Author: Matt Mertes

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Senator debates climate change

A Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Energy board hopeful, Zachery Nicholson, came up against some scrutiny during the senate’s final consideration of his appointment from Senator Daniel Dougherty. Dougherty confronted Nicholson on his position...

Chancellor talks new budget, old concerns

Chancellor talks new budget, old concerns

Amid funding cuts in the tune of $8 million, $2.7 million of which comes directly out of UAF’s budget, a new chancellor had the job of addressing students and faculty at this years convocation....

Senators weigh in on sustainability

ASUAF heard from a perspective appointee for the Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Energy board on campus this Sunday. RISE promotes sustainability in an around UAF and consists of eleven seats, three of which...

Bizzay turns heads in Alaska film industry

Bizzay turns heads in Alaska film industry

It all started with a cheap camera and a love of film and television. “I got started in film when I was about ten years old. I had just moved to Alaska, I made...

Briefly Stated: Summer Recap

Briefly Stated: Summer Recap

Although many students leave for the summer, administrators at UAF use this period of time to make decisions that affect campus, including, budgets cuts, degree cancellations, and building repurposing. – The Alaska state legislator...

Lecturer covers dangers of subconscious biases

Lecturer covers dangers of subconscious biases

A lecture on our subconscious biases and how they shape and change our view of the world around us, and those in it, was given by Shankar Vedantam, an American journalist and NPR correspondent....

Budget cuts into club funding

ASUAF has not been immune to the current budget shortfalls. The student government has, in years past, been a substantial source of funding and support for the various clubs and organizations around UAF. In...

New chancellor to fill vacancy

New chancellor to fill vacancy

Dan White, who accepted the position of chancellor, taking over for previous Interim Chancellor Dana Thomas on July 1, is UAF’s fourth chancellor in as many years. The selection committee went through a pool...