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UAF Employee Information Stolen

  Chris Hoch Sun Star 04/28/2015 Twenty-five thousand past and former employees and their dependents of the UA system have had their information stolen in a cyber attack against Premera Blue Cross. Premera is a nonprofit insurance company that provides health insurance for UAF employee benefits. Premera representatives contacted UAF Human Resources on March 17, […]

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 […]

Denali road lottery opens for 2015

Cassiopia Hardesty Sun Star contributor 04/28/2015 Throughout the month of May, those with a sense of adventure have the chance to enter the Denali Road Lottery, an annual contest put on by the National Park Service. Winners are given the chance to drive their own car, truck or motorcycle along the scenic Denali Park Road, the sole […]

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 […]

UAF student held at FCC under rape charge

Heather Penn Sun Star Reporter 04/21/2015 A reported rape led investigators to Nanooks Hockey player Nolan Christopher Youngmun, 23, a senior petroleum engineering student at UAF. He was arrested and charged with first and second degree sexual assault. The victim alleged that on Easter morning she awoke to Youngman standing naked in her apartment. The […]

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 […]

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