Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released

The Dean of Students Office published UAA’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on Sept. 27. The 76-page report includes information on the security...

UA system benefits in election

A U.S. senator turned governor, a lieutenant governor dusting off her resume and new science buildings for the University of Alaska Anchorage were just...

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Advancement vice chancellor named Steve Lindbeck will serve as vice chancellor for University Advancement starting Aug . 15. Chancellor Elaine Maimon announced the selection July...

$10 more a semester for Parking Services

UAA's Parking Services has proposed that $10 be added to the list of student fees at the beginning of every semester. "We are asking USUAA's support," said Bob McDonnell, director of Parking Services, "because the fees for the U-Pass system and the campus shuttles are getting more expensive.

Concrete Cuddy to turn scenic with windowed cafe

Windows will replace the south-side concrete of the Lucy Cuddy Hall when a new addition is built. Designs are in progress for a multi-phased upgrade to the Lucy Cuddy Hall. The first phase will include an expansion to the south side for a caf? and more seating.

Recycling program reveals where all the garbage goes

This is the first story in a three-part series on UAA's recycling program, the men and women who work to keep it running, and the outside companies that transfer recyclables off campus and out of state. Matt Lewis and Eric Snyder get up early every Friday morning and come to campus with one goal: to recycle as much as they can from 29 university buildings in eight hours.

USUAA works with ITS to increase student printing allotment to $10

The fight against printing costs on campus is not over yet. Chris Hall, president of the Union of Students at UAA, has started a...

The CAS hub

The bustle slowed to a murmur this past May as UAA students broke away from class loads and many faculty and staff members disappeared for the summer. While it didn’t seem like much was going on, radical changes were being implemented within the College of Arts and Sciences. Twenty-eight administrative positions were to be eliminated, and the 24 departments that comprise the CAS would be grouped under four different divisions: Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts and Math/Natural Sciences. A centrally located hub would oversee the operations of each of the four divisions.

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Jan. 20, 2009 Car gets broken into in South lot 9:00 p.m. - A Parking Service offi cer called to report that he was with a student who reported their car was broken into in the South parking lot. Investigation continues. Jan 21, 2009 Someone had to wear shades Between 7:15 a.

Empty Spaces: New parking lacks cars

Within walking distance of UAA, there can be found 160 empty parking spaces. Last week the university opened up the Piper Parking Lot just across 36th Street on Piper Street. The new parking lot is located on what is now being called "South Campus." This is where construction has just begun on the new Health Services building, slated to open next year.

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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.

Wing nabs Student Regent nomination

UAA's Student Regent and Commissioner elections were held last week, and the results were anything but surprising. The only person on the ballot was current USUAA President Karl Wing who ran for Student Regent. No one ran for the offi ce of Student Commissioner.

Wolfcard replacement fee increased from $10 to $20

Starting this fall semester it will cost $20 to replace a WOLFcard

Party leads to misconduct allegations for students

Three UAA students are facing allegations that they may have violated UAA's Student Code of Conduct. Daniel Rawlings, Jim Powers and Micah Miller were asked...

Majority of UAA faculty members report decrease in morale, according to Faculty Senate survey

Of the 304 UAA faculty members who participated in a survey conducted by the UAA Faculty Senate this year, 202 of them reported a...

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Parking permit update Parking permits must now be purchased online at www.thepermitstore.com. Parking Services, located on the lower level of the Student Union, has...

Former provost’s legacy still lives on today

The first provost of UAA, Dr. Lewis Haines, will be remembered for being more than just a leader of UAA. The Professional Studies Building, Wells Fargo Sports Complex and the Student Union are some of his legacy. So are the original six NCAA sponsored sports - men's and women's basketball, hockey, swimming, skiing and cross country running.

Governor Walker declares Oct. 10 Indigenous Peoples’ Day

In a proclamation to the state of Alaska, Gov. Walker declares Columbus Day is Indigenous Peoples Day this year.

What ever happened to The Dome?

After over five months, little is still known about the progress of The Dome

The end of the Aces means scheduling conflict for Sullivan Arena

The Alaska Aces ownership recently announced that this season will be the final one. This results in a major scheduling issue for the Sullivan...

Psychology course examines reactions to disaster

The recent Asian tsunami disaster may not be in the news this summer, but the type of trauma it causes will be part of...

RED ZONE: Local beer accused of promoting rape culture

An Alaskan craft beer that has been around since the 1990s has recently been accused of promoting rape culture and the objectification of women....

Beating the winter blues

Many students' moods set with the sun during dark winter days and the UAA Student Health Center doesn't take that change lightly. At least...

Microbiology focus is now available for aspiring biology majors

UAA’s new microbiology course is on its road to become a major

Creative writing minor moves to English department

Students looking pursue a minor in creative writing will now have to head to the English department, effective this fall. Starting Fall 2008, the creative writing minor will be absorbed by the English department as the Department of Creative Writing and Literary Arts moves from a full-time faculty department to a low-residency Master's of Fine Arts program.

Anchorage to hold first vote-by-mail election in April

The Municipality of Anchorage hopes to increase voter turnout and reduce costs by sending out paper ballots for the 2018 election. The deadline for voter registration is March 4.

USUAA appoints rules committee weeks late

USUAA has officially established a rules committee as of its Sept. 26 general assembly meeting. According to the bylaws of the USUAA constitution, a...

Army ROTC accepts Ranger challenge

The UAA Army ROTC Ranger Challenge team has left the building. On Nov. 11, several cadets flew to California to compete in their first-ever Ranger...

Installation brings community together at UAA

Dr. Elaine Maimon was officially installed as the university’s chancellor Feb. 5 as part of the Next 50 Years celebration. She said she feels...

University cuts Recreation and Activities program due to budgetary concerns

Since 2005 the UAA Housing Recreation and Activities program has provided residential students with a chance to experience Alaska and gain a much-needed break from studying. However, on Friday, April 6th it was announced that the program had been cut and would cease operation after the current semester. The decision was announced by Business Services, the organization responsible for UAA’s auxiliary services, and was justified by budgetary concerns.