Eric Pedersen, UAA’s chief of enrollment, breathed a sigh of relief last Monday, the first day of fall semester at UAA. Since last spring, when students could register for fall 2015 classes, the state’s budget woes from plummeting oil prices had dominated headlines. Would students still come?
It's been a process, but Anchorage's newest charter school is starting classes Monday, hoping to accommodate a variety of students with a blend of charter school and home-schooling methods.Tegan Hanlon
An old adage about Alaskans claims we don’t give a damn about “how they do it Outside.” New philanthropy research by three UAA undergraduates pretty much dissolves that claim, at least when it comes to soliciting money at a grocery story entrance.Kathleen McCoy
The Anchorage School District says it has no specific policy for dealing with transgender employees or students but has had a set of guidelines in place for several years to help staff if issues arise.Sean Doogan
Alaska’s coastline is melting. At Cape Halkett on the North Slope, half a football field dissolves into the sea each year. “It’s very dramatic,” says UAA civil engineering professor Tom Ravens. Kathleen McCoy