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)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, listens to Dr. Steve Atwater, Executive Dean of the university’s new Alaska College of Education, during an interview at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, August 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New UA College of Education ready for first year

The University of Alaska Southeast starts classes on Aug. 27, and this will be the first year of a new Alaska College of Education. For… Continue reading

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, listens to Dr. Steve Atwater, Executive Dean of the university’s new Alaska College of Education, during an interview at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, August 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Auke Bay lab set to be demolished this fall

UAS will build new facility to house natural sciences building, aiming for 2020 completion.

University of Alaska president says he is proud and confident yet concerned about system

In his annual “State of the University” address, University of Alaska president Jim Johnsen urged Alaskans to support increases in funding for the university system… Continue reading

University of Alaska president to deliver ‘state of the university’ address

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen will deliver a “State of the University” speech noon Tuesday at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The speech will… Continue reading

University of Alaska Board of Regents to hold public testimony session

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has scheduled a call-in session of public testimony for Alaskans who want to talk about university issues with… Continue reading

University regents will request more cash from Legislature

The leaders of the University of Alaska are expected to ask the Alaska Legislature for a 7.7 percent budget increase this week. The UA Board… Continue reading

UA takes public comment on proposal to change mine training program

If you have thoughts about the future of mine training at the University of Alaska Southeast, the University of Alaska Board of Regents wants to… Continue reading

University regents to talk tuition hike, Title IX

The leaders of the University of Alaska are coming to Juneau with tuition increases and plenty else on their minds. The UA Board of Regents… Continue reading

‘Death by a thousand cuts’: University bracing for the worst

Students will pay higher tuition. There will be fewer classes and fewer professors. Campus buildings will be shut down, sold or leased. If the Alaska… Continue reading

UA settles federal investigation into its handling of sexual assaults

In 2013, a University of Alaska student was found in a dorm. She was drunk, unconscious and wrapped in a blanket with her clothing partially… Continue reading