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UAA Seawolves Fan
04-24-2013, 06:08 PM
UAA has been the lucky beneficiary of at least $240,000,000 of new construction in the last decade. I'd bet you the next beer that the BOR approved all of that, and somehow the BOR is only supporting UAF? Copy.
Just because there has been funding going to UAA, doesn't mean that the funding is deserved. Funding for projects at UAf is also a priority when looking at the age and condition of the some of the buildings, but the same can be said for UAA. In order to make this a top-notch university system, campuses will need to keep focusing on particular areas and do so funding needs to show to meet the needs of the growing fields. Nursing for example at UAA almost fills the Health Sciences building and is a very competitive program to get into.

But nobody can really justify that some of the basic structural needs at UAA haven't been met and are being focused elsewhere to projects that, though nice and ideal, don't really represent the primary deficiencies. Yea a new engineering building would be nice, but the housing at UAA is embarrassing, in quantity and condition (mostly). Housing at UAf, though older, at least meets the needs for a chunk of the students, which is certainly not the case at UAA.

The days of ACC are gone and infrastructure (not just building, but building the right buildings) is what is needed to build this school and the system up.

Alaskana
04-24-2013, 06:35 PM
At least I don't live in strip mall Wasilla!

Stripmallsilla. ;0)

Squarebanks
04-24-2013, 10:04 PM
Just because there has been funding going to UAA, doesn't mean that the funding is deserved. Funding for projects at UAf is also a priority when looking at the age and condition of the some of the buildings, but the same can be said for UAA. In order to make this a top-notch university system, campuses will need to keep focusing on particular areas and do so funding needs to show to meet the needs of the growing fields. Nursing for example at UAA almost fills the Health Sciences building and is a very competitive program to get into.

But nobody can really justify that some of the basic structural needs at UAA haven't been met and are being focused elsewhere to projects that, though nice and ideal, don't really represent the primary deficiencies. Yea a new engineering building would be nice, but the housing at UAA is embarrassing, in quantity and condition (mostly). Housing at UAf, though older, at least meets the needs for a chunk of the students, which is certainly not the case at UAA.

The days of ACC are gone and infrastructure (not just building, but building the right buildings) is what is needed to build this school and the system up.

I think that is well said. UAF can't even get money to replace its 50+ YO power plant, which is at the end of its life cycle. Things like that drive me nuts. To quote Shawshank Redemption, "How can you (legislature) be so obtuse?"

Anyway, carry on. Fire Cobb, rehire Shyiak, etc.

uaafanblog
04-24-2013, 10:21 PM
I think that is well said. UAF can't even get money to replace its 50+ YO power plant, which is at the end of its life cycle.
But it can get 100 million for a "Museum" who's main attraction is the "sound of the northern lights"? Or it can get another 100 million for an ocean research vessel while it's 400 miles from the nearest ocean? UAF may be the "Land Grant" institution and hence get all the research and science money but the truth is it is slowly becoming the little sister in the system after being the big sister for decades. Deal with it. More students are always going to go to UAA and so from this point forward more money is going to have to be spent there to accommodate the needs of the public ... 40 percent of which lives within 10 miles of it.

Maybe it's because a University with it's own power plant is an anachronism? Throwing good money away on something like that in this day and age would be the height of stupidity. Join the 21st century and connect to the modern power grid along with the rest of the modern world.

Suze
04-24-2013, 11:02 PM
But it can get 100 million for a "Museum" who's main attraction is the "sound of the northern lights"? Or it can get another 100 million for an ocean research vessel while it's 400 miles from the nearest ocean? UAF may be the "Land Grant" institution and hence get all the research and science money but the truth is it is slowly becoming the little sister in the system after being the big sister for decades. Deal with it. More students are always going to go to UAA and so from this point forward more money is going to have to be spent there to accommodate the needs of the public ... 40 percent of which lives within 10 miles of it.

Maybe it's because a University with it's own power plant is an anachronism? Throwing good money away on something like that in this day and age would be the height of stupidity. Join the 21st century and connect to the modern power grid along with the rest of the modern world.

What he said! :)

Alaska Hockey
04-25-2013, 12:44 AM
I think that is well said. UAF can't even get money to replace its 50+ YO power plant, which is at the end of its life cycle. they don’t use money at UA_ for coal plant rehab they go to……….Elmendorf air force base in Anchorage and ripped off all the parts from all but one of the power plant’s coal boiler’s said wasn’t like digging in a dumpster but was high-quality picking’s ….no fighting …no yelling Dibs no hoarding and camping on “your pile of parts” but it was lonely nobody else was there, but it was a “honey hole”

Things like that drive me nuts. The UAA family member finally broke you of the scrounging habit huh????

To quote Shawshank Redemption, "How can you (legislature) be so obtuse?" They pay attention to University Regents that are pleased just to find a freshly filled Dumpster.

Anyway, carry on. Fire Cobb, rehire Shyiak, etc. At least we fire ….._airbanks just hires 2 more to cover their butt’s figuring out of the 3 somebody might guess right.

Alaska Hockey
04-25-2013, 01:26 AM
UAA has been the lucky beneficiary of at least $240,000,000 of new construction in the last decade. I'd bet you the next beer that the BOR approved all of that, and somehow the BOR is only supporting UAF? Copy.

Flame away.And UAA should get the next $2,500,000,000.00 just to get even. Kind of hard not to approve money already given to you, even, if you are ****ed about it (Alaska Airlines Center).
It' was your turn buy cheapskate ........ yep they don't want another Chena blamed on them.

bigblue_dl
04-25-2013, 10:02 AM
How did Whitten's public interview thing go? (as a Tech fan, I'm mildly curious)

Alaskana
04-25-2013, 10:51 AM
How did Whitten's public interview thing go? (as a Tech fan, I'm mildly curious)

Here's the link to an article about it in our local paper: http://www.adn.com/2013/04/24/2878262/whitten-says-his-stints-with-coaching.html

seawolfpunk
04-25-2013, 05:22 PM
Sounds like the new coaching staff will have to find one more foward as Michael Stenerson has changed his commitment to Vermont according to Heisenberg.

Suze
04-25-2013, 07:04 PM
Sounds like the new coaching staff will have to find one more foward as Michael Stenerson has changed his commitment to Vermont according to Heisenberg.

Dang, that's a big loss. But in the light of all that is happening I can't say I blame him. I think better days are ahead for UAA though.

Edit: Where are you seeing that? It's not on Heisenberg's website yet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AoPLTHefMmmTdGt1bWNTcUNqRm1SaUNZbG5jMi1PS 2c&gid=1

seawolfpunk
04-25-2013, 07:07 PM
Dang, that's a big loss. But in the light of all that is happening I can't say I blame him. I think better days are ahead for UAA though.

I agree, Anyone who rescinds there commitment after a coach doesn't return never surprises me. Happens in College Football all the time.

uaafanblog
04-25-2013, 08:34 PM
I believe that Stenerson was originally scheduled to come to UAA for the 12/13 season. He was recruited fairly early and had decent numbers for a 1st year junior player but after securing the commitment he barely put up bigger numbers his 2nd season. I imagine Shyiak et al asked him to stay in juniors another year for development after they'd brought in Sam Mellor as an 18 year old and kinda got bitten by that in terms of the player's readiness for D1. So then after waiting the extra season and improving his production dramatically (playing with stud Adam Tambellini) and Shyiak departing ... yeah, he's going looking for greener pastures. He couldn't be sure under a new coach if he'd get whatever Shyiak promised him in terms of scholarship money.

Suze
04-25-2013, 09:03 PM
I believe that Stenerson was originally scheduled to come to UAA for the 12/13 season. He was recruited fairly early and had decent numbers for a 1st year junior player but after securing the commitment he barely put up bigger numbers his 2nd season. I imagine Shyiak et al asked him to stay in juniors another year for development after they'd brought in Sam Mellor as an 18 year old and kinda got bitten by that in terms of the player's readiness for D1. So then after waiting the extra season and improving his production dramatically (playing with stud Adam Tambellini) and Shyiak departing ... yeah, he's going looking for greener pastures. He couldn't be sure under a new coach if he'd get whatever Shyiak promised him in terms of scholarship money.

But Vermont? They've had their own coaching dramas in the past year as well, with high a profile player decommitting from their program.

Squarebanks
04-25-2013, 11:00 PM
But it can get 100 million for a "Museum" who's main attraction is the "sound of the northern lights"? Or it can get another 100 million for an ocean research vessel while it's 400 miles from the nearest ocean? UAF may be the "Land Grant" institution and hence get all the research and science money but the truth is it is slowly becoming the little sister in the system after being the big sister for decades. Deal with it. More students are always going to go to UAA and so from this point forward more money is going to have to be spent there to accommodate the needs of the public ... 40 percent of which lives within 10 miles of it.

Maybe it's because a University with it's own power plant is an anachronism? Throwing good money away on something like that in this day and age would be the height of stupidity. Join the 21st century and connect to the modern power grid along with the rest of the modern world.

You left out "Space Grant" and "Sea Grant".

Squarebanks
04-25-2013, 11:14 PM
And UAA should get the next $2,500,000,000.00 just to get even. Kind of hard not to approve money already given to you, even, if you are ****ed about it (Alaska Airlines Center).
It' was your turn buy cheapskate ........ yep they don't want another Chena blamed on them.

I figured Cobb would just name it after himself.

Alaska Hockey
04-26-2013, 01:18 AM
You left out "Space Grant" and "Sea Grant".
don't forget the Electric bus and "Tator Ridge"

Alaska Hockey
04-26-2013, 01:27 AM
I figured Cobb would just name it after himself.
that's a _airbanks thing...........

Fishman'81
04-26-2013, 01:31 AM
Any of you have an inkling re: which candidate interviewed best? Haven't heard a thing down here yet.

Suze
04-26-2013, 02:04 AM
Any of you have an inkling re: which candidate interviewed best? Haven't heard a thing down here yet.

Hey Fishman! From here and the ADN, sounds like Corbett is the favorite so far. One things for sure, people haven't talked so much about UAA hockey in a very long time. Is that good or bad?