An introduction to the 2016 Red Zone series

College begins as the first day of the rest of our lives. We discover our passions, make lasting friendships and learn skills that will...

UAA continues efforts to increase enrollment, student success

As fall enrollment and registration numbers roll in, UAA is still hopeful for rise in enrollment

Chancellor announces new vice chancellor for Administrative Services

Chancellor Sam Gingerich’s office announced that Beverly Cotton Shuford has accepted the position of vice chancellor for Administrative Services

Faculty react to CTC to UTC transition

UAA Faculty Senate members criticize the decision to subsume the Community Technical College into the University Technical College.

CBD oils seized in the state of Alaska

Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office raids local marijuana retailers

USUAA resolution against Prop 1 fails to reach assembly floor

A resolution did not make it out of UAA student government committees

Interim Chancellor Samuel Gingerich assists in leadership transition

  As of July 1, Samuel Gingerich has stepped into a temporary role of interim chancellor, all while continuing service in previous roles as provost...

Alaska Senate approves bill to cut Alaska Performance Scholarship

Senate Bill 103 passes the Senate, waits for approval from the House

RED ZONE: Mandatory sex discrimination training due on Halloween

Degree-seeking, residential and exchange students are required to complete a Title IX discrimination prevention training by the end of the month.
The USUAA assembly spent several hours discussing the nuances associated with endorsing each proposed fee modification at their meeting on Dec. 7. Photo by Joey Carreon.

USUAA votes on proposed student fee modifications

Mandatory student fees are reviewed every four years in order to evaluate whether adjustments need to be made in order to accommodate for various...

Dogs, drugs and the Iditarod

Dallas Seavey drops out of 2018 Iditarod after dogs tested positive for banned substance after 2017 race, says he was set up

Textbook affordability survey results show student concern

According to national data, students are budgeted to spend $1,200 per year for books and materials. However, the median or middle value for UAA students, per semester, is between $500 and $599.

Chancellor Gorsuch announces retirement

University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Edward Lee Gorsuch has announced that he will be retiring in June of 2004, ending a career that has...

Community and Technical College transitioning to University and Technical College

  The Community and Technical College is transitioning into the University and Technical College according to an email memo Interim Chancellor Sam Gingerich sent out...

University changes union requirements following U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in labor case

On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 against the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in the Janus v. AFSCME...

Tax reform repeals college tuition benefits for graduate students

The impact on graduate and doctoral students who are currently benefiting from tuition waivers could be severe.

Generation Action protests Proposition 1

The proposed petition states that the Anchorage Municipal Code shall be amended to “protect the privacy of citizens by requiring that certain intimate facilities such as locker rooms, showers, changing rooms, and restrooms within municipal buildings be designated for and used only by persons of the same sex; and provide that private employers, public accommodations and other persons may lawfully choose to designate intimate facilities for use only by persons of the same sex.”

Registration holds now temporary

Mandatory training not fully completed across UA system

Get off the couch!

Art, discussions, live music and more.

Anchorage students take a stand against gun violence

Students at Service High School, West Anchorage High School and Begich Middle School conducted walk-outs and/or gave speeches against gun violence recently, after a Florida school shooting that occurred in February claimed the lives of 17 people.

Student media thrives despite declining revenue

Student media faces cuts with declining enrollment

Board of Regents approves tuition increase

From the fall of 2005 to the fall of 2019, tuition rates for lower-division courses (100-200) will have increased 104.5 percent.

Bean’s Cafe is facing existential challenges

The soup kitchen, which now exclusively operates as such, seeks an insurer that will meet the organization's needs.

Alaska Occupational Safety and Health begins second inspection this year

Alaska Occupational Safety and Health recently began its second inspection of workplace safety at UAA this year, following up on initial citations for a serious and other-than-serious violation. UAA is contesting one of them.

Second vice chancellor candidate answers questions at forum

Mark Denney has been an associate vice president at Southern Oregon University since January 2014, according to his resume. Before SOU, he worked as a senior budget analyst at Mt. Hood Community College.

USUAA passes resolution to increase student employee wages

The increase would bring Student Assistant A, the lowest wage level, to the state minimum wage of $9.80, which was effective January of this year.

President, chancellors are highest paid Alaska employees

Being a civil servant isn't all bad. Perks in Alaska can include a six-figure salary, free housing and a vehicle - if you have time to use them in between your paid trips around the U.S., and to England, Germany and Austria. Despite that, university officials say a request for proposals now going out to examine the executive salary rates throughout the university is not because they are too high and that it is merely a routine look at procedures.

University of Alaska will not fund emergency scholarship

The University of Alaska will not be funding a proposed emergency scholarship fund for students despite an announcement introducing the scholarship by a UA...

Wolfcard replacement fee increased from $10 to $20

Starting this fall semester it will cost $20 to replace a WOLFcard

Chancellor announces changes in research administration

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen recently announced plans for the establishment of a task force for research along with other changes in research administration. Earlier...