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...

Southeast meets Southcentral

What makes a place feel like home? People tend to recognize some unique combination of human and environmental factors that make them feel like they're in the right place. There's something about the salt air, for example, and the deep forest that makes me feel I belong in Southeast Alaska.

Gamble named University of Alaska President

Patrick Gamble, the current president and CEO of the Alaska Railroad, has been announced as the next University of Alaska president. Gamble, the only one...

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...

USUAA bill attempts to end required meal plans

Some members of USUAA have introduced legislation attempting to force the Resident Hall Housing Department to give students living in residence halls the option to refuse a meal plan. University officials say the requirement is not going away, and that its absence would only drive meal prices up. Senator Esdras Jean unveiled “Bogus Meal Plan 12-05” on September 8.

“Hookup” site stays afloat amid allegations of copyright violation

UAAHookup – a combination of eBay, Match.com, and iSawYou – launched in late December from the hosting account of a man who only identified himself as “Vlad”. Designed as a variation of Craigslist, the site offers users the ability to post items and residences for sale, personal ads for relationships or friendship.

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.

Jumping endless bounds

Imagine a child on the floor of a shopping mall jumping from square tile to another, oblivious to the infinite distance they could theoretically...

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...

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...

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...

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.

UAA guest speaker says U.S. is ‘Satan’

Has the land of the free and home of the brave traded its purple mountains' majesty and amber waves of grain for a bifurcated tail and a hayfork? "Bush is the most hated person in the world. The U.S. is the new Satan," William Mills said during his recent public address to UAA.

UAA faculty donates money to political campaigns

This election year, we have seen the political support of candidates in a variety of ways. From the usual bumper stickers, signs and campaign T-shirts to the not-so-usual requests for the "Palin up-do", it seems that supporting a candidate has been taken to an entirely new level.

Athletic fees remain firm

The proposal for student fee increases presented by the athletics department to USUAA Student Government was rejected. A resolution opposing the two-dollar increase to...

Bookstore not in red, deficit rumors dispelled

Rumors swirling through UAA’s student body have recently included the declaration that the campus bookstore is experiencing financial difficulties and is in a deficit. Alessandra Vanover and Bob McDonnell, the Directors of the Bookstore and Business Services, met to dispel the speculation. “Right now, we are definitely not in a deficit,” Vanover squarely stated. Both were surprised to hear of the rumor traveling the student grapevine.

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...

Joe Miller visits campus

Last week, United States congressional candidate Joe Miller attended an event at UAA to discuss his campaign platform. The event was hosted in collaboration...

Stimulus spending invested in volcanoes

Weeks after Mount Redoubt erupted in Alaska, the Interior Department is spending some of its first stimulus dollars to improve volcano monitoring. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on April 10 that the department will use $15.2 million to modernize volcano warning systems in one of its first projects to be funded by the stimulus measure.

News Briefs

Polaris lecture series wraps up with discussions on Washington The Spring 2007 Polaris lecture series finished its season with guest lecturer Matthew Spalding on Thursday, March 29, in the Consortium Library. Spalding's lecture, "The Command of Our Own Fortunes: George Washington and the Challenge of Founding," addressed issues such as the founding of the United States and the influence of the nation's first president.

March against hate brings UAA closer together

To show their support against racism and hate Wednesday, over 30 students and faculty members gathered in the Campus Center to march against bigotry...

Momaday upholds oral tradition at UAA

Packed tightly in the Business Education Building's lecture hall, an audience of 200-plus was exposed to the power of oral tradition with thePulitzer Prize-winning...

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,...

Purcell application denied again

Social Work Club president Mike Purcell received a final notice denying him admission into UAA’s social work program June 2. Purcell, 38, has been rejected...

USUAA vows to improve registration for students

UAA student government put to vote a number of contentious issues April 21, including a vote on the stipends its members would receive for...

Subway to stay on campus; Aramark is out

University officials announced Tuesday that NANA Management Services will take over campus food services beginning July 1, allowing Subway to remain in the Student Union for the next five years. The decision also raises the possibility of adding more restaurants on campus next fall, officials said.

Auto industry woes not bad for Anchorage

As most of the nation focuses its lens on the automotive industry, its CEOs and their bailouts, it is easy to lose focus on the underlying issues. The pertinent information is how these changes will affect UAA and the Anchorage community. Many local businesses say they are actually benefiting from this recent turn of events.

Courses created as business with China increases

Business interest in China continues to grow in the US, and for good reason. The Dallas Morning News recently reported the second-quarter GDP figures...

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...