University of Alaska Southeast students working on becoming teachers don’t need to worry about the University of Alaska Anchorage losing accreditation at its school of education. But the UAS dean says the decision could hurt efforts to recruit students.
A 9,000-year-old child’s tooth found in a cave near Deering, Alaska, belonged to a “relative of all other Native Americans,” says archaeologist Jeff Rasic. The tooth is the oldest human remains found in the Arctic.
The University of Alaska wants to address public school teacher turnover with more locally educated educators. President Jim Johnsen has set a goal for 90 percent of all new teacher hires in the state to have graduated from the university by 2025.
In April, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center sent a letter to BOEM estimating that 70 rocket parts have landed in the Beaufort Sea since the 1960s. The agency’s concern, it wrote, “is that future oil and gas development in the Beaufort Sea could result in the need to protect additional persons and property when conducting launch operations.”
The former University of Alaska Anchorage runner from Kenya lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011. Racing on carbon-fiber running blades, Cheseto ran his first marathon last Sunday. Two days later, he became an American citizen.
The meeting agenda includes updates on the university’s compliance with federal requirements for handling sexual discrimination, harassment and assault. It also includes progress on Strategic Pathways, the university’s comprehensive cost-cutting plan now in its third and final phase.