions carry harmful effects over time

Small and meaningless phrases or behaviors can hold much larger implications

Remembering BP’s legacy of philanthropy with UAA

In August of 2019, BP announced they will be leaving Alaska and selling their operations and interests to Hilcorp for $5.6 billion. In the past,...

Updates to dental clinic will provide students with a better education

UAA's dental clinic is undergoing some major renovations this summer. If all goes according to plan the updates should be ready by fall when students and the community will reap the benefits of the $3.5 million remodel, over 20 years in the making.

UAA’s Got Talent showcases old and new faces

Last Thursday night’s UAA’s Got Talent event was a gathering for talented faces in the Student Union Cafeteria. The two-hour show was full of...

Board of Regents approve new engineering building

The Board of Regents approved $40,000,000 in campus renovations across the University of Alaska system. According to the Board of Regents website, $123,200,000 were approved at UAA. These renovations include a new engineering building and two new parking garages.

Honors discussed, more money given to Student Discount Program

Student Leadership Coordinator Student Leadership Honors applications are now available. All graduating UAA seniors are eligible for leadership honors if they have completed...

Recreation and Activities cut doesn’t have to stop students from using equipment

This spring, the university cut the Recreation and Activities program because of budgetary concerns. “We looked at the budget this year and there just...

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.

GI Bill cuts veteran benefits

"The GI Bill was set so you get out of the military and get your four-year degree and we’ll pay for it. So in...

Northern Renaissance Arts and Science Series brings writers to campus

A new tradition has started up in UAA this summer. That tradition is the Northern Renaissance Arts and Science Series. For nine days sixteen renowned authors both local and national gave classes, workshops, and public readings on their works and how to further better one's own writing technique.

Error results in additional charge at UAA

If UAA students think they have paid their semester fee in full, they might want to check again. A billing error has left many student accounts with a $5 charge even if the rest of their account has been paid, due to a mistake in not charging the increased Concert Board fee.

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,...

UAA ROTC cadets request early registration

Tensions ran high at the last USUAA meeting as 11 ROTC Army cadets sat poised and resolute, attentively anticipating their opportunity to address the...

Flailing markets prompt student’s fear for future aid

The constant stream of bad news that has come from Wall Street and Washington over the past few months has many students worried about how the economic crisis will affect them. Ted Malone, director of student financial aid at UAA, said he has had many students calling, asking if their loans are still there.

Opportunity to help disabled children in Mexico

With the snow finally upon us, many students are wondering how they are going to manage that dream vacation. How about one in Mexico,...

Student renters need to know their rights

Summer is rapidly approaching, and with it, the end of dormitory housing for some students. As they seek new places to live, students might...

Flu shots now available at health center

The Student Health and Counseling Center is now offering flu shots for $15 in Room 116/120 of Rasmuson Hall. The shots are available to the public.

Decked out plane dedicated to UAA, UAF

The University of Alaska family took to the skies on Friday, painted on the fuselage of Era Alaska’s newest aircraft. The slick Bombardier Dash-8’s livery is two-toned, with the left of the aircraft sporting UAF Nanooks and the right donning UAA Seawolves. Era Alaska is a regional carrier based in Anchorage that operates turboprop aircraft throughout the state.

Strategic Pathways and the fiscal future of UAA

President Jim Johnsen meets with students regarding Strategic Pathways and budget drafts

Bicyclist hit at UAA Drive, “injuries aren’t life threatening”

DEVELOPING STORY: last updated 3:54 pm, Aug 30. A bicyclist was hit on UAA Drive Monday morning at 7:30. UAA student Elizabeth Kubitskey was present at the time, and said it was a minivan that hit the bicyclist. Kubitskey said that the biker was several feet away from his bike, on his back with his feet in the air when she first saw him.

Police get dynamic defense tool

University police can battle bullets better than ever.

UAA sponsors academic freedom forum

Freedom of speech has become quite the issue at the University of Alaska Anchorage. UA President Mark Hamilton's response to Sept. 11 and his...

A week in politics: Candidates for governor debate PFD plans, Gov. Bill Walker suspends...

A recap of the events leading up to Byron Mallott’s resignation and Gov. Bill Walker’s withdrawal

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...

Veterans honored

Members of UAA's Air Force ROTC DET 1 Color Guard perform a flag-folding ceremony to commemorate Veteran's Day Nov. 11 in front of the...