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The Seattle University School of Law has received approval from the American Bar Association to open a satellite campus in Anchorage, letting the school begin classes this fall in the only state without a law school.


Tegan Hanlon
UAA said the decision would not affect 95 current students majoring in chemistry, but the school will not be accepting new chemistry majors until the program can be restarted.Sean Doogan
In a unanimous vote Monday, the Anchorage School Board put the largest chunk of money, $17 million, toward next school year’s budget in an effort to soften the blow of a projected $19.8 million budget deficit. Tegan Hanlon
In a 4-3 vote, the board OK'd a lease and a $2 million advance for Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences that would allow the school to move to a new building that can house all its students.Tegan Hanlon
University of Alaska President Pat Gamble plans to step down next summer after five years on the job, triggering a move by the UA Board of Regents to begin looking for a new leader at a retreat in January. Alaska Dispatch News

More than 300 students walked across the stage during UAA's first graduation in the Alaska Airlines Center on Sunday. It was the first graduation on campus since 1987, and first fall graduation in almost 30 years. 


Alaska Dispatch News
On Monday, the Anchorage School Board will consider a resolution that aims to ease the plight of charter schools, which often struggle with finding appropriate, affordable real estate.Tegan Hanlon
Tracking Kirk Scott down during finals week at UAA was a bad idea. When we met Tuesday to talk about how he introduced Android programming to Southcentral middle and high school students, our interview was interrupted every two minutes by a knock at his office door.Kathleen McCoy
Following news that the Anchorage School District may not spend millions of budgeted dollars this school year, Superintendent Ed Graff has proposed 11 budget revisions to send more money toward staffing, substitute teachers and summer school.  Tegan Hanlon
A stretch of Providence Drive through the University of Alaska Anchorage will be closed for two weeks starting this weekend as crews erect a pedestrian bridge linking two campus buildings.Devin Kelly