Don’t try to be tricky

I have heard that if you get a traffic ticket you should plead not guilty, and if the officer doesn’t show up then the...

Parking Services requests new fee increase

At the Union of Students at University of Alaska Anchorage meeting Nov. 16, Glenna Muncy, director of UAA parking services, shared a presentation explaining the request for an increase in parking services fees.

RED ZONE: Mandatory sex discrimination training due on Halloween

Degree-seeking, residential and exchange students are required to complete a Title IX discrimination prevention training by the end of the month.

Dental care debate goes to court

The Alaska Dental Society has filed a lawsuit against the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, according to a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief...

Green cafés hope to serve community more than just coffee

Every day around the world, millions of people filter in and out of coffee shops, getting their jittery, sugary fix encapsulated in a printed paper cup. At the end of the day, those empty cups will find their way into a garbage dump, and little thought is given to the fact that these polyethylene-lined cups may take thousands of years to break down.

Broadcasting experience supplements schoolwork

Students are getting experience working on behind the scenes production during UAA Seawolves hockey games at the Sullivan Arena after the UAA Journalism and...

Joe Miller visits campus

Last week, United States congressional candidate Joe Miller attended an event at UAA to discuss his campaign platform. The event was hosted in collaboration...

Man allegedly held against will at hospital

Family and friends of former UAA Aviation and Technology graduate Bret Bohn say he is being held against his will and forcibly medicated at Providence Alaska Medical Center. According to Bohn’s family, hospital officials are planning to transfer him to Johns Hopkins Medical Research Facility in Baltimore, Md., against his will. Bohn, a hunting and fishing guide, developed sleeping problems while hunting in late September through early October. Upon his return home, Bohn told his parents he had not slept in several days, so they took him to the emergency room at Providence Hospital.

UA Board of Regents pass FY 2013

The Board of Regents approved a 924M operating budget last Wednesday. The BOR does not anticipate any new construction, but will focus on maintaining and...

New frat seeks university approval, policy change

What started out as a couple of friends joking together about the creation of a secret society has blossomed into what could become UAA's...

Flying a jet to school: FedEx donates Boeing 727 to UAA

If a large aircraft happens to be hanging precariously low over the Fairview neighborhood of Anchorage next week, don't worry — it's all part of the plan.

Statewide Briefs

Palin denounces critics as cowards Several days after Palin returned to Alaska from her two-month odyssey as GOP vice president nominee, she unleashed a litany of complaints aimed at her critics. She called her critics cowards and jerks for chiding her anonymously, and insisted she never asked for the $150,000 wardrobe purchased for her use on the campaign trail.

Survey: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges

A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that...

Problems with Wi-Fi Frustrate Students

Campus Wi-Fi: for some students an everyday convenience, but for others the source of a constant headache. In recent weeks, students have complained of inaccessible and unreliable Wi-Fi on campus, particularly in the Administration Building and Cuddy Hall.

Red tape grounds club’s aid trip to Sri Lanka

UAA’s Architectural and Engineering Technologies Club’s post-semester travel plans are stuck in red tape. The club, established at the start of the fall 2004...

Falsely imprisoned for twenty years, Steve Barnes speaks at UAA

Steve Barnes fell between the cracks of court room justice when he was tried and convicted for a crime he did not commit. On Sept 18, 1985, Kimberly Simon was found dead on the left side of a dirt road in Utica, New York. Three days later, Barnes, then 19, was called in for interrogation.

Students may save with Hope Credit

Some things in life might be painful, but paying taxes doesn't need to be. What some students don't know could cost them money when they...

Making Anchorage safer one step at a time

With efforts to heighten security in downtown Anchorage, Anchorage Police Department started their foot patrol program at the end of last month. Officers are...

{Say What?}

Smoking patient lights hospital aflame DALLAS - A patient who was wearing an oxygen mask tried to light a cigarette in his hospital room, sparking...

The forgotten college Part II

This article is the second in a four-article series about the Community and Technical College at the University of Alaska Anchorage What if there was...

Seat belt campaign kicks off

The state Department of Transportation and other agencies are kicking off a seat belt enforcement campaign. The spotlight on the Click It or Ticket campaign began May 18 will last through May 31. Cindy Cashen, Alaska Highway Safety Office administrator, says police and Alaska State Troopers will focus on ticketing unbelted people in vehicles, especially at night.

International studies: a major addition to UAA

The addition of international studies as a major is a response to the recognition of increasing globalization. The growth of technology, economic expansion and sociopolitical assimilation has nurtured a growing sense of a global identity. International studies, within the College of Arts and Sciences, is offered exclusively at the UAA campus.

Stevens and Begich too close to call

Election Night in Anchorage, hours after President-elect Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech, voters continued to wait with anxious anticipation for statewide election results. The most talked about campaign was the senatorial race between incumbent Ted Stevens and Mayor Mark Begich.

UA Interns join AK Legislative Session

UA Students from across Alaska have joined the Senate Bipartisan Working Group for the 27th Legislative session. The fours students are: Grace Abbott, interning...

UAA job fairs offer numerous opportunities for students

The On-Campus Job Fair took place on Sept. 12 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. next to the Student Union, and featured many employment opportunities for...

State Bar withdraws motion on Stevens’ license

The Alaska Bar Association has withdrawn its motion to suspend the law license of former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, now that the federal corruption case against the Alaska republican has been dismissed. The bar filed its motion with the state Supreme Court after Stevens was convicted in October on seven felony counts of violating ethics rules.

CAS deficit foreseen years ago

Although the College of Arts and Sciences declared a hiring freeze only three months ago, departments within the college are beginning to feel its...

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...

Missed deadlines cost cash

Students wanting to drop or add classes must do so within the week. Eric Pedersen, associate vice chancellor for enrollment, said in an email that...

Implementation of UAA 2020 goals continues

The 2020 initiative is replacing UAA 2017, the university’s previous 10-year plan.