Tagged: UAF

State of intolerance

Living in Alaska, it is easy to feel disconnected from the rest of the country. We see riots and rallies, speeches and skirmishes, and we think, “That sort of thing never happens up here.” Yet, for all the distance between Alaska and the Lower 48, the seeds of hatred and intolerance have found their way even to the 49th state. Case in point: the “Ground Zero Mosque” debate.

Chancellor Rogers speaks at the Chamber of Commerce

Chancellor Rogers spoke Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce meeting that took place in the Art Buswell room of the Carlson Center. The Chamber, whose major sponsors include BP, Exxon Mobil Corporation, ConocoPhilips, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, invited Rogers to be their featured speaker at their weekly Tuesday meeting.

Poor climate for ARSC: Layoffs likely

The future looks grim, according to Shefchik. ARSC receives 95 percent of its funding from the Department of Defense (DOD), and their contract is set to expire May 31, 2011. “If indeed our DOD contract is not renewed, there’s 46 employees at risk.”

School in Session for Strykers

The 3-21st’s classroom is the mountainous Yukon Training Area south of Eielson Air Force Base. Their curriculum includes hauling 100 pounds of food, water, gear, armor, ammunition and weaponry in frigid, windy conditions as they test out the capabilities of both themselves and the Strykers that carry them.

Epic Equinox

The morning of Sept. 18, 2010 marked the beginning of the 48th Equinox Marathon, followed by the 21st Equinox Marathon Relay and the Second Equinox Ultra Marathon. All participants began and finished at the front of the Student Recreation Center on Beluga Field.

No Red Carpet at FAU Star Party

Fairbanks Astronomical Unit (FAU) members Pete Finnof, Debi-Lee WIlkinson, and Martin Gutowski twisted and turned knobs, precision lining their telescopes for the Equinox Star Party they hosted at Creamer’s Field Sept. 18.