Recent changes to public transit create challenges for students

The four major roads the People Mover travels on have reduced wait times to 15 minutes. However, for some students at UAA, the changes have negatively affected how they get around Anchorage.

UAA signs into partnership agreement with National University of Mongolia

Last month, UAA signed a partnership agreement with the National University of Mongolia. This agreement will open doorways to collaborative research and faculty and student...

Anchorage faces highest number of mumps cases in decades

As of Dec. 2, 71 confirmed and 15 probable cases have been identified in Alaska. Since all confirmed and probable cases were either residents of or spent extensive time in Anchorage, the outbreak has been limited to the city so far.

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.

Tax reform repeals college tuition benefits for graduate students

The impact on graduate and doctoral students who are currently benefiting from tuition waivers could be severe.

DACA applications rejected due to post office delay

A number of renewals were delayed and thus rejected by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, but the agency will be reconsidering some applications

Bean’s Cafe is facing existential challenges

The soup kitchen, which now exclusively operates as such, seeks an insurer that will meet the organization's needs.

FCC to vote on repealing net neutrality rules

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai announced his proposal in November to roll back Obama-era regulations

Board of Regents extend President’s contract

The Board of Regents approved an extension to UA President Jim Johnsen's employment contract through Aug. 10, 2022.

USUAA passes resolution to increase student employee wages

The increase would bring Student Assistant A, the lowest wage level, to the state minimum wage of $9.80, which was effective January of this year.

Board of Regents approves tuition increase

From the fall of 2005 to the fall of 2019, tuition rates for lower-division courses (100-200) will have increased 104.5 percent.

An array of benefits for Green Fee’s newest UAA project

Nine new solar panels have been added to the roof of the Administrative and Humanities Building

RED ZONE: ‘Weinstein effect’ sparks national reckoning against sexual assault and harassment

It’s not just women that have spoken out; several men have come forward with stories of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by Kevin Spacey, the now former "House of Cards" actor.

New education abroad committee established

“We are at a global crossroads here in Anchorage, so whether we want to or not, we're part of the wider world. So having greater opportunities to get our students out into that is definitely a good thing,” Paul Dunscomb, chair of the history department, said.

Chronic Blackboard problems frustrate students, faculty

“Blackboard has always been a kind of a sticky wicket… even when I was a grad student. But this fall semester has been really trying,” Howard said.

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.

Posters across campus attempt to stir up controversy

Interim Chancellor Samuel Gingerich says the posters were part of "a movement occurring at high schools and universities nationwide designed to create racial tension and division with the express goal of eliciting media coverage."

Staff Council broaches topic of unionizing

Faculty are currently divided on whether or not to unionize.

Registration holds now temporary

Mandatory training not fully completed across UA system

ESL courses cut, English proficiency standard raised

Students who would normally take ESL courses are now in developmental English courses.

RED ZONE: Faculty, students react to mandatory training

The University of Alaska has entered into a Voluntary Resolution Agreement with the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. In February...

UA regents discuss proposed budget for 2019

The proposed budget plan for 2019 includes an increase of nearly $25 million, up from 2018

Dogs, drugs and the Iditarod

Dallas Seavey drops out of 2018 Iditarod after dogs tested positive for banned substance after 2017 race, says he was set up

Closures of the Central Garage explained

Backed-up drain lines caused ice to build up in Central Garage parking area

Claudia Lampman appointed interim vice provost for student success

“When something doesn’t go right for a student here, it doesn’t go right for one of my kids, and there are a lot of students on this campus that I feel like are my kids,” Lampman said.

Twitter to crack down on harmful content, hate speech

Next month, the social media platform will begin enforcing tighter policies and rules

Anchorage makes bid for Amazon’s second headquarters

Anchorage, with the fifth largest cargo airport in the world, may be an underdog in nationwide search

New weekly meal plans expire before use

In the first six weeks of school, over 6,000 meals expired before use for all students with the 14 plan, according to Financial Systems Administrator Brian deZeeuw.

UAA continues to combat teacher turnover in rural Alaska schools

Teacher turnover has averaged 20 percent in rural Alaska schools for nearly a decade

USUAA resolution against Prop 1 fails to reach assembly floor

A resolution did not make it out of UAA student government committees