A new University of Alaska Anchorage study of the coronavirus’s likely impacts on the state is clear: To prevent thousands of deaths, strict interventions will be necessary for months.
It’s the latest step in a monthslong process across the University of Alaska system to close a budget gap driven by years of cuts to state funding and declining enrollment.
Most University of Alaska Southeast students are studying remotely, but a handful of classes with 10 students or less are meeting in person. Students in those classes who want to study from home have that option.
Along with the coronavirus, students and staff at the University of Alaska Anchorage are also facing budget uncertainty and the possibility that their degree programs may cease to exist.
The University of Alaska system is extending spring break, moving classes online and canceling gatherings in response to the spread of coronavirus.
If all goes as planned, eight more scholars will selected this summer and enrolled in the fall into the second year of the immersive program. Come 2022, a total of 16 people should be certified by the state to teach Lingít, Xaad Kíl or Sm’algyax.
Hilcorp’s philanthropic strategy is more about individual employee giving than corporate sponsorship. And, a national expert says, that’ll diffuse the giving and make it harder to predict — at least at first.
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen put a positive spin on the university system’s outlook in his 2020 State of the University address.
One researcher says now is a key time for studies on Arctic Ocean conditions, before hotter temperatures from climate change become the new normal.
The nine programs recommended for deletion include the university’s bachelor’s degree in theater, master’s degree in anthropology and MFA in creative writing and literary arts.