Nurse shortage spurs reimbursement bill

There is a shortage of nurses in Alaska, and people like Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, are working to repair it. Sen. French's Senate Bill 8,...

Filmmaker makes waves

Since his early-morning renegade broadcast, June 6, former UAA student Bryant Mainord has generated a lot of local interest. The student film “Checked Out” got...

News Briefs

Don't forget your taxes! Just a little reminder for you procrastinators out there (and who isn't a procrastinator around this time in the semester?): Your taxes are due April 15, one week from the date of this publication. Forms can be found at your local post office, or online at www.

Crimes of the Week! January 13-19

A list of crimes that occurred around UAA campus between January 13 and January 19, 2012 UPD Crime Log 1.13.12 Includes seven traffic incidences and two...

Forum Questions for Assembly Candidates

Forum Questions: 1.What is the biggest problem facing Anchorage? Gutierrez: need for energy: “Could be positioned to be a global leader” Tombley: Long term fiscal sustainability, and finding ways for IT upgrades that improve efficiency.

Comedian talks financial literacy

Comedian and financial adviser Colin Ryan spoke on campus this week about pursuing dreams and a healthy financial future.

Circus Art in the Arctic gets warm

Most people in South Central Alaska have known the circus to be an annual state fair event stock with ringmaster, elephants, horses, candy, and a big striped tent, but it's not the only circus in town. The space at the state fair for Circus Borealis, recently sold to Motocross, and local circus entertainment has fallen upon a motley group of underground performers, working in some way to keep an aspect of the circus art and lifestyle alive.

RED ZONE: How Hollywood influences rape culture

Even back when movies were in black and white, Hollywood films normalized sexual assault. The media has played a serious role in de-stigmatizing rape,...

Students hold common hatred for UAA fire drills

This Tuesday began rather unpleasantly for many campus residents, as they woke to an unusual sound. Most thought that they were hearing distant car alarms, while others didn’t hear the sound at all until the blaring noise hit their own room, and firm staff members came pounding on doors. On drill day, the alarm sounds, followed by an officer who performs a sweep of every residence room, closet and even the mechanical rooms. The fire drills are an annual test that the University emergency response unit coordinates to create safety awareness.

UAA prepares for shootings, natural disasters

A contract allowing UAA to prepare for the worst by hiring an emergency preparedness coordinator was issued recently. It's a unique role in the University of Alaska's statewide system.

Denali Alaskan ATMs on the way out

After selecting another competitor on a contract put up for bid, Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union will be withdrawing five ATMs from UAA's main...

News Briefs

Kelly Ireland and AP BOSNIA FLOODS TRIGGER LANDSLIDES, UNEARTH MINES BRCKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Floodwaters triggered more than 3,000 landslides across the Balkans on Sunday, laying...

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Sunday, Nov. 21 This call’s a hoot 4:03 a.m. - A student called from the Fine Arts Building to report the sound of a possible...

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...

ISER report says Alaska health care spending is highest in nation

Alaskans spend more on health care than residents of any other U.S. state, a recent report by the UAA Institute of Social and Economic...

Student Success position to be announced this week

Interim Provost Duane Hrncir said the new interim vice provost for Student Success will help coordinate current Student Success services and work with the university to enhance or create new initiatives.

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JPC announces re-establishment of Ad Fed Student Club With the assistance of the Ad Fed Alaska chapter, the University of Alaska Anchorage Journalism and Public...

Candidates draw protestors while discussing ANWR

It's one of the most divisive issues in Alaska politics and over the past several years has become a heated national issue as well. With record prices of barrels of oil and gallons of gasoline climbing higher, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the hot topics this political season.

Unofficial USUAA Election Results

President & Vice President: Ryan Buchholdt & Amie Stanley - 346 votes. Daniel Ribuffo & Christopher Barry - 227 votes. Senators: Alejandra Buitrago - 347 votes. Esdras Jean -...

USUAA to host annual Thanksgiving Feast

USUAA is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Edward Lee Gorsuch Commons. The event will...

New res. life director excited, with no fear of Alaskan vampires

When Lacy Karpilo first went public to friends and family that she and her husband, Ron, were moving to Alaska, there was initially some jocular concern about vampires and demons. Evidently the recent horror film, "40 Days of Night" inspired their teasing - it didn't sway Karpilo.

Never cry WOLFcard

Beginning this fall semester, the WOLFcard became the new official student ID card. Its possibilities range from free bus rides to paying for a...

‘Softball questions’ for Begich on Talk of Alaska

Senator Mark Begich fielded questions on Alaska Public Radio Network’s (APRN) “Talk of Alaska,” in an unprecedented cross-platform broadcast for the show. The weekly statewide radio program, hosted by Steve Heimel, featured both a TV crew and live studio audience.

Student loan reforms will affect millions

With America continuing to slowly crawl out of a long and challenging recession, more young adults have opted to attend college in hopes that...

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Regents increase UA tuition Students protested at the University of Alaska Fairbanks last week as the UA Board of Regents approved a 10 percent tuition...

UAA’s agreement with Tanaina comes to an unexpected and sudden end

On Jan. 27, 2015 Tanaina Child Development Center was issued a notice to vacate their space in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. Tanaina has...

RED ZONE: Not so blurred lines

  A college campus at the beginning of fall is an influx of new ideas, new people and new beginnings. In college, drugs and alcohol...

Kachemak campus introduces outdoor courses

Winter camping and telemark skiing are among the new courses set for the 2012 spring semester at the Kachemak Bay Campus (KBC), located in...

New science building on the horizon

Rep. Berta Gardner and Sen. Johnny Ellis, both Anchorage Democrats, are trying to get state government to pay for a new science building at...

Construction budget awaits governor’s signature

While several construction projects are underway on campus, the next batch of UAA improvements, including early plans for a new sports arena and a new nursing facility, await the signature of Governor Sarah Palin. Funding for new UAA expansion projects are part of the University of Alaska budget included in the 2008 fiscal budget and have already been approved by the Alaska Legislature but are pending approval of the governor.