New education abroad committee established

“We are at a global crossroads here in Anchorage, so whether we want to or not, we're part of the wider world. So having greater opportunities to get our students out into that is definitely a good thing,” Paul Dunscomb, chair of the history department, said.

Chronic Blackboard problems frustrate students, faculty

“Blackboard has always been a kind of a sticky wicket… even when I was a grad student. But this fall semester has been really trying,” Howard said.

RED ZONE: 1 in 2 Anchorage women experience sexual or intimate partner violence

“Alaska’s rates of child sexual abuse are six times higher than those of the Lower 48. Statistically, once someone is harmed by sexual violence, they are more likely to be harmed repeated times,” Olson said.

Posters across campus attempt to stir up controversy

Interim Chancellor Samuel Gingerich says the posters were part of "a movement occurring at high schools and universities nationwide designed to create racial tension and division with the express goal of eliciting media coverage."

Staff Council broaches topic of unionizing

Faculty are currently divided on whether or not to unionize.

Registration holds now temporary

Mandatory training not fully completed across UA system

ESL courses cut, English proficiency standard raised

Students who would normally take ESL courses are now in developmental English courses.

RED ZONE: Faculty, students react to mandatory training

The University of Alaska has entered into a Voluntary Resolution Agreement with the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. In February...

UA regents discuss proposed budget for 2019

The proposed budget plan for 2019 includes an increase of nearly $25 million, up from 2018

Dogs, drugs and the Iditarod

Dallas Seavey drops out of 2018 Iditarod after dogs tested positive for banned substance after 2017 race, says he was set up

Closures of the Central Garage explained

Backed-up drain lines caused ice to build up in Central Garage parking area

Claudia Lampman appointed interim vice provost for student success

“When something doesn’t go right for a student here, it doesn’t go right for one of my kids, and there are a lot of students on this campus that I feel like are my kids,” Lampman said.

Twitter to crack down on harmful content, hate speech

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

Anchorage makes bid for Amazon’s second headquarters

Anchorage, with the fifth largest cargo airport in the world, may be an underdog in nationwide search

New weekly meal plans expire before use

In the first six weeks of school, over 6,000 meals expired before use for all students with the 14 plan, according to Financial Systems Administrator Brian deZeeuw.

UAA continues to combat teacher turnover in rural Alaska schools

Teacher turnover has averaged 20 percent in rural Alaska schools for nearly a decade

USUAA resolution against Prop 1 fails to reach assembly floor

A resolution did not make it out of UAA student government committees

Department of Health and Human Services reveals alarming increase in obesity

Obesity is defined as a body mass index of 30 and above. In 1991, percentage of obese Alaskans was at 13 percent. Twenty-four years later, this value has more than doubled.

Red Zone: Change in campus culture could lead to community improvement

When the UAA Justice Center conducted their statewide victimization survey in 2015, something became overwhelmingly clear: Alaska has a problem. The rate of violence...

Former director of Student Life, Leadership honored with legislative citation

“The students I’ve met over the years have changed my life and I hope they continue to change yours,” Annie Route said.

Students react to tuition increase at forum

While the University of Alaska’s tuition is lower than its peer institutions, Johnsen said the community college costs are higher.

Millennials: The stingy blood donors

Millennial blood donations make up 10 percent of slim totals.


People around the country unite through the social media campaign and stand up against sexual harassment and assault

Decline in ridership prompts revised transit schedule

New People Mover schedule will increase frequency, expand hours and provide direct destination rides that make the system more convenient for active users.

Student Success position to be announced this week

Interim Provost Duane Hrncir said the new interim vice provost for Student Success will help coordinate current Student Success services and work with the university to enhance or create new initiatives.

Friends, pints and the Anchorage Curling Club

For more information about the Anchorage Curling Club and to look at their events calendar, you can visit their website at

UPD gives performance presentation at Staff Council meeting

Campus police report a 31-percent increase in call volume for the first month of the semester.

RED ZONE: Connecting students with sexual violence resources

Hilary Huffman is working with various agencies to understand how best to connect them with victims of sexual violence

Get off the couch!

A Tribe Called Red, author discussions and more.

UA considers tuition increases for 2019 and 2020

UA president's proposed tuition increase includes community campuses Kodiak College and Prince William Sound College