Ulmer announces retirement

First the president, now the chancellor. On Friday, UAA Chancellor Fran Ulmer issued a press release announcing her retirement in 2011 for a variety of...

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Professors participate in BizBee The UAA BizBee team, Word Wizards, competed Friday at the Anchorage Hilton ballroom but lost its 2003 championship title. Professors Toby...

Emergency response exercise at UAA

On April 1 numerous first responder organizations in Alaska came together to participate in an emergency response training exercise known as Alaska Shield. The...

State Bar withdraws motion on Stevens’ license

The Alaska Bar Association has withdrawn its motion to suspend the law license of former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, now that the federal corruption case against the Alaska republican has been dismissed. The bar filed its motion with the state Supreme Court after Stevens was convicted in October on seven felony counts of violating ethics rules.

News Briefs

USUAA releases initiatives The Union of Students UAA recently passed a resolution to ask professors to help keep the cost of textbooks down. According to a report signed by student government president John Roberson III, he met with the Faculty Senate executive board to share ideas on how students and faculty can work together on textbook pricing.

Retirement in spring remains popular option for staff

The end of the spring semester marks an opportune time to retire

Local and Statewide news briefs

Preschoolers, college students share learning experience A new partnership is underway between the College of Education and Tanaina Child Development Center. According to a release...

UPD investigation into UAA Housing mail theft continues

he University of Alaska housing community is home to almost 1,000 students. Part of UAA Housing’s mission is to make these students feel safe and secure. On April 6, 2012, the University Police Department was called to the Edward Lee Gorsuch Commons mailroom to investigate reports of possible mail theft.  The Commons is thought of as the heart of the UAA housing community, where residents eat, hang out, check their mail and feel a sense of connection with fellow students. Over the past couple of weeks, UPD has initiated an investigation, conducted interviews and seized evidence.

Japanese disaster leaves UAA grad student missing

UAA’s relationship with Japan extends beyond the Pacific plate boundary. According to Theodore Kassier, Director of the Office of International Affairs (OIA), UAA has...

News Briefs

Former USUAA vice president Justice Brooks was convicted of assault in the fourth degree and criminal mischief after he entered a "no contest" plea to the charges. The prosecution dismissed two other assault charges. Brooks entered his new plea June 22 and, at a June 28 hearing, his sentence was suspended and he was placed on three years' probation.

Federal student loan subsidies cut by $12 billion

In an effort to lower the national deficit, President Bush is looking to student borrowers to help foot the bill. The U.S. House of Representatives...

Arun Gandhi: advocating peace and non-violence

With most of the world's countries in or on the brink of war, it may seem like any chance of world peace has been put on the back burner. One man, however, is being highly sought-after by both the media and the public for his message of peace. It is the same message his father and his father's father have been teaching for nearly a century.

Statewide Briefs

While the economy sinks, bank robberies rise The Wells Fargo Bank on East 5th Avenue in Anchorage was robbed last Friday. The subject was described as a white male in his late 30s, about 5'8, slender build, with short brown hair. The subject entered the bank and demanded money from the teller, but did not show or threaten to have a weapon.

Sonia Sotomayor visits Anchorage

Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor takes a break from her extended Alaskan vacation to speak at the Denaina Center.

Student fees on the rise

Students may feel the pain of paying higher tuition prices in years to come, but tuition may not be all that will rise. For...

Despite re-vote, homecoming dance to have alcohol

Homecoming is going to be a real party this year, thanks to USUAA. Despite voting against having alcohol at UAA's Homecoming dance, the student senate rescinded their votes, had a re-vote, and instead voted in favor of having alcohol at the dance, to be held Oct.

Students can now X-ray at UAA

In 2001, the first radiological technology program in the state of Alaska was introduced to the University of Alaska Anchorage. As the only state...

How to protect yourself against identity theft and scams in Anchorage

Michelle Tabler, Alaska Regional Manager for the BBB, provides useful tips and information regarding scams around Anchorage.

USUAA calls voters back to the polls

Just when election season seemed to be over, civic duty will be calling voters to the polls once more. On Nov. 19 and 20,...
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VIDEO: President Johnsen’s State of the University Address

On Feb. 20, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen gave his annual State of the University Address. Johnsen's address lasted roughly 30 minutes and touched...

Student fees explained

In the wake of budget cuts, university officials are brainstorming ways to save money in the state’s uncertain economy.  In late February, the Board...

USUAA revamps Student Discount Program

A new and improved Student Discount Program is tentatively scheduled to debut in the spring 2005 semester. The program will offer discounts for UAA...

Voters say keep Alaska laws the same

The hot topics and candidates on the ballot drew 49.2 percent of Alaskan voters to the polls on Nov. 7. Those voters decided to...

Campus roads debated

Each day, 24,000 vehicles enter UAA through the intersection of Seawolf and Providence drives, according to research by DOWL Engineers. Authors of the Tudor Area...

New clocks keep perfect time

In the fall semester of 2005, UAA student Luke Thomas found himself mysteriously losing five minutes of his day every time he walked from...

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.

University of Alaska will not fund emergency scholarship

The University of Alaska will not be funding a proposed emergency scholarship fund for students despite an announcement introducing the scholarship by a UA...

Partnership between UAA and Seattle University will offer new law curriculum in Alaska

For years Alaskan law students have had to leave the state to pursue their education, placing them at a huge disadvantage compared to residents...

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...

Assembly picks up recycling program’s transportation fee

Funding for the transportation of the recycling program at UAA will be provided by USUAA for $60 a week over the next 33 weeks...