In-state tuition for illegal immigrants violates law

A state appellate court ruled on Monday that a state law granting subsidized in-state tuition rates to undocumented California college students conflicts with federal law. California's AB 540 law had allowed undocumented students to pay in-state tuition if they had attended a state high school for three years and if they attended one of the state's public secondary education systems, among other criteria.

BOR Committee approves 126.8 million construction projects.

The Facilities and Land Management Committee met in Anchorage Tuesday to deliberate two motions, both of which were passed. They will be affirmed or denied when all of the Board of Regents meet in Fairbanks this Thursday and Friday.

COE challenges accusation of negligence

The UAA College of Education (COE) was recently accused of not responding to an invitation for an anti-bullying forum in a guest editorial published...

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Dialing (809) is enough to raise some eyebrows Messages all over the country are being left on answering machines, voicemails, and pagers to return a...

Carter visit calls for conservation

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s message to oil interests in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge is clear. “If you bring even one drilling rig...

Prioritization: a review under review

Faculty and administration are working to iron out the kinks in the juggernaut that is prioritization. Many details of the massive assessment of programs and services at UAA are still undecided, but several decisions have been reached following motions passed by the faculty Senate.

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...

Board of Regents discuss UA changes

“It’s about leadership and collaboration. We must focus on the students and listen to the students, even when they burst our bubble. When we think that we have it nailed, and then talk to a group of students, and they say, ‘No, that’s not where we are at. That was 10 years ago,’ we must listen,” said University of Alaska President Pat Gamble at last week’s Board of Regents meeting in Juneau. Gamble is referring to the University of Alaska system’s Strategic Directive Initiative, or SDI. “SDI is about collaboration,” he says. “Collaboration means incentive.”

Business student shares entrepreneurial aspirations

Mikel Jay Foeh-Lang Hometown: Yokohama, Japan Born: July 23, 1992 Fun fact: English is his second language. His first language was Bahaasa Indonesian. He also speaks Mandarin...

Student debaters discuss smoke-free UAA campus

As part of Engage Week, UAA’s Smoke-Free Task Force, Seawolf Debate, the Journalism and Public Communications Department, and the Department of Health hosted a soapbox debate about whether or not UAA should initiate a comprehensive smoke-free policy.

Marijuana debate helps dazed or confused students

A formal debate over Ballot Measure 2 sponsored by the UAA Economics Club was held in the Business Education Building Oct. 29. Ballot...

New Student Orientation makes summer changes

The bulk of New Student Orientation programs have traditionally been held over the summer, but Teresa Lyons, the current director, is thinking that structural changes may greatly improve the program. “I would love to see us move from such a heavy summer program, and have orientations that are linked to the priority registration. That would be ideal.”

Teach-ins foster `dissenting opinions’

On Sept. 11, University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton wrote a letter to the UA community in response to the terrorist attacks on the...

Candidate for governor communicates his campaign platforms

As the gubernatorial race sets to kick off, candidates are beginning to ready their platforms and present them to the public. UAA has found...

Starting conversations between students and legislators

Some of the newly-elected legislators in the state will be attending an open luncheon to mingle with students and answer questions in a panel format from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday in Room 307 of the Consortium Library.

Recent events raise public, campus safety concerns

In the first week of November, the United States experienced an airport shooting, an airport bomb threat, and an armed individual in a New Jersey mall and a university lockdown. The events sparked discussion about public safety across social media sites. Are people overreacting, or are they not concerned enough?

U.S. assistant surgeon general visits UAA Fresh Air kickoff

Members of UAA’s Smoke Free Task Force hosted an event on Feb 24, to kick of their campus-wide Fresh Air Challenge. The Fresh Air Challenge is a region-wide effort to encourage all college campuses in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Washington to become smoke- or tobacco-free. The event opened with performances from the Underground Dance Company and UAA’s Glee Club.

USUAA observes budgets of student organizations

Budgets were the main focus of the USUAA Meeting on Friday, from the financial situations of the Concert Board and Student Media Board, to...

Gov. Parnell visits UAA, addresses needs-based scholarships and domestic violence epidemic

Gov. Sean Parnell visited UAA for a student forum where he touched on two major issues: a comprehensive domestic violence initiative and performance based...

Larp -A-Palooza hits UAA

Larp-A-Palooza is an event held by the UAA Game Club scheduled for March 5. At this event, students will have the opportunity to meet...

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Alaska Volcano mapped digitally The University of Alaska's Geophysical Institute has joined forces with NASA to create a high-resolution digital elevation model to study the...

War of words

Alaska’s two leading U.S. Senate candidates met in a televised debate Oct. 26. hoping to win votes in a race that promises to be...

Accounting Students Traveling the State, Gaining Practical Experience

Young accounting students at UAA are traveling the state to provide a service unavailable and unaffordable in most rural villages. The students, through an...

USUAA hosts 5th annual Legislative Luncheon

USUAA and Alaska state legislators persevered through a handsome ice storm to sit down for lunch Friday afternoon in the Student Union Den. All but two guests were able to attend the event, which was cut short by campus closures.

No More campaign gains momentum

More than 100 communities across Alaska participated in the Choose Respect march on March 27 to combat domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska....

University breezes through accreditation, sets sights on ‘UAA 2005’

The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges stamped UAA with its 10-year seal of approval by reaffirming the university's accreditation through the year 2010. The...

SB-176 amended, moves to committee

State Senate Bill 176, which would if passed, allow students with concealed carry licenses to bring concealed weapons on campus, including the residence halls,...

USUAA Advocacy Report

The USUAA student government Advocacy Team returned from the state capital after a slew of productive meetings with state legislators between Feb. 1 and...

Award encourages students to ‘Bridge’ out

Most everyone has crossed a “first bridge” of sorts. Whether having experienced a racial injustice, acclimated to a culture shock or struggled with poverty,...

USUAA and Toys for Tots brings holiday smiles

In collaboration with the Union of Students of University of Alaska Anchorage and the potential fraternity TKE, the department of Student and Academic Affairs have started their first Toys for Tots toy drive at UAA.