UA reverses financial exigency and plans one accreditation

Gov. Mike Dunleavy officially signed for $110 million to be restored to the UA budget on Aug. 19. “I’m happy to report that, as of...

Brother Francis Shelter may be left out in the cold this winter

Gov. Mike Dunleavy recently reduced funding to Brother Francis Shelter on June 28, making funding for the homeless of Alaska uncertain as winter approaches. Brother...

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...

Budget-cut aftermath: UA officials begin decision making

After the University of Alaska’s declaration of financial exigency on July 22, UA officials have planned progress toward reducing spending and voted on joining...

Advice on advising

Finding direction in the academic world can be daunting, but the University of Alaska Anchorage advising staff can help students map their way through...

UAA’s tips to breathing easy

The University of Alaska Anchorage campus is a smoke-free campus, but what can be done about wildfire smoke? According to Betty Bang, advanced practice registered...

DEVELOPING: UAA budget cuts become reality

UPDATE, JULY 22, 2019: At the July 22 meeting of the UA Board of Regents, new decisions were made about the future of the University...

Boosting the signal

KRUA, the student-run radio station at the University of Alaska Anchorage, needs your help. On July 19, KRUA will be hosting a pledge drive event...

The hands behind the knife

“I had a Cook Inlet beluga whale that choked on a flounder,” Dr. Kathy Burek Huntington of Alaska Veterinary Pathology Services, said. “You wouldn’t...

Save Our State Rally unites Alaskans at UAA

What was going to be a University of Alaska student rally at the UAA Bookstore on July 9 became a much bigger gathering that...

#UADevastated but #UAStrong: Gov. Dunleavy’s operating budget cuts $135 million from the UA system

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced his signed operating budget at a press conference in Juneau the morning of Friday, June 28, just three days before...
UAA entrance to the University Center office. A sign above the University Center that says UAA University Center. Offices are located on Old Seward Highway.

University Center: Reconnecting

The University of Alaska Anchorage offices at the University Center Mall are slowly making their way to the main campus, reconnecting students, staff and...

UAA and Anchorage provide resources to help protect women against sexual assault

“More than three out of every 10 adult women in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime,” according to the 2013...

Safety starts with knowledge

Sirens wail and lights flash as an emergency vehicle races west along Providence Drive, past the University of Alaska Anchorage. Several times a day,...

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,...

Title IX training reboot for University of Alaska

The University of Alaska will have its own version of the mandatory online Title IX training. The new format will be more accessible, applicable...

Legislature proposes bill to criminalize abortion in Alaska

Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky and Mississippi have recently passed laws that make abortion procedures illegal after six weeks of pregnancy. Alaska’s House Bill 178 is...

20 years of UA Scholars

For 20 years, the UA Scholars program has awarded Alaska’s top-performing high school students a chance to attend the University of Alaska. This year’s graduates...

USUAA hits the road

When it comes to helping make a difference in the Anchorage community, sometimes students just have to get their tongs dirty. This summer, the Union...

DEVELOPING: Help wanted: UAA’s search for a Chief Diversity Officer

UPDATE (5/21/2019): On the afternoon of May 20, Chancellor Cathy Sandeen communicated with UAA faculty and staff that the university will be extending the search...

A different option for education majors

The past semester was one of both trials and tribulation for UAA education majors, as the University of Alaska Board of Regents decided in...

House Bill 102 would tax car-sharing companies

Should those who “share” their cars with others on digital platforms be taxed? What does “sharing” even mean? House Bill 102, sponsored by Rep. Adam...

UAA will not renew Chugiak-Eagle River Campus’ lease

Budget cuts, program losses and campus closures are all issues the university is facing at the moment. A few decisions regarding these topics have...

Sexual assault concerns still prevalent at UAA

April is sexual assault awareness month. Sexual assault is an issue UAA is still grappling with and has made headlines on KTVA Channel 11...

Board of Regents votes to close UAA’s School of Education

UA System President Jim Johnsen made a recommendation to the Board of Regents that the UAA School of Education should be closed as soon...

University unified for education funding in Juneau

UA delegates convened in Alaska’s capital to advocate on behalf of the university. Over March 16-19, six UAA students traveled to Juneau for an annual...

UA budget slashed

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed a $155 million reduction to the University of Alaska budget for the next fiscal year, which amounts to a...

State board knew of School of Education accreditation issues in July

State education officials may have known that the School of Education would not receive accreditation as early as last summer. The Chair of the...
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Dunleavy’s Board of Regent appointee withdraws name

On Jan. 21, Gov. Dunleavy appointed two new people to the UA Board of Regents to replace two regents with expiring terms. The two...

Senator introduces bill on credit transfers

On Jan. 23, shortly after UAA’s School of Education announced its loss of accreditation for certain programs, Sen. Gary Stevens introduced Senate Bill 31. If...