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With budget cuts a reality, added fees likely in UA system

Officials at the University of Alaska are trying to cope with nearly $17 million in budget cuts.

UAF facing wrenching changes this year with $14M deficit

UAA releases year-long program review, finds areas to improve

UAS reviews continue at normal pace amid cuts

‘90 by 2020’ report shows progress in raising graduation rates

Senate committee releases its version of education bill

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

University of Alaska Regents approve budget, tuition hike

It will cost University of Alaska System students a little more to attend class next fall.

Slope students participate in hands-on geology lessons

Next summer, 24 students from the North Slope will travel to the Pacific Northwest through the GeoFORCE Alaska program.

Juneau principal honored

Molly Yerkes, the principal at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School in Juneau, was surprised with an unrestricted $25,000 Milken Educator Award at a school-wide assembly.

APU launches Alaska Native executive leadership program

Alaska Pacific University has launched the Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program, a corporate leadership development initiative that is a partnership of five Alaska Native corporations and APU.

ANSEP expands achievements, focuses on rural education

The University of Alaska’s acclaimed Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program known as ANSEP is embarked on an ambitious course that could remake rural Alaska education if it could be expanded.
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Great Bear Petroleum gets back to drilling

The great bear is back, or at least back drilling. Great Bear Petroleum never really left Alaska, of course, but the company did seem to go into deep hibernation after its initial winter drilling season in 2012.

Q&A: More details on Slope leases, prospects

Tim Bradner: The 3-D seismic Great Bear has done across its leases provides a detailed picture of faults in the shale. But why is this important? Great Bear Petroleum CEO Ed Duncan: The fault patterns are important for the development of source rock plays for two reasons. First, the presence and nature of natural fractures provide additional petroleum ‘storage’ volume and pathways to facilitate liquid flow. We know from our whole core analyses that the Shublik Formation is naturally fractured, carbonate rich with some zones of higher silica content and has very little clay. All of that is extraordinarily good news given that the Shublik is also a world-class oil prone source rock.

Federal judge orders EPA to halt pending Pebble action

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to block Pebble mine is on hold after a Nov. 24 federal court ruling. U.S. Alaska District Court Judge H. Russel Holland ordered a preliminary injunction be put in place on the EPA’s Clean Water Act Section 404(c) process in the Bristol Bay region.

Board allows municipalities to weigh in on gasline taxes

KENAI — After months of meetings, a municipal board formed to give Gov. Sean Parnell input on the proposed Alaska LNG Project has been inundated with information. It is working toward a recommendation on the controversial move from the current property tax model to a payment in lieu of taxes, or PILT, model.

Hilcorp buys Point MacKenzie LNG plant serving Fairbanks

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