Joe Miller visits campus

Last week, United States congressional candidate Joe Miller attended an event at UAA to discuss his campaign platform. The event was hosted in collaboration...

University advocates for land grant

Officials at UA say that the university has not been granted all of the land it was entitled to because the federal land was ceded to state management in 1959, when Alaska was recognized as a state. Associate Vice President of Government Relations, Miles Baker, said he will advocate at the federal level to obtain the total land grant.

USUAA bill attempts to end required meal plans

Some members of USUAA have introduced legislation attempting to force the Resident Hall Housing Department to give students living in residence halls the option to refuse a meal plan. University officials say the requirement is not going away, and that its absence would only drive meal prices up. Senator Esdras Jean unveiled “Bogus Meal Plan 12-05” on September 8.

Athletic/recreation fee may increase

Fees at UAA, which seem to always be going up, don’t just increase without the input of students on campus. Every four years, organizations...

Alaska Legislature approves statewide workplace smoking ban

The bill, written by Sen. Peter Micciche, prohibits smoking in workplaces across Alaska, such as restaurants, bars and other businesses, and even includes public transportation like taxis.

Designed to delight

More than 700,000 books are on the move at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Library staff members are preparing for the big move to...

Potluck serves up medley of possibilities

Native Student Services hosted a welcome back potluck Sept. 17 that offered free food, fun and advice for University of Alaska students. The event featured...

The effect of lawmaker ethics on Alaska

How those in political power impact our state

How is UAA improving the Wi-Fi situation?

Ask anyone on campus about UAA's Internet services, responses will range from middling at best ... “It's honestly hit or miss,” said Connor Budahl, a...

Energy test in Anchorage results in conservation

In October, UAA participated in a citywide energy conservation test. Mayor Sullivan’s “Energy Watch” campaign was in preparation for potential energy shortages during the...

UA budget cuts reduced to $70 million

On Aug. 13, University of Alaska representatives reached an agreement with Gov. Mike Dunleavy to spread total funding reductions of $70 million to the...

UAA tries to break decade-long spell without an Anchorage Student Regent

Two UAA students, Sherry Thompson and Kim Perry, are running for the opportunity to serve on the University of Alaska Board of Regents. The...

Filipino American history comes to life at UAA

Dr. Connie Mariano will be visiting UAA on October 14. A woman familiar with firsts and breaking barriers, Mariano has been a heroine to the Filipino population of America.

President-elect Donald Trump creates new environment for journalism

The future of our nations watchdogs

UA Scholars Program too successful

Ballooning enrollment in the University of Alaska Scholars Program has the university touting its success and looking for a way to pay for it. The...

Community and Technical College partners with institute to improve reading and study skills

The UAA Community and Technical College has partnered with the Institute of Reading Development to offer a program that would help students learn and...

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...

UA system faces budget cuts from Governor

On January 22, Governor Bill Walker unveiled new operating and capital budgets to the public and submitted them to the legislature. Overall, state spending...

UAA professor volunteers in Thailand

Assistant professor Hermann Gruenwald spoke Jan. 17 to an upper-division logistics class about his weeklong experience as a volunteer in Thailand after the Dec....

Homelessness and substance abuse panel held at bookstore

It’s a dark, cold winter night in Anchorage, but luckily you’re lounging on a sofa with a knitted blanket draped around your body. A...

Seawolf debate team continues world-class legacy

There’s a team on campus that is number two in the nation.  There’s a team on campus that ranks in the top 15 among...

Note left under UPD door leads to injured teen

At approximately 8 p.m. Sept. 16, someone slipped an anonymous note under the University Police Department door. The note described the whereabouts of an Anchorage teen who had been badly beaten and left for death.

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Volunteer theater needed for Celebration of Change 2001 Celebration of Change is looking for performers and volunteers for the annual performance event that will showcase...

Copycat terrorist hoaxes heighten safety awareness

University of Alaska Anchorage had a scare in the mailroom on Oct. 16. A mailroom employee found a suspicious envelope that was stained, heavily...

Protect our Privacy initiative challenges Alaskan transgender community

Anchorage bathroom initiative to base public restroom usage on individual's birth certificates

$10 more a semester for Parking Services

UAA's Parking Services has proposed that $10 be added to the list of student fees at the beginning of every semester. "We are asking USUAA's support," said Bob McDonnell, director of Parking Services, "because the fees for the U-Pass system and the campus shuttles are getting more expensive.

‘It’s more and it’s familiar’: John Stalvey appointed as interim provost for academic affairs

John Stalvey, formerly dean of UAA’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed interim provost for Academic Affairs. Duane Hrncir’s term as interim provost...

Railroad takes Alaska Internet offline

The railroad temporarily took Alaskans from Fairbanks to Anchorageoffline when it cut ACS cords this week.

New system will speed up graduation process

Estimated time to process by hand the 1,375 graduation applications the registrar's staff received last fall: about 19 days. Without sleeping. Or doing anything else. That's why some seniors received their graduation audit reports - which let them know what classes they need to take to graduate - after the beginning of their final semester.

Pride for breaking boundaries

PrideFest is coming to Anchorage June 22-29, with the last day including a festival and parade. PrideFest is the annual celebration for Alaska’s lesbian, gay,...