UAA Accreditation Loss

An update on the UAA School of Education Accreditation Loss By MELISSA SCRIVEN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  UAA School of  Education students are already transferring to the Alaska College of Education at UAS after the Anchorage campus lost accreditation for its education programs in January. “I don’t know about numbers, but we probably had 20,…

Ka-Ching

The editor implores students to stand up for their   education By KHRYSTL BROUILLETTE Editor-in-Chief, UAS Whalesong  Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed a budget cut that would, according to University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, devastate the University of Alaska system.   “When our budgets are cut, enrollment follows, because we have fewer faculty, fewer…

Carving New Bridges and Crossing Traditions

UAS, IAIA and Sealaska Heritage Institute renew agreement By ALYSSA MADRID Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  The University of Alaska Southeast has updated a Memorandum of Agreement with the Institute of American Indian Arts and Sealaska Heritage Institute for Northwest Coast Arts at UAS. The MOA was originally signed in November 2016. Under the MOA, the…

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…