UAA Camouflages Support on Veteran’s Day

UAA calls nearly five percent of its students veterans, which is less than the state average in which the veteran population equals about 14...

We’re still occupied

Occupy Anchorage protestors were prepared for a late night run-in with the police last Wednesday night. Amber Helman said that around 1 p.m. that day, police had “coffee with us,” and discussed their first amendment rights. The police told them they would be back when the park closed to review with any new protestors. From 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. the group roughly doubled from ten to around 20 people, but no police showed up. “we are live & the cops aren't evicting us!” read a Facebook status on the Occupy Anchorage page at 5:36 a.m.

Green fee assistant needed

In November 2011, the student body voted for the approval of a Green Fee. The Green Fee will take effect in the spring, and $3 will be added to student fees from then on.

Bret Bohn now ward of the state

After 12 days in court, Lorraine Phillips-Bohn and her husband say their son, Bret Bohn, is now under guardianship of the state against his will. Bohn's family claims hospital officials and ruling Superior Court Judge Erin B. Marston have ignored their son’s original power of attorney, which gave Bret Bohn’s parents the right to make medical decisions on behalf of their son. Bohn’s general power of attorney and health care power of attorney were drafted in 2007, before Bohn’s current illness. According to court documents, during the course of Bohn’s medical treatment at Providence Alaska Medical Center, his parents informed the medical staff of these documents and began acting accordingly.

News Briefs

Geological sciences chair to study in Antarctica During the spring term 2008, LeeAnn Munk, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, will be taking a semester sabbatical to Antarctica where she will study the transport of metals from glaciers to lakes for the McMurdo Long-Term Ecological Research project.

UA Scholars Program too successful

Ballooning enrollment in the University of Alaska Scholars Program has the university touting its success and looking for a way to pay for it. The...

Rules trip up Model United Nations

The 23rd annual Model United Nations Conference at UAA started off like any other but nearly collapsed late afternoon Feb. 26. What made this...

Get to know your candidates

The following are statements submitted by candidates* Ashley Hice "I am interest in serving in the position as senator because I want to be an active...

Hamilton appoints Fran Ulmer as interim chancellor

UA President Mark Hamilton announced March 1 that Fran Ulmer, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, will serve as interim chancellor following the resignation of Chancellor Elaine Maimon, who is leaving in June to become the president of Governors State University in Illinois.

University insurance plans to see big changes this July

The University is trimming the fat off of employee health care benefits. Currently, University of Alaska employees aren't required to provide documentation for their claimed...

Alaska’s own joins ranks to fi ght climate change

In an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, leaders from all over the world, including one from Alaska, gathered to discuss different strategies. Kate Troll, executive director of Alaska Conservation Alliance, was invited to attend the Global Climate Summit in California last November.

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...

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...

Earthquakes hit Kodiak Island

Alaska's Kodiak Island is being slammed by a swarm of earthquakes, one with a magnitude of 5.9. Richard Buckmaster, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., says the southeast region of the island was hit Saturday by 20 earthquakes with magnitudes of 2.

News Briefs

Geomatics program receives grant The UAA School of Engineering Department of Geomatics was awarded a grant worth $548,000 from Trimble Navigation, a partner to UAA and a leader in up-to-date products and services. UA will provide an additional $289,786 to the program.

{News Briefs}

'Symphony of Sounds'supports scholarships             UAA Department of Music presents the fifth annual “Symphony of Sounds” college scholarship-fundraising concert at 8 p.m. on Feb. 23...

Wasted opportunity: UAA lacks comprehensive recycling program

The state of recycling at University of Alaska Anchorage needs to be salvaged from the trash heap. According to Union of Students Vice President David...

UAA wants your help!

The university is looking for a few good names to help make campus navigation easier for first time visitors. The week of September 8,...

Parking fee may replace permits

Parking permits at UAA could be a thing of the past beginning next fall. Instead, all students and staff could find themselves paying a...

Raising interest rates prompt students to consolidate their school loans

Attention all recent graduates and senior college students who have federal loans: if you want to save money on interest, consolidate. Consolidate now. On July...

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.

Accounting Students Traveling the State, Gaining Practical Experience

Young accounting students at UAA are traveling the state to provide a service unavailable and unaffordable in most rural villages. The students, through an...

Career advice from job guru Ryan Kahn

Though Ryan Kahn specializes in connecting students with very hard to get jobs—working at HBO, Warner’s Brothers, or MTV—he knows that not everyone is...

Student debaters discuss smoke-free UAA campus

As part of Engage Week, UAA’s Smoke-Free Task Force, Seawolf Debate, the Journalism and Public Communications Department, and the Department of Health hosted a soapbox debate about whether or not UAA should initiate a comprehensive smoke-free policy.

USUAA and Toys for Tots brings holiday smiles

In collaboration with the Union of Students of University of Alaska Anchorage and the potential fraternity TKE, the department of Student and Academic Affairs have started their first Toys for Tots toy drive at UAA.

{News Briefs}

Dialing (809) is enough to raise some eyebrows Messages all over the country are being left on answering machines, voicemails, and pagers to return a...

Board of Regents discuss UA changes

“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 10 years ago,’ we must listen,” said University of Alaska President Pat Gamble at last week’s Board of Regents meeting in Juneau. Gamble is referring to the University of Alaska system’s Strategic Directive Initiative, or SDI. “SDI is about collaboration,” he says. “Collaboration means incentive.”

U.S. assistant surgeon general visits UAA Fresh Air kickoff

Members of UAA’s Smoke Free Task Force hosted an event on Feb 24, to kick of their campus-wide Fresh Air Challenge. The Fresh Air Challenge is a region-wide effort to encourage all college campuses in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Washington to become smoke- or tobacco-free. The event opened with performances from the Underground Dance Company and UAA’s Glee Club.

For degree-seeking students, four years may not be enough time to graduate

Across the nation students are feeling the effects of a modern lifestyle on their education. A four-year degree is nearly unheard of in college...

Recent events raise public, campus safety concerns

In the first week of November, the United States experienced an airport shooting, an airport bomb threat, and an armed individual in a New Jersey mall and a university lockdown. The events sparked discussion about public safety across social media sites. Are people overreacting, or are they not concerned enough?