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English education major Caity-Ann Stigen is a resident adviser at Templewood Apartments. Her's is one of the apartments being remodeled in an ongoing renovation effort.

Student housing renovations make new accomodations

The cost of renting an apartment in Anchorage can be high, and working to pay for rent, utilities and groceries can be difficult while attending college. The residence halls also offer many programs to help students succeed in education. One of the programs offered is the First Year Experience program in North Hall. This program […]

USUAA Advocacy Report

The USUAA student government Advocacy Team returned from the state capital after a slew of productive meetings with state legislators between Feb. 1 and 4. Along with their other University of Alaska associates, the advocacy team met with senators and representatives in an effort to garner a bigger budget for UA projects. The UA Coalition […]

Fall Commencement in new sports complex

Running the risk of an unprofitable overlap of graduation and Christmas gifts, UAA students will have the chance to walk at the newly opened Alaska Airlines Center on Dec. 14, just after fall final exams week. The decision to host December and May commencements at the new arena was made at a meeting of the […]

In this Chemistry 105 class, students of term instructor Derek Bascom practice reading and dispensing volumes from glassware

General Chemistry Concentration Cut

The University of Alaska Anchorage offers a major in chemistry with two concentrations: biochemistry and chemistry. At present, a total of 80 students have declared chemistry as their major. Of these 80 students, 70 have declared a concentration in biochemistry, and only five have declared a concentration in a general studies track of chemistry called […]

Dancing decker strikes random UAA students

Dancing decker strikes random UAA students

An alert was issued by University Police on Jan. 24 when a report came in that a suspicious male allegedly struck a female student at the Consortium Library bus stop at 8:27 a.m. He was described as “a white male in his mid-twenties wearing a knit hat, a flannel jacket, dark khakis or green pants, and was carrying a backpack.”

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Conduct ye yourselves as adult students

Plagiarism has been the scourge of academia for centuries. But should every culprit be punished? When does plagiarism become an opportunity for teachers to teach?

A simple Google search would reveal that the paragraph above was lifted directly from an article in the Rhode Island College News. At UAA, plagiarism this blatant can earn stiff penalties, and according to a recently released report published by the Dean of Students Office, “Students of Concern and Their Behavior,” it has.

Alaskans experiencing heat wave in January

While Lower 48 states are experiencing unusually cold weather this winter because of the polar vortex, Alaska is experiencing unseasonably warm weather with temperatures in the 40s and 50s.

Map from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

Plans underway to update U-Med district

The Municipality of Anchorage, or MOA, recently held round-table discussions for community members interested in the long-term planning and changes being made to the University-Medical District. The state-funded project includes district plan updates, implementation recommendations, transportation and parking utilization, a co-generation feasibility study and public outreach.

The Student Union Gallery will host 'Claybody Ceramics Invitational' Jan. 26. The exhibit features student work from 2013. Photo by Tim Brown.

‘Claybody’ lets ceramic art, artists breathe

It starts with a block of clay. Pieces are lopped off, rolled between hands and fashioned into objects and bodies. The edges are delicately pressed and raised. These projects are ideas and viewpoints molded into being by the talented students of the ceramics department.

After months of toil, selected student artists will present their work at the Claybody Ceramics Invitational in the Student Union Gallery this month.

Graphic by Roz Kirkelie.

Prioritization plods forward

First, take the over 300 programs and 200 or so functions that constitute UAA and have staff and faculty describe their importance. Next, assemble two respective task forces culled from staff and faculty for the purpose of evaluating the responses.

Top oil and gas producers work with state of Alaska for liquid natural gas pipeline

History was made last week when the state of Alaska, along with Alaska’s top oil and gas developers, signed a commercial agreement to move forward with the development of Alaska’s natural gas. This historical move will have all of the major developers working together on a singular project for the first time.

Bret Bohn. Photo of Bret courtesy of Bohn Family

Man allegedly held against will at hospital

Family and friends of former UAA Aviation and Technology graduate Bret Bohn say he is being held against his will and forcibly medicated at Providence Alaska Medical Center. According to Bohn’s family, hospital officials are planning to transfer him to Johns Hopkins Medical Research Facility in Baltimore, Md., against his will.

Bohn, a hunting and fishing guide, developed sleeping problems while hunting in late September through early October. Upon his return home, Bohn told his parents he had not slept in several days, so they took him to the emergency room at Providence Hospital.

Photo by Tim Brown.

Seawolves, Nanooks aircraft to remain under ‘Ravn Alaska’

Last year the University of Alaska received a publicity “lift” from Era Alaska. The airline announced Thursday that it will retire the Era brand to rein in “Ravn Alaska.”

One of Era Alaska’s commuter aircraft received a UAA- and UAF-themed paint job in July. The paint scheme was conceived in hopes of increasing University of Alaska’s visibility around the state.

Bachelor of arts student Lena Brown describes working with a wet belt sander to create cut glass pieces at the UAA Crafts Fair. Photo by Dan Duque.

Keeping it Alaskan: Fair reminds locals of home-grown goodness

With all the hubbub of new franchises and chains breezing in from the Lower 48, it’s easy to get swept up in the frenzy. But when the dust settles, there still exists the homegrown goodness that makes Alaska unique.

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