UA presidential candidates announced

The Board of Regents has announced finalists for the University of Alaska's top spot. Alaskan's Patrick Gamble (President/CEO of the Alaska Railroad) and John Pugh...

Voice of Planned Parenthood hosts discussion panel on gender equality

Last Thursday the Voices of Planned Parenthood Club, or VOX, at UAA hosted a panel discussion titled Feminism: What Does It Mean In Alaska....

Pat Gamble’s retention bonus rescinded

A retention bonus of $320,000 intended for University of Alaska President Pat Gamble was rescinded Sept. 8 through a Board of Regents vote in...

The end of the Alaska Aces

After close to three decades, the Alaska aces went dark, the players were released from their contracts and the team is free to sell their ECHL membership.

Anchorage bus routes arrive on Google Maps

Anchorage bus routes and schedules are now available to smartphone users through the Google Maps app. Anchorage officials announced last Wednesday that the city's People...

University offers new programs

This year the onset of fall semester at the University of Alaska Anchorage brings with it the advent of four new programs approved earlier...

Violence on campus trails sparks fear in community

In light of the recent violence on the trail systems near UAA, students who walk, bike or run these trails are becoming more cautious. UAA...

Piracy complaints prompt campus internet changes

By October of this year, the University had received 638 complaints of copyright violations from recording industries, and still rising. The number of complaints in 2010 reached as high as 878. As a result of the complaints, the Information and Technology Services department decided to start limiting Internet access across campus. The changes are set to take place within the next two weeks. The department was frustrated with the high number of piracy complaints and the failure to remediate violators.

Red Zone: Female Empowerment in Sports

When women succeed in sports, they succeed in the world

Student log-ins to change

UAA student usernames will be changing over the March 6 weekend. This change will affect how students log into Blackboard, Webmail and computer labs. After...

Prioritization reports go public

UAA released its final reports for the massive review process known as prioritization Aug. 13. The project, with many hours of faculty and staff input, examined and ranked the 313 academic programs and 178 support functions at UAA's main campus to make the university "a stronger, more nimble and responsive university in the face of dwindling resources."

Treatment foster care hopes to add more to their family

Thousands of foster children are in need of homes in Alaska, but a select group may need a little more care than others. May was Foster Parent Appreciation Month, and across the state organizations held events to encourage others to become foster parents.

Safety starts with knowledge

Sirens wail and lights flash as an emergency vehicle races west along Providence Drive, past the University of Alaska Anchorage. Several times a day,...

ANSEP selected as finalist for Harvard Innovations Award

The Ash Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program as a...

UA Statewide Briefs

UAF helps Alaskans battle against marine debris Alaska has a reputation for clean waters and pristine vistas. But fishing nets, rope, totes, six-pack rings, bottles, drums, and myriad other trash - much of it plastic - litter many of Alaska's shores. It's a vexing mess made by both humans and nature.

{Students Nationwide}

Iowa State University Satire ad pokes fun at coaches A newspaper advertisement combining beer, ISU athletics director Bruce Van De Velde and former ISU basketball coach...

Easing library searches

Forget printing fees. Students now can scan and download documents at the library - at no cost. The scanner is just one of a series of improvements the Consortium Library is working on after receiving the results of the LibQual Survey that was administered by the library last November.

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...

Coordinator presents goals for Care Team outreach services

UAA’s Care Team is raising awareness of its mental and behavioral health services to students on campus. The Care Team is primarily an outreach group...

UA Statewide Briefs

Gender discrimination law expert speaks at UAF FAIRBANKS - Martha West of University of California, Davis, gave a free public lecture, "Seeking Equity for Faculty Women," on April 22 in the Wood Center Ballroom on the UAF campus. West is a professor emerita at UC Davis who specializes in gender discrimination law.

{news briefs}

Bill aims to thwart ID theft A bill to prevent identity theft by protecting consumers' private information is scheduled for review by the Alaska Senate...

Completed goals checked off, new goals formed by USUAA

Representative Reports Club Council Engineers Without Borders was recognized as a new club at Club Council’s meeting last week. Greek Council ...

Mat-Su director resigns

The director of the Matanuska-Susitna College resigned Feb. 17 amid controversy stemming from a local union's request for an audit because of payroll errors...

Railroad takes Alaska Internet offline

The railroad temporarily took Alaskans from Fairbanks to Anchorageoffline when it cut ACS cords this week.

Student charged with sexual assault

A student could face a 20-year prison sentence, 15 years on probation and a lifetime of registering as a sex offender if he is found guilty of kidnapping and sexual and physical assault in student housing last moth, according to reports from the Anchorage district attorney.

{News Briefs}

Construction management program up for approval Members of the University of Alaska Board of Regents will consider an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in construction...

Student loan legislation stalls in senate

A recent decision by the U.S. Senate may spell bad news for struggling college students. On May 9the Senate failed to pass the “Stop...

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...

Updated: Cobb gone, questions ensue

Just a little over a month ago UAA announced the dismissal of former hockey coach Dave Shyiak. Now, after a vote of no confidence from both the UAA Hockey Alumni Association and the Alaska State Hockey Association, UAA’s Athletic Director Steve Cobb has been let go as well. This came shortly after a letter from Governor Sean Parnell expressed his dissatisfaction with how UAA has been handling the recruitment of a new hockey coach, and recent allegations of player abuse.

Decoding student fees: Part one

Students pay a variety of fees when attending UAA, but sometimes it is difficult to know exactly where the funds are going and how...