USUAA President, Geser Bat-Erdene, moderating the open forum.

Students react to proposed student fee changes at open forum

Students attended an open forum in the Student Union Den on Monday, Oct. 29, regarding proposed increases to various, mandatory student fees. The forum gave...

Chancellor extends search for permanent provost

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen announced her decision to conduct the search for a permanent Provost of Academic Affairs in the fiscal year of 2020,...

Green Fee forum heads towards a sustainable future

The UAA Green Fee Board hosted an open forum informing students about its newest project in the Student Union Den on Oct. 24. Students...

UAA to host “North to the Future” Student Leadership Conference

UAA's Student Life and Leadership is hosting their annual Student Leadership Conference in the Student Union from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Nov....

Alaska ranks first in unintentional drownings in the nation

A Mat-Su woman and her son drowned in the Matanuska River this June, swept away by the current. The remains of a man who...
UAA Gubernatorial Debate 2018. PC: James Evans

USUAA Presidential Letter: November 2018

Dear Seawolves, The core values of the USUAA, Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage, are service, advocacy and self-governance. We work hard...

Chancellor announces changes in research administration

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen recently announced plans for the establishment of a task force for research along with other changes in research administration. Earlier...

USUAA to host forum featuring U.S. Congress candidate Alyse Galvin

USUAA will be hosting a forum featuring U.S. Congress candidate, Alyse Galvin, at UAA's Student Union Den on Oct. 25 from 6 - 8...

A week in politics: Candidates for governor debate PFD plans, Gov. Bill Walker suspends...

A recap of the events leading up to Byron Mallott’s resignation and Gov. Bill Walker’s withdrawal

ISER report says Alaska health care spending is highest in nation

Alaskans spend more on health care than residents of any other U.S. state, a recent report by the UAA Institute of Social and Economic...

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released

The Dean of Students Office published UAA’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on Sept. 27. The 76-page report includes information on the security...

USUAA passes constitutional amendment to restructure Student Government Fee

USUAA intends to implement a flat Student Government Fee to better serve the student body

ANSEP selected as finalist for Harvard Innovations Award

The Ash Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program as a...
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Gubernatorial Debate

Written by Geser Bat-Erdene, UAA Student Body President In accordance with our strategic priorities of service and advocacy, USUAA is thrilled to provide a forum...
Wells Fargo Pool

University considers future of Wells Fargo Sports Complex pool

The university administration is currently considering repurposing the swimming pool in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. A review by UAA Facilities found that the...

Faculty Senate takes steps towards reinstatement of ESL program

The UAA Faculty Senate is supporting a motion to revive the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the university. The senate made...

Three senior administrators resign following API investigation

Alaska Psychiatric Institute Director Ron Hale and two other senior administrators with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced their resignation on...

Compensation review finds faculty salary competitive, executive salary below market median

An analysis of the compensation in the UA system found that faculty and staff receive competitive salaries in comparison to the market median. Executives...

Red Zone: They came forward. Then what?

A look into the effectiveness of Title IX offices at the University of Alaska after the Office for Civil Rights review.

Facebook adds Inupiaq as new language option

Facebook recently announced the addition of Inupiaq as one of their official language options. Several Inupiaq speakers worked on the translations in a crowdsourcing...

One in two Alaska students tests below proficient in performance evaluation

More than half of Alaska students fail to meet standard proficiency criteria in English and math, assessments by the Alaska Department of Education and...

Red Zone: Mandatory Title IX training explained

Two years ago, degree-seeking students entering the University of Alaska were not required to complete training on sexual assault prevention. At the same time,...

University police release new safety app

The UAA Police Department has launched an app providing access to several crisis and safety resources on campus. “UAA Safe” was released on Aug....

An introduction to the fifth annual Red Zone Series

In the period from the beginning of school to Thanksgiving, more sexual assaults happen on college campuses around the United States than any other...

Anchorage Assembly votes in favor of strict plastic bag ban

The Anchorage Assembly approved a law prohibiting the distribution of plastic shopping bags by retailers on Aug. 28. It is the stricter version of...

Community and Technical College partners with institute to improve reading and study skills

The UAA Community and Technical College has partnered with the Institute of Reading Development to offer a program that would help students learn and...

New shifts in UA leadership positions prompt salary adjustments

Since last year, The Northern Light has published an organizational chart of university leadership including the base salary for deans, vice provosts, vice chancellors...

University uses firms in executive search processes

Over the last two academic years, the university has gone through the process of filling important university positions from the chancellor to dean of...

‘It’s more and it’s familiar’: John Stalvey appointed as interim provost for academic affairs

John Stalvey, formerly dean of UAA’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed interim provost for Academic Affairs. Duane Hrncir’s term as interim provost...

Anchorage assembly considers banning disposable plastic bags

The Anchorage Assembly is considering an ordinance that would ban plastic shopping bags, a policy that other communities in Alaska have implemented. On July 17,...