Global Initiative University aids environment and human rights

Calling all future economic leaders of America or anyone who wants to have their voice heard, here is your chance. The Clinton Global Initiative...

House Finance Subcommittee proposes cut to UA funds about $26M

University of Alaska’s House Finance Subcommittee, chaired by Representative Tammie Wilson of North Pole, has proposed to cut funding toward the University of Alaska...

News Briefs

Report finds governor abused power In a report released Friday by prosecutor Steve Branchflower, Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power by pushing for the firing of state trooper, Michael Wooten. Wooten is the ex-husband to Palin's sister. Subsequently, the public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan was fired after several attempts to stonewall him into dismissing Wooten.

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Alaska student loan program expands            So far a running success, the Alaska student loan program is planned to expand into the Alaska Advantage program....

UAA instructors introduced to Native culture

University of Alaska Anchorage professors received a lesson in Alaska Native culture Oct. 19 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The College of Arts...

First customer service class

A new course at UAA has successfully produced it’s first round of customer service specialists. UAA unveiled Customer Service Fundamentals for the Fall 2004...

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Sunday, April 3 No where to hide 7:12 a.m. APD reported an assault that occurred off campus and said the subject may be a resident on...

Government surveillance could cost UAA millions

Big Brother is watching. At least he soon will be if the Federal Communications Commission gets its way. UAA could be forced to spend millions...

Students get Outside for spring break

Overwhelmed airports, crowded bars and quiet student housing characterized spring break this year. What is typically known as an alcohol-filled week of partying ended...

UAA remains open despite volcanic eruption

UAA's campus remains open today, despite a volcanic eruption of Mt. Redoubt late Sunday night. After weeks of teasing, Redoubt began erupting at approximately 10:38 p.m. March 22. According to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, Mt. Redoubt continued having eruptions over the course of the night and the total height of the eruption cloud is estimated to be 50,000 ft. Ash plumes are drifting north-northeast into the Susitna Valley according to the National Weather Service, with ash fall reported in Skwentna and the Chuitna area. UPD evacuated late night students and staff from all buildings outside of housing at around 1:00 a.m. last night as a precaution. Today campus remains open, operational and business as usual as it is not expected that Anchorage will experience much ash fall. For those traveling, Alaska Airlines has canceled 16 flights in and out of Anchorage to Bethel, Dead Horse, Kodiak, Nome, Kotzebue and Barrow. Flight cancellations can be tracked at For up to date information on Mt. Redoubt follow the volcano on Twitter:

Annual health fair in Rasumuson a collaboration among clubs, faculty and community members

UAA students have seen the busy, commotion-filled sea of bodies that fills Rasmuson Hall on a daily basis. Thursday, Oct. 14 was no different....

Diversity in Anchorage thrives, Bridge Builders of Anchorage respect in community

Cultural diversity in Anchorage thrives in many ways that are easy to notice, like the many events held by groups like Bridge Builders of...

Police want to hear from public in Koenig case

Anchorage police investigating the abduction of a barista are asking for the public's help. Police ask anyone who was in the parking lot of the...

Departments at BMH start relocation process for extensive building renovations

Named after one of the first faculty members of UAA, back when it was called Anchorage Community College, the 42-year old Beatrice McDonald Hall...

Parking Services requests new fee increase

At the Union of Students at University of Alaska Anchorage meeting Nov. 16, Glenna Muncy, director of UAA parking services, shared a presentation explaining the request for an increase in parking services fees.

Board of Regents passes two considerable motions

Late last week the 11-member University of Alaska Board of Regents met in Kodiak to work through a lengthy agenda, and two of the...

USUAA counter cuts with Harry Potter-inspired campaign

For the last few weeks, USUAA student government has been running a postcard advocacy campaign to fight back against the state legislature’s threat to...

First-time voters: Utilizing their voice

The 2016 Presidential Election: It may just be the most conflicting political decision yet.

News Briefs

Debate team discusses Pebble Mine development The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence invites the public to take part in a debate and discussion: "Should the State of Alaska permit the development of Pebble Mine?" The award-winning Seawolf Debate Team will lay out the issues on this important topic on March 27.

Police Mobilize

University police officers are now patrolling their beats utilizing the latest in personal transportation technology. The UAA Police Department has procured several Segways as...

University president presents budget in Juneau

University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton appealed to the Alaska Legislature for $2.5 million to fund research in his annual speech to the Joint...

Education faculty layoff creates delays for students

When Barbara Hulpert, a graduate student in the College of Education, arranged to start her practicum in fall 2006, she went through the required...

Arguments on need-based grants go to committee

UA students testified on the need for grants to a committee via teleconference in downtown Anchorage this month. "Students who were in positions of dire financial stress, who face the real possibility of dropping out of school simply because the tuition was getting too costly, told their personal stories to legislators," said David Childers, USUAA government relations director.

Students call for cameras

The UAA campus could soon be considered a safer place at night. That is if three students have their wish granted. Resident Life student employees Brittany Richards, Robert Tran and Brionne Elkins are the motor behind the motion to do just that. According to Elkins, the three of them had started brainstorming about what could make campus housing more secure after noticing the trend of break-ins in the parking lots around campus.

Courses created as business with China increases

Business interest in China continues to grow in the US, and for good reason. The Dallas Morning News recently reported the second-quarter GDP figures...

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.

Occupy UAA: International movement comes to campus

A mere six months after its inception, the Occupy movement has come to UAA. Students around campus may have run into Brent Baccala, a lone Occupier armed only with a large orange sign, a portable chair and a mug of hot coffee. Camped outside of the Student Union and Cuddy Hall, Baccala represents Occupy Anchorage, a local offshoot of the international Occupy movement.

Commons Market program brings fresh fruits and veggies to campus

Healthy eating on campus became much easier this week with the opening of the new Commons Market in Gorsuch Commons. The store will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4p.m.-7 p.m. in front of Bear Necessities in Gorsuch Commons offering fruits, vegetables and fresh bread for students.

Annual women’s wellness exams save lives

The mere thought of pap smears sends a shiver of discomfort down most women’s spines. But because the test can detect potentially abnormal cell growth, it can also determine whether a woman might have cervical cancer.

Board of Regents in Juneau – Continuous updates

Keep checking back as we keep you up to date as to all of the happenings with the Board of Regents meeting taking place right now in Juneau Alaska. On the Strategic Direction Initiative: "It's about leadership and collaboration. We must focus on the students, and listen to the students. Even when they burst our bubble. When we think that we have it nailed, and then talk to a group of students, and they say, "no, that's not where we are at, that was ten years ago." We must listen," UA President Pat Gamble.