UAA signs into partnership agreement with National University of Mongolia

Last month, UAA signed a partnership agreement with the National University of Mongolia. This agreement will open doorways to collaborative research and faculty and student...

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...

Howls unheard: Town Hall meeting showcases the many voices of UAA

On Aug. 29, several members of the University of Alaska Anchorage community gathered at Anchorage’s ZJ Loussac Library for an Anchorage Assembly Town Hall...

Diversity under-represented at UA

Proposed plan seeks to hold administration accountable

Drop, duck and cover: How to respond to future earthquakes

On the afternoon following the 7.9 earthquake, Natalia Ruppert from the Alaska Earthquake Center presented and answered questions about the earthquake through Facebook live.

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.

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

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.

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.

UPDATE: COVID-19 prompts additional safety measures

UPDATE 3/31/2020: The first death of an Alaska resident from COVID-19 occurred in Washington state on March 24. Alaska’s chief medical officer, Dr. Anne Zink,...

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...

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.

UAA continues to combat teacher turnover in rural Alaska schools

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

An introduction to the 2016 Red Zone series

College begins as the first day of the rest of our lives. We discover our passions, make lasting friendships and learn skills that will...

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.

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."

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 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

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.

Safest cities in Alaska ranked

Survey based on FBI crime statistics ranks 24 Alaskan cities

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.

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.

UAA’s ESL program to be cancelled

English as a second language no longer to be offered

Unionization proves to be a difficult process

Kevin Clarkson, the Attorney General of Alaska, is seeking to pass a law that would make it more difficult for employees who are part...

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.

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...

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...

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...