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...

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...

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...

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.”

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.

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.”

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.

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...

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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...

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.

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...

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...

Student government update: Green Fee passes, Andrew Bird concert a success

Student groups are already preparing for finals week. Student Union Manager Lyle Moor-Kroll asked for an extra 500 dollars for the late night study week...

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...

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.