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UAA's CTC announces associate dean UAA Community and Technical College announced the appointment of Kristin Owens to the position of associate dean and term assistant professor. Kristin will officially start May 30. She will work during June with the interim associate dean, Sandra Cobb, for a smooth leadership transition.

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Canada Week focuses on religion The International Studies Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at UAA is sponsoring a week of activities highlighting some aspect of Canada. The theme for this year will focus on religion in Canadian film, television and literature.

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Report finds governor abused power In a report released Friday by prosecutor Steve Branchflower, Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power by pushing for the firing of state trooper, Michael Wooten. Wooten is the ex-husband to Palin's sister. Subsequently, the public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan was fired after several attempts to stonewall him into dismissing Wooten.

Gold exploration to resume southwest of Ketchikan

The CBR Gold Corp. said gold exploration will resume early next month at the Niblack project on Prince of Wales Island. Derek Iwanaka, manager of investor relations for CBR Gold, says equipment and supplies have been barged to the Moira Sound site about 30 miles of southwest of Ketchikan.

Search committee likely for new UA president

The chairwoman of the University of Alaska Board of Regents says a plan will be drafted this summer to find a replacement for outgoing UA President Mark Hamilton. Cynthia Henry says it's too early to say whether the 11-member board will look for another "nontraditional" candidate such as Hamilton, a former Army major general who took the UA job in 1998.

Stimulus spending invested in volcanoes

Weeks after Mount Redoubt erupted in Alaska, the Interior Department is spending some of its first stimulus dollars to improve volcano monitoring. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on April 10 that the department will use $15.2 million to modernize volcano warning systems in one of its first projects to be funded by the stimulus measure.

The Edge Update: Alaska income tax, conflicts of interest and domestic violence decriminalization

  The Edge Update can be heard every weekday on KRUA 88.1 FM The Edge, UAA’s college radio station. Local A wealthy Alaskan businessman is campaigning against...

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Chancellor fills two administrative positions Chancellor Maimon has recently appointed Director of Facilities Maintenance Chris Turletes as interim associate vice chancellor of Facilities and Campus Services. Turletes will be involved with planning and construction activities and environmental health and safety/risk management.

The Edge Update: Gov. Bill Walker, Rolling Stone and Brexit

Local news:Governor Bill Walker announced Friday that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. However, the governor says that the cancer is treatable and...

Magistrate says no questioning FBI in hacking case

A federal magistrate judge has told defense attorneys they can't question FBI agents who scoured the laptop of a University of Tennessee student charged with improperly accessing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account. The Knoxville News-Sentinel said U.

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Military students miss class Dean Schultz is asking teachers to excuse absences Oct. 30 through Nov. 9, because Elmendorf Air Force will be undergoing an exercise. It may affect military students' ability to attend classes. Students are asked to contact their instructors if they are unable to attend classes.

UA Statewide Briefs

College starts early for Kenai students KENAI - Almost 150 high school seniors in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School are jumping at the advantages of JumpStart. The borough-subsidized program is providing students with a waiver that cuts the costs of college credits from $128 to $35.

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Chancellor apologizes on university's behalf The university is asking students, staff and faculty to forget a report it issued naming a student in an investigation of an alleged crime. "I respectfully request that the UAA campus disregard recent publicity about the citation," said Chancellor Fran Ulmer in a prepared statement Oct.

Staewide Briefs

New ethics complaint filed against Palin With Troopergate barely behind her, Governor Sarah Palin faces yet another abuse of power charge. The complaint alleges that Palin used her official position as governor for personal gain, violating a statute of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.

News Briefs – February 24th, 2015

First National Bank Alaska opens new branch First National Bank Alaska held its ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 18 at its newly constructed branch on...

The Edge Update: Offshore drilling, Trump cabinet appointments and seasonal Zika

The Obama administration has cancelled Arctic offshore lease sales through 2022. On Friday, the Department of the Interior released a plan for offshore...

FEC finds problems with SarahPAC contributions

The Federal Elections Commission has found that former Gov. Sarah Palin's political action committee gave excessive contributions to two well-known Republicans. The problem is highlighted in a letter sent to SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford. Crawford told the Anchorage Daily News that the problem has been fixed.

Regents OK indigenous studies doctoral program

University of Alaska Regents have approved a new doctoral program for indigenous studies. The program was developed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks' School of Education and College of Rural and Community Development. It will be offered at the university's Fairbanks campus.

The Edge Update: High Alaskan unemployment, Amazon in the real world and Cuban-American relations...

The Edge Update can be heard every weekday on KRUA 88.1 FM The Edge, UAA's college radio station.

The Edge Update: Mike Kelly, Russian hacking and South Korean impeachment

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, former Republican state representative Mike Kelly of Fairbanks died in a plane crash in Fort Wainright. Kelly was flying a...

UA Statewide Briefs

UAS professor earns book award JUNEAU - University of Alaska Southeast assistant professor of English Ernestine Hayes is a winner of the 28th annual American Book Awards for 2007 for "Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir." Past winners include such well-known writers as Russell Banks, Gerald Vizenor and José Antonio Burciaga.

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USUAA releases initiatives The Union of Students UAA recently passed a resolution to ask professors to help keep the cost of textbooks down. According to a report signed by student government president John Roberson III, he met with the Faculty Senate executive board to share ideas on how students and faculty can work together on textbook pricing.

College Bound

Prop 8 protests rage on In Sacramento, Calif., the largest crowd yet gathered at the State Capitol for the fi fth day in a row protesting the recent rulings of Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in the state. Prop 8 has brought together over 5,000 activists who have gathered in front of the Capitol to protest the rulings and to voice their anger for the ruling.

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UAF plans new institute FAIRBANKS - UAF announced the creation of the Susan Butcher Institute, dedicated to cultivating public service and leadership skills for Alaska's residents. The institute will provide Alaskans with opportunities to learn and grow, both personally and professionally, through a wide variety of workshops and seminars.

Weekly Buzz: October 1st, 2013

Have you heard? We're one step closer to a lightsaber, there has been a motion filed to free the Fairbanks Four, homeless housing has been proposed near Kincaid Park, and an Anchorage man fatally beaten outside mental health clinic.

The Edge Update: Alaska stalking, El Chapo extradited and warming global temperatures

According to a new survey, more than a third of Alaskan women have been stalked. The results come from the Alaska Victimization Survey, a...

Grand Opening of the Fireside Cafe

Chancellor Fran Ulmer cuts the ribbon at the unveiling of the name of the Amenities Building Coffee Shop September 15. The winning entry was...

Campuswide Briefs

Proposed new sports arena gets a correction In November, TNL reported that a $65 million proposal for a new sports arena at UAA was included in the Board of Regents' proposed capital budget. It was sent on to Gov. Sarah Palin and is awaiting her approval before it is sent to the legislature.

Nationwide Briefs

Calif. gay-marriage ban creates legal uncertainty Last week Californians passed a new ban on gay marriage, overturning a prior ruling by the California Supreme Court that allowed same-sex couples the right to wed. Legal experts said it is unclear whether an attempt by gay-rights activists to overturn the prohibition had any chance of success, and whether the 18,000 same-sex marriages performed in California over the past four months are in any danger.

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.