UAA Recommends Transfer

By Melissa Scriven University of Alaska Anchorage is now recommending students in the School of Education consider transferring to an accredited institution. Though the Alaska State Board of Education has approved UAA’s programs for spring and summer 2019 graduates, they are being encouraged to immediately “transfer to a fully accredited and approved program that will…

UAA Accreditation Loss

No Effect on UAS MELISSA SCRIVEN, Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  The University of Alaska Anchorage School of Education’s loss of accreditation has no effect on UAS education programs. The national Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation revoked UAA’s endorsement on Jan. 11.  Steve Atwater, Executive Dean of the Alaska College of Education, said in an…

Whalesong on Whale Song

A look at an upcoming theatre performance JORDAN LEWIS, Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  How would you react if someone told you were going to marry a whale? This is the question of the upcoming play “Whale Song” by Cathy Tagnak Rexford at Perseverance Theatre in  February. The play is described as an “Arctic coming-of-age tale,” according…

Government Shutdown

A run-down of the shutdown  KORTNEY STEVENS, Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  The longest government shut down in the history of the United States ended Jan. 25, at least temporarily.  It had real consequences for federal workers and their families, including third-year UAS student Emily Schwartz, whose husband is in the U.S. Coast Guard. Though he had…

Where is everyone?

An investigation of lower enrollment at UAS MELISSA SCRIVEN, Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  One year ago, 57 first-time freshmen were enrolled at UAS across Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka campuses. This spring, that number is 42. This reflects a 26 percent drop in enrollment of first-time freshmen at UAS since last year.  Enrollment is down in some…

Org-Smorg in Review

KORTNEY STEVENS, Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong In total, the University of Alaska Southeast has 18 clubs this spring, including some new ones. The Student Activities Board is projecting more clubs in the next couple of weeks. Some new clubs this year are Generation Action, Sip and Sit, and the Deep Blue Jazz Band. A few returning…

Working Together

Wooch.een club fosters unity in the diverse culture of UAS ALYSSA MADRID, Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  Wooch.een means “working together” in Tlingit. Wooch.een is also the name of the UAS leadership club that focuses on Alaska Native cultures. Wooch.een formed in 1992 with efforts from Native and non-native students to provide campus-wide cultural and academic activities.…