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From a glacial river to a salmon stream?

Southeast Alaska's watersheds are changing quickly, and researchers are working to figure out how, why, and what those changes mean.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-27/glacial-river-salmon-stream
Outdoors
Sitka school district tries to attract teachers

...last event, 17 Alaska school districts participated.Alaska Teacher Placement, a program operated by the University of Alaska system, conducted the second event as a way to connect the schools with applicants hoping to work in the state.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-03/sitka-school-district-tries-attract-tea
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Guns on campus: Let's aim for the right target

Recently chided by a well-meaning citizen for not arguing against SB176 (I had, in fact, declared clearly to the Senate Judiciary Committee that, as written then and now, the University of Alaska Board of Regents would not support the bill, but no matter), I asked myself: "Argue against what?" I am a gun user. I believe in the Constitution's Second Amendment rights. I respect the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Second Amendment. And I am duty-bound to insure the university complies with state law. Therein lies the real issue.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-17/my-turn-guns-campus-lets-aim-right-ta
Opinion
University of Alaska turns to legal arsenal to defeat campus carry measure

University officials say their policies prohibiting guns on system campuses are legal and constitutional. The primary backers of a bill to strike down the prohibition say it ain't so.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-08/university-alaska-turns-legal-arsenal-d
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Diversifying Alaska's economy through a mega university

This is an economic perspective to ensure prosperity in Alaska today and in perpetuity. Alaska has the wealth to put several billion dollars into our University Foundation to reduce tuition, create endowed professorships and enhance the 16 campuses.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-18/my-turn-diversifying-alaskas-economy-
Opinion
Concealed carry on campus?

Fittingly, the bill introduced Friday that would prohibit the University of Alaska Board of Regents from banning concealed weapons on campus actually is the result of campus discussions. Intern Hans Rodvik approached Sen.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-16/concealed-carry-campus
State | AK legislature
Alaska Native Studies Conference comes to Juneau

...into Alaskan learning institutions and built Alaska Native Studies and Alaska Native Languages options in the University of Alaska system, a regular conference specifically on Alaska Native Studies had not really occurred. Last year, leaders in...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-06/alaska-native-studies-conference-comes-ju
Art
Report provides update on scholarship program

...the program has affected student achievement.The report also found that among first-time freshmen in the University of Alaska system last fall, scholarship students were far less likely to need remedial classes than students who did not receive...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-02/report-provides-update-scholarship-prog
State
UAS to fund STEM scholarships with cruise line cash donations

Two cruise lines partnered recently to donate $1 million to the University of Alaska system. The money, to be gifted to the schools over a three-year period, comes from Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd. and Holland America...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-25/uas-fund-stem-scholarships-cruise-line-
State | Local
UA 2015 budget proposed

The proposed 2015 operating budget for the University of Alaska system was revealed at a board of regents meeting in Juneau Thursday. The $933.3 million budget proposal includes $383.7 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-26/ua-2015-budget-proposed
State

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