MAC goes high speed

Dial-up Internet service is so ‘90s, but Main Apartment Complex residents still live with glacial connection speeds and tied-up telephone lines. Until December. ...

Installation brings community together at UAA

Dr. Elaine Maimon was officially installed as the university’s chancellor Feb. 5 as part of the Next 50 Years celebration. She said she feels...

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Interest rates to rise Federal education loan interest rates are predicted to increase by 1.93 percent on July 1. Ted Malone, director of financial aid...

Pared down, focused budget approved for FY11 by BOR

After final deliberations by the Board of Regents, the Regents upheld their decision to leave a plea for state funding for a new sports...

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....

Site shows most UAA students would not re-enroll

The negative opinions on Studentsreview.com would not matter if the site hadn’t logged 26 million visits this year. The problem is that it does, and far...

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.

USUAA calls voters back to the polls

Just when election season seemed to be over, civic duty will be calling voters to the polls once more. On Nov. 19 and 20,...

Administration changes to fulfill chancellor’s vision

UAA’s vice provost of academic affairs and its dean of students were both promoted to vice chancellor last week. The reorganization supports Chancellor Elaine...

Bankruptcy act affects school loans

Students borrowing money for school are not likely to experience any setbacks when the federal government's stricter bankruptcy laws go into effect Oct. 17. The...

Federal student loan subsidies cut by $12 billion

In an effort to lower the national deficit, President Bush is looking to student borrowers to help foot the bill. The U.S. House of Representatives...

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Woman charged in dead puppy beating ST. LOUIS _" A woman accused of pummeling a dog breeder over the head with a dead Chihuahua has...

HPV vaccination free for some, but not all

What seems to be a genuine effort to assist those in need may just be a thinly veiled bureaucracy. The Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services is currently doing a big push to promote the human papillomavirus vaccination for young girls. DHHS is offering the vaccination Girls and young women between the ages of 9 and 26 are recommended to vaccinate themselves against HPV.

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...

Grants for climate education

As the issue of climate change has become more apparent, educators have integrated the subject into their curriculum. “If the goal of an educational institution...

Crimes of the Week! February 3-9

Curious if that kid in your building got caught for their housing violation? If that shady character you saw was ever questioned by the...

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...

New communities to shake up dorm life

Students returning to on-campus housing after summer vacation will find a bit of a change to their residence halls. Residence Life plans to change how...

Low cost, location lure students to UAA

Choosing a college is no small task. There are many variables to consider among schools, such as cost, location, quality of education and campus...

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.

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...

New fee proposal set for vote next week

The average Alaskan resident who attends UAA full time, pay’s a minimum of $806.00 in student fee’s each year. Therefore if a student attends college for four years, that total grows comes out to $3,224.00. This money amount is made up of smaller amounts such as $108.00 for the Athletic fee, a $96.00 fee for the Health center and a $10.00 fee for the Concert Board.

MAC residents face bad smells and busted pipes

Last weekend, leaks were reported in the Main Apartment Complexes two and three. Jodi Inman, associate director of housing, said the leak in MAC 4 was caused by pinhole leak in the piping of a domestic waterline and a toilet that overflowed throughout the evening caused the leak in MAC 2.

Seat belt campaign kicks off

The state Department of Transportation and other agencies are kicking off a seat belt enforcement campaign. The spotlight on the Click It or Ticket campaign began May 18 will last through May 31. Cindy Cashen, Alaska Highway Safety Office administrator, says police and Alaska State Troopers will focus on ticketing unbelted people in vehicles, especially at night.

News Briefs

Chancellor fills two administrative positions Chancellor Maimon has recently appointed Director of Facilities Maintenance Chris Turletes as interim associate vice chancellor of Facilities and Campus Services. Turletes will be involved with planning and construction activities and environmental health and safety/risk management.

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...

Hamilton reveals interim chancellor candidates

UA President Mark Hamilton on Friday announced several candidates he is considering to become UAA's interim chancellor after Chancellor Elaine Maimon departs in June for Governors State University in Illinois. Hamilton said he expects the interim chancellor to be in office for about two years, until a search for a permanent replacement can be found.

New parking fee will supplement parking garage costs

Student fees, here we go again. Starting in the fall 2008 semester, a new $10 transportation fee will be added for all students enrolled in three or more credits. The fee, which was proposed by Bob McDonnell, director of UAA Parking Services, has been instated to cover most of the operation cost of the Seawolf Shuttle as well as the total cost of the contract with People Mover, which allows students to ride the city bus system for free by showing their Wolfcards.

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.