Instagram to alter censorship guidelines

Censorship update will blur out 'sensitive' content on all accounts

Denali workers ratify new contract

The strike for bus mechanics, radio technicians and warehouse workers at Denali National Park is over. IBEW 1547 Business Manager Larry Bell says the 17 employees voted by a 2-to-1 margin July 16 for the new four-year contract with Doyon/ARAMARK, the park concessionaire.

E-mail losing its clout among fast-paced youth

CHICAGO - E-mail is so last millennium. Young people see it as a good way to reach an elder _" a parent, teacher or a...

UAA econ students, faculty react to economics degree discontinuation at UAF

At the Board of Regents June 2 meeting, the board approved a motion to reduce “the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Administration...

International students could face new city law

Anchorage universities educating international students may have a harder time recruiting if the city assembly passes a new ordinance meant to crack down on illegal immigrants, said Erick Cordero, spokesman for the Alaska Immigrants Rights Coalition. Ordinance 125 would require that the Anchorage Police Department and municipality employees enforce federal immigration laws by reviewing citizenship documents for all people living, working and traveling through Anchorage, he said.

Car insurance law hits campus

According to the police, no proof is the same as none at all. Effective Nov. 8, $150 on top of any other citations will...

Aramark is out

University officials announced May 1 that NANA Management Services will take over campus dining July 1. The new contract will be awarded to a joint venture between co-owners NANA Regional Corp. Inc., a Native corporation, and Sodexho, the largest food-service provider in the country.

Tuition hike would increase costs by 2 percent

A recent proposal by University of Alaska President Pat Gamble would increase resident undergraduate tuition by 2 percent for the 2013-2014 school year. The...

Professor’s poem draws fiery conflict

 In mid-December, a controversy between a UAA graduate student and a professor got the attention of Anchorage. This conflict—over a poem published in a...

Hammered Hamsters in the Psychology Department provide scientific insight

What’s with the binge drinking in the Psychology Department? Gwen Lupfer-Johnson, a UAA professor, is studying the effects of alcohol on Siberian dwarf hamsters....

Library survey will track impact of budget cuts

The Consortium Library surveys stakeholders at the university every three years by asking about users’ minimum, perceived and desired levels of service.

Bill providing funding for UAA study stalled

SB 198 seeks to study long-acting, reversible contraception on at-risk women.

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Sunday, Sept. 19 Rowdy reflection 9:05 a.m. A student called UPD to report a moose outside the Student Union was occasionally head-butting its own reflection in...

Palin complaints dismissed

Gov. Sarah Palin says she has been cleared in two ethics cases. Palin first announced the dismissal of one case in a Twitter feed posted Tuesday, writing: "Yet ANOTHER ethics complaint filed & dismissed! Unfair to AKns that state dollars are wasted dealing w/these malicious complaints.

Fruit fly study: Chemicals increase lifespan

A new scientist at UAA shares his work involving fruit flies and increasing the human lifespan.

UAF scientists examine fading northern lights

Hans Nielsen moved to Alaska for a good show _" of the northern lights, that is. Nielsen, an associate director and professor of geophysics at...

Oil companies contribute $4.7 million to UA

The Alaska state university system will receive millions of dollars from oil revenues in the form of donations from BP (British Petroleum) and ConocoPhillips,...

The UAA campus goes smoke and tobacco free on Nov. 19

Where this initiative came from and what it means for students

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...

Polar Plunge raises 300,000K

By Tara Nokelby Friends, family, co-workers, and UAA students came together last Saturday for the 3rd Annual Polar Plunge at Goose Lake to support Special...

UAA’s ESL program to be cancelled

English as a second language no longer to be offered

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...

USUAA works with ITS to increase student printing allotment to $10

The fight against printing costs on campus is not over yet. Chris Hall, president of the Union of Students at UAA, has started a...

Handling bears and other wildlife: What you need to know

Alaskan summers allow for increased outdoor activity, and that goes for both people and wildlife. In the last month, there have been a string...

UA unhappy with reworked bill

A fast-track bill Gov. Frank Murkowski introduced that would have granted the University of Alaska ownership of numerous parcels of state land has passed...

Public forum on off-shore drilling draws many voices from across Anchorage

On Sept. 22, The University of Alaska Anchorage and the Anchorage Chapter of the International Association for Energy Economics(IAEE) co-sponsored a free public forum...

RED ZONE: Signs of an abusive relationship

As October ends, domestic violence awareness month also comes to a close. This month is all about targeting domestic violence, and there are...

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Ditch the lemon Sunday, May 22 6:10 a.m. – While on patrol on University Drive an officer observed an unoccupied vehicle in a ditch. The officer...

Education job market increases in competition

The new budget demands a wave of pink slips and uncertainty to UAA education graduates

Title IX training reboot for University of Alaska

The University of Alaska will have its own version of the mandatory online Title IX training. The new format will be more accessible, applicable...