Problem Solving Justice: Reducing Recidivism in Alaska

It seems that March was ages ago, especially as we look forward to the end of the semester. But, I want to bring us back to March, just for a moment. March is women’s history month and we didn’t get the chance to talk about that. Women’s History month started out as a day in Read more about Problem Solving Justice: Reducing Recidivism in Alaska[…]

USUAA Pushes Back Against Budget Cuts with Postcard Campaign

by Ammon Swenson Proposed cuts to the University of Alaska system are around 25 million dollars. With UAA already having to make its own cuts, the university’s student government is pushing back. USUAA organized a postcard campaign to help students connect to their legislators. “The general consensus coming from a lot of the legislators was Read more about USUAA Pushes Back Against Budget Cuts with Postcard Campaign[…]

Title IX with Lisa Murkowski

In the last year, sexual harassment, rape, and violence against women on college campuses across the country has drawn a national spot light.  After countless allegations against Universities for sweeping sexual assault and harassment complaints under the proverbial rug, the federal government launched a large scale Title IX investigation looking into universities’ responses to reports Read more about Title IX with Lisa Murkowski[…]

The News Feed: Lisa Murkowski on Title IX, foam sword fighting, and a gold fish takeover

  In this experimental episode of the News Feed, Mariah interviews Senator Lisa Murkowski about Title IX. Ammon investigates the world of Amtgard, a foam sword fighting and live action roll playing group. Also, Palestine faces a housing problem and gold fish take over a Colorado lake.

USUAA Hosts Anchorage Mayoral Debate

Last week, UAA’s student government hosted a debate for a handful of Anchorage’s mayoral candidates— Amy Demboski, Andrew Halcro, Lance Ahern, Dan Coffey, Ethan Berkowitz, and Timothy Huit. While the event was a bit more forum than debate, they answered questions on various topics like homelessness and renewable energy. It started with a round were Read more about USUAA Hosts Anchorage Mayoral Debate[…]

The Political Pocket Dial: Dan Coffey’s Off-Color Tape

There’s nothing quite like a good old-fashioned political scandal.  Anchorage might be Alaska’s biggest city, but it’s still a small town.  Small: like you run into people you know at the grocery store.  Small: like you know someone who knows almost everyone new you meet.  In this small town, politicians might be advised to be Read more about The Political Pocket Dial: Dan Coffey’s Off-Color Tape[…]

The News Feed: Mayoral candidates Berkowitz and Bauer

With the 2015 Anchorage mayoral elections right around the corner, this week’s News Feed features interviews that reporter Mariah did with mayoral candidates Ethan Berkowitz and Paul Bauer. Also, Ammon went to a debate hosted by USUAA that included a handful of candidates and he reports back. As usual, we also have updates from around Read more about The News Feed: Mayoral candidates Berkowitz and Bauer[…]