Gubernatorial debate cover topics from energy to Twilight

The Northern Light considers the tense political climate Alaska is experiencing; a debate in which gubernatorial candidates announced their position on Team Edward vs....

Alaska PFD program serves as model for developing countries

Alaskans all over the state are eagerly awaiting the sweet sound of cash filling their pockets and bank accounts. The Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD),...

Tuition to climb

Tuition may rise an additional 17 percent over the next two years. A 10 percent tuition hike has already been planned for academic years 2006...

Governor supports science at UAA

A new science building at UAA received full support in Gov. Frank Murkowski’s fiscal year 2006 budget request on Dec. 15, 2004. ...

Naming committee mulls over options

The University of Alaska Anchorage Naming Committee held an open forum last Wednesday to allow the campus community to give input in the renaming...

UAA Chancellor Tom Case to retire

  On April 12, UAA Chancellor Tom Case announced via email that he will retire this summer. In the email sent out to students and staff...

Bomber visits Alaska to celebrate anniversary, remember World War II veterans

With the Alaska's 50th anniversary looming, a special guest from far away landed at UAA's aviation center. On June 25 a restored 1944 B-25 bomber, nicknamed the "Pacific Prowler," made its first stop in Anchorage, all in an effort to remember World War II veterans.

Student media thrives despite declining revenue

Student media faces cuts with declining enrollment

Men gradually disappearing from higher education

This year's Fall Enrollment Report is out, and numbers show that despite the fact that there are more men than women in Anchorage, women are making up about 60 percent of UAA's student body. This is on par with the rest of the nation, where across the board there are more women than men enrolling in and graduating from secondary education.

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...

Code of Conduct violations on par with FY 2016, academic dishonesty violations increase

Student Code of Conduct violations increased in the category of academic dishonesty for the 2017 fiscal year, while other categories decreased or were consistent...

UA College Savings Plan reduces its fees

As life goes on and parents watch their children grow into maturity, contemplation of college becomes more important with every passing school year. Mothers...

UA Statewide Briefs

National Science Board held meeting in Fairbanks The National Science Board held a public meeting on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus on Monday, Sept. 22, at 8 a.m. in the Globe Room of the Elvey Building. The NSB, established by Congress in 1950, provides oversight for and establishment of the policies of the National Science Foundation.

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.

RED ZONE: 3,400 and counting — untested rape kits discovered in statewide audit

The number of untested rape kits in the state is expected to rise as inventory for 35 law enforcement agencies in the state still pends.

Distance education expected to boom following bill

A federal bill approved by the U.S. Congress last month includes a change that will no longer require colleges to deliver at least half...

News Briefs

Mitchell promoted to assistant dean of Honors College The University Honors College has announced that Marian Mitchell has been promoted to assistant dean of the College. In her new role, Mitchell's expanded portfolio includes advising, assessment and curricular affairs, and finance and budget, said Ronald Spatz, dean of the University Honors College.

UAA bookstore explains high textbook prices

Nobody likes paying $100 for a book, especially one you might not even use. The UAA Campus Bookstore understands that and tries to lower...

RED ZONE: ‘It’s on us’

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How do you plead? Ummm…

I have to go to court to enter a plea. What is the difference between guilty, no guilty and no contest? When you are issued...

UAA professor volunteers in Thailand

Assistant professor Hermann Gruenwald spoke Jan. 17 to an upper-division logistics class about his weeklong experience as a volunteer in Thailand after the Dec....

High school seniors state their opinions of UA

Expect to see some new advertising campaigns and bombardments of information about the University of Alaska. UA is out to combat its image of...

Student loan reforms will affect millions

With America continuing to slowly crawl out of a long and challenging recession, more young adults have opted to attend college in hopes that...

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OPPORTUNITY Volunteers needed for MDA summer camp The Muscular Dystrophy Association is accepting applications from people willing to volunteer to serve as counselors at the MDA...

Filmmaker makes waves

Since his early-morning renegade broadcast, June 6, former UAA student Bryant Mainord has generated a lot of local interest. The student film “Checked Out” got...

News Briefs

Spring class schedule is posted online The Spring 2008 class schedule is now on UAOnline. Printed schedules are planned for release on Nov. 2. Priority registration begins on Nov. 12, and regular registration begins on Nov. 19. Dean named on Alaska's Top Forty Under 40 A program recognizing the state's top professionals younger than age 40 awarded UAA Dean of Students Bruce Schultz as a top 40 under 40.

Campus sky bridge reopens after repairs

The sky bridge connecting the Science Building, central garage and Social Sciences Building reopens Monday after being closed since the beginning of the semester.

Power generation may be a future career for UAA students

Some Alaskans are seizing the problem of power generation and creating solutions that could benefit many people. At a conference organized by the Automotive and Diesel Technology department at UAA, local instructors and representatives from Alaska industry gathered to learn about new technology.

Alaska takes on the initiative to register the ‘unheard’ vote

For some of us, trying to keep up with general elections is a little overwhelming, especially when we're in the middle of a presidential election that seems to be turning new corners everyday. Throw in all the madness that comes along with being an Alaskan in the midst of "Palinmania", and some of us may be forgetting an essential part of the election process: registering to vote.

Minority students will shape Alaska’s workforce

It's not so much the sad looks she gets, but the angry eyes pointed at her husband that hurt the young Muslim woman when she wears her headscarf around Anchorage. "Sometimes I feel like a slug, because I am the only one wearing a scarf," said Jehan Abukharmah, a junior majoring in biology at UAA.