Assault on campus has police on high alert for “smelly man”

By Josh Edge and Suzanna Caldwell The Northern Light An on-campus assault caused police to conduct an intense search on campus for a man possessing a...

USUAA lends hand to depressed Green and Gold Bike Share

It was the one of the first proposals set before the newly formed Green Fee Board several years ago: a seasonal bike check-out for...


"I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much-. And by the way, how do we know their husbands weren't planning to divorce...

Senators vote down bill to fund student leadership conference

Student Leadership Coordinator There are four USUAA senatorial candidates running in the UAA Assembly elections, said Diane Kozak, student leadership coordinator. There are...

Springtime SAD

When termination dust first paints the peaks surrounding Anchorage, there is a twinge of dread that subtly tugs at many shirtsleeves. It is the bitter twangs of the onset of winter; the season that delivers a multitude of delightful outdoor activities, but also the long waxing of darkness.

Report for regents finds student fees grow faster than tuition

Student fees have increased by more than 70 percent since 1999 according to a preliminary report issued by UA Statewide Institutional Research. The report,...

USUAA election brings results, interesting write-ins

Results are in for the 2013 student government election. Andrew Lessig and Andrew Lemish are the new Union of Students at the Univer­sity of Alaska Anchorage president and vice president.

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Aug. 28 Wacky tobacky 12:20 a.m. -- A resident adviser called the University Police Department after finding some marijuana inside a main apartment complex room....

300 protesters gather for Occupy Anchorage

About 300 people entered Town Square last Saturday as part of Occupy Anchorage. Alaska is one of the 47 states and 1,040 cities that have an Occupy movement, as of Oct 8. The protest is part of the Occupy Wall Street movement that began Sept 17, when 1,000 protestors filled Zuccotti Park, two blocks north of Wall Street. Occupy Wall Street began as a demonstration against corporate greed, and has since developed as a vehicle to voice all shades of discontent.

New site projected to save UAA $100k

Whether you think it’s ugly or quite beautiful, UAA’s new homepage will save about 100,000 dollars this year in design costs, UAA expects. Jeff Oliver, the Senior Electronic Media Specialist at UAA, said that in past years UAA has paid contract workers to design and maintain the website. The latest website is more of an in-house effort, with previously budgeted staff implementing the design.

Democracy requires involvement

Many young Alaskans don't bother to vote. The excuses are endless, like those offered by school children that didn't do their homework. There wasn't...

The hands behind the knife

“I had a Cook Inlet beluga whale that choked on a flounder,” Dr. Kathy Burek Huntington of Alaska Veterinary Pathology Services, said. “You wouldn’t...

Aid checks mailed late this year

Financial aid can be a necessity for many students; some rely on it for purchasing textbooks as well as paying for rent or food...

UA considers tuition increases for 2019 and 2020

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

The Climate Action Plan can change Alaska’s environmental future

Climate change is discussed in the media in all forms. Some Alaskans argue that we can see it right in front of us in...

Budget crowds space for sports

For those who have been anxiously waiting for a new sports arena to materialize at UAA, the wait might have just gotten longer. Last August, a Title IX complaint was filed against the UAA Athletics Department. It stated that the department supplied inadequate coaching for female sports in comparison with their male counterparts, that less money was allocated to female sports overall, and there were significantly less locker rooms for women's teams than men's.

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.

UA Statewide Briefs

Advisory committee to help UA president plan streamlined future UA President Mark Hamilton is calling on a campus-led advisory committee to help with streamlining and improving service at UA's System Office. The system office, which provides administrative and leadership support for the 16-campus UA system, was recently reviewed by external consultants Terry MacTaggart, who has extensive higher-education experience at numerous university systems in the lower 48 states; and Brian Rogers of Fairbanks, former chair of the Board of Regents and a previous UA vice president.

Victory for UA students, but work still remains

A victory of sorts has been gained for the UA student body thanks to the efforts of student leaders from multiple campuses and the...

Aramark food contract extended for another year

Students hoping for a new food vendor at the UAA will have to wait a bit longer. Aramark, the company that currently holds a contract...

2.5M construction project upgrades Providence Drive

The Seawolf Drive and Providence Drive intersection is currently undergoing phase two of a $2.5 million project designed to ease traffic flow for buses and ambulances in the U-Med region, and is scheduled to be blocked until the end of June.

Statewide Briefs

University Regents decry recent NCAA development The UA Board of Regents unanimously backed a resolution criticizing a change to the NCAA's Division II playoff format. The change keeps Alaska and Hawaii from hosting full eight-team tournaments. The measure received Gov.

Student debaters discuss smoke-free UAA campus

As part of Engage Week, UAA’s Smoke-Free Task Force, Seawolf Debate, the Journalism and Public Communications Department, and the Department of Health hosted a soapbox debate about whether or not UAA should initiate a comprehensive smoke-free policy.

Donating blood _” giving the gift of life

One of the best things you could do in your life is to help save someone else's life. There's one way that you can...

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University of Alaska lawsuit A former University of Alaska employee has filed a racial discrimination suit seeking damages over $100,000 against the university, President Mark...

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Sunday, Feb. 13 Pool patron upset by scheduling conflict 4:20 p.m.- A staff member called from the Sports Complex to report a patron had become verbally...

Conservatives aim to cut Planned Parenthood

Bill to cut reproductive-health federal funding awaits final vote

University tries out new reaccreditation process

During their academic career, students may overhear a professor or read a university e-mail stating that their college has recently been reaccredited. This may...

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 unhappy with reworked bill

A fast-track bill Gov. Frank Murkowski introduced that would have granted the University of Alaska ownership of numerous parcels of state land has passed...