Wasted opportunity

The state of recycling at University of Alaska Anchorage needs to be salvaged from the trash heap. According to the Union of Students Vice...

MADD delivers message at UAA

Billie Phelps' nephew died in a car accident involving drunken driving on Father's Day in 1996. This year she was at the University of...

Nursing students advocate breast-feeding

In 1998 the state of Alaska had to pass a law so mothers could feed their babies in public. But that doesn't mean nursing...

Wasted opportunity: UAA lacks comprehensive recycling program

The state of recycling at University of Alaska Anchorage needs to be salvaged from the trash heap. According to Union of Students Vice President David...

Student files lawsuit against UAA

A lawsuit has been filed against the University of Alaska Anchorage by student Lori Johnston. The lawsuit demands that UAA comply with the Alaska...

Terrorism class focuses on religious motivation

When Jeffery Kaplan planned his course on terrorism, he didn't include information about the attack on the World Trade Center. But he planned the...

UAA instructors introduced to Native culture

University of Alaska Anchorage professors received a lesson in Alaska Native culture Oct. 19 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The College of Arts...

Military force provides comforting presence

The 3rd Wing at Elmendorf Air Force Base has not yet received a deployment order. But their bags are packed. Our military is on a...

Copycat terrorist hoaxes heighten safety awareness

University of Alaska Anchorage had a scare in the mailroom on Oct. 16. A mailroom employee found a suspicious envelope that was stained, heavily...

The recruiters’ lair

When I entered the army recruiting office on Dimond Boulevard, I received three strong handshakes and one question: "Thinking of joining the army?" Hesitation. I...

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Oct. 11 Bootylicious 11:45 a.m Parking services called the University Police Department and requested assistance with two vehicles that were booted because they had improper...

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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...

Learn about anthrax, and evade hysteria

The thought of potential biological weapons such as anthrax, smallpox or pneumonic plague uncontrollably spreading across the country, to many Americans sounds like a...

AFN brings Alaska Native way of life to Anchorage

The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention starts this week in Anchorage with a theme of “Our World, Our Way of Life.” It will...

Tradition walk dedicates bricks and memories

Suzette Mashburn bought a brick to honor her mother. “I like to come by the bricks to say hi to Mom,” said Mashburn, executive director...

Voice of Anchorage sleeps in

Dick Lobdell, known as the world's oldest living commentator, is signing off after 41 years in the radio business. His career will have started and...

Teaching teachers about technology

There is nothing wrong with the Audio Visual system in room 101in the Business Education Building. That was the report submitted by Jim Weller, a...

UAA is not dead!

The University of Alaska Anchorage has had a bad rap among many students. It's a four-year degree-offering university and a community college tied into...

Human services club gathering food for army

Special to the Northern Light The University of Alaska Anchorage Human Services Club is putting together boxes of food to show support for members...

President Hamilton seeks deterrence

In the Oct. 2 issue of The Northern Light, an article appeared regarding a group of petitioners who disagreed with a letter University of...

Jumping endless bounds

Imagine a child on the floor of a shopping mall jumping from square tile to another, oblivious to the infinite distance they could theoretically...

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...

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...

Big oil can equal big target

Security at the Alyeska trans-Alaska pipeline and the Valdez port are not new issues, but in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks,...

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Oct.4 Mallard malaise 9:54 a.m. University Police Department received a report of an injured duck, which had flown into a window at the Sally Monserud...

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Nursing program garners awards Dr. Chris Mumma and Daryl Young received regional Nursing Excellence Awards from Nurseweek, a newsmagazine for the Pacific Mountain Region. Mumma...

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Sept. 27 Slingin' rock 12:27 p.m. A student contacted the University Police Department after observing a drug deal on campus. An officer is investigating.   Sept. 28...

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Library celebrates The Government Documents department of the Consortium Library is celebrating 40 years as a U.S. Government Depository.  The Depository receives 40 percent of...

Red Cross harmonizes with Concert Board

The Acappella Festivella was an occasion of full of laughter and mirth. On stage performers sang and danced while a Red Cross flag loomed...

UAA receives pollution prevention award

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's commissioner gives out annual awards each year to various Alaska businesses in honor of Pollution Prevention week. In...