For the third year in a row, more than 300 Juneau second-graders visited the building’s clan house and exhibit for a cultural excursion. The field trip is part of Any Given Child Juneau, an initiative to expand arts education locally and backed by the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Three Puerto Rican students came to study at the University of Alaska Southeast this fall in search of an adventure. But their semester abroad turned into a stressful ordeal after Hurricane Maria left them cut off from their families.
After years of gravel extraction in the mid-20th century, Sitka’s Indian River has changed. It’s become straighter, and its banks are deep. students and area scientists repeated the study to see just what, if anything, has changed in the Indian River watershed.
The Juneau School District has completed its annual count of student attendance. About 4,679 students attend school this year — 105 fewer than last year. While the difference may seem small, the impact could be significant.
Thunder Mountain High School students, coaches and parents came together Tuesday night, but not for a game. They showed up to the Board of Education meeting to voice concern about the recent decision to merge their football team with Juneau-Douglas High School’s.
Most University of Alaska students will see a 10 percent tuition increase during the next two academic years. The University of Alaska Board of Regents approved the hike with a 9-1 vote at Thursday’s meeting in Anchorage.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents meets tomorrow and Friday in Anchorage to vote on the university budget and proposed tuition increases. State funding to the university has declined by about $60 million since 2014, forcing cutbacks in academic programming, faculty and staff across campuses.
The second annual Power & Privilege Symposium at the University of Alaska Southeast brought together thinkers, educators and undergraduate students to talk about societal imbalances through issues ranging from climate change to Alaskan Native issues.