News Briefs

USUAA invites students to candidates' debate USUAA will hold a debate for the three presidential candidates Wednesday, April 2, at 4 p.m. in the Student Union Den. Pizza will be provided, and students will have the opportunity to ask candidates about their platforms and ideas for the university in the next year.

Statewide Briefs

Panel nixes Palin pay increase A state commission has reversed it recommendation to grant a pay raise to Gov. Sarah Palin, but the panel is still pushing for a $15,000 average raise for state legislators. The State Offi cers Compensation Commission had earlier recommended salary increases for Palin, top state department heads and lawmakers.

UA Statewide Briefs

Young marine scientists win big at Tsunami Bowl The first- and second-place winners of the Tsunami Bowl each won a one-year scholarship to the University of Alaska Fairbanks or the University of Alaska Southeast. The winning team will also get to compete in the national finals of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, to be held in Seward in April.

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Geological sciences chair to study in Antarctica During the spring term 2008, LeeAnn Munk, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, will be taking a semester sabbatical to Antarctica where she will study the transport of metals from glaciers to lakes for the McMurdo Long-Term Ecological Research project.

UA Statewide Briefs

Advisory committee to help UA president plan streamlined future UA President Mark Hamilton is calling on a campus-led advisory committee to help with streamlining and improving service at UA's System Office. The system office, which provides administrative and leadership support for the 16-campus UA system, was recently reviewed by external consultants Terry MacTaggart, who has extensive higher-education experience at numerous university systems in the lower 48 states; and Brian Rogers of Fairbanks, former chair of the Board of Regents and a previous UA vice president.

Crimes of the Week! February 10-16

Heard about a "mental subject" running around campus? How about that animal attack? Or even missing something? Do you suspect larceny...? Find out in...

Tree thinning project gets stimulus money

A very expensive tree-thinning project in the Tongass National Forest is receiving more than a half-million dollars in federal stimulus money. It will cost $2,800 to thin each acre of the 238-acre Ocean Boulevard project in southeast Alaska. That's nearly three times as much as some other tree-thinning projects.

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.

Crimes of the Week! February 3-9

Curious if that kid in your building got caught for their housing violation? If that shady character you saw was ever questioned by the...

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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.

UA Statewide Briefs

The University of Alaska Board of Regents wrapped up a two-day meeting in Juneau on Feb. 7. They approved schematic designs for a roofing and siding project at the Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel. The project, one of the university's top maintenance priorities, involves removing the existing roofing and exterior fascia boards and replacing them with new materials.

UA Statewide Briefs

New book puts Alaska climate in focus On average, Barrow residents see snow in their community 136 days of the year, while downtown Juneau experiences 86 inches of precipitation annually. During the summer months, the Tanana Valley is one of Alaska's hot spots, averaging 70 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer.

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Career fairs coming to UAA The UAA Career Services Center will present three career fairs for students, alumni and community members to place choice over chance in choosing a rewarding new job or profession. These career expos provide a valuable resource to learn what is available for employment with a convenient collection of employers in one general and two specialized fairs.

Statewide Briefs

Alaska veterans get a reversal on a reversal The lives of 25 elderly Alaska Natives are currently of great interest to politicians around the nation. In mid-January it came to the state's attention that the Department of Defense was planning to cease military retirement pay to 25 Alaska Native Elders on Feb.

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.

The Edge Update: New police officers, unemployment drops and French presidential election

Last Thursday, 26 new officers graduated from the Anchorage Police Department Academy. Anchorage has had a rise in crime this year and APD has...

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The UAA Student Union Gallery is accepting proposals for three small group or individual artist shows this summer. Summer gallery show dates are June 19-July 3, July 10-July 24 and July 31-Aug. 14. Applications can be picked up in the Campus Life Office in Student Union Room 208, or downloaded.

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Former USUAA vice president Justice Brooks was convicted of assault in the fourth degree and criminal mischief after he entered a "no contest" plea to the charges. The prosecution dismissed two other assault charges. Brooks entered his new plea June 22 and, at a June 28 hearing, his sentence was suspended and he was placed on three years' probation.

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Vice chancellor follows Maimon to Illinois Executive vice chancellor for administrative services Gebeyehu Ejigu announced April 6 that he will be leaving his position at UAA to become the next executive vice president of administration and finance at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, this June.

Weekly Buzz: October 8th, 2013

Get a quick rundown on these topics: Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab threatens more attacks in the future, Obama speaks by telephone to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, Tropical storm Karen forms off the Gulf of Mexico, Road rage incident involving SUV and motorcycles leaves one man seriously injured, National Toy Hall of Fame, PFD day, Anchorage crime rate has risen, and Former Tatitlek Village president guilty of stealing money.

Keith Hackett speaks publicly for the first time as athletic director

Keith Hackett was officially introduced as the new athletic director at a press conference Friday afternoon. He used the event to share his vision for UAA athletics and to address some lingering questions. Hackett’s plan for the department is a three-headed monster. The first step is ensuring they are always in alignment with the educational mission of the university. He wants to stress the “student” aspect of being a student-athlete.

Nationwide Briefs

Pipeline Burst at Prudhoe Two BP well pads producing 5,000 barrels of oil per day were forced to shut down last week, when a pressurized gas pipeline blew apart. Investigators found that corrosion had attacked the outside surface of the above-ground pipe at the point where insulation jackets were missing.

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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.

The Edge Update: University of Alaska tuition increase, Donald Trump and Leonard Cohen

On Thursday, Nov. 10, the University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a five percent increase in tuition for students in the UA system...

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Don't forget your taxes! Just a little reminder for you procrastinators out there (and who isn't a procrastinator around this time in the semester?): Your taxes are due April 15, one week from the date of this publication. Forms can be found at your local post office, or online at www.

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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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UA marketing campaign wins national advertising awards The UA Reel World campaign has received top honors from the annual Admissions Marketing Report's Advertising Awards. More than 2,100 entries were received from over 1,200 colleges and universities across the U.

The Edge Update: Alaska job loss, Puerto Rico to stay or go and French...

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

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...

UA Statewide Briefs

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.