The University’s Real Image Problem

BY DANIEL PISCOYA Managing Editor, UAS Whalesong According to the FY2017 Approved Operating and Capital Budgets, I have seen the University raise tuition by over 12% (Appendix B) since I arrived in Fall 2013, and then request an additional 5% increase in the FY2018 Operating and Capital Budget Requests. As made clear in the titles…

Is the University Forgetting its Purpose?

BY DANIEL PISCOYA Managing Editor, UAS Whalesong UAS made it into the Juneau Empire on Jan. 11 for our new campus welcome sign. In an article titled “New UAS welcome sign gives nod to cultural significance of campus location,” Capitol City Weekly Reporter Clara Miller  elaborated on Vice Chancellor Joe Nelson and Professor Lance Twitchell’s…

Spotlight: UAS Electrician Shawn Eggers

BY HELEN EGGERS For the UAS Whalesong With autumn solstice long gone, the darkness deepens, shadows lengthen, flexing muscles. The summer brightness falters. In September, as brilliant leaves fall, light weakens. October stumbles into November, then in limps December. The diminished daylight is dismal if you happen to be fan of lightness. Like, who isn’t?

The Symposium Continued: Decolonizing the Curriculum

BY DR. ROBIN WALZ Professor of History, Chair of Social Sciences For the UAS Whalesong Who speaks? Who’s heard? And how many voices are heard? In my work as a teaching professor, these are the questions I continually ask myself when making decisions about decolonizing the curriculum in my history courses.  For me, it’s a…