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Letter: Alaska, a colony?

  • Author: Syun-Ichi Akasofu
    | Opinion
  • Updated: August 1
  • Published August 1

In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 1959, I was awakened in a University of Alaska Fairbanks dorm room by a siren. Someone was blasting it to celebrate, as Alaska had just become a state. I recall that Alaskans were so proud of statehood in those days.

Alaskans should be aware that without a decent university, people in the U.S. will regard Alaska as a colony.

— Syun-Ichi Akasofu

Fairbanks

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