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Technology is advancing at a rapid pace these days and thanks in part to a $20,000 grant from Verizon, the Northwest Arctic Borough School District is right on step. The district purchased 12 3-dimensional printers with the cash, one for each school in the region.

Jillian Rogers
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
Raising reindeer is nothing new to Alaska, but in recent years interest in the animals has surged among young people, raising hopes for increased food security and jobs in some of the state's remote regions.Suzanna Caldwell
Testimonials from former students and fellow writers reflect  the “exemplary professionalism, literary excellence and a commitment to the advancement of literary arts” that led to the selection of  Frank Soos of Fairbanks as the next Alaska State Writer Laureate.Dermot Cole