Fewer teams in this year’s Shootout

This year at the Great Alaska Shootout there will only be six teams competing, instead of the traditional eight. Teams traveling to Alaska from the...

GI Bill cuts veteran benefits

"The GI Bill was set so you get out of the military and get your four-year degree and we’ll pay for it. So in...

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...

Marko Cheseto, holding strong despite complications

Update on Marko Cheseto: As a result of his recent episode, UAA student-athlete Marko Cheseto experienced severe frostbite of his hands and feet. While his hands are expected to make a full recovery, damage to his lower extremities was so severe that it required amputation above the ankle on both legs. He is expected to remain in the hospital for some time as he continues his recovery and rehabilitation.

UA Statewide Briefs

Longtime UAF museum director retires FAIRBANKS - After 15 years as director of the University of Alaska Museum of the North, Aldona Jonaitis plans to retire in November. Jonaitis' tenure at the museum has been marked by dramatic growth, both in facilities and in programs.

Democracy requires involvement

Many young Alaskans don't bother to vote. The excuses are endless, like those offered by school children that didn't do their homework. There wasn't...

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,...

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...

Military, universities spar over rights

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case to decide the military's rights to recruit on university campuses, the decision of which could...

New system will speed up graduation process

Estimated time to process by hand the 1,375 graduation applications the registrar's staff received last fall: about 19 days. Without sleeping. Or doing anything else. That's why some seniors received their graduation audit reports - which let them know what classes they need to take to graduate - after the beginning of their final semester.

Bounty hunters target drink-seeking minors

A picture is worth a thousand words. A picture of minors trying to enter a bar is also worth a thousand words. Just substitute "words" with "dollars" to avoid a messy court hearing. "Every weekend minors try to enter my bar," said operations manager of the Woodshed Lounge Tisha Smith.

A star shines bright at UAA

Students at UAA are walking the halls with royalty. A Biology major with a minor in theatre and currently enrolled at UAA, Stephany Jeffers is Miss Alaska 2008. What started out as a simple scholarship search landed Jeffers the role as Miss Alaska 2008 and a whole new feeling about the meaning of beauty pageants.

Circus Art in the Arctic gets warm

Most people in South Central Alaska have known the circus to be an annual state fair event stock with ringmaster, elephants, horses, candy, and a big striped tent, but it's not the only circus in town. The space at the state fair for Circus Borealis, recently sold to Motocross, and local circus entertainment has fallen upon a motley group of underground performers, working in some way to keep an aspect of the circus art and lifestyle alive.

UA College Savings Plan reduces its fees

As life goes on and parents watch their children grow into maturity, contemplation of college becomes more important with every passing school year. Mothers...

Graduate research in African Savanna

When Andrew Kulmatiski first arrived in Kruger Nation Park, South Africa five years ago, he was reluctant to leave the safety of his vehicle....

“Is Homosexuality Moral?” Recap

Philosophy Professor John Corvino spoke to the UAA community at the Wendy William Center on Feb. 17. The lecture titled “Is homosexuality immoral?” presented...

UA Interns join AK Legislative Session

UA Students from across Alaska have joined the Senate Bipartisan Working Group for the 27th Legislative session. The fours students are: Grace Abbott, interning...

Contents under pressure: Campus suicide

It touches a nerve to consider that every year a certain number of students at institutions of higher education take their own lives. Success and failure are well defined for the average college student and it may be convenient to chalk up desperation to the latter.

UAA Chancellor Case appoints interim provost

UAA Chancellor Tom Case has appointed Samuel Gingerich to serve as interim provost for UAA until a fulltime provost is hired. Case sent a...

Students educate UAA community about upcoming implementation of a smoke-free campus during Kick Butts...

On March 18, volunteers scatted across campus to educate students and faculty. Volunteers gave out free brochures, swag and ice cream sundaes to capture...

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.

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...

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"The Internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck. It's a series of tubes - An Internet was sent...

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.

Alaska political themes on display as Murkowski declares victory

There were two Alaska political themes making a stark debut as Sen. Lisa Murkowski declared victory Wednesday for the historic write-in campaign she waged...

USUAA hosts Chat with the Chancellor

Chancellor Tom Case is scheduled to attend a Q&A session with students this week, giving them the opportunity to ask questions about the future of UAA. The event is at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Student Union, directly outside the Student Life and Leadership office in Room 218.

News Briefs

Solar design and homebuilding workshops target energy costs Upcoming workshops offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer ideas and techniques to help residents lower their home energy bills. Learn how to tap into the sun's energy at a solar design workshop offered Saturday by Extension energy and housing specialist Rich Seifert.

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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...

ITS adopts new SPAM filter

Students tired of deleting Viagra advertisements and get-rich-quick offers from their student e-mail accounts will no longer have to do so, starting Oct. 1....

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Sunday, April 3 No where to hide 7:12 a.m. APD reported an assault that occurred off campus and said the subject may be a resident on...