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Michigan close to banning student-athlete unions

...whole notion of going to school to get an education gives you a lifetime of benefits, not just a part-time job as a university employee."Football players at Northwestern, a Big Ten private school in Illinois, took a vote April 25 on whether...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-17/michigan-close-banning-student-athlete
Sports
My Turn: It's a new day in Alaska politics

...department meeting room and started with a summary of departmental priorities. This time, the transition team met at a university with open doors to the public and press, and started with blank sheets. The wildlife team, like several teams, got...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-30/my-turn-its-new-day-alaska-politics
Opinion
One for the history buffs

...Council's fall forum on U.S.-Mexico relations was published in the Empire Oct. 27, we received a letter from a University of Alaska Southeast anthropology professor who wanted readers to know more about the early contact between Mexico and...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-09/one-history-buffs
Neighbors
Senate, governor races remain in limbo

...yet," Begich spokesman Max Croes said, adding it's not even known how many uncounted votes exist.Carl Shepro, a University of Alaska Anchorage emeritus political science professor, said that given the amount of time and money Begich invested...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-09/senate-governor-races-remain-limbo
State
Far from home, senior night still holds meaning

Sarah Tarver was adopted four years ago.Well, as adopted as a university sports team, or any sports club, gathering or band of athletes can be.She was taken in under their roof, fed, taught right...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-03/far-home-senior-night-still-holds-mean
Sports
Many Alaskans unaware of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

...and, more importantly, our grim statistics that prove Alaska is a very dangerous place to live for women and girls. A University of Alaska Justice Center survey from 2011 on domestic violence and sexual assault found that 55 of every 100 adult women...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-11-09/many-alaskans-unaware-domestic-violen
Letters
Forum a (mostly) one-sided affair

...cuts to education and expect to move forward."He reiterated his goal to fully fund education, including making sure a university education is affordable to Alaskans.Kito, a graduate in engineering of the University of Alaska, had two key areas...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-28/forum-mostly-one-sided-affair
Local
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...state-by-state hiring data.Minimum wage proposals tend to be popular even in conservative states, said John Matsusaka, a University of Southern California economist who studies public ballot issues. All 10 of the statewide measures considered since...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/democrats-love-seeing-minimum-wage-ball
State
Alaska Editorial: Gamble's request from UA campuses points toward new policy

...chewing tobacco at home?And what geographic area would a tobacco ban encompass? The area in the general vicinity of a university building? Or some sort or wide radius around each building? Or the entire acreage of a campus, including wooded areas...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-16/alaska-editorial-gambles-request-ua-c
Opinion
Would the world be better off without pro football?

...population. The average life expectancy for pro players, is 55 years, 25 years below the national average, according to a University of North Carolina study.The game of football is brutal and punishing. Yet season after season, we not only celebrate...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-24/would-world-be-better-without-pro-foot
Sports

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