Ballot Measure 2 Passes: Marijuana legalization hits the Anchorage bowl

On Nov. 4, registered Alaskan voters had the chance to vote on Ballot Measure 2, which would allow for use, possession and sale of...

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University of Alaska awards scholarships for race winners The University of Alaska College Savings Plan awarded $11,000 in scholarships to the finishers of the 2005...

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OPPORTUNITY Volunteers needed for MDA summer camp The Muscular Dystrophy Association is accepting applications from people willing to volunteer to serve as counselors at the MDA...

Faculty objects to aspects of Fisher Report

Faculty is strongly objecting to the Fisher Report’s suggestion that UAF should be the only research institute in the UA system. James L. Fisher was...

Alaska puts on the purple ribbon

Last year in Anchorage 20,399 women over the age of 18 experienced domestic violence, according to findings from the National Violence Against Women survey...

Finance battle intensifies for USUAA

USUAA's Legislative Affairs Committee will meet Jan. 20 to discuss ways to redress problems within UA's student government coalition after a $1 contribution by...

Career fair, Green Fee Board on USUAA docket

Students looking for work have the opportunity to meet with at least 19 employers hiring people for summer, part- time and full-time jobs. Stephanie Whaley, internship and experiential learning coordinator at the University Center, said a career fair is scheduled to take place Feb. 14 and invited students and college graduates seeking employment to attend.

Student debaters address national issues

As the nation prepared to hear the presidential candidates debate foreign policy last week, the UAA debate team prepared arguments on another issue: energy. ...

Millennials: The stingy blood donors

Millennial blood donations make up 10 percent of slim totals.

Candidates draw protestors while discussing ANWR

It's one of the most divisive issues in Alaska politics and over the past several years has become a heated national issue as well. With record prices of barrels of oil and gallons of gasoline climbing higher, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the hot topics this political season.

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.

Oil companies contribute $4.7 million to UA

The Alaska state university system will receive millions of dollars from oil revenues in the form of donations from BP (British Petroleum) and ConocoPhillips,...

UAA placed in top 15 percent of military friendly schools in the nation by...

UAA glided into position as one of the top schools to support and accommodate military and veteran students in the United States. Recognized by G.I. Jobs Magazine, UAA was placed in the top 15 percent of military friendly schools in the nation. UA President Mark Hamilton, a former Army Major General, presented the award to Chancellor Fran Ulmer in front of servicemen from several military branches, including many involved at UAA.

House Republicans withdraw GOP health care bill, “Obamacare” remains

President Trump pulls decision to replace the Affordable Care Act minutes before pass-or-fail vote

Skeptic students confused by offered hugs

I decided to do something different this year on Sept. 11. Saddened by the reel of crashing towers playing in my mind, I became a silent movie for those to view, an object for those to embrace and a show of compassion for those to relate to. I stood in the student union holding a sign that read "free hugs.

Keith Hackett speaks publicly for the first time as athletic director

Keith Hackett was officially introduced as the new athletic director at a press conference Friday afternoon. He used the event to share his vision for UAA athletics and to address some lingering questions. Hackett’s plan for the department is a three-headed monster. The first step is ensuring they are always in alignment with the educational mission of the university. He wants to stress the “student” aspect of being a student-athlete.

4As responds to 30 years of HIV

It’s been 30 years since the first case of HIV appeared in San Francisco and New York. Gay men in these cities were entering...

UAA grads in high demand job areas

The graduating classes of UAA include hundreds of nurses, teachers, managers, engineers and technicians. Professionals of these fields are in demand throughout the state...

UA system benefits in election

A U.S. senator turned governor, a lieutenant governor dusting off her resume and new science buildings for the University of Alaska Anchorage were just...

Hypocrisy in a hashtag

The hashtag '#notmypresident' is being used to show frustration, fear and resentment at Trump's win

‘Cutting Smart:’ A forum between Alaska legislators and students

Alaska legislators give UAA students a chance to be heard

Grant keeps geriatric education alive in Alaska

In a recent battle to survive budget cuts, advocates of the Alaska Geriatric Education Center won a $1.2 million grant to continue training and educating students and professionals in the geriatrics field. The geriatric center, established in Alaska in 2003, has trained more than 2,200 people in ways of improving the quality of life for seniors, according to the geriatric center.

Lightning may be indicator for volcanic activity

A new study by Geophysical Institute researchers links lightning activity to volcanic eruptions. Since the 1960s, intense lightning displays have been recorded accompanying many large-scale volcanic eruptions. For the first time, scientists were able to collect data fully describing lightning activity during the 2006 Mount Augustine eruption, according to an article published last week in the journal Science.

Student salaries in the UA System continue to fall lower than state minimum wage

The University of Alaska is the only system actively using the state minimum wage exemption

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USUAA releases initiatives The Union of Students UAA recently passed a resolution to ask professors to help keep the cost of textbooks down. According to a report signed by student government president John Roberson III, he met with the Faculty Senate executive board to share ideas on how students and faculty can work together on textbook pricing.

USUAA names new Vice President

USUAA confirmed a new Vice President Friday evening.  Junior Candice Perfect, nominated by President Miles Brookes, was confirmed by a unanimous vote during the...

News Briefs – March 3rd, 2015

UAA Women Basketball Team ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division II West Region On Feb. 28, UAA’s Seawolves beat Montana State Billings 74-64, giving...

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...

Final decision reached, Tanaina Center to leave UAA in May

The UAA Chancellor’s Cabinet has reiterated the decision to evict Tanaina Child Development Center. However, hope is not lost for Tanaina, which has announced...

Voters say keep Alaska laws the same

The hot topics and candidates on the ballot drew 49.2 percent of Alaskan voters to the polls on Nov. 7. Those voters decided to...