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Amanda Triplett, at right on overhead screen, discusses the University of Alaska’s “Did You Know” program while faculty members in the background hold up signs protesting a labor contract stalemate during the Board of Regent’s meeting Friday in Juneau. The program highlights cooperative efforts the university is participating in with communities such as workplace experience and dual enrollments with other educational institutions. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Title IX more than mere sport for UA leaders

Chancellors praise campus anti-discrimination programs, but board member calls changes “insidious”

 

Sean Parnell, a former Alaska governor and current chancellor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, discusses partnerships with local schools and other community groups during the University of Alaska’s Board of Regents meeting Thursday at the University of Alaska Southeast. In the background employees with the faculty’s union hold up signs protesting a stalemate in contract negotiations that has lasted more than a year. The two-day meeting continuing Friday is the board’s first in Juneau since 2018. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

‘Excitement’ and challenges factor into UA board meeting

Board members hear about revitalized students, demoralized staff at first Juneau meeting since 2018

 

UNAC supporters Angel Collins, JoMarie Alba and Lisa Hoferkamp hold signs Thursday morning in the middle of a Glacier Highway roundabout near the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau. The University of Alaska Board of Regents began a two-day meeting at UAS on Thursday. University of Alaska and the faculty union have not come to an agreement after over a year of negotiations. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Union rally greets university regents

Faculty union, supporters make presence felt morning of two-day meeting.

 

A rainy Monday morning marked the first day of fall semester at the University of Alaska Southeast which comes just days before the university announced its search for a new chancellor to begin June 2023. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
A rainy Monday morning marked the first day of fall semester at the University of Alaska Southeast which comes just days before the university announced its search for a new chancellor to begin June 2023. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

UAS announces search for new chancellor

Current chancellor is set to retire in late June after serving three years in the position.

A rainy Monday morning marked the first day of fall semester at the University of Alaska Southeast which comes just days before the university announced its search for a new chancellor to begin June 2023. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
A rainy Monday morning marked the first day of fall semester at the University of Alaska Southeast which comes just days before the university announced its search for a new chancellor to begin June 2023. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Students smile as the walk to their classes for the first day of fall semester at the University of Alaska Southeast on Monday morning. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Fall semester starts at the University of Alaska Southeast

For many returning students, it also marks the first day back after the news of loan forgiveness

Students smile as the walk to their classes for the first day of fall semester at the University of Alaska Southeast on Monday morning. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

UAS enrollment sees slight decline overall

However, newly enrolled and transfer students are up 40%.

This photo shows the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Insulation can be seen through broken shingles on the Novatney Building’s roof. Funding for maintenance work on the roof was among Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s over $215 million in budget cuts. Design work for the effort has long been completed, said UAS facilities maintenance and operations manager Adam Zenger. The roof does not currently leak, he said, but in light of roof’s condition he said there’s concern that could change. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Insulation can be seen through broken shingles on the Novatney Building’s roof. Funding for maintenance work on the roof was among Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s over $215 million in budget cuts. Design work for the effort has long been completed, said UAS facilities maintenance and operations manager Adam Zenger. The roof does not currently leak, he said, but in light of roof’s condition he said there’s concern that could change. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Volunteers with the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network perform a necropsy on a beached humpback whale on Kuzof Island on Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network)

Beached humpback provides rare opportunity for scientists

Volunteers led by UAS researchers dissect whale near Sitka.

Volunteers with the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network perform a necropsy on a beached humpback whale on Kuzof Island on Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network)
The Art of Celestial Navigation
The Art of Celestial Navigation
Alaska’s teachers are leaving at much higher than the national average. Here’s what’s being done about it.
Alaska’s teachers are leaving at much higher than the national average. Here’s what’s being done about it.
(Courtesy Photo | UAS Photo Archives)
(Courtesy Photo | UAS Photo Archives)
Bob Sam, a Tlingit storyteller who has served as caretaker of a Sitka cemetery for decades and works to repatriate and reinter indigenous people, leaves the lectern to walk into the crowd during his Evening at Egan lecture about respecting ancestors Friday, Nov. 16 at Egan Library. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Cemetery caretaker helps repatriate remains of Alaska Native children

Bob Sam lives up to his name. “My Tlingit name is Shaagunastaa,” Sam said during his Evening at Egan lecture Friday night at the University… Continue reading

Bob Sam, a Tlingit storyteller who has served as caretaker of a Sitka cemetery for decades and works to repatriate and reinter indigenous people, leaves the lectern to walk into the crowd during his Evening at Egan lecture about respecting ancestors Friday, Nov. 16 at Egan Library. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
More prose, please: Tidal Echoes seeks submissions

More prose, please: Tidal Echoes seeks submissions

Tidal Echoes is looking for new voices. The annual literary and arts journal sponsored by University of Alaska Southeast is seeking submissions of art, prose… Continue reading

More prose, please: Tidal Echoes seeks submissions
Power & Privilege Symposium asks everyone to make world a better place

Power & Privilege Symposium asks everyone to make world a better place

The same day folks went to the polls, attendees and speakers with “I Voted” stickers at the Third Annual University of Alaska Southeast Power &… Continue reading

Power & Privilege Symposium asks everyone to make world a better place
Tlingit and Haida president presents at UAS to start Alaska Native Heritage Month
Tlingit and Haida president presents at UAS to start Alaska Native Heritage Month
University of Alaska Southeast chancellor Rick Caulfield speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon on Oct. 25, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire)

UAS chancellor updates Juneau Chamber on university’s progress

University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield shared good news with the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Thursday: The number of new students is rising, and… Continue reading

University of Alaska Southeast chancellor Rick Caulfield speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon on Oct. 25, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire)
Sonia Nagorski, assistant professor of Geology Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast, investigates the broken oxbow along the Mendenhall River on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The river cut through the meander bend just north of the Brotherhood Bridge last this summer. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

How a breakthrough in the Mendenhall River changes erosion near Brotherhood Bridge

It’s mid-morning at an oxbow on the Mendenhall River, and signs of change are all around. A handful of spruce trees, felled by river erosion,… Continue reading

Sonia Nagorski, assistant professor of Geology Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast, investigates the broken oxbow along the Mendenhall River on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The river cut through the meander bend just north of the Brotherhood Bridge last this summer. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this Empire file photo from 2012, Laurent Dick photographs the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge. A professor who studies coastal zone management will give a talk today at the University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Visiting professor to talk education innovation at UAS lecture

Sean Anderson, Ph.D., thinks universities should be doing business differently. Undergraduate science students should be in the field collecting data for long-term research projects, not… Continue reading

In this Empire file photo from 2012, Laurent Dick photographs the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge. A professor who studies coastal zone management will give a talk today at the University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau School District Career and Technical Education Coordinator Carin Smolin, left, laughs with a group gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a student-built neighborhood of affordable Lemon Creek homes called the Jackie Street Cottages on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Student project lays foundation for trade careers, affordable housing

At a local job site in Lemon Creek, university and high school students are laying a foundation for their careers by learning carpentry skills. Their… Continue reading

Juneau School District Career and Technical Education Coordinator Carin Smolin, left, laughs with a group gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a student-built neighborhood of affordable Lemon Creek homes called the Jackie Street Cottages on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
UAS Environmental Science Students Mollie Dwyer, left and Connor Johnson trek through Montana Creek to obtain water samples Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Molly Tankersley, UAS)

Dwyer receives scholarship

University of Alaska Southeast senior Mollie Dwyer is the latest recipient of the $2,000 UAS Coeur Alaska-Kensington Gold Mine Environmental Science Award, which also recently… Continue reading

UAS Environmental Science Students Mollie Dwyer, left and Connor Johnson trek through Montana Creek to obtain water samples Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Molly Tankersley, UAS)