Category: Features

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gamble to stay through fall, replacement search in high gear

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...

Chancellor Rogers announces retirement, won’t seek UA presidential position

Chancellor Rogers announces retirement, won’t seek UA presidential position

UAF Chancellor Brian Roger’s announced his intent to retire at the end of August in an e-mail sent to UAF faculty Thursday afternoon, April 16. Below is a copy of the e-mail: This morning,...

ASUAF Election Preview

ASUAF Election Preview

 Sam Allen / UAF Sun Star 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...

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...

UAF students help wood bison return

UAF students help wood bison return

Spencer Tordoff Special to the Sun Star Extinct in Alaska for the past 200 years, wood bison have made their triumphant return to the Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers region with help from a diverse cast,...