Linking colleges statewide

MyUA Portal is a $4 million computer project that was originally scheduled to be released for use by students and faculty by the summer...

The recruiters’ lair

When I entered the army recruiting office on Dimond Boulevard, I received three strong handshakes and one question: "Thinking of joining the army?" Hesitation. I...

Student files lawsuit against UAA

A lawsuit has been filed against the University of Alaska Anchorage by student Lori Johnston. The lawsuit demands that UAA comply with the Alaska...

UAA prepares for Title IX compliance review

UAA is preparing for a Title IX compliance review, expected to take place next month. Over the past two years, UAA has increased its...

Brush up on Dental Hygiene

Lack of patients, worries students

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 20 You can run but you can"t hide 6:42 p.m. While on patrol, an officer observed three juveniles skateboarding near the Wells Fargo Sports Complex....

Violence on campus trails sparks fear in community

In light of the recent violence on the trail systems near UAA, students who walk, bike or run these trails are becoming more cautious. UAA...

President Jim Johnsen says university is ‘strong’ in state of university address

UAA students react to President Jim Johnsen's state of university address.

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Liszka appointed to be interim vice provost Last week, the Office of Academic Affairs and provost for research and graduate studies Ted Kassier announced...

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Someone needs a nap Monday, May 9 2:36 p.m. – An officer contacted an intoxicated male on the bike path behind West Hall. The subject was...

Interim Chancellor Samuel Gingerich assists in leadership transition

  As of July 1, Samuel Gingerich has stepped into a temporary role of interim chancellor, all while continuing service in previous roles as provost...

Closed door in ECB starts student petition

UAA student started campaign to reopen ECB emergency door to pedestrian traffic

Evaluations could focus on instructor tact

The teacher evaluation questionnaires students know as an end-of-semester ritual will be undergoing some changes during the next few months. Originally brought about as a...

Passport to be required to enter Canada

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's office is reminding Alaskans that they'll need a passport or other approved documentation to cross the international border to Canada, starting June 1. The change stems from a 2004 law requiring U.S. citizens and foreign nationals to present such documents when entering the United States by land or sea.

Engineering cites accreditation as layoff cause

A staff reorganization within the School of Engineering has prompted action from students, while longtime staff members feel betrayed. Engineering students Tyler Grossheusch and Brian...

Nationwide Briefs

A Uranium Rush strikes the Grand Canyon Due to a renewed interest in nuclear power, uranium claims surrounding the Grand Canyon have skyrocketed. According to the Department of the Interior, uranium claims are now over 1,000 - just five year ago there were ten.

University advocates seek to preserve Alaska Higher Education Investment Fund

The Alaska Higher Education Investment Fund is managed like the Permanent Fund Dividend, with a principal, or original sum of money, that is invested. Earnings from investments fund the Alaska Performance Scholarship and the Alaska Education Grant.

U.S. Universities Debate Championships will be held at UAA

Many might not know it, but UAA boasts one of the best university debated teams on the planet. The talent of the debate team has...

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,...

Officials examine Cook oil spill

After an oil tanker recently ran aground in Cook Inlet, questions have been raised about the oil industry's spill prevention methods. Industry officials have...

Psychology professor receives first Selkregg award

The very first Selkregg Community Engagement and Service Learning Award was granted to Mari Ippolito, a psychology professor at UAA. She will use the...

Moving in and moving up

What once was a shopping mall, movie cinema and adolescent loitering zone has now morphed into an elaborate higher-learning facility. After dropping $12 million...

Alaska puts on the purple ribbon

Last year in Anchorage 20,399 women over the age of 18 experienced domestic violence, according to findings from the National Violence Against Women survey...

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Afternoon in the park Sunday, June 5 12:06 p.m. – Anchorage Police Department contacted UPD to assist in the search for a missing juvenile in the...

UA’s student regent barters for a new charter

The Coalition of Student Leaders, a group that represents university students from around Alaska, will vote on a revised charter that could implement new...

Pesticide necessity questioned

The weekend of June 18 was a happy time for people who hate dandelions. “Quite a large portion of campus has already been sprayed. And you can tell it’s working by all the dying dandelions,” UAA Turf Supervisor Robb Willie said. However, some did question whether spraying chemicals around campus was necessary. “Their only reason really is aesthetic. Dandelions are not like cottonwood, where roots can grow under buildings and disrupt water supplies,” Geran Tarr, a local botanist and social activist, said.

UAA faculty donates money to political campaigns

This election year, we have seen the political support of candidates in a variety of ways. From the usual bumper stickers, signs and campaign T-shirts to the not-so-usual requests for the "Palin up-do", it seems that supporting a candidate has been taken to an entirely new level.

25 Saudi Students join UAA this fall

USUAA representatives were very excited for the new students. Senator Daniel Ribuffo said that a lot of them are living in East Hall. “I’ve had a few conversations, and they’re all very nice people. Most of them are excited to be here.” Ribuffo said.

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Tuesday, Sept. 28 Park bench snoozer gets wake-up call 2:40 a.m. - While on patrol in the west campus quad area, an officer observed...