Searching for a New UA President

By Mariah Brashar, Public Affairs Producer In December, University of Alaska President Pat Gamble announced that he will leave the University a year early, vacating his position by June 1st this year.  In the wake of this news, the University Board of Regents has formed a search committee, headed by Board of Regents member Mary […]

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Vinyl Record Store Is A Labor Of Love

By Ammon Swenson, News Director In the age of smart phones, instant downloads, and the cloud, you might think that vinyl records have gone the way of the 8-track, but recent music trends have indicated otherwise. Last year vinyl sales rose 52 percent from 2013, while paid album downloads decreased by nine percent. Now, don’t […]

Prioritization: What is It and What Does it Mean for You

Over the last 18 months, two University prioritization task forces have combed through 313 academic programs and 178 support functions and have looked for the fatty tissue that they might trim off to save what has become in recent month a huge expected shortfall in funds.  Essentially, the University is looking through every program it […]

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UAA Ends Agreement With Tanaina Child Development Center

By: Ammon Swenson, News Reporter Last week, the Tanaina Child Development Center was given notice that their decades-long agreement with UAA would be ending soon. A memo from Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, Bill Spindle, says that Tanaina must be out of their current location no later than May 1st. Tanaina was already planning on […]

Vaccines: Measles in America

By: Mariah Brashar, Public Affairs Producer In light of the recent measles outbreak at Disney Land in California, vaccines are a hot button issue for a lot people on both sides of the to-vaccinate or not-to-vaccinate debate.  Concern about the so called “anti-vax” movement and the affects the movement might have on the health of […]