(Nature) ‘No one is immune’: Alaska’s scientists despair over plan to shrink state universities
"'No one is immune’": Alaska’s scientists despair over plan to shrink state universities https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02344-7
It all makes sense now
By undermining the university system, Governor Dunleavy and his cronies can profit from the exploitation of Anwar while reducing the environmental resistance. "DEEP DIVE: TRUMP'S QUEST TO OPEN UP ANWR: POLITICO Magazine is out today with an... — read more
Where is King Solomon when you need him?
He certainly ain't in Alaska... https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/07/23/alaska-president-offers-new-plans-following-vote-financial-exigency
Reality check check
"Let's get real. Political officials, regents, board members, and administrators know about lucrative and shady business deals, crony administrative positions, and high-priced pet projects. Teachers and teachers unions know about boring... — read more
What’s the Matter With Alaska?
"The University of Alaska in Fairbanks is rated among the world’s top science institutions for studying the Arctic, a region that might well grow considerably in importance, in part due to climate change. A well-developed and well-educated Alaska is... — read more
"A creative writing professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has reached out on social media to the world’s most popular comedians, begging them to report on recent budget cuts to the University of Alaska... — read more
Exigency, Campus Dowsizing, Student Aid
https://www.thelayoff.com/uas https://www.thelayoff.com/uaa Looks like a meltdown. Yet the resistance seems limited so far. Whose side are you on?
"A drastic reshaping of the State of Alaska"
“I think people are actually frightened,” said Maria Williams, a professor who chairs the University of Alaska’s Faculty Alliance. “I’m frightened because I feel that what is happening is a drastic reshaping of the state of Alaska.”... — read more
Sounds like most Alaskans would prefer to maximize their PFD, which is PFD.
Maybe Alaskans don't care enough?
And why aren't people in the streets? Why aren't the unions and students protesting and demanding that Governor Dunleavy be removed? I know United Academics did a little, but did they do enough, given the magnitude of the cuts? Has the economy been... — read more
"Huge Budget Cut for the University of Alaska"
"Mike Dunleavy, Alaska's Republican governor, used a veto on Friday to strip $130 million from the University of Alaska system's operating budget, the Anchorage Daily News reported."... — read more
Alaska enrollment down 31 percent
Enrollment declines, campus closings, economic losses and the hollowing out of America https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/enrollment-declines-campus-closings-economic-losses-out-dahn-shaulis/
Alaska's governor proposes a 41 percent cut, the largest in a century, to the public university system. State's only medical education would be eliminated... — read more