Controversial bill postponed due to public outrage

Strong public opposition to a bill granting the University of Alaska 260,000 acres of state land has forced the Alaska House Resources Committee to...

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New registration procedures seek to open up class seats A newly enacted registration policy at UAA seeks to free up classroom seats prior to the...

Earmarked funds sweeten university research programs

Which came first, the research or the funding? It's a tough question to answer for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. University officials, who label UAF the dominant research campus of the university, say UAF annually gets the bulk of the operating budget because it is the research campus.

University insurance plans to see big changes this July

The University is trimming the fat off of employee health care benefits. Currently, University of Alaska employees aren't required to provide documentation for their claimed...

‘Banned Books Week’ celebrates free expression

An annual literary event celebrated all over the nation is fast approaching and it is important for students to exercise their freedom to read here at UAA. Banned Books Week is observed during the last week of September every year, so this year the event will be taking place between September 27th and October 4th.

Call to service

A week before the presidential inauguration, an e-mail endorsed by both Barack and Michelle Obama hit the inbox of millions of Americans. Titled "Renew America," the email called on everyone to step up to volunteerism on Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and in King's honor declare the day a National Day of Service.

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...

Crimes of the Week! February 3-9

Curious if that kid in your building got caught for their housing violation? If that shady character you saw was ever questioned by the...

MAC residents face bad smells and busted pipes

Last weekend, leaks were reported in the Main Apartment Complexes two and three. Jodi Inman, associate director of housing, said the leak in MAC 4 was caused by pinhole leak in the piping of a domestic waterline and a toilet that overflowed throughout the evening caused the leak in MAC 2.

Stimulus spending invested in volcanoes

Weeks after Mount Redoubt erupted in Alaska, the Interior Department is spending some of its first stimulus dollars to improve volcano monitoring. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on April 10 that the department will use $15.2 million to modernize volcano warning systems in one of its first projects to be funded by the stimulus measure.

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Preschoolers, college students share learning experience A new partnership is underway between the College of Education and Tanaina Child Development Center. According to a release...

UAA gets a B- in sustainability

Last year Chancellor Brian Rogers of UAF challenged Chancellor Ulmer to a sustainability contest based on the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s College Sustainability Report. When...

Gold Star program catches UAA employees in the act

No longer will exceptional performance go unnoticed in the University of Alaska Anchorage workplace. The Gold Star program, currently in the pilot stage, launched...

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Communications Professor Tim Hinterberger from the UAA faculty senate spoke briefly with senators on the faculty’s part in textbook pricing. Hinterberger said most...

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.

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...

New fee proposal set for vote next week

The average Alaskan resident who attends UAA full time, pay’s a minimum of $806.00 in student fee’s each year. Therefore if a student attends college for four years, that total grows comes out to $3,224.00. This money amount is made up of smaller amounts such as $108.00 for the Athletic fee, a $96.00 fee for the Health center and a $10.00 fee for the Concert Board.

Syphilis: On the rise in Anchorage

“This summer there was an increased risk of Syphilis among men having sex with men who are finding their sex partners online, through sex-seeking sites in Anchorage and Fairbanks,” warns the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services website.

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...

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Jan. 18 1:07 a.m. A female dorm dweller called the University Police Department for being harassed by two male residents. The male suspects reportedly activated...

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...

MAC goes high speed

Dial-up Internet service is so ‘90s, but Main Apartment Complex residents still live with glacial connection speeds and tied-up telephone lines. Until December. ...

Installation brings community together at UAA

Dr. Elaine Maimon was officially installed as the university’s chancellor Feb. 5 as part of the Next 50 Years celebration. She said she feels...

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Interest rates to rise Federal education loan interest rates are predicted to increase by 1.93 percent on July 1. Ted Malone, director of financial aid...

US Senate race unlikely to see quick conclusion

If you were hoping for the Senate drama to end today, you might not have that wish fulfilled any time soon. The race that...

Scholarship money piles up as deadline looms

With the rising cost of tuition and the rising cost of pretty much everything else, students might find it surprising that thousands of dollars...

Library extends hours, may add another entrance

By the end of October, the library will close at 1am instead of 11pm, Sunday through Thursday. This increase of 11 hours per week will cost 93,000 dollars for the entire year. That money will go to pay the 3 or 4 people who monitor the library late at night.

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...

USUAA calls voters back to the polls

Just when election season seemed to be over, civic duty will be calling voters to the polls once more. On Nov. 19 and 20,...