How the government shutdown affects UAA

Congress failed to reach an agreement last week on a budget to fund the government for the next year, which caused a government shutdown. This means all non-essential programs, such as the panda cam, will be closed, and workers will remain on furlough until an agreement is reached. According to Eric Pederson, associate vice chancellor for Enrollment Services, UAA is holding a wait-and-see position on this right now. When sequestration began, the same thing happened, but the decision was quickly reversed.

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.

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Vice chancellor follows Maimon to Illinois Executive vice chancellor for administrative services Gebeyehu Ejigu announced April 6 that he will be leaving his position at UAA to become the next executive vice president of administration and finance at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, this June.

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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...

Education faculty layoff creates delays for students

When Barbara Hulpert, a graduate student in the College of Education, arranged to start her practicum in fall 2006, she went through the required...

Economy slump has students degree hopping

There is no secret about it, the economy is in a tailspin. In the month of October, the nation hit a sobering new record of 10.1 million people without work. The national unemployment rate is at a 14-year high of 6.5 percent. And in Alaska that amount is just a little higher at 6.

Presidential finalists interact with the community

The presidents had a chance Tuesday to hear from UAA stakeholders. Luckily, they seemed ready for it. Deep into their second day of meetings with...

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...

Faculty objects to aspects of Fisher Report

Faculty is strongly objecting to the Fisher Report’s suggestion that UAF should be the only research institute in the UA system. James L. Fisher was...

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Learn about applying for major scholarships Wednesday, Sept. 24, 3:30 p.m. Rasmuson Hall, room 303 The University Honors College will be hosting a workshop to help students learn about the opportunities to apply for scholarships for graduate school, research and studying abroad on Wednesday, Sept.

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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...

The eye that watches over us

An ombudsman may be an obscure position, but the Union of Students thinks it has gone long enough without one. USUAA hopes to find...

Candles in the darkness

A candlelight vigil originally scheduled to take place in the Student Union was moved to the Commons following the student death in the dorms...

Accounting employee arrested for embezzlement

University police arrested UAA accounting employee Sheralyn Williams Feb. 18 for allegedly stealing $7,699.69 from UAA in the last year. Williams, a 13-year employee of...

Oversight committee raises concerns over role of regents

The Alaska State Legislature announced on Jan. 23 the appointment of a new committee designed to oversee the University of Alaska. Seven state Senators,...

‘Banned Books Week’ celebrates free expression

An annual literary event celebrated all over the nation is fast approaching and it is important for students to exercise their freedom to read here at UAA. Banned Books Week is observed during the last week of September every year, so this year the event will be taking place between September 27th and October 4th.

Wing nabs Student Regent nomination

UAA's Student Regent and Commissioner elections were held last week, and the results were anything but surprising. The only person on the ballot was current USUAA President Karl Wing who ran for Student Regent. No one ran for the offi ce of Student Commissioner.

Student fees on the rise

Students may feel the pain of paying higher tuition prices in years to come, but tuition may not be all that will rise. For...

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....

Diversity in Anchorage thrives, Bridge Builders of Anchorage respect in community

Cultural diversity in Anchorage thrives in many ways that are easy to notice, like the many events held by groups like Bridge Builders of...

Crimes of the Week! February 10-16

Heard about a "mental subject" running around campus? How about that animal attack? Or even missing something? Do you suspect larceny...? Find out in...

USUAA: Starting Work Early

UAA’s student government began gearing up for the fall semester by holding their last assembly meeting for the summer of 2012. The meeting covered...

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Kelly Ireland and AP BOSNIA FLOODS TRIGGER LANDSLIDES, UNEARTH MINES BRCKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Floodwaters triggered more than 3,000 landslides across the Balkans on Sunday, laying...

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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.

Moving in and moving up

What once was a shopping mall, movie cinema and adolescent loitering zone has now morphed into an elaborate higher-learning facility. After dropping $12 million...

UPD nets $150,000

The UAA Police Department has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Alaska Department of Homeland Security. The money will be used to update...

Math major wins national research award

UAA math student Ben Nolting, 23, recently received a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and will spend his summer at Penn State University in researching...

UAA logistics program contributes to national security research

Next semester, UAA students will participate in hands-on research that will contribute to a nationally recognized organization dealing with the terrorism and current international...

Flailing markets prompt student’s fear for future aid

The constant stream of bad news that has come from Wall Street and Washington over the past few months has many students worried about how the economic crisis will affect them. Ted Malone, director of student financial aid at UAA, said he has had many students calling, asking if their loans are still there.