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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.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-17/my-turn-guns-campus-lets-aim-right-ta
Opinion
Concealed carry on campus?

Fittingly, the bill introduced Friday that would prohibit the University of Alaska Board of Regents from banning concealed weapons on campus actually is the result of campus discussions. Intern Hans Rodvik approached Sen.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-16/concealed-carry-campus
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Concealed carry bill misses the mark

A bill that would allow concealed carry on University of Alaska campuses needs marksman-like precision to be successful; the way it's proposed now - more like a hail of bullets - will cause problems in the long term. SB176, introduced by Sen.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-21/empire-editorial-concealed-carry-bill
Opinion | AK legislature
How much does UAS value its freshmen?

Some of the best views in town will soon be going to some of its poorest residents: college freshmen. The University of Alaska Southeast has picked one of the highest points on its picturesque campus for its new dorm, next to the Noyes Pavilion.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-18/how-much-does-uas-value-its-freshmen
Local
State university system plans strategy for federal budget cuts

FAIRBANKS - When Carla Beam prepared a report on the so-called "fiscal cliff" for the University of Alaska Board of Regents in December, she found unexpected inspiration in a Looney Tunes clip. Wile E.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-27/state-university-system-plans-strategy-
State | Local
My Turn: The oil tax takeaway/giveaway: SB 21

A big fight is going on in Juneau, and it's coming to a head. The stockholders of three of the world's largest oil companies are trying to take money away from Alaskan citizens. So far, the Governor and the House have helped the oil companies.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-03-19/my-turn-oil-tax-takeawaygiveaway-sb-2
Opinion
Roller coaster for ed funding at hearing

Tuesday afternoon's House Finance Committee meeting offered mixed news for education funding in Alaska. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development saw its operating budget request cut by a House Finance subcommittee, which reduced Gov.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-12/roller-coaster-ed-funding-hearing
State
UAS Students protest tuition hikes

University of Alaska Southeast students, hoping to fend off continued steep tuition increases, say they'll bring their message to the University of Alaska Board of Regents today.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092310/loc_711183045.shtml
News
UA Regents reject call for tuition increase

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has rejected a call for an extra tuition increase next year, and even showed resistance to the size of a proposed boost in the following year's tuition, as well.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092610/loc_712341867.shtml
News
Tuition hike untimely

First of all I thank you for that photo of University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor John Pugh and myself. So many readers called to tell me what a neat picture it was. So I looked at it and then read the article.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100310/let_715326623.shtml
Opinion

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