Twitter to crack down on harmful content, hate speech

Next month, the social media platform will begin enforcing tighter policies and rules

Paint, a brush and the head of a president

Freedom of expression questioned after a controversial painting depicting Donald Trump's decapitated head

MADD delivers message at UAA

Billie Phelps' nephew died in a car accident involving drunken driving on Father's Day in 1996. This year she was at the University of...

Air travel changes for Alaskans

Despite attempts to return to life as usual, air travel will not be the same—forever. This will continue to affect Alaskans who depend on...

USUAA hits the road

When it comes to helping make a difference in the Anchorage community, sometimes students just have to get their tongs dirty. This summer, the Union...

Records requests reveal price of contracted performers

The Northern Light reports Student Life and Leadership's contract costs for Bill Nye, Alabama Shakes and Garfunkel and Oates.

Anchorage jury convicts serial burglar

A serial burglar first convicted of the crime in 1981 has been found guilty of committing nine burglaries in the spring of 2007. A jury in Anchorage on Aug. 21 convicted 50-year-old Robert Hernandez on nine counts of first-degree burglary, 18 counts of second-degree theft and two vehicle thefts.

UAA guest speaker says U.S. is ‘Satan’

Has the land of the free and home of the brave traded its purple mountains' majesty and amber waves of grain for a bifurcated tail and a hayfork? "Bush is the most hated person in the world. The U.S. is the new Satan," William Mills said during his recent public address to UAA.

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UA names associate vice president of development The University of Alaska has named a new associate vice president of development to provide leadership and coordination...

Digital money with real effects and risks

While mistaken money transfers or purchases can be handled by a phone call to the bank, it's not the same case for using cryptocurrency.

Stay On Track program revamped for upcoming school year

As a new class of freshmen begin their college experience at UAA this fall, the last thing on their minds is what year they will eventually graduate. Most expect to graduate in four years, but few have a firm completion date in mind.

ANSEP spreads pre-college education to rural high schools

For students in rural communities, UAA is reaching out. The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program, an organization created to give the indigenous people of Alaska an equal opportunity in the science and engineering fields, has found a new way to provide high school students in Alaska's rural villages a head start for college.

Australian Consul-General: ‘Don’t worry about China’s growth’

The prospect of Asian economies soon overcoming the US economy could be worrisome, but Australian Consul-General Chris De Cure argues that it should not...

Alaska Gaming Convention comes to UAA

Alaska has a vast gaming community, but for a long time, organizing it was rather difficult. However, the folks behind Senshi-Con, the massively popular...

Breast cancer survivors give advice in panel discussion

If you had shown up in the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus Center Den last Wednesday looking a panel discussion on breast cancer, you...

Statewide Briefs

Alaska veterans get a reversal on a reversal The lives of 25 elderly Alaska Natives are currently of great interest to politicians around the nation. In mid-January it came to the state's attention that the Department of Defense was planning to cease military retirement pay to 25 Alaska Native Elders on Feb.

Alaska Native students are dropping out at high rates

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

How a repeal of affordable health care will affect Alaskans

President Trump's plan to replace "Obamacare"

$100,000 Concert Board account discovered

Concert Board Jonathan Wilcox, student senator and Concert Board representative, said the board discovered a rollover account in Fairbanks of unspent Concert Board funds. The...

High-demand Web courses have high drop-rate

The flexibility, ease and accessibility of online distance learning courses can be attractive selling points to students faced with hectic schedules. The fact that those...

Nobel laureate prompts debate

Jon Stewart asks a version of the same basic questions to every economist he interviews on "The Daily Show": "What happened to all our money, why are we bailing out these companies and how poor are our grandchildren going to be?" Stewart's guests never seem to give a straight answer.

Aramark gets new chief

Changes are taking place at campus eateries after the hiring of a Rick Leibowitz. Leibowitz replaced Michael Cervantes in June as the Aramark food...

News Briefs

Polaris lecture series wraps up with discussions on Washington The Spring 2007 Polaris lecture series finished its season with guest lecturer Matthew Spalding on Thursday, March 29, in the Consortium Library. Spalding's lecture, "The Command of Our Own Fortunes: George Washington and the Challenge of Founding," addressed issues such as the founding of the United States and the influence of the nation's first president.

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Tech-savvy generation tempted to cheat Brigham Young University National surveys have shown that as many as 70 percent of college students in the United States say...

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UAA faculty member receives Fulbright Senior Specialists Award Chad E. Morse, clinical associate professor of social work at UAA, has been selected for a six-week...

Coffee prices range across campus, showing divide around accepted meal currencies

The cheapest coffee on campus can be found at The Drowsy Wolf, a coffee shop that does not have to reimburse Seawolf Dining for meal block or dining dollar purchases.

Bubble sheets out: Faculty feedback moves to Web

Evaluating professors at UAA just got a whole lot easier, a Mat-Su campus professor says. Students can evaluate their professors online. Here's how it happened.

At the drawing board for battling addiction

Drugs are a good escape from pain. A lot of people use drugs and alcohol to help cope with difficult situations, such as being...

UAF Snedden Chair, Adam Tanner will be presenting new book at UAA

Adam Tanner will be presenting his latest book about data collection in America's health industry.