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University of California, Davis University credit cards used to take thousands from area casino A UCD financial clerk faced arraignment Friday in Yolo County Superior Court...

UPD nets $150,000

The UAA Police Department has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Alaska Department of Homeland Security. The money will be used to update...

Education faculty layoff creates delays for students

When Barbara Hulpert, a graduate student in the College of Education, arranged to start her practicum in fall 2006, she went through the required...

Hamilton appoints Fran Ulmer as interim chancellor

UA President Mark Hamilton announced March 1 that Fran Ulmer, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, will serve as interim chancellor following the resignation of Chancellor Elaine Maimon, who is leaving in June to become the president of Governors State University in Illinois.

News Briefs

USUAA vice president Student government vice president Bahnaaz Irani announced her decision to resign from her position at a recent USUAA meeting. Irani will be graduating in December, and will no longer be able to carry out the duties of vice president in the upcoming spring semester.

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.

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.

Things about parking services you previously didn’t know

Parking Service’s major goal is to reduce the number of cars coming to campus. As has been made clear, they’re too busy doing their...

UAF starts laying off people amid budget woes

A reduction in state funding combined with rising fixed costs will force layoffs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university said about 40 positions...

March against hate brings UAA closer together

To show their support against racism and hate Wednesday, over 30 students and faculty members gathered in the Campus Center to march against bigotry...

SHAD campaign provides open forum for student questions

Oct. 11, exactly one month from the terrorist attacks on America, UAA's Shad campaign met in the Campus Center cafeteria to discuss views of...

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Sunday, April 3 No where to hide 7:12 a.m. APD reported an assault that occurred off campus and said the subject may be a resident on...

Bad grades spur Alaska Senate inquiry on colleges

Alaska's higher education institutions received two failing grades on a performance report card released in September 2004, according to an independent, nonpartisan organization that...

UAA welcomes students for new doctoral program

UAA will open its doors for eight doctoral students, the first students in the history of UAA able to complete Ph.D. coursework in its...

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Sunday, March 18 Unauthorized borrower causes theft scare 12:48 a.m. - An individual called reporting that her vehicle had been taken from in front of the East Hall dormitory. Four officers responded to check the area, but the caller quickly called back to notify UPD that a friend had taken the vehicle.

Campus arrests dwindle, assaults increasing

Crimes reported on campus declined from previous years in 2006, according to the annual Clery Act report released this month. Arrests and liquor-law citations have continued decreasing since 2004 and 2005. "We have seen a reduction in the number of alcohol violations," said University Police Chief Dale Pittman.

UA Statewide Briefs

The University of Alaska Board of Regents wrapped up a two-day meeting in Juneau on Feb. 7. They approved schematic designs for a roofing and siding project at the Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel. The project, one of the university's top maintenance priorities, involves removing the existing roofing and exterior fascia boards and replacing them with new materials.

News Briefs

Solar design and homebuilding workshops target energy costs Upcoming workshops offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer ideas and techniques to help residents lower their home energy bills. Learn how to tap into the sun's energy at a solar design workshop offered Saturday by Extension energy and housing specialist Rich Seifert.

UAA Campus Closure: Thursday, Jan 15, 2009

UAA Campus Closure: The Anchorage, Eagle River, Elmendorf and Fort Richardson campuses are closed Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 due to icy road conditions. Students, faculty and staff will not need to travel to campus for work or classes today. The Anchorage School District has also closed for the day.

USUAA madame president hopefuls sit with TNL for pre-election Q & A

USUAA Senators Ashley Hice and Sean McGrane are the presidential and vice presidential candidates for USUAA respectively. Hice, a senior social work major, has been a senator for three years and currently holds a chair on the Rules and Finance Committee. McGrane, a senior history major, has been involved with USUAA since October and is currently speaker of the Assembly.

Alaska Native Youth Forums spur discussion

The Alaska Federation of Natives convention began last week but four days before that Alaska Native youth were given a chance to convene. “Warriors for...

Construction management team claims regional title

The UAA Construction Management competition team has just achieved nationwide recognition, and picked up similarly large bragging rights. The group consists of seven upperclassmen UAA...

Public option often cheapest

UAA was cheaper compared to national private schools in almost every way. The only category they appeared to have competition was with meal plans. Some private schools offered more meal plan options than UAA, some of which were cheaper.

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Oct. 20 Why can't we be friends? 11:08 p.m. A UAA resident reported that three males had thrown snowballs at his window, and then threatened...

Re-organizing the organizing campaign

Solidarity is once again the buzz word for University of Alaska classified and administrative, professional and technical (APT) staff. After calling off a campaign last...

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...

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Monday, Jan. 29 UPD alcohol intervention misses the party 6:21 p.m. - A housing staff member called to request that an officer stand by for safety reasons as they contacted a woman who was under the age of 21 and believed to have open containers of alcohol in her room.

Power generation may be a future career for UAA students

Some Alaskans are seizing the problem of power generation and creating solutions that could benefit many people. At a conference organized by the Automotive and Diesel Technology department at UAA, local instructors and representatives from Alaska industry gathered to learn about new technology.

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.

Pared down, focused budget approved for FY11 by BOR

After final deliberations by the Board of Regents, the Regents upheld their decision to leave a plea for state funding for a new sports...