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UAF student speeds through summers at Mitchell Raceway

UAF student speeds through summers at Mitchell Raceway

By Manon Grimault Sun Star Reporter 04/28/2015 Patrick Wold Jr. has been a student at UAF since spring 2014, but during his spare time in the summer, he does stock-car racing at the Mitchell Raceway. Wold started in 2010, after watching his friend’s dad race. “It was just a dream at first,” Wold said, “but […]

Museum of the North creates life-size dinosaur puppet

Museum of the North creates life-size dinosaur puppet

By Eric Bennett Copy Editor 04/28/2015 UAF’s Museum of the North has a few displays of dinosaur fossils in the main gallery, but the ancient creatures are not quite the focus of the displays that rarely change. However, the museum will host a special exhibit titled Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs, which opens May 23 that will […]

Sustainability unrolls ‘Green Carpet’

Sustainability unrolls ‘Green Carpet’

 By Jessica Herzog Sun Star Reporter 04/21/2015 On Earth Day, April 22, the UAF Office of Sustainability will host their annual Green Carpet Awards. The awards honor faculty, students and staff who are “champions for sustainability,” Michele Mouton, director of the UAF Office of Sustainability, said. Last year, students Ben Abbot and Alexander Bergman won […]

Scientists discuss permafrost, greenhouse gasses

Scientists discuss permafrost, greenhouse gasses

By Victoria Elleby  Sun Star Reporter 04/21/2015 The emission of carbon and methane from permafrost in arctic and sub-arctic regions like Alaska is predicted to be slower than previously researched. The Permafrost Carbon Network is part of a multi-million dollar project that’s part of the study of the Environmental Arctic Change Project, headed by the […]

Green Dot Training aims to reduce violence

Green Dot Training aims to reduce violence

By Heather Penn Sun Star Reporter 04/21/2015 The Green Dot program is a training system designed to give people of all personalities a way to help when someone is in need. “If Facebook can change our culture so can this,” Keith Mallard, UAF chief of police, said. Two students who recently attended a Green Dot […]

Students Speak Out For A Safer Campus

Students Speak Out For A Safer Campus

By Dani Atkins Sun Star Reporter 04/21/2015 Members of the UAF community gathered at Constitution Park Friday, April 17 to give their support to sexual assault survivors by taking back the night. More than 40 people showed their respect for those sharing their stories and showing those watching that no one is alone. The Nanook Diversity […]

University launches online student evaluations

University launches online student evaluations

By Sam Allen Editor-in-Chief 04/21/2015 This fall, the familiar yellow comment sheet and Scantron bubble page of teacher evaluation forms could be obsolete. UAF is implementing an electronic evaluation pilot program this spring that will affect 20 percent of traditional courses, according to Andrea Ferrante, chair of the electronic course assessment implementation committee. On Monday […]

Gamble to stay through fall, replacement search in high gear

Spencer Tordoff Sun Star Although he originally announced plans to leave office June 1, University of Alaska President Pat Gamble will stay on as long as September while the Board of Regents select his replacement. If all goes according to plan, the new president will take over at the start of the fall semester. “We […]

DEATH OF PHILOSOPHY: Provost cuts philosophy and humanities program

DEATH OF PHILOSOPHY: Provost cuts philosophy and humanities program

On Friday, the UAF Provost and Liberal Arts Dean met with the Department of Philosophy and Humanities to terminate the program. Last week, Provost Susan Henrichs held meetings with programs identified for restructure and cuts following special program reviews over the past several months. The meetings are intended to notify departments of changes that aim to […]

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