University experiencing budget deficit

Governor Parnell announced in February that the state’s unrestricted general funds are expected to see a decline from $6.9 billion to $4.5 billion due to the reduction in oil revenues. This is a 35 percent reduction in state operating costs, and these numbers have caused a deficit of about $2 billion.

Author speaks on interplay of music, culture

Near the end of Jeff Chang's lecture, "Who We Be: The Colorization of America," he opened the auditorium up to questions. Several seconds went by...

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Professors to be featured on local radio broadcast Creative writing professor Kathy Tarr and Gunnar Knapp, an economics professor and researcher at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, will be featured on KSKA 91.1 FM Anchorage's program "Hold this Thought.

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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...

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Board of Cultural Awareness The BCA announced plans to host another Cultural Fair. This year’s BCA currently has five members instead of last...

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...

Federal student loan subsidies cut by $12 billion

In an effort to lower the national deficit, President Bush is looking to student borrowers to help foot the bill. The U.S. House of Representatives...

Crowded classrooms becoming standard

According to a June report from the U.S. Department of Education, the growing number of American 18-year-olds are expected to peak in 2009 when...

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.

UAA placed in top 15 percent of military friendly schools in the nation by...

UAA glided into position as one of the top schools to support and accommodate military and veteran students in the United States. Recognized by G.I. Jobs Magazine, UAA was placed in the top 15 percent of military friendly schools in the nation. UA President Mark Hamilton, a former Army Major General, presented the award to Chancellor Fran Ulmer in front of servicemen from several military branches, including many involved at UAA.

Missed deadlines cost cash

Students wanting to drop or add classes must do so within the week. Eric Pedersen, associate vice chancellor for enrollment, said in an email that...

News brief: University of Alaska planning multiple cuts, tuition increase in recent budget drafts

After two budget drafts released Thursday, President Jim Johnsen proposed ways of saving money for University of Alaska's next fiscal year, starting July 1....

Teach-ins foster `dissenting opinions’

On Sept. 11, University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton wrote a letter to the UA community in response to the terrorist attacks on the...

Canceled film causes clamor

An Oct. 20 showing of Michael Moore’s film “Fahrenheit 9/11” sponsored by UAA’s Friends of Alpha Kappa Delta was cancelled due to the lack...

Board of Regents discuss UA changes

“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 10 years ago,’ we must listen,” said University of Alaska President Pat Gamble at last week’s Board of Regents meeting in Juneau. Gamble is referring to the University of Alaska system’s Strategic Directive Initiative, or SDI. “SDI is about collaboration,” he says. “Collaboration means incentive.”

Larp -A-Palooza hits UAA

Larp-A-Palooza is an event held by the UAA Game Club scheduled for March 5. At this event, students will have the opportunity to meet...

U.S. assistant surgeon general visits UAA Fresh Air kickoff

Members of UAA’s Smoke Free Task Force hosted an event on Feb 24, to kick of their campus-wide Fresh Air Challenge. The Fresh Air Challenge is a region-wide effort to encourage all college campuses in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Washington to become smoke- or tobacco-free. The event opened with performances from the Underground Dance Company and UAA’s Glee Club.

War of words

Alaska’s two leading U.S. Senate candidates met in a televised debate Oct. 26. hoping to win votes in a race that promises to be...

COE challenges accusation of negligence

The UAA College of Education (COE) was recently accused of not responding to an invitation for an anti-bullying forum in a guest editorial published...

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Dialing (809) is enough to raise some eyebrows Messages all over the country are being left on answering machines, voicemails, and pagers to return a...

Recent events raise public, campus safety concerns

In the first week of November, the United States experienced an airport shooting, an airport bomb threat, and an armed individual in a New Jersey mall and a university lockdown. The events sparked discussion about public safety across social media sites. Are people overreacting, or are they not concerned enough?

Student President Faces Impeachment

The USUAA Rules Committee held an impeachment hearing last week to oust Student Body President Drew Lemish. Charges include lack of attendance at assembly...

For degree-seeking students, four years may not be enough time to graduate

Across the nation students are feeling the effects of a modern lifestyle on their education. A four-year degree is nearly unheard of in college...

No More campaign gains momentum

More than 100 communities across Alaska participated in the Choose Respect march on March 27 to combat domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska....

Title-Symphony of Sounds hits 19th consecutive year

The 19th annual Symphony of Sounds event displayed a wide range of musical talent, including jazz, opera, classical and musical theatre last weekend. This...

Crimes of the Week! January 13-19

A list of crimes that occurred around UAA campus between January 13 and January 19, 2012 UPD Crime Log 1.13.12 Includes seven traffic incidences and two...

USUAA hosts 5th annual Legislative Luncheon

USUAA and Alaska state legislators persevered through a handsome ice storm to sit down for lunch Friday afternoon in the Student Union Den. All but two guests were able to attend the event, which was cut short by campus closures.

SB-176 amended, moves to committee

State Senate Bill 176, which would if passed, allow students with concealed carry licenses to bring concealed weapons on campus, including the residence halls,...

$17M granted to help at-risk young adults

As of May 2011, out of Alaska’s 522,853 residents over the age of 18, 7.4 percent are unemployed. Of the unemployed, 6.7 percent live either in Anchorage or the Mat-Su. in the hopes of giving meaningful training and job skills for 18-24 year olds who are considered “at-risk” nationally.

Award encourages students to ‘Bridge’ out

Most everyone has crossed a “first bridge” of sorts. Whether having experienced a racial injustice, acclimated to a culture shock or struggled with poverty,...