UA: An Alternative Defense

BY DANIEL PISCOYA Managing Editor, UAS Whalesong In Staff Writer Erin Laughlin’s article on the University of Alaska’s budget debate with the state, she makes reference to the projection that, by 2025, 65% of Alaska’s jobs will require higher education. For the Alaska Postsecondary Access and Completion Network, this isn’t simply a projection, this is…

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…