University rated with high confidence in public survey

This spring, the University of Alaska worked with the McDowell Group, a research and consulting firm, to conduct a statewide public opinion survey. The...

Estimated $5 million spent on failed UAA classes in fall 2017

UAA students did not get credit for approximately 30 percent of the classes they registered for in the fall of 2017. That amounts to...

No uniform policy stating Alaska politicians cannot block constituents on social media

Last month, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled that it was unconstitutional for President Trump to block users on Twitter. Judge Naomi Buchwald regarded...

University of Alaska will not fund emergency scholarship

The University of Alaska will not be funding a proposed emergency scholarship fund for students despite an announcement introducing the scholarship by a UA...

UAA Justice Center releases 2017 Campus Climate Survey results

The UAA Justice Center conducted a survey emailed to 10,000 undergraduate degree-seeking students throughout the University of Alaska system that examined estimates for students...

Construction on campus affects traffic

There are currently 15 construction and renovation projects in progress on the UAA campus. Projects range from an art installation to building maintenance and...

New UAA chancellor appointed

UA President Jim Johnsen announced in a press release on May 30 that Cathy Sandeen would be the next chancellor of UAA. Sandeen...

Alaska Legislature approves statewide workplace smoking ban

The bill, written by Sen. Peter Micciche, prohibits smoking in workplaces across Alaska, such as restaurants, bars and other businesses, and even includes public transportation like taxis.

UA meets several advocacy goals

At the beginning of the spring semester, the university revealed their goals for legislative advocacy, including receiving an operating budget of $341 million, protection of the Alaska Higher Education Investment Fund and the renewal of the Alaska Education Tax Credit.

USUAA president resigns, new vice president appointed

On May 9, Burris announced his resignation to the student government's assembly. According to the USUAA constitution and bylaws, the vice president assumes the vacant presidential position and seeks a student to fill the vice president seat.

Chancellor candidate forums begin this week

For more information on the search for UAA Chancellor, visit

Student media thrives despite declining revenue

Student media faces cuts with declining enrollment

USUAA members linked to meme accounts mocking university

The uaa_memes account was created shortly after Josiah Nash, USUAA student ombudsman, started a different account called uaailluminati on Instagram, which featured memes that were directed at USUAA members. Both accounts have since been deleted.

Seawolf summer shuttle service permanently discontinued

Ryan Buchholdt, sustainability and business manager for the UAA Facilities and Campus Services department, said the decision was made due to financial reasons and declining ridership.

Bill providing funding for UAA study stalled

SB 198 seeks to study long-acting, reversible contraception on at-risk women.

Smoke-free workplace bill sees movement in House committee

On April 10, an anti-smoking bill received movement in the House Rules Committee, and a revised version may be making its way to the...

How to protect yourself against identity theft and scams in Anchorage

Michelle Tabler, Alaska Regional Manager for the BBB, provides useful tips and information regarding scams around Anchorage.

Scholarship lands students opportunity to teach abroad

Ioana Lobontiu and Megan Green will be able to teach English as newly minted Fulbright scholars. Both will be working as English teaching assistants...

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica leaks prompt discussions about user privacy

Earlier this month, Facebook announced that a data firm had improperly collected information about nearly 87 million users, prompting a global debate around the...

Athletics aids athletes in coverage of surgery costs

Sustaining serious injuries as a UAA athlete can have a serious emotional, physical and financial toll. Cam Amantea, forward right wing on the UAA...

Senate subcommittee approves $5.5 million increase for UA budget

The Senate Finance University of Alaska Subcommittee approved a $5.5 million increase for UA funding on April 4. The funding is $5.5 million more than...

University signs contract with Pearson Education

The University of Alaska Anchorage recently signed a contract with the education publishing company Pearson. The agreement allows the university to start shifting from...

Students discuss plan to use PFD for supporting the state budget

This article was a project by UAA JPC 201 students. Contributors include Malia Barto, Kara Viotto, Austin Michie, Mary Ryan, Suzanna Fonova and Elena...

Spring 2018 Residence Hall Association elections

Elections for positions in the Residence Hall Association for the 2018-19 academic year were held on April 8. Positions were available exclusively to current...

Becoming a crisis line responder for STAR

Common calls on the crisis line include information about medical issues, explanations of the criminal justice system as well as information for family and friends of survivors.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

One related event you don't want to miss is the Friendly-Feud Sex Edition on April 12 in the Gorsuch Commons at 6 p.m.

Anchorage vote-by-mail election breaks record for voter turnout

It's important to note that the data for this year's election is from an unofficial report and the official numbers will be confirmed on April 17. Even after polls had closed Tuesday night, elections officials still had thousands of ballots to process through the week and posted summaries by 5 p.m. each day.

University travel expenses include national advocacy

Over the last five years, $322,911.69 was spent on trip expenses for members of the Board of Regents. The board consists of 11 regents...

UAA works on filling interim positions

The fifth unfilled position is for provost and executive vice chancellor.

Claudia Lampman discusses student success in open forum

There is another opportunity to attend the open forum on Thursday, April 5. The 90-minute presentation begins at 2 p.m. in Room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library.