UAA gets below-average grade on sustainability

Sustainability report cards for 200 college campuses with endowments totaling $343 billion across the U.S. and Canada show universities are improving green practices and policies with more than two-thirds of schools improving performance over the last year, according to the new College Sustainability Report Card 2008.

President Gamble donates $25,000 to scholarships

President Patrick Gamble is planning on donating his $25,000 raise to University of Alaska Scholarships. “It came up in conversation and that’s when he shared...

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.

Hypocrisy in a hashtag

The hashtag '#notmypresident' is being used to show frustration, fear and resentment at Trump's win

Red Envelope, RedBox or Blockbuster?

The little red envelope that frequently hangs from people’s mailboxes has been a recurring phenomenon in neighborhoods since 1999. It is the signature envelope through which the movie rental mogul, Netflix, sends and receives their millions of DVDs daily.

UAA student organizes anti-Trump rally

On Thursday Nov. 10 over 70 people gathered for anti-Trump rally at the Mall at Sears parking lot. Protesters waved signs and shouted...

Wolfcard replacement fee increased from $10 to $20

Starting this fall semester it will cost $20 to replace a WOLFcard

Bookstore explains markup system, upcoming events

Concert Board The Concert Board’s next event will be speaker Morgan Spurlock of “Supersize Me” Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wendy...

Nationwide Briefs

A Uranium Rush strikes the Grand Canyon Due to a renewed interest in nuclear power, uranium claims surrounding the Grand Canyon have skyrocketed. According to the Department of the Interior, uranium claims are now over 1,000 - just five year ago there were ten.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released

The Dean of Students Office published UAA’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on Sept. 27. The 76-page report includes information on the security...

Food, fun brings foreign students together

International students received a special introduction to the University of Alaska Anchorage on Aug. 27 at the Student Union Den. The International Student Orientation, organized...

The Edge Update: Wildlife regulations, Chinese naval operations and Russia accepting Ukrainian documents

The Edge Update can be heard every weekday on KRUA 88.1 FM The Edge, UAA's college radio station.Local:The U.S. House of Representatives passed a...

Summer course enrollment rises with every passing year

A constant buzz engulfs Anchorage during its fleeting summer months. The UAA campus, however, seems somewhat quiet. The vacant classrooms and dark hallways make...

Annual security report shows increase in motor vehicle theft

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct and Ethical Development Michael Votava says UAA's motor vehicle theft increased from one case in the 2014-15 school year to 12 in 2016.

Old school treatment finds following in Virginia

Ready for the latest in spa pampering? Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away. Fish pedicures are creating something of a splash in the D.C. area, where a northern Virginia spa has been offering them for the past four months.

UAA faculty donates money to political campaigns

This election year, we have seen the political support of candidates in a variety of ways. From the usual bumper stickers, signs and campaign T-shirts to the not-so-usual requests for the "Palin up-do", it seems that supporting a candidate has been taken to an entirely new level.

Ethics in Government has a variety of meanings in Alaska

The words ethics and government are a great way to stir-up conversation, especially in Alaska, with its history of controversial lawmakers and their decisions....

Update: Bret Bohn now ward of the state

After fourteen days in court, Lorraine Phillips-Bohn and Glenn Bohn say their son Bret Bohn is now under guardianship of the State against his will. The Bohn’s claim hospital officials, and ruling Judge Erin B. Marston, have ignored their son’s original Power of Attorney which gave them (the parents) the right to make medical decisions on behalf of their son. On October 16, 2013 after several nights of insomnia, Bohn’s parents brought him to the Providence Hospital Emergency Room to seek treatment.

Anchorage adults confident school police reduce crime

Increasing fears about and incidents of school violence during the 1990s, such as the Columbine High School massacre that left 12 students and one...

“Is Homosexuality Moral?” Recap

Philosophy Professor John Corvino spoke to the UAA community at the Wendy William Center on Feb. 17. The lecture titled “Is homosexuality immoral?” presented...

Climate survey to be distributed to all UA campuses; no school specific results.

In early March, the University of Alaska will participate in a Title IX survey released to generate an overall understanding of how the university...

UAA won’t fund student recycling program

Three years ago, UAA students started a recycling program. Last spring, the city stepped in to help with a grant. Now the program is...

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...

Marijuana bill fails in Legislature

A House bill in the Alaska State Legislature aimed at curbing methamphetamine production was struck down by a 23-15 vote after merging with a...

Military, universities spar over rights

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case to decide the military's rights to recruit on university campuses, the decision of which could...

Bicyclist hit at UAA Drive, “injuries aren’t life threatening”

DEVELOPING STORY: last updated 3:54 pm, Aug 30. A bicyclist was hit on UAA Drive Monday morning at 7:30. UAA student Elizabeth Kubitskey was present at the time, and said it was a minivan that hit the bicyclist. Kubitskey said that the biker was several feet away from his bike, on his back with his feet in the air when she first saw him.

RED ZONE: Annual march returns to battle rape culture, sexual violence

Generation Action's "Take Back the Night" is an attempt to raise awareness and push for education

UAA Election Ballot

Besides voting for presidential tickets, the ballot will also include candidates who are running for the 10 open senate seats. While no students met the candidate application deadline for filling two open positions for both concert board and media board student representatives, USAA will be proposing five referendums that will be included on the ballot.

Bed bugs sink their teeth into North Hall

The number of bedbug cases in Anchorage has been dramatically increasing over the past few years, according to Eagle Pest Control owner Randy Beuter. “That would be an understatement,” he said. The problem extends to bedbugs and scabies. Scabies and bedbugs are two separate things, according to Beuter, but similar in the result. “Scabies are a mite that burrow into your skin,” he explained.

Bethel residents want to allow sale of alcohol

A group of Bethel residents want to remove restrictions on the sale of alcohol in the town. The group on Friday is expected to begin gathering signatures to put the issue on the ballot. Bethel voters in 1977 prohibited alcohol sales, but residents can import and possess a regulated amount of beer and liquor.