Tuition hike would increase costs by 2 percent

A recent proposal by University of Alaska President Pat Gamble would increase resident undergraduate tuition by 2 percent for the 2013-2014 school year. The...

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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.

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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...

USUAA donation sends message to Coalition of Student Leaders

In an attempt to bring attention to perceived problems within the University of Alaska's Coalition of Student Leaders, the Legislative Affairs Committee of USUAA...

Homelessness On The Rise

If you take a peek inside Bean's Café at mealtime, you'll see a cafeteria overflowing with need. A line of hungry men and women holding shiny metal trays loops through the room; there are hundreds of people sitting elbow to elbow, enjoying a hot meal and the company of others who just want something to eat.

After seven years, UPD chief to retire

The University chief of police is taking his patrol somewhere else. After 18 years of service at UAA, UPD Chief of Police Dale Pittman will...

Student loan reforms will affect millions

With America continuing to slowly crawl out of a long and challenging recession, more young adults have opted to attend college in hopes that...

CCEL hosts ‘Speed Dating’ of a different kind

Consortium Library Room 307 was alive with the hum of speed dating this past Friday, but no one mentioned long walks on the beach. Hosted...

Board of Regents approve new engineering building

The Board of Regents approved $40,000,000 in campus renovations across the University of Alaska system. According to the Board of Regents website, $123,200,000 were approved at UAA. These renovations include a new engineering building and two new parking garages.

Board of Regents in Juneau – Continuous updates

Keep checking back as we keep you up to date as to all of the happenings with the Board of Regents meeting taking place right now in Juneau Alaska. On the Strategic Direction Initiative: "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 ten years ago." We must listen," UA President Pat Gamble.

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The Seawolf Auction Seawolf Auction is May 8 at Sheraton Support UAA student-athletes and bid on great items at the 21st Annual Seawolf Auction, scheduled for Thursday, May 8, at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel's Howard Rock Ballroom. Doors open for the silent auction and casual buffet at 6 p.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist predicts future of global issues

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman visited Alaska Thursday as the final speaker of the Governor's Millennium Lecture Series, an event hosted by Alaska's...

SHAD campaign provides open forum for student questions

Oct. 11, exactly one month from the terrorist attacks on America, UAA's Shad campaign met in the Campus Center cafeteria to discuss views of...

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University police receive security grant The University Police Department has received a $150,000 grant from the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, according...

UAA senior awarded ecology research fellowship

UAA senior Matthew Gilbert has been awarded a $1,200 fellowship from the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program. The award is intended to support...

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.

Bomber visits Alaska to celebrate anniversary, remember World War II veterans

With the Alaska's 50th anniversary looming, a special guest from far away landed at UAA's aviation center. On June 25 a restored 1944 B-25 bomber, nicknamed the "Pacific Prowler," made its first stop in Anchorage, all in an effort to remember World War II veterans.

Native poets showcase indigenous culture

Light bulbs hung precariously from the ceiling like bats in a cave. They exhibited neither fear of gravity nor shame of exposure, remaining ever poised, ever sophisticated. Beneath them glowed a dozen flames that flickered and shuddered violently with each stray draft, and a room full of peple listening attentively.

Bike Share program seeks approval from board this week

Senator Max Bullock said UAA’s potential Bike Share program has had a successful week of developments. The program is now tentatively planned to have four solar powered and canopy covered bike racks across campus.

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USUAA releases initiatives The Union of Students UAA recently passed a resolution to ask professors to help keep the cost of textbooks down. According to a report signed by student government president John Roberson III, he met with the Faculty Senate executive board to share ideas on how students and faculty can work together on textbook pricing.

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July 5 4:47 a.m. A man contacted University Police Department from an emergency phone on the bike path by west dorm claiming he had been...

UAA community discusses perspectives

`Information won't set us free, but real personal conversation will.' The upper walls and ceiling of the Campus Center Den are black with thin, pale...

Students will decide Concert Board fee increase

In the upcoming student elections, Concert Board will ask students to support a fee increase. Since its inception in 1993, the Concert Board fee has...

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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...

Hernandez becomes USUAA vice president

On Sept. 26, USUAA president Karl Wing announced Senator Michaela Hernandez as his selection for vice president. "I selected Michaela Hernandez because she is a member of the UAA debate team as well as many other student organizations including the residents hall association," Wing said.

Crawford Delivers Agenda to UAA

After 30 minutes with Harry Crawford his political agenda was clear: Jobs. Crawford is running as the Democratic nominee for Alaska’s only U.S. House of...

Board of Regents passes two considerable motions

Late last week the 11-member University of Alaska Board of Regents met in Kodiak to work through a lengthy agenda, and two of the...