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Prop 8 protests rage on In Sacramento, Calif., the largest crowd yet gathered at the State Capitol for the fi fth day in a row protesting the recent rulings of Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in the state. Prop 8 has brought together over 5,000 activists who have gathered in front of the Capitol to protest the rulings and to voice their anger for the ruling.

Ross, Gagnon debate missile defense system

The national missile defense system was the topic of a heated debate Oct. 29 on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Citizens Opposed to...

Campus roads debated

Each day, 24,000 vehicles enter UAA through the intersection of Seawolf and Providence drives, according to research by DOWL Engineers. Authors of the Tudor Area...

New communities to shake up dorm life

Students returning to on-campus housing after summer vacation will find a bit of a change to their residence halls. Residence Life plans to change how...

Low cost, location lure students to UAA

Choosing a college is no small task. There are many variables to consider among schools, such as cost, location, quality of education and campus...

Education meets technology in digital revolution

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.

Alaska’s own joins ranks to fi ght climate change

In an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, leaders from all over the world, including one from Alaska, gathered to discuss different strategies. Kate Troll, executive director of Alaska Conservation Alliance, was invited to attend the Global Climate Summit in California last November.

US Senate race unlikely to see quick conclusion

If you were hoping for the Senate drama to end today, you might not have that wish fulfilled any time soon. The race that...

Annual health fair in Rasumuson a collaboration among clubs, faculty and community members

UAA students have seen the busy, commotion-filled sea of bodies that fills Rasmuson Hall on a daily basis. Thursday, Oct. 14 was no different....

Site shows most UAA students would not re-enroll

The negative opinions on Studentsreview.com would not matter if the site hadn’t logged 26 million visits this year. The problem is that it does, and far...

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Chevron donates $1 million to UAA Chevron has donated $1 million to support the University of Alaska's Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP), and the Process Technology, Instrumentation, and Computer Electronics programs located at UAA's Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) Kenai River Campus in Soldotna.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist predicts future of global issues

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman visited Alaska Thursday as the final speaker of the Governor's Millennium Lecture Series, an event hosted by Alaska's...

Democracy requires involvement

Many young Alaskans don't bother to vote. The excuses are endless, like those offered by school children that didn't do their homework. There wasn't...

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Alaska educators honored for excellence Alaska educators Sheila Wallace of Bethel and Susan Okeson of Anchorage have been honored with the 2002 National Educator Award....

Contingency Fund defined and a ‘huge’ dance planned

Student Leadership Coordinator UAA Assembly elections will be held Nov. 16-17 from 9:30 a.m....

Dorms open to non-students to raise money

When summer comes to UAA, dorms aren’t just for students anymore. University Conference Services began renting out dorm rooms to the general public in the...

Hamilton reveals interim chancellor candidates

UA President Mark Hamilton on Friday announced several candidates he is considering to become UAA's interim chancellor after Chancellor Elaine Maimon departs in June for Governors State University in Illinois. Hamilton said he expects the interim chancellor to be in office for about two years, until a search for a permanent replacement can be found.

New parking fee will supplement parking garage costs

Student fees, here we go again. Starting in the fall 2008 semester, a new $10 transportation fee will be added for all students enrolled in three or more credits. The fee, which was proposed by Bob McDonnell, director of UAA Parking Services, has been instated to cover most of the operation cost of the Seawolf Shuttle as well as the total cost of the contract with People Mover, which allows students to ride the city bus system for free by showing their Wolfcards.

UAA faculty donates money to political campaigns

This election year, we have seen the political support of candidates in a variety of ways. From the usual bumper stickers, signs and campaign T-shirts to the not-so-usual requests for the "Palin up-do", it seems that supporting a candidate has been taken to an entirely new level.

Nobel laureate prompts debate

Jon Stewart asks a version of the same basic questions to every economist he interviews on "The Daily Show": "What happened to all our money, why are we bailing out these companies and how poor are our grandchildren going to be?" Stewart's guests never seem to give a straight answer.

Financial aid being debated

Making college affordable is a hot topic at the 26th Alaska State legislature. The second session, which began on Jan. 19 and ends April...

Departments at BMH start relocation process for extensive building renovations

Named after one of the first faculty members of UAA, back when it was called Anchorage Community College, the 42-year old Beatrice McDonald Hall...

Parking Services requests new fee increase

At the Union of Students at University of Alaska Anchorage meeting Nov. 16, Glenna Muncy, director of UAA parking services, shared a presentation explaining the request for an increase in parking services fees.

Author speaks on interplay of music, culture

Near the end of Jeff Chang's lecture, "Who We Be: The Colorization of America," he opened the auditorium up to questions. Several seconds went by...

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Professors to be featured on local radio broadcast Creative writing professor Kathy Tarr and Gunnar Knapp, an economics professor and researcher at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, will be featured on KSKA 91.1 FM Anchorage's program "Hold this Thought.

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July 5 4:47 a.m. A man contacted University Police Department from an emergency phone on the bike path by west dorm claiming he had been...

Momaday upholds oral tradition at UAA

Packed tightly in the Business Education Building's lecture hall, an audience of 200-plus was exposed to the power of oral tradition with thePulitzer Prize-winning...

High school seniors state their opinions of UA

Expect to see some new advertising campaigns and bombardments of information about the University of Alaska. UA is out to combat its image of...

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FBI monitors colleges The FBI announced the new National Security Higher Education Advisory Board Sept. 15. The board is supposed to better protect intellectual U.S....

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...