36% of college graduates leave learning nothing

Beer is fun, but for an increasing number of four-year college graduates, it is one of many things hampering their ability to compete in a knowledge-based economy, one that increasingly places Alaskans in direct competition with Chinese graduates and their thinner beer bellies.

UA system faces budget cuts from Governor

On January 22, Governor Bill Walker unveiled new operating and capital budgets to the public and submitted them to the legislature. Overall, state spending...

UPD Safety Alert

The University Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating Stryker L. McLane. McLane (pictured below) is charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance...

Old school treatment finds following in Virginia

Ready for the latest in spa pampering? Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away. Fish pedicures are creating something of a splash in the D.C. area, where a northern Virginia spa has been offering them for the past four months.


People around the country unite through the social media campaign and stand up against sexual harassment and assault

Regent’s home searched by FBI; earmarks questioned

In what may turn out to be a grass-roots attack on earmarking government money for nonprofit organizations, former Fairbanks mayor and current UA Board...

Local cab companies challenge potential renew of Uber

The push to bring Uber back to Anchorage causes controversy for local taxi services

Posters across campus attempt to stir up controversy

Interim Chancellor Samuel Gingerich says the posters were part of "a movement occurring at high schools and universities nationwide designed to create racial tension and division with the express goal of eliciting media coverage."

Alaska Senate approves hike in minimum wage

Alaska's minimum wage would get a boost under a bill that has passed the state Senate. Lawmakers voted 17-2 April 8 to set the state rate to 50 cents above the federal minimum wage starting next year. The state's rate would get a smaller bump this July from $7.

Government surveillance could cost UAA millions

Big Brother is watching. At least he soon will be if the Federal Communications Commission gets its way. UAA could be forced to spend millions...

Union: Mat-Su threatens to fire overpaid teachers

The University Division of Internal Audit is reviewing the books this month at the Matanuska-Susitna College after allegations that numerous payroll errors were not...

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Meet your new USUAA presidential team

Alejandra Buitrago and Andrew McConnell have been elected as USUAA President and Vice President, officially announced on Friday at 5pm. The two will assume...

New legislation would require parental consent for abortions

A bill that would require parental consent for a minor to have an abortion is making its way through the Alaska State Legislature. If passed, House Bill 35, sponsored by Rep. John Coghill, R-North Pole, would require a young woman under the age of 17 to obtain consent from a parent or guardian before undergoing the procedure.

UAA housing struggles with occupancy rates

In the academic year of 2010-2011, the occupancy rate was around 95 percent in the fall and 90 percent in the spring. This year’s data shows a decrease of about 10 percentage points in both fall and spring. This is the lowest fall occupancy UAA housing has ever experienced.

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...

Food, fun brings foreign students together

International students received a special introduction to the University of Alaska Anchorage on Aug. 27 at the Student Union Den. The International Student Orientation, organized...

Phishing Awareness Program seeks to decrease number who succumb to email scams

  The University of Alaska has launched a Phishing Awareness Program to reduce the number of faculty, staff and student employees who fall for email...

Being respectful in the sauna

In late October, someone in the lady’s locker room sauna was confronted with an unexpected site — at eye level, the bent-over backside of another woman.

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...

Fur Rondy Snow Sculpture Competition: Ice art at it’s finest.

Imagine having to create a piece of artwork from 8 cubic feet of compressed snow while having to deal with the tough Alaskan climate....

Student services concerned over move

Planning committees, construction workers and University of Alaska Anchorage administration and staff were sent into a frenzy of activity when UAA purchased space at...

Public forum on off-shore drilling draws many voices from across Anchorage

On Sept. 22, The University of Alaska Anchorage and the Anchorage Chapter of the International Association for Energy Economics(IAEE) co-sponsored a free public forum...

Self awareness means safety

Sexual assault is a continuing concern on college campuses around the nation and for good reason. One glimpse at the multiple statistics compiled in...

Voters nix Concert Board fee, re-elect incumbent

After its second attempt on the ballot in as many semesters, a referendum to increase the Concert Board fee by $4 died at the...

New AK Census Bureau

Just off West International Airport Road is a small recently leased office with more than a dozen empty desks inside and an air of secrecy all around it. This is the home of what will soon become the central hub for the 2010 census headcount. Within the month, every desk at the Anchorage Census Office will be full and 2,000 to 3,000 employees will be responsible for getting as accurate a count of Alaskans and their specifics as possible.

Does MyUA Portal make the grade?

The elusive MyUA Portal, which cost the university $4.3 million to develop, is finally here after a two-year delay. Proponents say it will be an easily accessible, comprehensive interface for university-related work. Among its bragging points is the fact that a user no longer has to log in to three separate sites to access university e-mail, Blackboard and Wolflink - it is all available on one page.

UA system seeks to align all campus calendars into one common calendar

University of Alaska officials are working to align the Anchorage, Fairbanks and Southeast campus calendars. In April 2014, the Board of Regents passed a...

The Seawolf Debate team challenges race-based admissions

Racism, despite substantial progress over past decades, still permeates the landscape of American culture. It has existed throughout human history and many people around...

Ulmer’s speech stresses need for safety regulations

Chancellor Fran Ulmer spoke at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium on January 19 about the suggested recommendations from the BP Horizon Oil Spill Commission....