Competitors are not eliminated if they spell a word wrong. Instead, the winner is the person who spells the most words correctly.
For one Iñupiaq woman, hearing the words doctor next to her name was emotional: Her response to passing her dissertation defense went viral this month after hundreds of thousands of people watched her reaction.
The state may not be able to collect a third of the pandemic relief bill’s school funding for Alaska due to the steep pre-pandemic budget cuts imposed on the university.
All eight candidates will meet with UAA students and staff and attend community forums next week.
UAF has operated HAARP sporadically since taking it over from the military in 2015.
One student said that an overwhelming sense of exhaustion pervaded his school’s campus.
Legislators expected the scholarship to give out more money over time, but after a few years of initial growth, its use has steadily declined.
Since 2015, when Alaska’s budget crisis first hit, capital spending has dropped from an average of $300 million per year to $124 million.
Kristin Bartlett with the school district said the minimal risk level in the community and recently updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contributed to the decision.
The school district’s chief administrator faces accusations of racism from Ketchikan’s tribal leaders and some parents.