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.

Students offer aid to Pakistanis

Pakistanis affected by the earthquake Oct. 8 are getting some aid from an unexpected source. Students from USUAA's Board of Cultural Awareness have begun a...

Students educate UAA community about upcoming implementation of a smoke-free campus during Kick Butts...

On March 18, volunteers scatted across campus to educate students and faculty. Volunteers gave out free brochures, swag and ice cream sundaes to capture...

Toilet paper roll prompts UAA to filter pool, raises fecal concerns

Something peculiar was floating in the pool. Following Center for Disease Control (CED) procedure, lifeguards and staff used a super pump to suck up...

UAA’s long awaited sports complex named Alaska Airlines Center

Chancellor Tom Case stood in front of a crowd of about 50 students, staff, faculty and members of the community on March 21 to make a big announcement about the highly anticipated sports complex. It is officially named the Alaska Airlines Center.

Not sharing room with the Aces anymore

No more folding chairs or Spartan conditions for the Seawolves’ hockey team. The University of Alaska Anchorage has a new locker room at the Sullivan...

Summer course for adventurers

For avid hikers and campers, Alaska summers mean adventure. Thanks to a wilderness exploration course, nature buffs have the chance to earn college credit this summer while still spending it in a tent. The Alaska Wildlands Studies program is a seven-week outdoor exploration course through Alaska's backcountry.

Opened parking lot adds more spaces

Students using the parking lots around the UAA Consortium Library now have the benefit of 14 more spaces and a sidewalk connecting the library and the ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building.

At the drawing board for battling addiction

Drugs are a good escape from pain. A lot of people use drugs and alcohol to help cope with difficult situations, such as being...

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Recording industry targets LAN file sharing on college campuses University of Hawaii Think twice before believing students get away with file sharing over internal campus networks...

Alaska remains No. 1 state for firearm deaths

In comparison to 2014 statistics, the absolute number of victims grew by 27 while the rate increased by 4.1 deaths per 100,000 residents.

Assembly passes law that ensures medical providers give cost estimates

Anchorage Municipal works to enact health care price transparency law

UAA Heifer Club fundraiser surprising success

UAA’s Heifer Club was surprised to raise 1,400 dollars at their first alterative gift fair last Saturday. The group was hoping to raise at least 500 dollars. “What we ended up making was amazing,” the president of the club, Meneka Thiru, said.

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...

The Edge Update: New police officers, unemployment drops and French presidential election

Last Thursday, 26 new officers graduated from the Anchorage Police Department Academy. Anchorage has had a rise in crime this year and APD has...

Athletics aids athletes in coverage of surgery costs

Sustaining serious injuries as a UAA athlete can have a serious emotional, physical and financial toll. Cam Amantea, forward right wing on the UAA...

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....

RED ZONE: 1 in 2 Anchorage women experience sexual or intimate partner violence

“Alaska’s rates of child sexual abuse are six times higher than those of the Lower 48. Statistically, once someone is harmed by sexual violence, they are more likely to be harmed repeated times,” Olson said.

Debt-conscious Millennials wary of credit cards

Matt Palla is a local 28-year-old bartender who does not have a credit card, and no desire to get one. "I spent money I...

UAA prepares for Title IX compliance review

UAA is preparing for a Title IX compliance review, expected to take place next month. Over the past two years, UAA has increased its...

Allied Health Sciences Building to open Fall 2011

Take a look across the street from the Wells Fargo Sports Complex to see the beginning of a $46 million addition to UAA. The Health...

Education job market increases in competition

The new budget demands a wave of pink slips and uncertainty to UAA education graduates

Strategic Pathways: A path of uncertainty

Strategic Pathways explained and what it means for your major

P.R. in O.T.

Joette Storm was on the treadmill the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when she heard the news. That morning and the ones that followed...

The price of textbooks an unpleasant necessity

The woes of textbooks; every semester with new classes comes a new list of textbooks, or as students often see it, a list of...

Democratic delegates head to Denver this week

By Suzanna Caldwell The Northern Light As the election heats up - with nominees being settled and running mates being picked - several UAA students and faculty member are headed to catch some of the action first-hand. Students Michaela Hernandez and Ryan Buchholdt as well as faculty member Kimberly Pace will be travelling to the Democratic National Convention to be held on August 23-25 in Denver.

USUAA debate discusses policies, superheroes

Last Wednesday, the smell of Costco pizza wafted through the Den, the forum of this year’s USUAA Presidential debates. The Candidates are as follows in...

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Tech-savvy generation tempted to cheat Brigham Young University National surveys have shown that as many as 70 percent of college students in the United States say...

Housing help

An emergency call rings into the University Police Department's dispatch center. “A man is choking on pizza in the College of Arts and Science...

New director to help UAA’s strategic plan succeed

At the start of the spring semester, languages professor Dr. Ted Kassier was appointed as the director of International Affairs. This new position was created by Michael Driscoll, provost of Academic Affairs, to help move along UAA 2017, the university's 10-year strategic plan.