{News in Brief}

Purcell rejection followed policy A five-member panel, called to review the appeal of student Michael Purcell, announced May 10 that the rejection of his application...

Student housing renovations make new accomodations

The cost of renting an apartment in Anchorage can be high, and working to pay for rent, utilities and groceries can be difficult while...

{News Briefs}

UA professors awarded research grant Dr. Sharman Haley and Lisa Schwarzburg of the Institute of the Social and Economic Research and Public Administration Department recently...

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...

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Oct. 11 Bootylicious 11:45 a.m Parking services called the University Police Department and requested assistance with two vehicles that were booted because they had improper...

Governor’s decisions affect UAA construction

Two of UAA's largest construction planning hopes awaited the governor's signature. One passed. One was vetoed. Gov. Sarah Palin vetoed $230,942,817 from the 2008 fiscal year budget. This included $1 million for planning money to design a new UAA sports complex. It was one of only nine items vetoed with the reason "Creation of new facilities and programs." However, Palin approved $500,000 to begin planning a Health Sciences Building.

UAF Snedden Chair, Adam Tanner will be presenting new book at UAA

Adam Tanner will be presenting his latest book about data collection in America's health industry.

An introduction to the fifth annual Red Zone Series

In the period from the beginning of school to Thanksgiving, more sexual assaults happen on college campuses around the United States than any other...

UA found to have mishandled sexual assault cases, agrees to improve Title IX procedures

Title IX compliance review shows UA in violation of Title IX.

Israel-Palestine conflict spurs local debate

Last November, UAA student, Myrna Hammond-Wuerth, 70, went to Israel with the hope of gaining a better understanding of the ongoing confl ict in the Gaza Strip. "To really try to understand how the occupation affects the lives of every Palestinian man, woman, and child, one should go there and see how they live and listen to their voices," Hammond-Wuerth said in a press release.

Organic produce under federal threat

Two bills were introduced to Congress in February, regarding the safety of food distributed in the US. Both bills, The Food Safety Modernization Act (HR875) and Tracking Improvement Act (S425), intend to tackle recent concerns about the quality of the nation's food.

Do UAA alumni donate to the university?

Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, has spoken about increasing philanthropy to the university to offset declining contributions from the State of Alaska. In the fall of 2013, UA had a general fund allocation of over $376.7 million. This fall, the fund allocation was roughly $317 million.

Red Zone: 2019 Campus Climate survey results

The results of the 2019 University of Alaska Campus Climate Survey reveal rates of sexual misconduct within the UA system. The survey used was developed...

Deadline looms for voter registration

With Election Day fast approaching, a variety of political organizations are busy getting the word out to students: Vote. The University of Alaska Anchorage...

UA Statewide Briefs

New book puts Alaska climate in focus On average, Barrow residents see snow in their community 136 days of the year, while downtown Juneau experiences 86 inches of precipitation annually. During the summer months, the Tanana Valley is one of Alaska's hot spots, averaging 70 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer.

UAA Astronomer published in New York Times reviewed book

Dr. Travis Rector, interim director of UAA's new planetarium, was recently published in a book reviewed online by the New York Times.  He was...

Professor honored by National Science Foundation

UAA biological sciences professor Lillian Alessa was recently honored as the National Science Foundation’s distinguished lecturer. Alessa gave a speech Jan. 26 at NSF...

Greeks fight stereotypes

The Greeks at UAA are sick of being stereotyped. Sororities and fraternities across the country continue to be targets of criticism, sometimes for very...

Staying on track

On Oct. 28, the University of Alaska’s Stay on Track, Finish in Four campaign launched a photo contest. Upload a photo of how many years it will take you to finish your degree and be entered to win 2 free Alaska Airline tickets. The Stay on Track campaign is a system-wide effort created to get students graduated on time.

Academic Master Plan outlines goals of UA

More is needed than steady academic excellence for a university system to thrive, especially in an institution as dynamic as the University of Alaska. A...

Open educational resources can be beneficial and cost-effective for students

USUAA vice president pushes for cheaper alternative to traditional textbooks

Textbook prices up, UAA spends below average

College textbook prices continue to rise at UAA and across the lower 48 states, but money saving solutions are becoming available. "In the last two...

Debate over marijuana reform hazy

"Doobie or Not Doobie?: That is the Marijuana Question," was one of the playful titles suggested to assistant professor Jason Brandeis of the UAA Justice Center for an upcoming public discussion at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on March 5. The problem for Brandeis, who acted as moderator, was that "marijuana legalization is a serious subject and a serious public policy issue," and though many may find pot-related puns irresistible, the event ended up simply being titled "Time to Legalize?...

{Say What?}

'Hitler' restaurant to change name BOMBAY, India _" The owner of a restaurant named after Adolf Hitler said Aug. 17 he will change its name...

Police Scanner

03/20 Vehicle thefts continue on UAA campus 3:00 - 11:09 p.m. A student called to report the theft of his vehicle from the Spruce Lot. An officer responded and investigation continues. 03/22 Text message causes man to call police 11:40 Male called to report a threatening text message he had received.

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Sunday, Feb. 20 BEB suffers spinal injury 12:50 p.m. A student reported a glass entry door at the Business Education Building end of the spine had...

Decoding student fees: Part five

The Student Activities Fee helps to fund the Student Union and campus events, while also providing engaging activities to bolster the Seawolf spirit on...

Purcell application denied again

Social Work Club president Mike Purcell received a final notice denying him admission into UAA’s social work program June 2. Purcell, 38, has been rejected...

Fall Commencement remains unshaken

After two days of a closed campus, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, campus reopened and resumed classes. Ryan Buchholdt, interim director for UAA's Environment Health...

USUAA lobbying effort underway in Juneau

On the morning of Feb. 11, 11 members of USUAA met at the Ted Stevens International Airport for a flight headed to Juneau. "We are...