Politics

UAF Faculty Member Runs for U.S. Congress

UAF Faculty Member Runs for U.S. Congress

by Chris Hawk Sun Star UAF Business teacher Jim McDermott is campaigning as a Libertarian for Alaska’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The seat is currently held by U.S. Representative Don Young, who has served in the position since 1973. “I used to tell my students to take their knowledge to D.C.,” McDermott […]

Higgens, Wool vie for state house

Higgens, Wool vie for state house

Julia Taylor Sun Star Reporter   For Alaska Senate House District 5, the freshman incumbent is Pete Higgins, (R), he is challenged this year by Adam Wool (D). The district includes UAF, University West, the south Van Horn Road area and Chena Ridge. Both men have local roots and earned their undergraduate degrees at UAF. Higgins […]

Begich’s Interaction with UAF students

Begich’s Interaction with UAF students

by Anessia Hubler Sun Star On October 28 US Senator Mark Begich spent his time walking around UAF, visiting a few club booths and talking to people as he walked past. “I understand that a lot of the students are busy with classes and studying and not able to make it to the campaigns we put on, so […]

Senator Begich reaches out to campus voters

Senator Begich reaches out to campus voters

By Anessia Hubler Sun Star reporter “We wanted to make the young people’s voice heard, and encourage them to vote,” Sen. Mark Begich said. The Rock Your Rights Consort Campaign staff had a registration table set up at the ballroom entrance so that attendees could either get registered or sign up for an absentee ballot. […]

Legislature holds off vote on gun bill until next session

Legislature holds off vote on gun bill until next session

Lenin Lau/ Sun Star Reporter April 22, 2014   Alaska Senate Bill 176, which would have allowed concealed firearms on University of Alaska campuses, will not be voted on in this legislative session. Senator John Coghill, who sponsored the bill, pulled the bill from a vote, saying that there was not enough time for the legislature to […]

Opposing Viewpoints: Alaska senate bill 176

Opposing Viewpoints: Alaska senate bill 176

  Lenin Lau/ Sun Star Reporter April 15, 2014   FAIRBANKS–Senate Bill 176 which would allow concealed firearms to be carried on campus has reignited the debate about gun rights and limits in Alaska.  If passed, the bill would prohibit the University of Alaska Board of Regents and the president of the university from adopting policies inconsistent with state law, […]

Candidate for Lt. Governor visits UAF

Candidate for Lt. Governor visits UAF

Lakeidra Chavis/ Sun Star Reporter April 8, 2014   Bob Williams’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor has been both intense and empowering, said the Palmer High School mathematics teacher. Williams, who officially began to run for Lieutenant Governor in August, started a three-day visit to Fairbanks on Thursday, calling the experience “absolutely wonderful.” On Friday, the […]

ASUAF Recap – February 17, 2014

Kaz Alvarez/ Sun Star Reporter Feb. 18, 2014 Senators present Matthew Carrick, Eli Barry-Garland, Brix Hahn, Jordyn Houlton, Cordero Reid, Shane Poindexter, Ashley Strauch, Daniel Strigle, Sarah Walker, Lida Zakurdaew and Mickey Zakurdaew Officers Present Ayla O’Scannell and Michael Mancill Directors present Michael Magnan Guests Christian Burns-Schafer, Casey Peterson, Courtney Enright, Joe Hayes, Teal Rogers, […]

ASUAF resolution undergoes final edits

ASUAF resolution undergoes final edits

Kaz Alvarez/Sun Star Reporter Jan. 28, 2014 The recent student government resolution targeting possible inconsistencies in policies affecting campus residents is still being finalized by the senate. The Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks resolution “Reformation of Residence Life Policies and Practices” encourages Chancellor Rogers to form a committee to investigate the policies […]

Representative Guttenberg talks with Angry, Young and Poor

Representative Guttenberg talks with Angry, Young and Poor

Lakeidra Chavis/Sun Star Reporter Dec. 10, 2013 Representative David Guttenberg spoke with students and members of the Angry, Young and Poor club yesterday about speaking with politicians and getting their attention. Guttenberg  volunteered to speak with the group before going back to Juneau for the  next Legislative session. “It is good timing,” AYP member and Northern […]

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