Student charged with sexual assault

A student could face a 20-year prison sentence, 15 years on probation and a lifetime of registering as a sex offender if he is found guilty of kidnapping and sexual and physical assault in student housing last moth, according to reports from the Anchorage district attorney.

Abortion discussion comes to the table

For the second time in one year, UAA club Students for Life put on display their controversial images titled "Genocide Awareness Project". The images entailed large graphic pictures of what are meant to portray aborted fetuses, wars, and genocide. "We really want people to think seriously about the ramifications of abortion," SFL media director Gretchen Leaa said.

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.

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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...

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Communications Professor Tim Hinterberger from the UAA faculty senate spoke briefly with senators on the faculty’s part in textbook pricing. Hinterberger said most...

Education meets technology in digital revolution

The world is changing, and technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in everyday lives. What can traditional educational institutions do to keep up and stay relevant? Herminia Din, UAA's assistant professor of art education, looks to show the way in her new book, "The Digital Museum: A Think Guide.

USUAA President heaps praise onto UAF hockey team

The UAF Nanooks are the best collegiate hockey team in the state of Alaska--according to USUAA President Miles  Brookes and a proposed resolution from UAA's...

Dr. Rosay stands up to violence

As violence pervades society and numbers of sexual assault cases in Alaska grow rapidly, there are a few individuals standing up to put a...

Japanese disaster leaves UAA grad student missing

UAA’s relationship with Japan extends beyond the Pacific plate boundary. According to Theodore Kassier, Director of the Office of International Affairs (OIA), UAA has...

Library extends hours, may add another entrance

By the end of October, the library will close at 1am instead of 11pm, Sunday through Thursday. This increase of 11 hours per week will cost 93,000 dollars for the entire year. That money will go to pay the 3 or 4 people who monitor the library late at night.

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...

UA system faces budget cuts from Governor

On January 22, Governor Bill Walker unveiled new operating and capital budgets to the public and submitted them to the legislature. Overall, state spending...

Final decision reached, Tanaina Center to leave UAA in May

The UAA Chancellor’s Cabinet has reiterated the decision to evict Tanaina Child Development Center. However, hope is not lost for Tanaina, which has announced...

Campuswide Briefs

Proposed new sports arena gets a correction In November, TNL reported that a $65 million proposal for a new sports arena at UAA was included in the Board of Regents' proposed capital budget. It was sent on to Gov. Sarah Palin and is awaiting her approval before it is sent to the legislature.

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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...

President Hamilton’s State of the University address

The following is a transcription of University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton’s annual State of the University address delivered to the Alaska State House...

Promoting university a top priority for new vice chancellor

The new vice chancellor for university advancement, Steve Lindbeck, will lead the Advancement Office’s promotion of the university this upcoming school year, with Green...

High-demand dorms put students on waiting list

UAA students who haven't applied for on-campus housing already and expect to receive a room will have to get in line behind 183 other...

Northern Renaissance Arts and Science Series brings writers to campus

A new tradition has started up in UAA this summer. That tradition is the Northern Renaissance Arts and Science Series. For nine days sixteen renowned authors both local and national gave classes, workshops, and public readings on their works and how to further better one's own writing technique.

Student election lacks qualified candidates, 1 student – 2 positions

Student elections are taking place this week on the UAA main campus, and there is hardly a buzz about it. On Feb. 17 and 18, students will have the opportunity to vote in their UAA choice for the Student Regent and Student Commissioner. Both offi ces require the candidate be enrolled at UAA for two more years with a minimum of 12 credits for an undergraduate and nine credits for a graduate student.

Rep. Kawasaki proposes bill for UA law, medical school

Alaska is currently one of only five states that does not have a medical or law school.  That could change soon as the University of...

UAA campus unites for suicide prevention effort

A study conducted by the Center of Behavioral Health Research (CBHR) in the spring of 2011 concluded 15.3 percent of UAA students have seriously considered suicide at some point in their lives. An additional 5.5 percent of students have seriously considered it in the last year.

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.

Denali Alaskan ATMs on the way out

After selecting another competitor on a contract put up for bid, Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union will be withdrawing five ATMs from UAA's main...

Phase I of Strategic Pathways underway

In an effort to tighten the university budget Strategic Pathways is UA President Jim Johnsen's solution for necessary cuts and changes to UA. Separated...

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Sept. 20 Ain't nothing going on but a party 1:30 a.m. University Police Department officers were contacted about youths on campus possibly carousing. Upon further...

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,...

Campus roads debated

Each day, 24,000 vehicles enter UAA through the intersection of Seawolf and Providence drives, according to research by DOWL Engineers. Authors of the Tudor Area...