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Kelly Ireland and AP BOSNIA FLOODS TRIGGER LANDSLIDES, UNEARTH MINES BRCKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) – Floodwaters triggered more than 3,000 landslides across the Balkans on Sunday, laying waste to entire towns and villages and disturbing land mines leftover from the region’s 1990s war, along with warning signs that marked the unexploded weapons. The Balkans’ worst flooding […]

UAA Safe Zone Kickoff

Last week UAA’s Safe Zone celebrated its third annual celebration week with a barbecue in the Student Union. Keynote speaker Drew Phoenix, executive director of Identity, kicked off the celebration by speaking about issues regarding the LGBTQ community, focusing on LGBTQ history, advances and issues that still need to be addressed. At UAA, Safe Zone […]

Alaska sues Feds over access road

Last week Gov. Sean Parnell announced in a press release that his administration issued a notice of intent to sue the federal government over an access road from King Cove, Alaska, through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge to the town of Cold Bay, Alaska. The road would provide life-saving access for King Cove residents who […]

Course hide-and-seek

There is a feeling of accomplishment for a student who is able to lock in the perfect class schedule, a harmonious balance struck in a vast sea of knowledge. In some cases, though, UAA students aren’t actually seeing all of the course sections that may become available. Keeping certain course sections hidden, primarily those taught […]

Student President Faces Impeachment

The USUAA Rules Committee held an impeachment hearing last week to oust Student Body President Drew Lemish. Charges include lack of attendance at assembly meetings, inappropriate behavior at assembly meetings, taking vacations without proper notifications and not responding to communications from other assembly members, students, staff and faculty regarding official USUAA business. Lemish was unable […]

Students vote to move forward with a smoke free campus

Students voted last week to move forward with a proposal that would make the University of Alaska Anchorage a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The referendum passed the preliminary election results by earning 719 votes in support of the initiative, and 628 votes against the initiative. This means, 51.6 percent of students who voted supported a […]

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 with UAA’s Political Science Association, College Republicans and Young Americans for Liberty. If elected, Miller said he would address three main issues during his term: the surveillance state, national debt and […]

Board of Regents passes two considerable motions

Late last week the 11-member University of Alaska Board of Regents met in Kodiak to work through a lengthy agenda, and two of the motions passed are sure to make waves at all three universities in the UA system. One motion calls for a common academic calendar for all university campuses, including common daily schedules, […]

Alaska, No. 1 for brain injuries

According to the Alaska Brain Injury Network, or ABIN, Alaska ranks No. 1 in the nation for recorded brain injuries but lacks proper treatment or rehabilitation services for those affected. Many Alaskans experiencing brain injuries go without proper diagnosis and treatment or are transported out of state for rehabilitation. “Traumatic brain injury is one of […]

Elections predictable, mostly

Even procrastinators can be civically active, and polling stations around Anchorage remained open until 8 p.m. on municipal election night to accommodate last-minute votes. “If they don’t know, I’ll inform them what we’re voting on and why it’s important,” Anchorage resident Georgia Farnsworth explained as she staked out the Z.J. Loussac Library polling station last […]

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No More campaign gains momentum

More than 100 communities across Alaska participated in the Choose Respect march on March 27 to combat domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. The Choose Respect campaign began in 2009 when Gov. Sean Parnell pledged that Alaska would take every step necessary to address the serious problem of domestic violence and sexual assault in […]

Cardinal addresses three pastoral challenges facing Pope Francis

This week, the archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, visited Alaska. Dolan spoke to parishioners at Our Lady of Guadeloupe Parish about the three pastoral challenges facing Pope Francis: marriage, restoring the credibility of the Roman Catholic Church, and the relationship between the church and culture. Dolan explained that marriage was not only the […]

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SB-176 amended, moves to committee

State Senate Bill 176, which would if passed, allow students with concealed carry licenses to bring concealed weapons on campus, including the residence halls, has been amended and moved to committee. The first draft of the bill allowed for open carry, which student advocates say was not their original intent. The Senate Judiciary Committee amended […]

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UAA vs. Yale debates

“The best debates are not the ones that conclude discussions, but begin them,” director of Seawolf Debate Steve Johnson said in closing following the vigorous British Parliamentary debate held in a packed East High Auditorium on March 20. The motion of the evening read, “No public funds should go to support competitive athletics in public […]

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