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UAS accreditation renewed despite budget concerns

— The University of Alaska Southeast announced on Thursday its accreditation has been renewed by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The announcement comes despite a letter earlier this month to the Alaska Legislature from commission president Sonny Ramaswamy. In it, he expressed concern that cuts to the University of Alaska’s budget could jeopardize the institutions’ accreditation in the future. ...More

Could climate change research in Alaska be put on ice?

— Alaska is experiencing an unusually hot summer and researchers across the state are tracking the effects. The University of Alaska system is known as a leader in climate change research — studying melting permafrost to shrinking glaciers. But there’s growing uncertainty about the future of such projects with steep cuts to state funding. ...More

Jökulhlaup watch: Scientists, Juneau officials waiting for Suicide Basin’s glacial dam release

— Scientists are currently watching an area next to the Mendenhall Glacier above Juneau. Several years ago, what was a little-known natural event there caught everyone by surprise. Mendenhall Lake and Mendenhall River below the glacier were flooded, and a popular recreation area and riverside homes were threatened. Since then, the flooding has repeated several times. ...More

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Accreditation Renewed For University of Alaska Southeast

July 18, 2019

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is pleased to announce that the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has reaffirmed its accreditation.

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