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...

USUAA counter cuts with Harry Potter-inspired campaign

For the last few weeks, USUAA student government has been running a postcard advocacy campaign to fight back against the state legislature’s threat to...

Energy test in Anchorage results in conservation

In October, UAA participated in a citywide energy conservation test. Mayor Sullivan’s “Energy Watch” campaign was in preparation for potential energy shortages during the...

Engineering develops new degree, builds support

Students looking for additional engineering degree options may not have to wait much longer. A new bachelor of science in engineering is proposed to...

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Parking permit update Parking permits must now be purchased online at www.thepermitstore.com. Parking Services, located on the lower level of the Student Union, has...

Budget crowds space for sports

For those who have been anxiously waiting for a new sports arena to materialize at UAA, the wait might have just gotten longer. Last August, a Title IX complaint was filed against the UAA Athletics Department. It stated that the department supplied inadequate coaching for female sports in comparison with their male counterparts, that less money was allocated to female sports overall, and there were significantly less locker rooms for women's teams than men's.

Update: Bret Bohn now ward of the state

After fourteen days in court, Lorraine Phillips-Bohn and Glenn Bohn say their son Bret Bohn is now under guardianship of the State against his will. The Bohn’s claim hospital officials, and ruling Judge Erin B. Marston, have ignored their son’s original Power of Attorney which gave them (the parents) the right to make medical decisions on behalf of their son. On October 16, 2013 after several nights of insomnia, Bohn’s parents brought him to the Providence Hospital Emergency Room to seek treatment.

President Hamilton’s State of the University address

The following is a transcription of University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton’s annual State of the University address delivered to the Alaska State House...

Cabin Fever Debates end with a bang

The final Cabin Fever Debates were the heat of discussion at UAA the night of March 7. What started out as a staggering 32 teams boiled down to a showdown between the final four in a debate to win a $1,000 cash prize. The annual Cabin Fever Debates were created in 2006 as a way for students to team up and express opinions about current issues.

Alaska Senate approves bill to cut Alaska Performance Scholarship

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

UA nominates three to represent

Every two years election booths are set up on the UAA campus and a handful of informed, or at least mildly intrigued students vote in special elections to elect Student Regent and Student Commissioner nominees. Only one student ran on the ballot this year, but any student could campaign to be a write-in, barring nomination eligibility.

Are Cameras Making Police and Civilians More Accountable?

Most of us have had the experience of whipping out our smartphones to capture an “out-of-the-ordinary” event in public to share on Facebook or...

Gender gap widens

Alaska has one of the highest gender gaps in the nation when it comes to college success, according to the UAA College of Education....

Occupy UAA: International movement comes to campus

A mere six months after its inception, the Occupy movement has come to UAA. Students around campus may have run into Brent Baccala, a lone Occupier armed only with a large orange sign, a portable chair and a mug of hot coffee. Camped outside of the Student Union and Cuddy Hall, Baccala represents Occupy Anchorage, a local offshoot of the international Occupy movement.

Executive pay in the University of Alaska system

In a time of transition, when national searches are underway to fill several top university positions, in-state executive pay for college leaders falls below the national average.

Political clubs share ambitions

The UAA College Democrats and UAA College Republicans have more in common than you might believe. The two clubs represent opposite ends of the ideological...

The end of the Alaska Aces

After close to three decades, the Alaska aces went dark, the players were released from their contracts and the team is free to sell their ECHL membership.

UAA won’t fund student recycling program

Three years ago, UAA students started a recycling program. Last spring, the city stepped in to help with a grant. Now the program is...

RED ZONE: Not so blurred lines

  A college campus at the beginning of fall is an influx of new ideas, new people and new beginnings. In college, drugs and alcohol...

SUV parks in Anchorage resident’s home

Nadine Lefevre was rudely shaken awake last Tuesday morning, when an SUV came crashing through her living room wall, missing the Anchorage homeowner and her pugs by mere inches.

Fourth vice chancellor candidate presents at open forums

Cotton Shuford is Associate Vice President of Budget and Analytics at the University of North Texas. She has Bachelor’s of Business Administration degrees in finance and accounting, a Master’s of Science in accounting and she has almost completed a doctorate in higher education administration, according to her resume.

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...

Road warriors

The cancellation of the University of Alaska Anchorage women's volleyball road trip to Seattle University and Northwest Nazarene has been rescheduled to coincide with...

Familiar faces taking on new roles

Recent appointments within the administration have led to movement of some familiar faces to new positions, including the restoration of a department that had been vacant for a year. The Office of Campus Diversity and Compliance is up and running again, under interim director Marva Watson.

Say What?

Urologists throw 'Urinetown' party OMAHA, Neb. - The opening-night party for "Urinetown: The Musical" will take on a urological cast in Omaha. Decorative yellow and white flowers will be arrayed in bedpans. Dessert - something yellow - will be served in specimen cups.

University of Alaska president search underway

The University of Alaska system is seeking a new president, following current president Pat Gamble’s resignation announcement Dec. 15. The University of Alaska Ex-Officio...

Retired IBM V.P. of Leadership’s five traits to being a good leader

Room 150 in the Fine Arts Building was filled with spectators from as young as a few months to as old as senior citizens,...

Tree thinning project gets stimulus money

A very expensive tree-thinning project in the Tongass National Forest is receiving more than a half-million dollars in federal stimulus money. It will cost $2,800 to thin each acre of the 238-acre Ocean Boulevard project in southeast Alaska. That's nearly three times as much as some other tree-thinning projects.

Former engineering dean sues UAA

Tien-Chien Jen, whose abrupt resignation in May as dean of the College of Engineering had some scratching their chins, has filed a civil suit...

UAA community discusses perspectives

`Information won't set us free, but real personal conversation will.' The upper walls and ceiling of the Campus Center Den are black with thin, pale...