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ASUAF Election Preview

ASUAF Election Preview

President and Vice Presidential Candidates: 1. Mathew Carrick and Colby Freel Mathew Carrick, 20, senior economic student with minors in mathematics and political science In addition to continuing to increase student engagement and advocacy, I have two main objectives. One is to return money to students, minimizing internal or administrative costs andreducing the rollover fund […]

Reindeer: “Cattle of the North”

Reindeer: “Cattle of the North”

Jessica Herzog Sun Star Three calves have already been born this season at the at the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station farm, also known as the Reindeer Farm. They are part of UAF’s Reindeer Research Program, where the “cattle of the north,” as Darrell Blodgett, program data specialist  says, are housed and studied. The herd started […]

State gives public employees the cold shoulder with pay freeze

State gives public employees the cold shoulder with pay freeze

Chris Hoch Sun Star UAF’s adjunct faculty, teaching 35 percent of credits and composing nearly half of UAF faculty according to UAF Planning, Analysis and Institutional Research (PAIR), are facing a pay freeze. The Senate Finance Committee rejected pay increases to 14 unions that their contracts stipulate as the state attempts to balance its budget amidst […]

International students endure on-campus limitations over break

International students endure on-campus limitations over break

Addis Gonzalez The Sun Star With few dining resources available and many other on-campus facilities closed during the winter break, French Professor Yelena Matusevich took two Brazilian international students, with knowledge of only rudimentary stores for groceries and clothing, on a tour of the city of Fairbanks. Matusevich, former French professor to petroleum engineer student Marcel Soubkovsky-Clemente, […]

Suicide: Number one killer of young adults in Alaska

Suicide: Number one killer of young adults in Alaska

By Chris Hoch Sun Star Reporter 04/07/2015 The leading cause of death in Alaska for people between the ages of 15 and 24 is suicide according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. At UAF, there have been two suicides in the past year according to the UAF police department. The student health center, UAF PD and many people […]

Move to daytime cleaning saves money, increases conflict

Move to daytime cleaning saves money, increases conflict

By David Spindler Sun Star Reporter 04/07/2015 The process of cleaning buildings during the day and switching janitorial nighttime schedules gained momentum this July, accelerating at the beginning of Spring semester 2015. Now roughly 80% of buildings at UAF are cleaned during the day, under the supervision of Martin Klein, business manager of the division of […]

School of education silent auction increases autism awareness

School of education silent auction increases autism awareness

By Sam Allen Editor-in-Chief 04/07/2015 As part of April Autism Awareness Month, the UAF School of Education is teaming with the Autism Society of Alaska for the fifth annual all-day silent auction event this Wednesday on the seventh floor of the Gruening building. The proceeds, typically averaging around $2,000, go the Autism Society. The money […]

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