USUAA passes DACA resolution

Following recent news surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals repeal, student government urges Congress to protect student "Dreamers"

RED ZONE: Mandatory sex discrimination training due on Halloween

Degree-seeking, residential and exchange students are required to complete a Title IX discrimination prevention training by the end of the month.

RED ZONE: University of Alaska Title IX compliance scorecards released

UAA was rated compliant on 16 of 18 items related to addressing sexual harassment, lined out by the Office of Civil Rights' Voluntary Resolution Agreement.

Wolfcard replacement fee increased from $10 to $20

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

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.

The Edge Update: PFD announcement, Affordable Care Act repeal and Mexico’s most recent earthquakes

The Edge Update can be heard every weekday on KRUA 88.1 FM The Edge, UAA's college radio station.

Community and Technical College transitioning to University and Technical College

  The Community and Technical College is transitioning into the University and Technical College according to an email memo Interim Chancellor Sam Gingerich sent out...

New coal-fired plant to replace old boilers at UAF

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is building the nation’s only new coal plant, according to Reggie Greathouse, utilities superintendent for UAF. The $245 million...

The Edge Update: ADN sale, health care and South Korea’s decapitation team

The Edge Update can be heard every day on KRUA 88.1 The Edge, UAA's student-run radio station.

Diversity under-represented at UA

Proposed plan seeks to hold administration accountable

Student salaries in the UA System continue to fall lower than state minimum wage

The University of Alaska is the only system actively using the state minimum wage exemption

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

40th and Final GCI Great Alaska Shootout

Interim Chancellor Samuel Gingerich announced on Aug. 24 that the annual GCI Great Alaska Shootout will take place for the last time in 2017...

The Edge Update: Marijuana regulation, DACA and Hurricane Irma

The Edge Update can be heard daily on KRUA 88.1 FM The Edge, UAA's college radio station.

Executive pay in the University of Alaska system

In a time of transition, when national searches are underway to fill several top university positions, in-state executive pay for college leaders falls below the national average.

RED ZONE: Microaggressions carry harmful effects over time

Small and meaningless phrases or behaviors can hold much larger implications

40th GCI Great Alaska Shootout will conclude an Anchorage tradition

Interim Chancellor Samuel Gingerich announced on Aug. 24 that the annual GCI Great Alaska Shootout will take place for the last time in 2017,...

Continued budget uncertainties for the 2017-18 year

After an uncertain and emotional year for several of UAA's athletic teams, the previous monetary difficulties have still not been resolved yet teams are still bringing on large numbers of freshmen athletes.

New meal plan changes reflect UAA’s efforts to provide better food options, services

This fall, UAA is implementing a new way to provide meal plans for students residing on campus. This change includes adding more meals per...

RED ZONE: An introduction to the 2017 Red Zone series

In its fourth year, the Red Zone series continues to share stories and news to eliminate the shame surrounding sexual assault and harassment.

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...
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VIDEO: Sen. Lisa Murkowski stops ‘skinny repeal’ with swing vote

http://www.thenorthernlight.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Lisa-Murkowski.mp4 Sen. Lisa Murkowski recently voted in favor of the Affordable Care Act, hammering the nail in the coffin of the Senate Republicans' new health...

New surgical technology program to launch in fall

The School of Allied Health opens program to help local healthcare facilities and provide opportunity for UAA students

UAA continues efforts to increase enrollment, student success

As fall enrollment and registration numbers roll in, UAA is still hopeful for rise in enrollment

Convocation ceremony discontinued this year

Convos about Convocation: Cancellation of the welcoming ceremony was a "strategic" decision

Student Health and Counseling Center seeks to provide care, services to students

Students taking at least six credits are eligible for Student Health and Counseling Center services

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...

Alaska bat researchers brace for white-nose syndrome

A fungus that has wiped out millions of bats since appearing on the East Coast a decade ago is making its way to Alaska.

Looking for a good deal? Try UAA surplus sales

About every other month, UAA Surplus holds a public sale to offload extra equipment.

Tim McDiffett named interim athletic director at UAA

  UAA interim vice chancellor for administrative services Patrick Shier announced on July 5 that Tim McDiffett will serve as interim athletic director for UAA...