Title IX at UAS: The Value of Confidential Resources

BY LORI KLEIN Title IX Coordinator For the UAS Whalesong Let’s say you’re concerned about a friend. Maybe he’s in an unhealthy dating relationship that seems to be turning violent. Maybe you worry that she’s been sexually assaulted. You watch your friend withdraw socially, and you see them struggle academically. You want to help…above and…

From the Chancellor’s Office: UAS Juneau Campus Shuttle Improves Safety and Access for Students

BY KENI CAMPBELL For the UAS Whalesong A new Juneau campus shuttle program has launched this semester, providing services between the Auke Lake campus, Anderson Building, Student Housing, and Recreation Center.  The shuttle service is designed to improve safety for students, while also improving the ability to move between classes during a short passing period…

Self-Defense: Kung Fu Fighting Optional

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong When people hear the words “self-defense,” they think about a lot of different things. This makes sense; there are a lot of different forms of self-defense. You can defend yourself by being a trained martial artist, by keeping a gun on your person, by carrying a fairly sizable…

SB 174: Deregulating Guns on Campus

BY ANNELIESE MOLL For the UAS Whalesong On February 8, 2016, SB0174 was introduced to the legislature by Senator Pete Kelly. Senator Mike Dunleavy, the chair of the Senate Education Committee, is a co-sponsor of the bill, as is the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lesil McGuire. This bill is an Act relating…