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Student physics society honored by national organization The UAF chapter of the Society of Physics Students was recently recognized as an outstanding chapter for the 2006-2007 school year. Outstanding chapters are selected based on the depth and breadth of chapter activities in areas like research, science outreach, tutoring programs, hosting and representation at physics meetings, and social interaction.

Flu hits Fairbanks schools; vaccinations will be offered

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District says more than 200 students have been absent with flu-like symptoms and there are at least 35 confirmed cases of swine flu. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the school district will provide shots to all students and staff when the vaccine arrives.

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Assembly Member comes to UAA, listens to the concerns of students Elvi Gray-Jackson, an Assembly Member of Anchorage, came to UAA on July 24 to meet with student leaders and address their concerns and questions about the city. Being the Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, she readily had information on where taxpayer money was going.

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Kenai college heads Web classes KENAI - What do two soldiers serving in Iraq, a young Alaskan woman visiting Germany and residents from Kodiak, Emmonak, Nome, Aniak, Juneau, Sitka and several North Slope and Cook Inlet platform employees have in common? They have all taken KPC's online chemistry class co-taught by adjunct professors Bob Amundson and Susan Mircovich and KPC full-time professor Andy Veh.

Crimes of the Week! January 26-February 3

Breakdown of the shady happenings around UAA campus between 1.26.12 and 2.03.12. Over 22 calls were investigated in the span of one week. Wondering...

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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.

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.

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Brooks' hearing postponed Following the arrest of former USUAA vice president Justice Brooks, his pre-indictment hearing continued on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Anchorage Courthouse. No plea is held at the first appearance. At the pre-indictment hearing, issues regarding charges are resolved and the judge reviews evidence to make sure there is enough evidence to warrant the charges.

Local and Statewide campus news briefs

Fossils, climate change and HIV/AIDS research are all making news at Alaska's universities.

Waterman trial set for September

A murder trial for a Craig woman accused a second time of plotting with two former boyfriends to kill her mother has been set for September in Ketchikan. Rachelle Waterman, who is now 20, pleaded innocent to seven counts, including first-degree murder, at an April 7 arraignment in Ketchikan for the 2004 death of Lauri Waterman.

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TNL wins 7 awards in statewide competition The Northern Light's staff members took home seven awards from the Alaska Press Club's annual awards banquet April 21, including a third-place award for best weekly newspaper in Alaska. It is the second consecutive year the newspaper has placed in the best weekly newspaper category.

Passport to be required to enter Canada

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's office is reminding Alaskans that they'll need a passport or other approved documentation to cross the international border to Canada, starting June 1. The change stems from a 2004 law requiring U.S. citizens and foreign nationals to present such documents when entering the United States by land or sea.

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Longtime UAF museum director retires FAIRBANKS - After 15 years as director of the University of Alaska Museum of the North, Aldona Jonaitis plans to retire in November. Jonaitis' tenure at the museum has been marked by dramatic growth, both in facilities and in programs.

Seat belt campaign kicks off

The state Department of Transportation and other agencies are kicking off a seat belt enforcement campaign. The spotlight on the Click It or Ticket campaign began May 18 will last through May 31. Cindy Cashen, Alaska Highway Safety Office administrator, says police and Alaska State Troopers will focus on ticketing unbelted people in vehicles, especially at night.

The Edge Update: Alaska legislative session, Trump congressional feuds and Myanmar violence

Alaskan legislators have revealed the bills they’ll be working to push through in the upcoming legislative session, and only a handful address the budget...

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...

Crimes of the Week! January 20-26

Crimes that occurred around UAA campus on 1.20.12 through 1.26.12 investigated by UPD UPD Crime Log 1.20.12 Includes incidences of assault, larceny, a housing violation, and...

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Beluga's get another chance When the federal government placed the beluga whale on the endangered species list last week, it spurred criticism from both sides of the aisle. "This endangered listing could result in hugely expensive new requirements to Anchorage's wastewater treatment, which the EPA has long determined do not affect belugas," Mark Begich, Anchorage mayor, said in a written statement.

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...

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Integrated Science Building gets its topping The University of Alaska Anchorage and Cornerstone Construction Company paused to celebrate progress on the Integrated Science Building with a "Topping Out" Ceremony Oct. 12 at the nearby Administration and Humanities Building.

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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.

The Edge Update: New state budget proposals, Standing Rock evacuation and North Korean assasination

The Edge Update can be heard daily on KRUA 88.1 FM The Edge, UAA's college radio station.Local:On Friday, the state senate’s Republican-dominated majority proposed...

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...

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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.

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.

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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.

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BP becomes museum's newest corporate partner FAIRBANKS - BP recently became the University of Alaska Museum of the North's newest corporate partner with a $25,000 donation to the museum. The North Slope producer will serve as the lead partner for the museum's annual open house.

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Geomatics program receives grant The UAA School of Engineering Department of Geomatics was awarded a grant worth $548,000 from Trimble Navigation, a partner to UAA and a leader in up-to-date products and services. UA will provide an additional $289,786 to the program.

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.

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...