Voting, safety takes spotlight at USUAA meeting

District 13 write-in candidate Barbara Bachmeier spoke at the Union of Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage meeting Friday afternoon, emphasizing the importance of voting in Alaska. “The stakes really couldn’t be higher,” she said.
Wells Fargo Pool

University considers future of Wells Fargo Sports Complex pool

The university administration is currently considering repurposing the swimming pool in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. A review by UAA Facilities found that the...

Lack of events from UAA Concert Board has students worried about semester fees

Concert Board has struggled to accommodate artists and schedules, resulting in no shows currently on the books for spring semester.

UAA remains closed due to poor road conditions

UAA remains closed today, for the second day in a row, due poor road conditions caused by unseasonably warm weather. It is currently unknown if campus facilities will be reopen tomorrow. Despite main roads in Anchorage being mostly clear today, much of UAA's perimeter roads and parking lots are still hazardous according to University Police Chief Dale Pittman.

UAA campus sees peak in break in, assault crimes

A male student was assaulted before entering the Student Union last Thursday morning around 10:00 a.m. The student’s name has not been released by the University Police Department. The victim was not seriously injured; the attacker struck him in the neck as the he passed and then continued on his way. While friends may horseplay around in this matter, the student and the assailant were strangers. “Talking to the victim, it definitely wasn’t playing around,” said UPD Deputy Chief Brad Munn. UPD searched the Student Union and adjoining buildings following the assault but did not locate the assailant.

Dogs, drugs and the Iditarod

Dallas Seavey drops out of 2018 Iditarod after dogs tested positive for banned substance after 2017 race, says he was set up

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Sunday, Oct. 31 Trick or treat? You’re busted 1:32 a.m. - The Main Apartment Complex resident advisor requested an officer stand by while he checked...

CBD oils seized in the state of Alaska

Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office raids local marijuana retailers

Stevens and Begich too close to call

Election Night in Anchorage, hours after President-elect Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech, voters continued to wait with anxious anticipation for statewide election results. The most talked about campaign was the senatorial race between incumbent Ted Stevens and Mayor Mark Begich.

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Vending machine thefts sweep town A rash of vending machine thefts have swept across Anchorage recently. There have been several vending machine break-ins across the...

Academic Master Plan outlines goals of UA

More is needed than steady academic excellence for a university system to thrive, especially in an institution as dynamic as the University of Alaska. A...

Unemployed Alaskans can receive relief with expanded unemployment insurance benefits

Jobless Alaskans due to COVID-19 have turned to unemployment, with 36,000 applications sent into the State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development...

ACLU defends student drug offenders

If a recent lawsuit filed on behalf of a student organization proves successful, college students who have been denied federal student aid because of...

New surgical technology program to launch in fall

The School of Allied Health opens program to help local healthcare facilities and provide opportunity for UAA students

New oil tax may fund UA

Alaskan Democrats this week are pushing a "Two Percent for Tuition" bill that is designed to provide need-based tuition and grants to students looking...

Ballot referendum hot topic among student leaders

The USUAA ballot Nov. 15 and 16 will ask students whether they're in favor of changing the way money is collected for student media...

UAA faculty donates money to political campaigns

This election year, we have seen the political support of candidates in a variety of ways. From the usual bumper stickers, signs and campaign T-shirts to the not-so-usual requests for the "Palin up-do", it seems that supporting a candidate has been taken to an entirely new level.

Spring students still required to complete Title IX Haven Training

The deadline for completion of the training is Friday, March 30. On the following Monday, holds will be placed on student accounts through fall priority registration.

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...

SNL’s Tracy Morgan may come to campus

Representative Reports Residence Hall Association David Martin said RHA’s budget has increased by $2,000. Concert Board Tracy Morgan from Saturday Night Live is tentatively scheduled to perform at...

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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...

Biology professor and her graduate students will travel to McMurdo, Antarctica

Journey to an exotic location; high on many people’s wish lists. Men and women often dream of someday exploring far-away places, such as the...

Neo-Nazi organization posters seen in UAA skybridges

Identity Evropa is classified as a hate group by The Southern Poverty Law Center, a public interest law firm and civil rights advocacy organization, located in Montgomery, Alabama.

Alaska Airlines Center nears 1-year anniversary

The Alaska Airlines Center is approaching its first full calendar year of use. The $109 million, multi-purpose arena has seen several concerts, cultural activities...

Starbucks’ on-campus arrival delayed until spring

Students can expect to see several changes around UAA this upcoming semester in the housing and dining sectors, perhaps the most anticipated of which...

SKELETON RACE: Adrenaline and ice

Former TNL editor and reporter, Michelle Bartleman Loscher has a relatively typicalresume: UAA Alumni; ex-track sprinter, rugby player, and gymnast; to date: Skeleton Racer...? What is Skeleton racing? Skeleton racing is a combination of breakneck speeds and intense turns, while lying flat on a toboggan-like sled cruising head-first down a track.

Student feedback will influence campus food

This article is an update for 'Aramark is out - New food contract to bring changes' published in the May 29 online and June print editions:

UA nominates three to represent

Every two years election booths are set up on the UAA campus and a handful of informed, or at least mildly intrigued students vote in special elections to elect Student Regent and Student Commissioner nominees. Only one student ran on the ballot this year, but any student could campaign to be a write-in, barring nomination eligibility.

Alaska journalism history provides insight, inspiration

Shirley Mickelson has spent nine months sorting through dusty cardboard boxes, making countless phone calls and rummaging through piles of photos. She's looking for...

What did they mean?

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