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    Surveil and protect

    Surveil and protect

    By Karen Simmons on May 10, 2015

    Campus police in Fairbanks have been using body cameras for years. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department is now in its fifth year of using on-officer surveillance video, with officers equipped with third-generation camera technology.
    Long before the conversation on police surveillance found a national audience, UAF’s former police…

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    Meet Snaps, the home-built dinosaur ambassador

    Meet Snaps, the home-built dinosaur ambassador

    By Eric Bennett on May 5, 2015

    Snaps, the tyrannosaurid, is a life-sized puppet built mostly out of PVC piping and foam and designed to be worn kind of like a mascot suit. Hannah Foss, who does CGI animating and modeling with some sculpting and drawing on the side, originally pitched the idea for a…

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    Tales from real-Alaskans again enliven the “darkest” of times

    Tales from real-Alaskans again enliven the “darkest” of times

    By Kelly Logue on May 5, 2015

    Dead boyfriends, bears, glimpses of the late “Papa Pilgrim,” enliven the latest session of Dark Winter Night’s, real-life Alaskan storytelling.

    From our Twitter correspondent:
    “Here’s what you’re missing if you’re not at Hering Auditorium. Randy Brown about “A bear by the tail” #DWN

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    Let’s Talk About Sex Wen-dy

    Let’s Talk About Sex Wen-dy

    By Kelly Logue on May 5, 2015

    Wendy Chapkis is an Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology at the University of Southern Maine.  She didn’t really see herself as studying sex workers, but more like studying the practices and meanings of prostitution for women.  Men clearly get the benefits from the prostitution institution.  Sociology has...

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