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In this November 2019 photo, Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, is questioned by Kieran Poulson-Edwards, a writer for the Whalesong, the student newspaper at the University of Alaska Southeast, after Johnsen’s speech at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

University of Alaska union calls for president’s resignation

Petition says he has “failed in all areas that matter to the academic mission.”

In this November 2019 photo, Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, is questioned by Kieran Poulson-Edwards, a writer for the Whalesong, the student newspaper at the University of Alaska Southeast, after Johnsen’s speech at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge in November 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge in November 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

University of Alaska announces furloughs for top leaders

Top University of Alaska administrators, including President Jim Johnsen, will be subject to mandatory furloughs to help address budget issues, the system announced Wednesday. The… Continue reading

Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, listens to Dr. Steve Atwater, Executive Dean of the Alaska College of Education, during an interview at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, August 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, listens to Dr. Steve Atwater, Executive Dean of the Alaska College of Education, during an interview at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, August 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

University of Alaska Anchorage’s teaching programs lose accreditation

The university is not allowed to recommend students to the state for licensure without accreditation.

Alaska Chamber announces new vice president

His roles include advocacy and legislative issues.

(Courtesy Photo | UAS Photo Archives)
(Courtesy Photo | UAS Photo Archives)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes a presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the UAS Recreation Center on Sept. 15, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes a presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the UAS Recreation Center on Sept. 15, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
The new invasive bryozoan, Bugula neritina. (Courtesy Photo | Melissa Frey, Royal B.C. Museum via University of Alaska)

Invasive invertebrate discovered near Ketchikan

They’re called sea lace, moss animals and Bugula neritina to scientists — and they’re not supposed to be here. But they are here, scientists say.… Continue reading

The new invasive bryozoan, Bugula neritina. (Courtesy Photo | Melissa Frey, Royal B.C. Museum via University of Alaska)

Opinion: The coming of age of Alaska’s 529 College Savings Plan

The significance of owning a college savings plan account for a child cannot be understated.

A Pacific walrus takes a nap on some ice in the Chukchi Sea. (Courtesy Photo | Casey Clark via the University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Tooth collections offer clues about walrus reproduction

I never thought I’d have a tray of walrus ovaries on my desk. Earlier this summer, I planned an interview to learn about a student… Continue reading

A Pacific walrus takes a nap on some ice in the Chukchi Sea. (Courtesy Photo | Casey Clark via the University of Alaska Fairbanks)