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...

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Man arrested on Northwest flight for threatening child Earl Quincey Washington, a 54-year-old male from Halifax, North Carolina, was arrested without incident on Aug. 21,...

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Sept. 27 Slingin' rock 12:27 p.m. A student contacted the University Police Department after observing a drug deal on campus. An officer is investigating.   Sept. 28...

Palin promotes all-Alaska gasline to students at forum

Gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin shared her vision of the economic future of Alaska, as part of a series of three forums being held by...

Global Initiative University aids environment and human rights

Calling all future economic leaders of America or anyone who wants to have their voice heard, here is your chance. The Clinton Global Initiative...

Professor returns to White House for Fellows reunion

A university professor who served in the White House has returned to Washington, D.C. James Muller, a political science professor at UAA who help found the Forty-Ninth State Fellows option of the Honors College, said he returned to the capitol recently for a seminar on global stewardship and reunion with his fellow White House Fellows.

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Canadian biologist at UAS launches whale research JUNEAU - Whale biologist Jim Darling from British Columbia, Canada, visited Juneau in mid-September to help launch a new humpback whale research project with UAS biology students. Students will work with Darling and UAS Biology Faculty Beth Mathews to determine which whales spend time in Alaska and Hawaii.

UAF student says political views affected grades

Karen Siegfried said she came from a different socioeconomic background than her peers and never felt any connection with the teachers she came across...

USUAA revamps Student Discount Program

A new and improved Student Discount Program is tentatively scheduled to debut in the spring 2005 semester. The program will offer discounts for UAA...

Suspects cause disturbance at Providence, prompt UPD involvement

Just before 11 p.m. last night, two suspects were asked to leave Providence Hospital and, after refusing to leave, were escorted from the building by a private security staff.

Palin promises to keep on tweeting

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to stay in touch using Twitter even after leaving office on July 26. In a tweet posted July 17, Palin indicates that when she's out of office, she'll use a personal account on the social networking site to stay in touch. Palin's tweet said, "elected is replaceable; Ak WILL progress! + side benefits10 dys til less politically correct twitters fly frm my fingertps outside State site.

Recycling program struggles to find volunteers

The UAA recycling program, struggling to find volunteers, is now offering to pay student clubs if their members participate in its recycling efforts. If...

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National Science Board held meeting in Fairbanks The National Science Board held a public meeting on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus on Monday, Sept. 22, at 8 a.m. in the Globe Room of the Elvey Building. The NSB, established by Congress in 1950, provides oversight for and establishment of the policies of the National Science Foundation.

University switches to Visa ProCards for some

In response to Sam’s Club’s closure the University of Alaska is working on giving a small group of UAA departments Visa cards, which are accepted at Costco.

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Alaska Quarterly Review celebrates 25 years Alaska Quarterly Review, published by the University of Alaska Anchorage, will celebrate 25 years of literary excellence at a birthday celebration on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Loussac Library.

UAA Advocacy Team presents student body issues in Juneau

In the next few weeks, important decisions about issues affecting students will be made. Students will be able to vote on the issues such as the smoke-free initiative and the introduction of a $6 recreational fee. For other issues, such as the funding for building operations, students are dependent on USUAA student government for representation. Student representatives were in Juneau after battling flight cancellations last Friday and brief delays Saturday morn- ing. The annual advocacy trip officially commenced Saturday afternoon.

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.

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...

Alaska Native students are dropping out at high rates

Not enough Alaska Native students are completing their first semester at UAA

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Dialing (809) is enough to raise some eyebrows Messages all over the country are being left on answering machines, voicemails, and pagers to return a...

Diversity under-represented at UA

Proposed plan seeks to hold administration accountable

University of Alaska president search underway

The University of Alaska system is seeking a new president, following current president Pat Gamble’s resignation announcement Dec. 15. The University of Alaska Ex-Officio...