The beginning of Bartlett Lecture Series

The Bartlett Lecture Series was established in 1970 by the Bob Bartlett Memorial fund and the University of Alaska Anchorage. The series is designed...

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...

Female faculty most likely to face student harassment

Women and minority faculty are more often the recipients of hostile and threatening behaviors from students at UAA than their male counterparts, according to...

Hamilton announces chancellor candidates after getting chilly reception

UA President Mark Hamilton is used to getting a lot of attention when he visits UAA. But his reception was markedly colder than normal when he arrived at the Administration Building Feb. 23 to speak to the UAA Board of Advisors. About a dozen neon-colored poster board signs greeted him that day with sayings like "Why are UAA students worth $6,000 less, Mr.

Recycling program reveals where all the garbage goes

This is the first story in a three-part series on UAA's recycling program, the men and women who work to keep it running, and the outside companies that transfer recyclables off campus and out of state. Matt Lewis and Eric Snyder get up early every Friday morning and come to campus with one goal: to recycle as much as they can from 29 university buildings in eight hours.

Candidates draw protestors while discussing ANWR

It's one of the most divisive issues in Alaska politics and over the past several years has become a heated national issue as well. With record prices of barrels of oil and gallons of gasoline climbing higher, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the hot topics this political season.

Murkowski speaks with students at UAA

Following an afternoon Senatorial debate at the Deni’na Center on Oct. 26, incumbent Lisa Murkowski visited UAA’s student union for a brief meet-and-greet with...

Seawolf debate team continues world-class legacy

There’s a team on campus that is number two in the nation.  There’s a team on campus that ranks in the top 15 among...

Crimes of the Week! January 26-February 3

Breakdown of the shady happenings around UAA campus between 1.26.12 and 2.03.12. Over 22 calls were investigated in the span of one week. Wondering...

First-time voters: Utilizing their voice

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

UA Statewide Briefs

Two chair positions appointed at UAF FAIRBANKS - UAF appointed veteran educators to fill two of its endowed faculty chair positions for the first time. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Joel Shurkin will serve as the Charles W. Snedden Chair in Journalism for this academic year.

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...

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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....

2-term president departs UAA

After serving as the only two-term student body president in more than 20 years, Anthony Rivas is moving on, leaving behind a legacy filled with accomplishments, personal growth, criticisms and car-keyings. Rivas, the amiable former Army soldier, graduates this May and hopes to either pursue a job in federal law enforcement or attend law school.

Hernandez becomes USUAA vice president

On Sept. 26, USUAA president Karl Wing announced Senator Michaela Hernandez as his selection for vice president. "I selected Michaela Hernandez because she is a member of the UAA debate team as well as many other student organizations including the residents hall association," Wing said.

Sequestration could cut funding

In an effort to pay government bills, the United States government will begin sequestering money Jan. 1 if Congress does not find a way...

Search for provost coming to a close

The search committee for UAA’s new provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs is coming to a close. In Dec. 2014 the former Provost...

UA Statewide Briefs

Beluga's get another chance When the federal government placed the beluga whale on the endangered species list last week, it spurred criticism from both sides of the aisle. "This endangered listing could result in hugely expensive new requirements to Anchorage's wastewater treatment, which the EPA has long determined do not affect belugas," Mark Begich, Anchorage mayor, said in a written statement.

News Briefs

Palin offers $500 million initiative for natural gas pipeline construction Gov. Sarah Palin announced a bill that would require the state of Alaska to give the builder of a natural gas pipeline $500 million to start the project. The developer would need to match that amount in order to cover engineering and environmental research.

Never cry WOLFcard

Beginning this fall semester, the WOLFcard became the new official student ID card. Its possibilities range from free bus rides to paying for a...

Ross, Gagnon debate missile defense system

The national missile defense system was the topic of a heated debate Oct. 29 on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Citizens Opposed to...

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Changes for AA degree on the way UAA’s Undergraduate Academic Board approved changes in the requirements for an associate of arts degree, according to a...

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...

Student advocates return from Juneau

While most of the student body was on siesta for spring break, five students went to work. The members of the UAA Legislative Advocacy Group went to Juneau, not to wear bikinis on the beach but to advocate on behalf of their fellow students for the second time this semester.

Student nurses fundraising for March of Dimes

Lining the walls of the PSB, placards showcase the School of Nursing’s deep community involvement. The large placards are changed after every year as...

Anthropology department to host trip to Mérida, Mexico, encouraging students to apply.

Looking for a sense of adventure? Interested in various cultures? Want to experience the trip of a lifetime while earning course credits? The Anthropology department...

CAS Dean Liszka leaves frontier for Empire State

Basking in his last Alaskan spring, Dr. Jim Liszka will join Plattsburgh State University of New York as Provost next fall. Leaving his position...

State Legislature passes House Bill 6

In 2007 Jim Hayes, of the UA Board of Regents, refused to step down after he and his wife were indicted upon 92 charges of fraud, theft and money laundering. Hayes reportedly missed almost of half of the board meetings in 2006 and refused to resign even after he was directly asked to step down by former governor Sarah Palin.

Students weigh in on VP debate

Vice President Joe Biden squared off against Republican candidate Paul Ryan in the only vice presidential debate of the election, as 20-30 UAA students watched the event on a projector screen in the Student Union.

UAA Advocacy Team presents student body issues in Juneau

In the next few weeks, important decisions about issues affecting students will be made. Students will be able to vote on the issues such as the smoke-free initiative and the introduction of a $6 recreational fee. For other issues, such as the funding for building operations, students are dependent on USUAA student government for representation. Student representatives were in Juneau after battling flight cancellations last Friday and brief delays Saturday morn- ing. The annual advocacy trip officially commenced Saturday afternoon.