Alaska Native students are vastly underrepresented on college campuses. When it comes to STEM — fields that are especially dominated by white men — Alaska Native students face even greater barriers.
UAF Chancellor Dan White said Tuesday he’s still weighing whether to require vaccinations for students living in residence halls.
UAA economist Kevin Barry said incentives work to get people who were close to the threshold anyway but aren’t as helpful for reaching people who don’t trust science or authority figures.
The program will end in Alaska on June 12, but an extension of regular unemployment benefits will continue until September when the federal program expires.
Now is the time to take down bird feeders, clean up any outdoor food waste and store trash securely.
All eight candidates will meet with UAA students and staff and attend community forums next week.
It’s unlikely the state will be able to keep the new COVID-19 strain from getting to Alaska and taking hold here, said Dr. Tom Hennessy, an infectious disease epidemiologist with the University of Alaska Anchorage’s College of Health.
Pruitt, who’s served in the Legislature for a decade, faces a rematch against Democrat Liz Snyder, who came within 200 votes of beating him two years ago.
Statewide hospital stats might not reflect local situations, and the numbers don’t account for staffing.
Regent Darroll Hargraves of Wasilla led the charge to rescind, noting abundant and diverse opposition to the merger.