International students could face new city law

Anchorage universities educating international students may have a harder time recruiting if the city assembly passes a new ordinance meant to crack down on illegal immigrants, said Erick Cordero, spokesman for the Alaska Immigrants Rights Coalition. Ordinance 125 would require that the Anchorage Police Department and municipality employees enforce federal immigration laws by reviewing citizenship documents for all people living, working and traveling through Anchorage, he said.

Northern Renaissance Arts and Science Series brings writers to campus

A new tradition has started up in UAA this summer. That tradition is the Northern Renaissance Arts and Science Series. For nine days sixteen renowned authors both local and national gave classes, workshops, and public readings on their works and how to further better one's own writing technique.

Unusual temperatures cause twoday campus closure

Relief from schoolwork came early this semester when unexpectedly warm weather forced UAA officials to close school for two days in a row last week due to poor road conditions. UPD Chief Dale Pittman said that despite few classes in session, school was reopened on Friday, with the road conditions considerably better than the day before.

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...

House Finance Subcommittee proposes cut to UA funds about $26M

University of Alaska’s House Finance Subcommittee, chaired by Representative Tammie Wilson of North Pole, has proposed to cut funding toward the University of Alaska...

First-time voters: Utilizing their voice

The 2016 Presidential Election: It may just be the most conflicting political decision yet.

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Alaska student loan program expands            So far a running success, the Alaska student loan program is planned to expand into the Alaska Advantage program....

UAA instructors introduced to Native culture

University of Alaska Anchorage professors received a lesson in Alaska Native culture Oct. 19 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The College of Arts...

First customer service class

A new course at UAA has successfully produced it’s first round of customer service specialists. UAA unveiled Customer Service Fundamentals for the Fall 2004...

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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...

Government surveillance could cost UAA millions

Big Brother is watching. At least he soon will be if the Federal Communications Commission gets its way. UAA could be forced to spend millions...

Students get Outside for spring break

Overwhelmed airports, crowded bars and quiet student housing characterized spring break this year. What is typically known as an alcohol-filled week of partying ended...

UAA remains open despite volcanic eruption

UAA's campus remains open today, despite a volcanic eruption of Mt. Redoubt late Sunday night. After weeks of teasing, Redoubt began erupting at approximately 10:38 p.m. March 22. According to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, Mt. Redoubt continued having eruptions over the course of the night and the total height of the eruption cloud is estimated to be 50,000 ft. Ash plumes are drifting north-northeast into the Susitna Valley according to the National Weather Service, with ash fall reported in Skwentna and the Chuitna area. UPD evacuated late night students and staff from all buildings outside of housing at around 1:00 a.m. last night as a precaution. Today campus remains open, operational and business as usual as it is not expected that Anchorage will experience much ash fall. For those traveling, Alaska Airlines has canceled 16 flights in and out of Anchorage to Bethel, Dead Horse, Kodiak, Nome, Kotzebue and Barrow. Flight cancellations can be tracked at For up to date information on Mt. Redoubt follow the volcano on Twitter:

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...

Police want to hear from public in Koenig case

Anchorage police investigating the abduction of a barista are asking for the public's help. Police ask anyone who was in the parking lot of the...

Departments at BMH start relocation process for extensive building renovations

Named after one of the first faculty members of UAA, back when it was called Anchorage Community College, the 42-year old Beatrice McDonald Hall...

Parking Services requests new fee increase

At the Union of Students at University of Alaska Anchorage meeting Nov. 16, Glenna Muncy, director of UAA parking services, shared a presentation explaining the request for an increase in parking services fees.

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...

USUAA counter cuts with Harry Potter-inspired campaign

For the last few weeks, USUAA student government has been running a postcard advocacy campaign to fight back against the state legislature’s threat to...

Magistrate says no questioning FBI in hacking case

A federal magistrate judge has told defense attorneys they can't question FBI agents who scoured the laptop of a University of Tennessee student charged with improperly accessing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account. The Knoxville News-Sentinel said U.

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UAA's CTC announces associate dean UAA Community and Technical College announced the appointment of Kristin Owens to the position of associate dean and term assistant professor. Kristin will officially start May 30. She will work during June with the interim associate dean, Sandra Cobb, for a smooth leadership transition.

Police Mobilize

University police officers are now patrolling their beats utilizing the latest in personal transportation technology. The UAA Police Department has procured several Segways as...

University president presents budget in Juneau

University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton appealed to the Alaska Legislature for $2.5 million to fund research in his annual speech to the Joint...

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...

Arguments on need-based grants go to committee

UA students testified on the need for grants to a committee via teleconference in downtown Anchorage this month. "Students who were in positions of dire financial stress, who face the real possibility of dropping out of school simply because the tuition was getting too costly, told their personal stories to legislators," said David Childers, USUAA government relations director.

Students call for cameras

The UAA campus could soon be considered a safer place at night. That is if three students have their wish granted. Resident Life student employees Brittany Richards, Robert Tran and Brionne Elkins are the motor behind the motion to do just that. According to Elkins, the three of them had started brainstorming about what could make campus housing more secure after noticing the trend of break-ins in the parking lots around campus.

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...

2.5M construction project upgrades Providence Drive

The Seawolf Drive and Providence Drive intersection is currently undergoing phase two of a $2.5 million project designed to ease traffic flow for buses and ambulances in the U-Med region, and is scheduled to be blocked until the end of June.

Occupy UAA: International movement comes to campus

A mere six months after its inception, the Occupy movement has come to UAA. Students around campus may have run into Brent Baccala, a lone Occupier armed only with a large orange sign, a portable chair and a mug of hot coffee. Camped outside of the Student Union and Cuddy Hall, Baccala represents Occupy Anchorage, a local offshoot of the international Occupy movement.