UPD Report: Feb. 10–17

Total calls for service: 335 Feb. 4: Traffic accident: hit and run in the Alder Lot. Feb. 10: Mental health check in the Student Union. Suspicious...

UPD Report: Feb. 3–10

Calls for service: 319 Feb. 3: Traffic accident: non-injury on Providence Drive. Feb. 4: Sex offense: statutory rape, theft and theft: fraudulent use of an access...

Coronavirus outbreak affects the stock market

In late January, after the novel coronavirus spread across China and into countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany and the United States, global stock markets...

UA Update: UA Board of Regents approves 5% tuition increase

Undergraduate in-state tuition for the entire University of Alaska, or UA, system will increase by 5% for the fall semester of 2020. The universities of...

UPD report: Jan. 27– Feb. 3

Total calls for service: 286 Jan. 27: Disorderly conduct in the Social Sciences Building. Theft in the North Hall. Jan. 28: Information report in the ANSEP...

USUAA approves consolidated student fee proposal

The Union of Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage, or USUAA, voted 7-0 in approval of a consolidated student fee proposal for the...

UAA Q&A: The UA Alert system

There is more to the UAA campus than classes, student activities and sporting events. There are also emergencies. How does the UAA alert notification system...

UPD report: Jan. 21– 27

Total calls for service: 287 Jan. 21: Lost property in the Sally Monserud Hall. Medical emergency on UAA Drive. Jan. 22: Suicidal ideations (location withheld). Medical...

UPD report: Jan. 13– Jan. 20

Total calls for service: 294 Jan. 14: Harassment, obstruction of public administration (resisting arrest) and disorderly conduct in Eugene Short Hall. Theft in the Willow...

UPD Report: Jan. 6–13

Total calls for service: 264 Jan. 6: Obstruction of public administration — Violating conditions of release (felon) off-campus at Tudor and Wright. Traffic accident hit...

Australia bushfires: UAA students recommend reaching out

Australia is on fire with an estimated 15.6 million acres burned since July 1, 2019, due to widespread bushfires. At least 24 people and...

President Trump signs order that may limit free speech at campuses

On Dec. 9, 2019, President Trump signed an executive order that would protect Jews from hate crimes at all U.S. universities and colleges. The...

UPD Report: Dec. 16, 2019 – Jan. 6, 2020

Total calls for service: 683   2019: Dec. 16: Trespass in the Fine Arts Building. Dec. 17: Theft in the UAA/APU Consortium Library. Dec. 18: Criminal Mischief in the...

Remembering the 7.1: How to prepare for an earthquake

On Nov. 30, 2018, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Anchorage and its residents to the core. The epicenter was seven miles north of the...

UPD report: Nov. 11-18

Total calls for service: 356 Nov. 11: Suspicious person reported in the Seawolf Sports Complex. Nov. 12: Motor vehicle theft in the North Hall Parking Lot. ...

UPD report: Nov. 4-11

Nov. 5: Illegal camping in the Cottonwood Lot. Non-injury accident in the Central Parking Garage. Theft in the Bragaw Office Complex #3. Nov. 6: Driving...

UPD report: Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Oct. 28: Disorderly conduct and trespass warning issued in the UAA/APU Consortium Library. Disorderly conduct, public intoxication and trespass warning issued in the UAA/APU...

Winter is coming and so is Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the daylight dwindles each day and winter approaches in Alaska, some residents begin to feel the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. SAD...

NWCCU responds: UA accreditation concerns resolved

After the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’, or NWCCU’s, previous accreditation concerns, the accreditation agency reaffirmed that UA is on the right path. The...

USUAA passes resolution of no confidence in UA President Jim Johnsen

USUAA passed a resolution stating their lack of confidence in UA President Jim Johnsen at their general assembly meeting on Oct. 25.  “Therefore, be it...

UPD report: Oct. 21-27

Oct. 21: Trespass at the Fine Arts Building. Criminal mischief in the UAA West Lot. Theft at the West Campus Parking Lot. Theft at...

Getting real with IDs: New IDs set to standardize identification process

An Alaska Real ID will be required to access military bases, get on commercial airplanes and enter any federal facility that requires identification starting...

UPD report: Oct. 14 – 21

Oct. 14, 2019: Traffic accident in the East Parking Garage. Oct. 16, 2019: Trespass in the Bragaw Office Complex 3. Oct. 16, 2019: Burglary, Domestic Assault, Aggravated Assault occurred...

Administration/Humanities Building reopens after electrical fire

After less than a two-week closure of the Administration/Humanities Building due to a fire, the building is now reopened as of Oct. 14. The Sept....

Decoding student fees: Part six

In a digital age, technology is key. The use of technology can enhance the student experience, not just for students on campus, but for...

UA Board of Regents votes to cancel single accreditation model and expedited review program

In light of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’, or NWCCU, accreditation concerns, the UA Board of Regents called an emergency meeting involving...

Decoding student fees: Part five

The Student Activities Fee helps to fund the Student Union and campus events, while also providing engaging activities to bolster the Seawolf spirit on...

UAA Faculty Senate reaffirms lack of confidence in UA President Jim Johnsen, recommends suspension

The UAA Faculty Senate recommended to the University of Alaska Board of Regents that UA President Jim Johnsen be suspended from his position within...

Chancellor Cathy Sandeen confirms that UAA accreditation remains strong

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, or NWCCU, has expressed concern to University of Alaska officials after reviewing recent media coverage on UA’s...

Red Zone: Title IX training involves steps toward making campuses safer for students

More than half of students at the University of Alaska have experienced some form of sexual harassment by fellow UAA students, instructors or staff,...