Alaska Native Youth Forums spur discussion

The Alaska Federation of Natives convention began last week but four days before that Alaska Native youth were given a chance to convene. “Warriors for...

Construction management team claims regional title

The UAA Construction Management competition team has just achieved nationwide recognition, and picked up similarly large bragging rights. The group consists of seven upperclassmen UAA...

Support group offers services for those in mourning

A grief support group is available tomorrow for anyone wanting to connect with others about the death of Mabil “Mo” Duir. Georgia DeKeyser, interim director of the Student Health and Counseling Center and psychiatric nurse practitioner, said the group offers an intimate setting for people to know they are not the only ones coping with grief at this time. “It’s a place to come together and to support each other,” she said.

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...

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Oct. 20 Why can't we be friends? 11:08 p.m. A UAA resident reported that three males had thrown snowballs at his window, and then threatened...

Re-organizing the organizing campaign

Solidarity is once again the buzz word for University of Alaska classified and administrative, professional and technical (APT) staff. After calling off a campaign last...

Carter visit calls for conservation

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s message to oil interests in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge is clear. “If you bring even one drilling rig...

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Monday, Jan. 29 UPD alcohol intervention misses the party 6:21 p.m. - A housing staff member called to request that an officer stand by for safety reasons as they contacted a woman who was under the age of 21 and believed to have open containers of alcohol in her room.

Power generation may be a future career for UAA students

Some Alaskans are seizing the problem of power generation and creating solutions that could benefit many people. At a conference organized by the Automotive and Diesel Technology department at UAA, local instructors and representatives from Alaska industry gathered to learn about new technology.

Museums become laboratory for education

The world is changing, and technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in everyday lives. What can traditional educational institutions do to keep up and stay relevant? Herminia Din, UAA's assistant professor of art education, looks to show the way in her new book, "The Digital Museum: A Think Guide.

Pared down, focused budget approved for FY11 by BOR

After final deliberations by the Board of Regents, the Regents upheld their decision to leave a plea for state funding for a new sports...

FYI: your rights to privacy– FERPA

Before 1974, schools could hand out student GPAs, disciplinary records, or phone numbers to almost anyone who asked. The Family Educational Right and Privacy Act...

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...

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Interior Alaska faces possible permafrost melting Vladimir Romanovsky, a permafrost researcher at the Geophysical Institute of UAF, predicts a major thawing of interior Alaska's permafrost,...

Red Cross harmonizes with Concert Board

The Acappella Festivella was an occasion of full of laughter and mirth. On stage performers sang and danced while a Red Cross flag loomed...

USUAA reexamines the rule books

Students can rest assured knowing that some members of the Union of Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage are keeping a close eye...

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, Nov. 11 Downed tree blocks cars 12:35 a.m. - The Commons attendant reported that a tree had fallen down behind the building and was blocking in conferencing vehicles. A maintenance technician was notified and responded to correct the problem. Snowballers evade police 7:57 p.

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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.

Climate concerns instigate action

A year of research and hard work recently paid off for a group of five UAA students when they presented their proposed climate action plan to Acting Mayor Matt Claman and Chancellor Fran Ulmer. The Climate Change Action Team (C-Cat) consists of six UAA students from different areas of study who came together to form a climate change action plan for the community.

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...

Chancellor addresses student problems

About 30 students gathered Tuesday to get answers from Chancellor Tom Case about their concerns regarding the university. USUAA hosted the event and provided free food and drinks for attendees, who nibbled while they partook in the conversation.

Search for new student regent begins

With discussions of tuition increases on the horizon, students have been guaranteed a voice on the governing board of University of Alaska. The governor...

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...

Fish and game program tries to lure students to ANSEP

In an effort to get more Native students involved in Alaska's fish and wildlife services, the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program is expanding its scope by offering a new summer program for incoming freshmen. This year, a new summer bridging program will offer students an opportunity to get involved with biological sciences.

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Sunday, Jan. 27 Drug paraphernalia confiscated 12:36 a.m. -- APD responded to a 911 disconnect from a housing unit in MAC 5. Officers responded and discovered that the caller had drug paraphernalia in their possession, which was promptly confiscated. Housing will handle the situation.

College Bound

Prop 8 protests rage on In Sacramento, Calif., the largest crowd yet gathered at the State Capitol for the fi fth day in a row protesting the recent rulings of Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in the state. Prop 8 has brought together over 5,000 activists who have gathered in front of the Capitol to protest the rulings and to voice their anger for the ruling.

Suicide, the hidden social issue

The season has returned when the rate of suicides, both attempted and fatal, goes up in Alaska. According to UPD Det. Mike Beckner, the rates of both have increased on the UAA campus from last year, with four or five attempts since January. Suicide is often considered too taboo for media to report on.

USUAA President heaps praise onto UAF hockey team

The UAF Nanooks are the best collegiate hockey team in the state of Alaska--according to USUAA President Miles  Brookes and a proposed resolution from UAA's...

Green fee assistant needed

In November 2011, the student body voted for the approval of a Green Fee. The Green Fee will take effect in the spring, and $3 will be added to student fees from then on.