News Briefs

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.

Statewide Briefs

Palin denounces critics as cowards Several days after Palin returned to Alaska from her two-month odyssey as GOP vice president nominee, she unleashed a litany of complaints aimed at her critics. She called her critics cowards and jerks for chiding her anonymously, and insisted she never asked for the $150,000 wardrobe purchased for her use on the campaign trail.

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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.

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Parking Services holds photo contest UAA Parking Services is holding a photo contest, and the grand-prize winner will receive a 2008-2009 annual parking permit. Additional winners will receive semester parking permits. Parking Services seeks digital photos of a UAA landmark or building to be used in the design of the 08-09 UAA parking permit.

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...

UA Statewide Briefs

Two chair positions appointed at UAF FAIRBANKS - UAF appointed veteran educators to fill two of its endowed faculty chair positions for the first time. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Joel Shurkin will serve as the Charles W. Snedden Chair in Journalism for this academic year.

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Palin offers $500 million initiative for natural gas pipeline construction Gov. Sarah Palin announced a bill that would require the state of Alaska to give the builder of a natural gas pipeline $500 million to start the project. The developer would need to match that amount in order to cover engineering and environmental research.

News brief: University of Alaska planning multiple cuts, tuition increase in recent budget drafts

After two budget drafts released Thursday, President Jim Johnsen proposed ways of saving money for University of Alaska's next fiscal year, starting July 1....

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.

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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.

UA Statewide Briefs

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.

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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.

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Debate team discusses Pebble Mine development The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence invites the public to take part in a debate and discussion: "Should the State of Alaska permit the development of Pebble Mine?" The award-winning Seawolf Debate Team will lay out the issues on this important topic on March 27.