Category: News Briefs

Joseph Thompson Memorialized in Scholarship

Joseph Thompson Memorialized in Scholarship

by Eric Bennett Copy Editor ASUAF passed a bill last week that allocates $15,000 of rollover money into a scholarship fund. This scholarship, which is primarily designated for philosophy students, was created inhonor of...

Forty-six flavors of potential cuts

Forty-six flavors of potential cuts

by Anna Stitt Sun Star There are 46 programs under review for either elimination or downsizing. On Dec. 5 these “on the chopping block” departments and programs turned in reports making their plea. In an ideal...

UAF sees third shooting death in two years

UAF sees third shooting death in two years

By Sam Allen Editor-in-Chief The death of sophomore petroleum engineering student, Scott Austin, 48, last Thursday, marks the third death at UAF in less than 24 months. All three deaths involved guns. UAF biology...

Secretary of U.S. Navy listens to UAF Arctic policy

Secretary of U.S. Navy listens to UAF Arctic policy

By Sam Allen Editor-in-Chief   The United States Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, met with UA President Patrick Gamble and Chancellor Brian Rogers to discuss Artic policy on Friday afternoon in Butrovich. Mabus...

Adjunct Faculty Discuss Impact and Working Conditions

Adjunct Faculty Discuss Impact and Working Conditions

By Travis Olsen Sun Star Reporter A handful of adjunct faculty members met last month with union representatives to discuss how to address their lack of compensation for training required by the University of Alaska,...

UAF Collaborates with Dartmouth to lead new Arctic Fulbright Initiative

UAF Collaborates with Dartmouth to lead new Arctic Fulbright Initiative

By Chris Hoch Sun Star UAF Vice Chancellor and professor of Arctic Policy Mike Sfraga will serve as a scholar c0-leader of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, alongside Ross Virginia, professor of Environmental Science at Darmouth...

Remains of Ice Age Infants Discovered by UAF Archeology

Remains of Ice Age Infants Discovered by UAF Archeology

By Eric Bennett   Near the where the Tanana River and Little Delta River meet, the remains of two infants buried around 11,000 years ago were uncovered. Found in a pit located beneath a...

UAF to cut $3 million from 46 academic programs

UAF to cut $3 million from 46 academic programs

by Sam Allen Sun Star Editor-in-Chief   In a late-Friday afternoon email sent to all students and staff, UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers said due to legislative funding cutbacks and enrollment decreases, “it is unlikely that...

Arctic research program receives $4.3 million grant

Arctic research program receives $4.3 million grant

by Jake Rector Sun Star In September, the Study for Environmental Arctic Change, or SEARCH, a large scale research program focused on increasing our knowledge of the changing Arctic, received a $4.2 million grant...

Humans vs. Zombies ends with final battle

Staff Report April 22, 2014   The second annual Humans vs. Zombies competitions ended Friday evening with the final battle on campus, with approximately 25 humans surviving. The week-long role-playing game began last Friday,...