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The following are statements submitted by candidates* Ashley Hice "I am interest in serving in the position as senator because I want to be an active...

UAA welcomes students for new doctoral program

UAA will open its doors for eight doctoral students, the first students in the history of UAA able to complete Ph.D. coursework in its...

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.

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.

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...

Stay On Track program revamped for upcoming school year

As a new class of freshmen begin their college experience at UAA this fall, the last thing on their minds is what year they will eventually graduate. Most expect to graduate in four years, but few have a firm completion date in mind.

Police Scanner

Sunday, Jan. 20 Non-student at Commons had a few too many drinks 7:45 p.m. -- The Commons desk attendant called UPD to report an intoxicated male lying down and moaning at the rear of the building. Officers responded to perform a welfare check; they determined that the subject was all right and not a UAA student.

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.

Hate crime bill fails to include adults?

Following the paintball incident earlier this year involving juveniles targeting Native Alaskans, it came to the attention of many that Alaska does not have...

Wasted opportunity: UAA lacks comprehensive recycling program

The state of recycling at University of Alaska Anchorage needs to be salvaged from the trash heap. According to Union of Students Vice President David...

UAA’s signage slump solution

Have you ever felt lost, disillusioned and hopelessly unguided when it comes to finding your way around campus? Well, you are not alone. Signage at...

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...

Female faculty most likely to face student harassment

Women and minority faculty are more often the recipients of hostile and threatening behaviors from students at UAA than their male counterparts, according to...

Hamilton announces chancellor candidates after getting chilly reception

UA President Mark Hamilton is used to getting a lot of attention when he visits UAA. But his reception was markedly colder than normal when he arrived at the Administration Building Feb. 23 to speak to the UAA Board of Advisors. About a dozen neon-colored poster board signs greeted him that day with sayings like "Why are UAA students worth $6,000 less, Mr.

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...

Gubernatorial debate cover topics from energy to Twilight

The Northern Light considers the tense political climate Alaska is experiencing; a debate in which gubernatorial candidates announced their position on Team Edward vs....

Priority registration in place for next semester

Did you have any problems with registering for this semester? USUAA President Miles Brookes and the student government worked with Vice Chancellor Schulz to...

Police Scanner

Sunday, June 15 Drunk students caught 3:51 a.m. -- While on patrol in the housing area, an officer observed a vehicle that was broken down and in the middle of the lot near Commons and the Mac-6. Two of the passengers in the car were drinking alcohol, and were under 21.

News Briefs

Chevron donates $1 million to UAA Chevron has donated $1 million to support the University of Alaska's Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP), and the Process Technology, Instrumentation, and Computer Electronics programs located at UAA's Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) Kenai River Campus in Soldotna.

Never cry WOLFcard

Beginning this fall semester, the WOLFcard became the new official student ID card. Its possibilities range from free bus rides to paying for a...

UAA sponsors academic freedom forum

Freedom of speech has become quite the issue at the University of Alaska Anchorage. UA President Mark Hamilton's response to Sept. 11 and his...

2-term president departs UAA

After serving as the only two-term student body president in more than 20 years, Anthony Rivas is moving on, leaving behind a legacy filled with accomplishments, personal growth, criticisms and car-keyings. Rivas, the amiable former Army soldier, graduates this May and hopes to either pursue a job in federal law enforcement or attend law school.

HPV vaccination free for some, but not all

What seems to be a genuine effort to assist those in need may just be a thinly veiled bureaucracy. The Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services is currently doing a big push to promote the human papillomavirus vaccination for young girls. DHHS is offering the vaccination Girls and young women between the ages of 9 and 26 are recommended to vaccinate themselves against HPV.

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...

Grants for climate education

As the issue of climate change has become more apparent, educators have integrated the subject into their curriculum. “If the goal of an educational institution...

“Hookup” site stays afloat amid allegations of copyright violation

UAAHookup – a combination of eBay,, and iSawYou – launched in late December from the hosting account of a man who only identified himself as “Vlad”. Designed as a variation of Craigslist, the site offers users the ability to post items and residences for sale, personal ads for relationships or friendship.

Students attempt to start a UAA football team

Refusing to be disheartened by news that a UAA football team is financially infeasible, a group of eight students have collaborated to start a co-ed intramural football team. While the team is unrecognized by the university thus far, they are making lengthy strides toward becoming an official team.

Club Council upholds NSLS deactivation

On Sept. 19, Club Council voted to uphold their Executive Board’s decision to deactivate the National Society of Leadership and Success. The NSLS, the...

Police Scanner

Sunday, March 18 Unauthorized borrower causes theft scare 12:48 a.m. - An individual called reporting that her vehicle had been taken from in front of the East Hall dormitory. Four officers responded to check the area, but the caller quickly called back to notify UPD that a friend had taken the vehicle.

News Briefs

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.