A recent report compiled by the Army Corps of Engineers and researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks documents erosion and other environmental threats facing communities in rural Alaska.
A search committee made up of people from the university, UAS campuses and their surrounding communities will form to search for Caulfield’s replacement, who the university hopes will start next July.
According to a report, the annual cost of road repairs related to studded tire use is 42 times the amount of money the state generates in fees collected in studded tire sales and stud installation.
The Alaska Legislature’s top budget analyst noted that the Legislature can steer money to different parts of the university.
The report says that Alaska has been breaking so many climate records over the last five years, it suggests the state has crossed a threshold into increasingly rapid ecosystem changes.
The downgrade is only one notch in S&P’s rating system, from AA- to A+. S&P’s analyst says an A is the average rating for higher education public institutions in the United States.
“We will remain an accredited university. Period. End of report,” says University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen.
The tariff clash between the Trump administration and China is working in favor of local conservation groups, who hope to keep the forests near Haines standing.
The vote overturns a declaration that allowed for the expedited elimination of academic programs and layoffs of tenured faculty.
An agreement between Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the University of Alaska Board of Regents will see a $25 million cut in funding for this budget year. The next two years would see cuts of $25 million and $20 million.