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Alaska Senate reverses some cuts to University of Alaska system

...healthy add-in of almost $7 million this week.Five million dollars of that figure is discretionary funds - the UA Board of Regents can shuffle it wherever it sees fit, said Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, chair of the subcommittee...
State | AK legislature
UA Board of Regents to consider 5 percent tuition hike

ANCHORAGE - Tuition could be on the rise at the University of Alaska.KTVA reported regents on Friday will consider raising student tuition by 5 percent.For undergraduates, the increase could be up to $11 per credit hour. For graduate students, that jumps to a $22 per credit hour.The decision will come as regents meet at the Anchorage campus.University President Pat Gamble says he recommended the tuition increase because state funding is expected to decrease as oil prices plunge and the state faces a multibillion dollar deficit.
My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

...maintenance (DM), repair and rehabilitation (R&R), and capital equipment requirements that would be approved by the UA Board of Regents (BOR). In summary, the legislature would control sources and amounts of annual fund disbursements, while the...
UA president warns of likely budget cuts

...Alaska President Pat Gamble said campuses should brace for another round of budget cuts. Speaking Wednesday to the UA Board of Regents, Gamble said some academic programs probably will have to be eliminated and employees will have to be laid off because...
UA system warns staff, students of pot use

...Businesses and private will be allowed to regulate possession, consumption and distribution at their own discretion.The UA Board of Regents' policies on student conduct also specify that any violations of local, state or federal laws, on or off campus...
UA campuses to go smoke, tobacco free

...UA campuses and buildings will be smoke- and tobacco-free.During its meeting this week in Anchorage, the UA Board of Regents voted to eliminate tobacco use and smoking on all university property. The policy includes smokeless tobacco products...
UAS closing facilities, cutting jobs

...that many jobs.A bonus for the presidentThe system's budget situation was brought into the spotlight after the UA Board of Regents in June signed off on another three-year contract for President Pat Gamble that included a $320,000 bonus...
Letter: Guns: A threat to learning

...UNAC president, professor Abel Bult-Ito, in this context. SB176 and HB335, which would devoid the power of the UA Board of Regents to ensure a secured educational environment for all students, staff and faculty members of the university and allow...
My Turn: Guns on campus: Let's aim for the right target

Recently chided by a well-meaning citizen for not arguing against SB176 (I had, in fact, declared clearly to the Senate Judiciary Committee that, as written then and now, the University of Alaska Board of Regents would not support the bill, but no matter), I asked myself: "Argue against what?" I am a gun user. I believe in the Constitution's Second Amendment rights. I respect the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Second Amendment. And I am duty-bound to insure the university complies with state law. Therein lies the real issue.
Students fire back at concealed carry bill

...bill is allowing anyone to walk into my office with a gun."Courtney Enright, the student representative to the UA Board of Regents, told lawmakers that there has been an "absolute outcry" of student opinion on the issue, and that about 70 percent...
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