UAS Faculty Comments on Palin Nomination in National Media
UAS Social Science faculty are being sought by national news media for comments on the nomination of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States.
Assistant Professor of History David Noon and Assistant Professor of Sociology Alex Simon have been interviewed on commercial news radio coast to coast, from KCBS, San Francisco to WDEL Wilmington, Delaware as well as on Juneau public radio station KTOO-FM.
"Of course it’s a bit of an ego boost to have mainstream media outlets solicit your opinion. It’s mostly a matter of being in the right place at the right time,” said Simon. Having UAS receive some national media exposure is an excellent way to let the rest of the nation know that Juneau and the university are vibrant, diverse communities."
Noon wrote a well researched and provocative article for the Minnesota Independent, “The thrilla from Wasilla: recounting Palin’s reign.” It also ran in the Juneau Empire, September 5 and in Alaska Newspapers Incorporated papers statewide.