Parnell works to hold governor’s seat

Gov. Sean Parnell has experience watching Alaska politics take center stage on the national front. This time around, however, he watches from the governor’s...

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UA professors awarded research grant Dr. Sharman Haley and Lisa Schwarzburg of the Institute of the Social and Economic Research and Public Administration Department recently...

Five most dangerous roads

Fender benders occur on Providence Drive more often than anywhere else on campus, police reports show. Road and parking lot closures on the east side of campus have added to motor-vehicle collisions on Providence Drive. Alyssa Barnes, a sophomore majoring in theatre, said she rear-ended a compact car with her Chevrolet pickup truck on Providence Drive at the Seawolf Drive intersection during evening rush hour on Oct.

California activists beam their way to campus

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to gather at Alaska Pacific University Oct. 21-23 to host a Bioneers in Alaska Conference. Scientific and social innovators are coming together to promote Alaska's ecological achievements while exploring solutions to the state's health and environmental issues.

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OPPORTUNITY Volunteers needed for MDA summer camp The Muscular Dystrophy Association is accepting applications from people willing to volunteer to serve as counselors at the MDA...

Data, methodology questioned as Anchorage is named fifth dangerous city

Jonathon Taylor Earlier this month when Forbes released its list of the most dangerous cities in the nation, Anchorage came in at number five. Now...

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Vice chancellor follows Maimon to Illinois Executive vice chancellor for administrative services Gebeyehu Ejigu announced April 6 that he will be leaving his position at UAA to become the next executive vice president of administration and finance at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, this June.

UAA dorms enforce marijuana policy

For many students, their years spent in college are about trying new ideas and new identities and sometimes this entails illegal activities such as smoking marijuana. This entails risk and consequences. For students residing on campus, the risk is escalated - it can mean expulsion.

Students hold common hatred for UAA fire drills

This Tuesday began rather unpleasantly for many campus residents, as they woke to an unusual sound. Most thought that they were hearing distant car alarms, while others didn’t hear the sound at all until the blaring noise hit their own room, and firm staff members came pounding on doors. On drill day, the alarm sounds, followed by an officer who performs a sweep of every residence room, closet and even the mechanical rooms. The fire drills are an annual test that the University emergency response unit coordinates to create safety awareness.

Alaska Native Youth Forums spur discussion

The Alaska Federation of Natives convention began last week but four days before that Alaska Native youth were given a chance to convene. “Warriors for...

Concert Board fee increase remains off spring ballot for now

Here are the highlights for USUAA’s meeting March 18.   Assembly Referendum 05-06 The Concert Board fee referendum failed to pass by a two-thirds majority to override...

Food Stamp Challenge seeks volunteers to attempt living for a week on the program.

September is ‘Hunger Action Month’ and to inspire students to take action, UAA is hosting a Food Stamp Challenge. It is sponsored by the School...

Safety fair gets students prepared for the elements

UAA’s Student Union held an Outdoor Safety Fair last week as part of Safety Awareness Month to promote outdoor safety to students.

Palin complaints dismissed

Gov. Sarah Palin says she has been cleared in two ethics cases. Palin first announced the dismissal of one case in a Twitter feed posted Tuesday, writing: "Yet ANOTHER ethics complaint filed & dismissed! Unfair to AKns that state dollars are wasted dealing w/these malicious complaints.

Suicide, the hidden social issue

The season has returned when the rate of suicides, both attempted and fatal, goes up in Alaska. According to UPD Det. Mike Beckner, the rates of both have increased on the UAA campus from last year, with four or five attempts since January. Suicide is often considered too taboo for media to report on.

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate Profiles

Lance Ahern What is your party affiliation of any? "None." How many years of political experience do you have? "I’ve been in service at city and state government...

Bad grades spur Alaska Senate inquiry on colleges

Alaska's higher education institutions received two failing grades on a performance report card released in September 2004, according to an independent, nonpartisan organization that...

UAA among top public schools for serving black students, report says

A recent report by the Race and Equity Center of the University of Southern California named UAA as one of the institutions with the...

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Monday, Jan. 16 Trespass on MLK day 7:50 a.m. _" A faculty member reported the north doors to the Rasmuson Hall were unlocked on Martin Luther...

UAA health care option changes to be decided

Health care options are not just a hot button issue nationally. At this university, possible changes effecting employee health care are on the docket.

USUAA and Toys for Tots brings holiday smiles

In collaboration with the Union of Students of University of Alaska Anchorage and the potential fraternity TKE, the department of Student and Academic Affairs have started their first Toys for Tots toy drive at UAA.

Senate education plan cuts deep into university budget, eliminates Alaska Performance Scholarship

The Alaska Senate recently announced a series of bills that would cut tremendously into the University of Alaska's budget and eliminate a statewide scholarship...

Blackboard upgrade arrives

A year and a half after Blackboard Inc. released Blackboard 9.1, the company’s most recent version of their long-standing education software, UAA has finally decided to make the switch

UAA Keynote Speaker delivers a riveting discussion

“If you take it seriously, you can get serious opportunities very young,” Peter Sheahan said as he talked about innovation and entrepreneurship Thursday evening...

Governance opportunities available for all

Shared governance at this campus is available at the faculty and staff level, as well as for the students. Governance Coordinator Kimberly Swiantek said,...

Modern slavery around the globe

Slavery did not end with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. Today there are approximately 27 million slaves throughout the world, Kevin Bales, Ph.D., said. Bales,...

Convocation ceremony discontinued this year

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

Elections predictable, mostly

Even procrastinators can be civically active, and polling stations around Anchorage remained open until 8 p.m. on municipal election night to accommodate last-minute votes. "If...

Student government candidates want your vote

Voting will occur on Nov. 16 - 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Social Sciences Building, Arts Building, Business Education Building,...

University switches to Visa ProCards for some

In response to Sam’s Club’s closure the University of Alaska is working on giving a small group of UAA departments Visa cards, which are accepted at Costco.