Governor’s decisions affect UAA construction

Two of UAA's largest construction planning hopes awaited the governor's signature. One passed. One was vetoed. Gov. Sarah Palin vetoed $230,942,817 from the 2008 fiscal year budget. This included $1 million for planning money to design a new UAA sports complex. It was one of only nine items vetoed with the reason "Creation of new facilities and programs." However, Palin approved $500,000 to begin planning a Health Sciences Building.

Native poets showcase indigenous culture

Light bulbs hung precariously from the ceiling like bats in a cave. They exhibited neither fear of gravity nor shame of exposure, remaining ever poised, ever sophisticated. Beneath them glowed a dozen flames that flickered and shuddered violently with each stray draft, and a room full of peple listening attentively.

Teaching teachers about technology

There is nothing wrong with the Audio Visual system in room 101in the Business Education Building. That was the report submitted by Jim Weller, a...

Nursing program stretches aid to Arizona

Upon learning of the shooting of three nursing professors at the University of Arizona, the nursing faculty at the University of Alaska Anchorage felt...

Former UAA student runs for Anchorage assembly

Joelle Brown is not a career politician. She would like to be elected to the Anchorage Assembly to address specific issues and then continue...

Arnold Air Society honors Sept. 11

By Melody Kalkowski Special to The Northern Light At 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2009, Arnold Air Society cadet leadership saluted the first shift of runners...

KTUU to broadcast UAA hockey across Alaska

An arrangement between the UAA athletic department and KTUU-TV will bring Seawolf hockey games to more than 230 rural Alaskan communities this season. ...

UA Statewide Briefs

UAS professor earns book award JUNEAU - University of Alaska Southeast assistant professor of English Ernestine Hayes is a winner of the 28th annual American Book Awards for 2007 for "Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir." Past winners include such well-known writers as Russell Banks, Gerald Vizenor and José Antonio Burciaga.

UA Statewide Briefs

UAF plans new institute FAIRBANKS - UAF announced the creation of the Susan Butcher Institute, dedicated to cultivating public service and leadership skills for Alaska's residents. The institute will provide Alaskans with opportunities to learn and grow, both personally and professionally, through a wide variety of workshops and seminars.

Library survey will track impact of budget cuts

The Consortium Library surveys stakeholders at the university every three years by asking about users’ minimum, perceived and desired levels of service.

UAF scientists examine fading northern lights

Hans Nielsen moved to Alaska for a good show _" of the northern lights, that is. Nielsen, an associate director and professor of geophysics at...

Accounting employee arrested for embezzlement

University police arrested UAA accounting employee Sheralyn Williams Feb. 18 for allegedly stealing $7,699.69 from UAA in the last year. Williams, a 13-year employee of...

UPD hires new dispatcher

Traun Green is on the job. As the most recent addition to UAA's University Police Department staff, Green began training for his new position...

UA budget decision postponed by regents

The UA budget is first compiled by President Hamilton, it then goes to the Board of Regents for approval before being sent to the...

Alaskans REAP what they sow at energy fair

Mention the term "alternative energy" and many people conjure up a vision of what University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton calls "tree huggers." Even though...

{Say What?}

Dog crashes while learning to drive BEIJING - A woman in Hohhot, the capital of north China's Inner Mongolia region, crashed her car while giving...

UAA’s ESL program to be cancelled

English as a second language no longer to be offered

Naming committee mulls over options

The University of Alaska Anchorage Naming Committee held an open forum last Wednesday to allow the campus community to give input in the renaming...

Anti-war movement struggles to find footing

Fifty people, mostly middle-aged, and a few scattered young faces attended a Peace Movement in Anchorage for a panel and discussion forum Oct. 20...

Flags exhibit represents lives lost to suicide

An estimated 1,100 college students in the United States committed suicide last year. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center is displaying a “1,100 red flags” exhibit on campus as a memorial which began Sept. 10 on Worldwide Suicide Awareness Day. The timing also coincides with National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 9-15.

RED ZONE: An introduction to the 2017 Red Zone series

In its fourth year, the Red Zone series continues to share stories and news to eliminate the shame surrounding sexual assault and harassment.

Consortium Library left out of emergency education loop

Kenai, Anchorage and Mat-Su public libraries are getting what UAA's Consortium Library will have to do without this year: Emergency Management plans to educate the public. A brochure, poster and booklist campaign that runs through September doesn't include UAA's Consortium Library, because "unfortunately we just didn't have time to get them involved," said RaeShaun Schmidt, spokeswoman for Anchorage's Office of Emergency Management.

Safety walk lights the way for a safer campus

As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, most students will find themselves walking around campus in the dark at one point...

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North Hall student found dead A North Hall Residence Adviser was contacted Saturday Oct. 2 about an unresponsive student. The adviser found first-year student...

RED ZONE: Alaska labeled ‘The rape capital of America’ with rape rate three times...

Domestic violence has been a prominent issue in the state of Alaska for decades, which has lead to reports of sexual assault that have...

Statewide Briefs

While the economy sinks, bank robberies rise The Wells Fargo Bank on East 5th Avenue in Anchorage was robbed last Friday. The subject was described as a white male in his late 30s, about 5'8, slender build, with short brown hair. The subject entered the bank and demanded money from the teller, but did not show or threaten to have a weapon.

New student discount card survives red tape

Legislative procedure almost prevented USUAA’s first bill of the spring semester from passing. The proposal to give $3,000 more to the Student Discount Program...

Red Envelope, RedBox or Blockbuster?

The little red envelope that frequently hangs from people’s mailboxes has been a recurring phenomenon in neighborhoods since 1999. It is the signature envelope through which the movie rental mogul, Netflix, sends and receives their millions of DVDs daily.

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...

Alaska journalism history provides insight, inspiration

Shirley Mickelson has spent nine months sorting through dusty cardboard boxes, making countless phone calls and rummaging through piles of photos. She's looking for...