$2.4 million in the red, CAS declares hiring freeze

At an emergency meeting Oct. 28, the College of Arts and Sciences announced a hiring freeze, which will encompass 27 programs and departments and...

U.S. assistant surgeon general visits UAA Fresh Air kickoff

Members of UAA’s Smoke Free Task Force hosted an event on Feb 24, to kick of their campus-wide Fresh Air Challenge. The Fresh Air Challenge is a region-wide effort to encourage all college campuses in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Washington to become smoke- or tobacco-free. The event opened with performances from the Underground Dance Company and UAA’s Glee Club.

UA presidential candidate interviews

UA Presidential Candidate John Pugh from TNL Video on Vimeo. UA Presidential Candidate Patrick K. Gamble from TNL Video on Vimeo. UA Presidential candidate Lisa A....

Palestinian plight

UAA students wishing to learn more of the history and struggles of Palestine may now look beyond CNN to somewhere closer to home. This...

Alaska fails to send low-income students to college

A new report shows that Alaska is failing to send low-income students to college. The Mortenson Research Seminar on Public Policy Analysis of Opportunity for Post-Secondary Education released a report February 2007 with data stating that Alaska ranks last among all states in college participation for low-income students.

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...

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Purcell rejection followed policy A five-member panel, called to review the appeal of student Michael Purcell, announced May 10 that the rejection of his application...

Summer travel classes finding departure difficult

Summer session travel study classes at UAA are finding it difficult to get off the ground. Professor Carol Dee's study tour of Italy has...

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.

Fiery testimonies bear hazy results

PUBLIC TESTIMONY POTENTIAL SMOKE FREE UAA During the Feb. 21 and 22 Board of Regents meetings, more than 10 people testified on behalf of making UAA a...

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...

Recent changes to public transit create challenges for students

The four major roads the People Mover travels on have reduced wait times to 15 minutes. However, for some students at UAA, the changes have negatively affected how they get around Anchorage.

Purcell application denied again

Social Work Club president Mike Purcell received a final notice denying him admission into UAA’s social work program June 2. Purcell, 38, has been rejected...

RED ZONE: ‘It’s on us’

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Fall Commencement in new sports complex

Running the risk of an unprofitable overlap of graduation and Christmas gifts, UAA students will have the chance to walk at the newly opened...

Sara Childress named Title IX Coordinator

Childress has been in the UAA Office of Equity and Compliance since 2017 as a civil rights investigator, Gingerich’s memo said.

New $600 parking passes take priority in UAA parking lots

UAA Parking Services has marked new parking spaces across campus that allow Priority Parking Pass holders to park as close to the nearest building...

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.

Campus cut-through to quell traffic

Students entering or leaving the UAA campus via the Tudor Road and Bragaw Street intersection may have noticed the construction on Bragaw Street. Summer...

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...

Business profs need to hit the books

The College of Business and Public Policy recently underwent an accreditation review with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The college is...

Food hazard alert

Food hazard notice: Almost 50 people are being treated for this Hepatitis A outbreak believed to be caused by pomegranate seeds in bags of frozen berries and fruit sold in Alaska (at Costco), said Randy Pfeuffer with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The brand has been tracked down to Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend berries. Costco officials warned the public last week about the tainted fruit, which the warehouse-store chain had sold between late February and May.

Raising interest rates prompt students to consolidate their school loans

Attention all recent graduates and senior college students who have federal loans: if you want to save money on interest, consolidate. Consolidate now. On July...

Arguments on need-based grants go to committee

UA students testified on the need for grants to a committee via teleconference in downtown Anchorage this month. "Students who were in positions of dire financial stress, who face the real possibility of dropping out of school simply because the tuition was getting too costly, told their personal stories to legislators," said David Childers, USUAA government relations director.

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Diversity expert will visit UAA Victor Merina, a nationally prominent expert on diversity and the media will be speaking as part of the journalism and...

Honors discussed, more money given to Student Discount Program

Student Leadership Coordinator Student Leadership Honors applications are now available. All graduating UAA seniors are eligible for leadership honors if they have completed...

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...

$100,000 Concert Board account discovered

Concert Board Jonathan Wilcox, student senator and Concert Board representative, said the board discovered a rollover account in Fairbanks of unspent Concert Board funds. The...

Glick wins national scholarship

The UAA women's basketball team may be ranked number one for NCAA Division II teams in the country, but UAA academics are not far behind. In fact, the campus is the stomping grounds for the 2009 Truman Scholarship winner: Deana Glick - an Honors College student and biological sciences major.

Green Fee likely to see referendum

Students will have the chance to vote for or against a three dollar green fee this November. The fee would fund student research or...