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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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