The Haines Assembly is pushing back on a proposed timber sale on the Chilkat Peninsula. The University of Alaska is offering up 400 acres of land for harvest. But at a meeting Monday, the local government said it will explore its legal options if a contract is awarded.
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.
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.
The deadline for bids and public comment on a proposed Haines-area timber sale has been extended. The University of Alaska is offering up 400 acres of old growth Sitka spruce and western hemlock on the Chilkat Peninsula.