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UA system appoints new president

...campuses of University of Alaska. But they won't be the only ones returning to the university system this fall.The UA Board of Regents announced Tuesday that Jim Johnsen, a senior vice president with Alaska Communications, will succeed Patrick Gamble...
University of Alaska's presumptive president visits Juneau for question session

...the shoes of current UA President Pat Gamble, who announced his retirement plans late last year.Johnsen is the UA Board of Regents' No. 1 pick for the job, and Juneau was first on the list for his tour of the state this week, when he'll give...
State | Local
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...
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.


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