Category: Politics

State gives public employees the cold shoulder with pay freeze

State gives public employees the cold shoulder with pay freeze

Chris Hoch Sun Star UAF’s adjunct faculty, teaching 35 percent of credits and composing nearly half of UAF faculty according to UAF Planning, Analysis and Institutional Research (PAIR), are facing a pay freeze. The...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

ASUAF Recap – February 17, 2014

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...

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...