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Pay raise approved for UA President According to the UAF Sunstar, the UA Board of Regents approved a $50,000 salary increase for UA President Mark...

Dorms open to non-students to raise money

When summer comes to UAA, dorms aren’t just for students anymore. University Conference Services began renting out dorm rooms to the general public in the...

Campus cut-through to quell traffic

Students entering or leaving the UAA campus via the Tudor Road and Bragaw Street intersection may have noticed the construction on Bragaw Street. Summer...

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 attempt to start a UAA football team

Refusing to be disheartened by news that a UAA football team is financially infeasible, a group of eight students have collaborated to start a co-ed intramural football team. While the team is unrecognized by the university thus far, they are making lengthy strides toward becoming an official team.

Contents under pressure: Campus suicide

It touches a nerve to consider that every year a certain number of students at institutions of higher education take their own lives. Success and failure are well defined for the average college student and it may be convenient to chalk up desperation to the latter.

Budget proposal seeks to cut WWAMI program in Alaska

A new budget proposal by the state’s lawmakers is seeking to cut funding to the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) Regional Medical...

Ballot measure two values the importance of future university students

Elections come with great responsibility for residents in the community. While national voting is going on, it is also important to remember to vote...

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UAA's CTC announces associate dean UAA Community and Technical College announced the appointment of Kristin Owens to the position of associate dean and term assistant professor. Kristin will officially start May 30. She will work during June with the interim associate dean, Sandra Cobb, for a smooth leadership transition.

UAA gets a B- in sustainability

Last year Chancellor Brian Rogers of UAF challenged Chancellor Ulmer to a sustainability contest based on the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s College Sustainability Report. When...

Financial aid anytime, day or night

Students can finally step out of those long lines and get online to take care of financial aid needs. This Web service is the...

Money directed to pump up school spirit at basketball game

Representative Reports Club Council There have been 11 budget requests made by clubs. Rep. Jessica Armstrong said most of the clubs are requesting about $2,000. Club...

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FBI monitors colleges The FBI announced the new National Security Higher Education Advisory Board Sept. 15. The board is supposed to better protect intellectual U.S....

A star shines bright at UAA

Students at UAA are walking the halls with royalty. A Biology major with a minor in theatre and currently enrolled at UAA, Stephany Jeffers is Miss Alaska 2008. What started out as a simple scholarship search landed Jeffers the role as Miss Alaska 2008 and a whole new feeling about the meaning of beauty pageants.

Hammered Hamsters in the Psychology Department provide scientific insight

What’s with the binge drinking in the Psychology Department? Gwen Lupfer-Johnson, a UAA professor, is studying the effects of alcohol on Siberian dwarf hamsters....

Student loan reforms will affect millions

With America continuing to slowly crawl out of a long and challenging recession, more young adults have opted to attend college in hopes that...

Green Fee Board seeking proposals

After two semesters of collecting cash, the Green Fee Board is soliciting student proposals for sustainability projects on campus. The board has a starting budget of $34,182, funded by a $3 per student charge that began last semester.

Alaska sues Feds over access road

Last week Gov. Sean Parnell announced in a press release that his administration issued a notice of intent to sue the federal government over...

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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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Jan. 18 1:07 a.m. A female dorm dweller called the University Police Department for being harassed by two male residents. The male suspects reportedly activated...

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...

Re-organizing the organizing campaign

Solidarity is once again the buzz word for University of Alaska classified and administrative, professional and technical (APT) staff. After calling off a campaign last...

Lightning may be indicator for volcanic activity

A new study by Geophysical Institute researchers links lightning activity to volcanic eruptions. Since the 1960s, intense lightning displays have been recorded accompanying many large-scale volcanic eruptions. For the first time, scientists were able to collect data fully describing lightning activity during the 2006 Mount Augustine eruption, according to an article published last week in the journal Science.

Campus diversity brings Sen. Murkowski to UAA

Sen. Lisa Murkowski took time to meet with UAA students in an effort to discuss diversity on the campus. In her opening statement, delivered Jan. 18, the senator said she had recently visited East High School, where 31 percent of students are Caucasian. She acknowledged the increase in diversity seen in the schools compared to when she attended high school in Alaska.

USUAA madame president hopefuls sit with TNL for pre-election Q & A

USUAA Senators Ashley Hice and Sean McGrane are the presidential and vice presidential candidates for USUAA respectively. Hice, a senior social work major, has been a senator for three years and currently holds a chair on the Rules and Finance Committee. McGrane, a senior history major, has been involved with USUAA since October and is currently speaker of the Assembly.

Meet your new USUAA presidential team

Alejandra Buitrago and Andrew McConnell have been elected as USUAA President and Vice President, officially announced on Friday at 5pm. The two will assume...

USUAA tables student fee increase

Union of Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage held a weekly meeting in the Student Union Café Friday and discussed several topics at hand.

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UAF Professor receives 2008 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence Fairbanks - Judith Kleinfeld, psychology professor, director of the national Boys Project and co-director of the Northern Studies program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is this year's recipient of the University of Alaska Foundation's prestigious Edith R.

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Flags lowered for Anchorage police officer killed in the line of duty Gov. Tony Knowles ordered state flags lowered to half-staff July 13 in memory...

UAA sponsors academic freedom forum

Freedom of speech has become quite the issue at the University of Alaska Anchorage. UA President Mark Hamilton's response to Sept. 11 and his...