First Annual Dance Marathon Cuts a Rug for a Cause

UAS students and members of the Juneau community cut a rug Saturday, March 25 to provide clean water for children and families in third world countries at the first UAS Dance Marathon.

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First Time Performance in Juneau for Git Hayetsk

The internationally renowned Git Hayetsk dance group performed in the Egan library on Mar. 25, bringing the mask dances of numerous First Nations cultures to Juneau for the first time.

Title IX and UAS

BY ERIN LAUGHLIN For the UAS Whalesong UAS students will see a stronger presence of Title IX on campus in the next year as the UA system complies with a resolution agreement from the U.S. Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

University of Alaska’s Future in Flux

BY ERIN LAUGHLIN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong The UA system employs 923 fewer people and has eliminated or suspended 50 academic programs due to a 53 million dollar decrease in funding over the past three years. In the upcoming year the budget faces a daunting 20 percent decrease in funding. This is a larger decrease…

Strategic Pathways Simplified (Part 2)

BY HOLLY FISHER Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Phase 2 of the Strategic Pathways initiative is assessing the redesign of eight University of Alaska departments in order to reduce costs and streamline the system. The Academic Areas article last issue covered the first four departments.  This one sums up the suggested changes to four main Administrative…

Community Leaders Discuss Civility

BY ERIN LAUGHLIN For the UAS Whalesong Public Administration, journalism, and education professionals came together Feb. 23 at “Political Leadership and Civility” to discuss civility in the Last Frontier and their personal experiences in leadership. UAS School of Management hosted the “Political Leadership and Civility” lecture at 360North as a part of their UAS MPA…

UAS Students Team Up for WorldQuest

BY MARSHA SQUIRES Academic Exchange and Study Away Coordinator For the UAS Whalesong Six brave and knowledgeable UAS students and the Semester at Sea representative to the university accompanied Academic Exchange and Study Away Coordinator Marsha Squires to the annual Juneau World Affairs Council’s (JWAC) WorldQuest fundraiser event Friday, Feb. 3.