What ever happened to The Dome?

After over five months, little is still known about the progress of The Dome

Alaska Legislature approves statewide workplace smoking ban

The bill, written by Sen. Peter Micciche, prohibits smoking in workplaces across Alaska, such as restaurants, bars and other businesses, and even includes public transportation like taxis.

New UAA chancellor appointed

UA President Jim Johnsen announced in a press release on May 30 that Cathy Sandeen would be the next chancellor of UAA. Sandeen...

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 anchoragecurling.com.

Anchorage vote-by-mail election breaks record for voter turnout

It's important to note that the data for this year's election is from an unofficial report and the official numbers will be confirmed on April 17. Even after polls had closed Tuesday night, elections officials still had thousands of ballots to process through the week and posted summaries by 5 p.m. each day.

Providing a solution to Anchorage homelessness with Think Tank

The “What does a solution to homelessness in Anchorage look like?” Think Tank event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Consortium Library, room 307. The event is free, and open to all students, staff, faculty and other community members.

UAA will not renew Chugiak-Eagle River Campus’ lease

Budget cuts, program losses and campus closures are all issues the university is facing at the moment. A few decisions regarding these topics have...

RED ZONE: Without a trace

Drugs used to facilitate sexual assault are often undetectable and unreportable

Chemistry degree now open for enrollment

Students can once again obtain a degree in chemistry, three years after the program was suspended due to a faculty shortage.

Winter is coming and so is Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the daylight dwindles each day and winter approaches in Alaska, some residents begin to feel the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. SAD...

Textbook affordability survey results show student concern

According to national data, students are budgeted to spend $1,200 per year for books and materials. However, the median or middle value for UAA students, per semester, is between $500 and $599.

UAA housing struggles with occupancy rates

In the academic year of 2010-2011, the occupancy rate was around 95 percent in the fall and 90 percent in the spring. This year’s data shows a decrease of about 10 percentage points in both fall and spring. This is the lowest fall occupancy UAA housing has ever experienced.

Do UAA alumni donate to the university?

Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, has spoken about increasing philanthropy to the university to offset declining contributions from the State of Alaska. In the fall of 2013, UA had a general fund allocation of over $376.7 million. This fall, the fund allocation was roughly $317 million.

UAA Faculty Senate reaffirms lack of confidence in UA President Jim Johnsen, recommends suspension

The UAA Faculty Senate recommended to the University of Alaska Board of Regents that UA President Jim Johnsen be suspended from his position within...

State board knew of School of Education accreditation issues in July

State education officials may have known that the School of Education would not receive accreditation as early as last summer. The Chair of the...

ESL courses cut, English proficiency standard raised

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

Board of Regents votes to close UAA’s School of Education

UA System President Jim Johnsen made a recommendation to the Board of Regents that the UAA School of Education should be closed as soon...

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...

Senate proposes smoke-free workplaces

In his 2017 sponsor statement regarding Senate Bill 63, Sen. Peter Micciche wrote, "SB 63 seeks to protect Alaskan employees from the adverse health effects of secondhand smoke by providing a statewide smoke-free workplace law for business and public places."

Majority of UAA faculty members report decrease in morale, according to Faculty Senate survey

Of the 304 UAA faculty members who participated in a survey conducted by the UAA Faculty Senate this year, 202 of them reported a...

Red Zone: Mandatory Title IX training explained

Two years ago, degree-seeking students entering the University of Alaska were not required to complete training on sexual assault prevention. At the same time,...

UPD Report: Feb. 3–10

Calls for service: 319 Feb. 3: Traffic accident: non-injury on Providence Drive. Feb. 4: Sex offense: statutory rape, theft and theft: fraudulent use of an access...

USUAA approves consolidated student fee proposal

The Union of Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage, or USUAA, voted 7-0 in approval of a consolidated student fee proposal for the...

University travel expenses include national advocacy

Over the last five years, $322,911.69 was spent on trip expenses for members of the Board of Regents. The board consists of 11 regents...

ISER report says Alaska health care spending is highest in nation

Alaskans spend more on health care than residents of any other U.S. state, a recent report by the UAA Institute of Social and Economic...

Paint, a brush and the head of a president

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

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.

DEVELOPING: Help wanted: UAA’s search for a Chief Diversity Officer

UPDATE (5/21/2019): On the afternoon of May 20, Chancellor Cathy Sandeen communicated with UAA faculty and staff that the university will be extending the search...

USUAA passes resolution of no confidence in UA President Jim Johnsen

USUAA passed a resolution stating their lack of confidence in UA President Jim Johnsen at their general assembly meeting on Oct. 25.  “Therefore, be it...

ANSEP selected as finalist for Harvard Innovations Award

The Ash Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program as a...