News Briefs – March 3rd, 2015

UAA Women Basketball Team ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division II West Region On Feb. 28, UAA’s Seawolves beat Montana State Billings 74-64, giving...

Alaska Native students are dropping out at high rates

Not enough Alaska Native students are completing their first semester at UAA

Preparing for construction on campus

The buzz, clank, and hum of construction are in the air at UAA again this summer as a whole slew of new projects are underway. Students are no strangers to construction as the past several years there has been one project or another taking place.

Commons Market program brings fresh fruits and veggies to campus

Healthy eating on campus became much easier this week with the opening of the new Commons Market in Gorsuch Commons. The store will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4p.m.-7 p.m. in front of Bear Necessities in Gorsuch Commons offering fruits, vegetables and fresh bread for students.

Skeptic students confused by offered hugs

I decided to do something different this year on Sept. 11. Saddened by the reel of crashing towers playing in my mind, I became a silent movie for those to view, an object for those to embrace and a show of compassion for those to relate to. I stood in the student union holding a sign that read "free hugs.

UAA gets funds for alcohol fetal syndrome study

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a problem all over the nation, but the incidence of FAS in Alaska is 30 percent higher than the national average. According to a survey released in 2002, conducted by the Center for Disease Control, the state of Alaska had approximately 45 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder births per 30,284 live births between 1995 and 1997.

2nd Amendment activists protest on campus

Guns on campus. To some the idea is frightening, and to others it is a right. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution...

Students assaulted

Students assaulted UAA students were victims of an assault and a robbery on Feb. 22 and Feb. 24. The incidents are under investigation and no...

Parking tickets: Getting fines dismissed ‘could be’ likely

Students and the director of Parking Services offer ideas on how to get a parking permit dismissed and how to avoid getting one. Details on obtaining parking permits is included.

The future of Seawolf athletics

The athletic department waits to find out what is next for UAA sports teams

Lei: symbolism of Mana

In ancient Hawai‘i, "ali'i," or royalty, wore feather lei as a sign of "mana," or spirit and grandeur. In contemporary society, there are endless varieties...

UAA tries to break decade-long spell without an Anchorage Student Regent

Two UAA students, Sherry Thompson and Kim Perry, are running for the opportunity to serve on the University of Alaska Board of Regents. The...

Board of Regents approves tuition increase

From the fall of 2005 to the fall of 2019, tuition rates for lower-division courses (100-200) will have increased 104.5 percent.

MAC goes high speed

Dial-up Internet service is so ‘90s, but Main Apartment Complex residents still live with glacial connection speeds and tied-up telephone lines. Until December. ...

Alaska Airlines Center nears 1-year anniversary

The Alaska Airlines Center is approaching its first full calendar year of use. The $109 million, multi-purpose arena has seen several concerts, cultural activities...

University travel expenses include national advocacy

Over the last five years, $322,911.69 was spent on trip expenses for members of the Board of Regents. The board consists of 11 regents...

Purcell application denied again

Social Work Club president Mike Purcell received a final notice denying him admission into UAA’s social work program June 2. Purcell, 38, has been rejected...

Meet your new USUAA presidential team

Alejandra Buitrago and Andrew McConnell have been elected as USUAA President and Vice President, officially announced on Friday at 5pm. The two will assume...

Senate passes bill that caps PFD at $1,000 for the next three years

A plan that involves Senate Bill 26 will halt dependency on oil market revenue

Hamilton names interim chancellor

UA President Mark Hamilton announced March 1 that Fran Ulmer, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, will serve as interim chancellor following the resignation of Chancellor Elaine Maimon, who is leaving in June to become the president of Governors State University in Illinois.

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Oct.4 Mallard malaise 9:54 a.m. University Police Department received a report of an injured duck, which had flown into a window at the Sally Monserud...

Brush up on Dental Hygiene

Lack of patients, worries students

Terrorism class focuses on religious motivation

When Jeffery Kaplan planned his course on terrorism, he didn't include information about the attack on the World Trade Center. But he planned the...

Assembly passes two referendums for November ballot

The Oct. 14 assembly debated the Student Media Fee Restructuring Referendum's placement on the Nov. 15 and 16 ballots. The referendum passed in a...

Facebook adds Inupiaq as new language option

Facebook recently announced the addition of Inupiaq as one of their official language options. Several Inupiaq speakers worked on the translations in a crowdsourcing...

Little Black Dress event demonstrates meaning of consent

Little Black Dress mixer addresses consent issues

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Classified Council starts sweet UAA staff were invited to meet the 2005-2006 representatives for Classified Council at an Ice Cream Social, June 2 at the...

Board of Regents extend President’s contract

The Board of Regents approved an extension to UA President Jim Johnsen's employment contract through Aug. 10, 2022.

The end of the Alaska Aces

After close to three decades, the Alaska aces went dark, the players were released from their contracts and the team is free to sell their ECHL membership.

CBD oils seized in the state of Alaska

Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office raids local marijuana retailers