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...

Dunleavy appoints new members to Board of Regents

Gov. Mike Dunleavy appointed two new regents to the University of Alaska Board of Regents. Tammy Randolph, a State Farm insurance agent from North Pole...

Education students seek community — and answers

After the university announced accreditation for several School of Education programs had been revoked, students came together online to find answers. Suzanne Snyder loves kids....
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UAA School of Education loses accreditation for certain programs

By Cheyenne Mathews and Chase Burnett Updated Jan. 15 What could have been the last first day of school for some UAA education students turned into...
The USUAA assembly spent several hours discussing the nuances associated with endorsing each proposed fee modification at their meeting on Dec. 7. Photo by Joey Carreon.

USUAA votes on proposed student fee modifications

Mandatory student fees are reviewed every four years in order to evaluate whether adjustments need to be made in order to accommodate for various...
The second floor of the Student Union after the earthquake on Friday. Timothy Lee described the union's state after the earthquake as "disastrous."

‘It’s kind of surreal now’: UAA community reacts to the earthquake

The earthquake on Nov. 30 took Alaskans by surprise. Some were still asleep, some were already at work and others were on the campus...

Fall Commencement remains unshaken

After two days of a closed campus, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, campus reopened and resumed classes. Ryan Buchholdt, interim director for UAA's Environment Health...

Athletic department pushes forward after shaky turn of events

Despite the recent turn of events that left Anchorage shaking, the Alaska Airlines Center and Wells Fargo Sports Complex are still standing. However, there...
Sarah Garner started her first day as director Aug. 28, 2017. Photo by Jay Guzman.

UAA searches for new director of Student Life and Leadership

Sarah Garner recently announced her resignation as Director of Student Life and Leadership. Kim Morton, the associate director for the department, will serve as...

University to adopt new IDEA survey platform in summer 2019

The university will change the platform for their course evaluation survey after the end of the spring semester. The version of the IDEA Survey...

USUAA 2018 fall election recap: amendments pass, Miller and Stover win respective elections

Election season has officially come and gone, and USUAA recently held their fall elections on Nov. 13. Students were able to vote in-person or online...

DEVELOPING: 7.0 magnitude earthquake cancels classes and deals extensive damage to UAA campus buildings

UPDATE (12/5/2018): Despite the major 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rattled southcentral Alaska on Friday, UAA has reopened all of main campus on Wednesday Dec. 5th. “It’s...

John Davies elected new Board of Regents chair

The UA Board of Regents elected John Davies as their new chair during the board’s meeting on Nov. 8. Davies is following former chair...

Number of Title IX reports in the UA system increases

The number of Title IX reports have increased across the UA system compared to last year's data. At UAA, the numbers from last year...

USUAA to host annual Thanksgiving Feast

USUAA is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Edward Lee Gorsuch Commons. The event will...

Robert Service High School recognized as Unified Champion School by Special Olympics

Service High School raised another banner to their rafters last Tuesday after garnering attention from the likes of ESPN and Special Olympics for being...

Majority of UAA faculty members report decrease in morale, according to Faculty Senate survey

Of the 304 UAA faculty members who participated in a survey conducted by the UAA Faculty Senate this year, 202 of them reported a...

UAA among top public schools for serving black students, report says

A recent report by the Race and Equity Center of the University of Southern California named UAA as one of the institutions with the...

Q&A: Alaska governor candidates on education

By USUAA The Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage (USUAA) exists as a governing body within a publicly funded institution. A large...

Alaska to vote on salmon habitat protection measure

Ballot Measure 1, the Salmon Habitat Protection and Permits Initiative, continues to draw controversies as Election Day is getting closer. The citizen-initiated proposition is...
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...