Looking for a good deal? Try UAA surplus sales

About every other month, UAA Surplus holds a public sale to offload extra equipment.

Student salaries in the UA System continue to fall lower than state minimum wage

The University of Alaska is the only system actively using the state minimum wage exemption

Sam’s Club closure hurts UAA

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the parent company of Sam’s Club, announced Jan. 11 that it will be closing 63 different Sam’s Clubs nationwide, including ones in Alaska.

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...

Millennials: The stingy blood donors

Millennial blood donations make up 10 percent of slim totals.

Estimated $5 million spent on failed UAA classes in fall 2017

UAA students did not get credit for approximately 30 percent of the classes they registered for in the fall of 2017. That amounts to...

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.

Chronic Blackboard problems frustrate students, faculty

“Blackboard has always been a kind of a sticky wicket… even when I was a grad student. But this fall semester has been really trying,” Howard said.

UAA continues to combat teacher turnover in rural Alaska schools

Teacher turnover has averaged 20 percent in rural Alaska schools for nearly a decade

World Heath Organization to classify ‘gaming disorder’ as mental health disorder

The drafted document, posted on WHO's website, describes the disorder as "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior ('digital gaming' or 'video-gaming'), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline."

New surgical technology program to launch in fall

The School of Allied Health opens program to help local healthcare facilities and provide opportunity for UAA students

Engineering school deans dismissed

August 25, at 3:30, the Dean of the School of Engineering Rob Lang walked into the office of Mike Driscoll, Executive Provost of Academic Affairs. An hour later, Associate Dean Grant Baker also walked into the office. Both men walked out with a letter of dismissal. Lang said that their work did fit with the vision of the university. Chancellor Tom Case disagreed.

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...

Alaska bat researchers brace for white-nose syndrome

A fungus that has wiped out millions of bats since appearing on the East Coast a decade ago is making its way to Alaska.

Claudia Lampman appointed interim vice provost for student success

“When something doesn’t go right for a student here, it doesn’t go right for one of my kids, and there are a lot of students on this campus that I feel like are my kids,” Lampman said.

Marijuana tax revenue reaches $4.5 million for state of Alaska

After the state began collecting marijuana tax in October of 2016, the total revenue for fiscal year 2017 came to $1.7 million. Brandon Spanos, deputy director of the department, says that the numbers are not surprising.

Meet the students running for office in the spring USUAA election

President and vice president candidates include: Alec Burris and Geser Bat-Erdene, and Jada Caudel and IntiMayo Harbison.

UA will raise student employee pay to minimum wage

There are about 1,400 student employees in the UA system, according to UA Human Resources, and approximately 20 percent of them are paid below state minimum wage. Their wages range from $8.50 to $9.75 an hour.

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...

Alaska Legislature approves statewide workplace smoking ban

The bill, written by Sen. Peter Micciche, prohibits smoking in workplaces across Alaska, such as restaurants, bars and other businesses, and even includes public transportation like taxis.

New UAA chancellor appointed

UA President Jim Johnsen announced in a press release on May 30 that Cathy Sandeen would be the next chancellor of UAA. Sandeen...

Safest cities in Alaska ranked

Survey based on FBI crime statistics ranks 24 Alaskan cities

What ever happened to The Dome?

After over five months, little is still known about the progress of The Dome

UAA’s ESL program to be cancelled

English as a second language no longer to be offered

Providing a solution to Anchorage homelessness with Think Tank

The “What does a solution to homelessness in Anchorage look like?” Think Tank event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Consortium Library, room 307. The event is free, and open to all students, staff, faculty and other community members.

Friends, pints and the Anchorage Curling Club

For more information about the Anchorage Curling Club and to look at their events calendar, you can visit their website at anchoragecurling.com.

Anchorage vote-by-mail election breaks record for voter turnout

It's important to note that the data for this year's election is from an unofficial report and the official numbers will be confirmed on April 17. Even after polls had closed Tuesday night, elections officials still had thousands of ballots to process through the week and posted summaries by 5 p.m. each day.

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...

RED ZONE: Without a trace

Drugs used to facilitate sexual assault are often undetectable and unreportable

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...