University of Alaska


12 hours ago

06-02-20 8:30 AM newscast

State K-12 and University of Alaska officials have developed plans for operating through a range of COVID-19 threat levels. During a state COVID-19 press conference Wednesday night:, Alaska Commissioner of Education Michael Johnson described a basic framework districts can use to


May 20, 2020

05-20-20 12:30 PM newscast

JR Ancheta

New federal rules for Title IX released earlier this month will change the way sexual harassment and assault complaints are handled by colleges and universities.

The new U.S. Department of Education rules amend regulations under the federal Title IX law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving federal funding. 

UA Receives CARES Funds

May 11, 2020
J.R. Anchetta / University Relations

The University of Alaska has received over ten million dollars in federal CARES Act coronavirus response funds. The most recent tranche is $7,900,000, and UA spokesperson Robbie Graham says more than half of that has gone to students. Graham says the amount of money a student received was based on their most recent Free Application For Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.

UA CARES 1: Q:”… to students directly.” :15

UA Furloughs Leaders

Apr 29, 2020
J.R. Anchetta / University Relations

High-paid University of Alaska executives and administrators will be furloughed for short periods in the upcoming new fiscal year. The over $500,000 cost-saving measure comes as the University deals with a 3-year $70-million state funding reduction, as well as new costs and reduced revenues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

UA Loses $35-45 Million From Pandemic

Apr 23, 2020
J.R. Anchetta / University Relations

The University of Alaska is taking a major financial hit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to a state legislative joint education committee yesterday, Wednesday, April 22, UA President Jim Johnsen detailed impacts on two fronts.  

04-23-20 8:30 AM newscast

Mark Teckenbrock / University of Alaska

University of Alaska president Jim Johnsen says it remains uncertain to what level campuses will be open in the fall. Speaking at a special UA board of regents meeting Friday morning, President Johnsen said students are encouraged to register for fall classes, despite the lack of clarity.


Apr 17, 2020

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