More students are able to live on campus this year, but some rooms are still reserved for “quarantine housing.” All students living on campus were required to get a COVID-19 vaccine, unless they’ve been approved for an exemption.
The Alaska Performance Scholarship and the Alaska Education Grant programs provide students across the state with vital funds for their studies. About 150 students at the University of Alaska Southeast received the scholarships last year.
The university is asking everyone who may have been exposed or have even mild symptoms to report them immediately so they can test those individuals and find close contacts.
Between the University’s Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka campuses there are just over 2,000 students enrolled.
An estimated 60% of the 250 UAS classes in Juneau will be held in-person.
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.
The investigation lasted for three years. Title IX is the federal law that outlaws discrimination against, or the exclusion of, any person from a federally funded education program or activity because of their sex or gender.
The University of Alaska Southeast is expanding its partnerships with advocacy group AWARE and Juneau Police Department to improve options for students and staff who have experienced sex and gender-based discrimination.
“We want to have an understanding and ground truth how people feel sexual assault’s being dealt with on our campuses,” says Michael O’Brien, university attorney.
Feds want to talk to survivors of sexual assault, Alaska Native students, campus activists and international students.