Alaska governor halves massive funding cut to state university system

Researchers at the University of Alaska still face possibility of layoffs. The University of Alaska branch in Fairbanks could be consolidated with other campuses to cope with budget cuts. Credit: Chamey/Getty Alaska’s governor has approved a plan to restore about half of the US$130 million he slashed from the University of Alaska (UA) budget last…

Alaska governor halves massive funding cut to state university system

Researchers at the University of Alaska still face possibility of layoffs.

The University of Alaska branch in Fairbanks could be consolidated with other campuses to cope with budget cuts. Credit: Chamey/Getty

Alaska’s governor has approved a plan to restore about half of the US$130 million he slashed from the University of Alaska (UA) budget last month. The agreement will spread $70 million in cuts over 3 years, beginning with $25 million this year. Governor Michael Dunleavy, who faces a mounting effort to remove him from office, announced the compromise on 13 August at a press conference with John Davies, chair of UA’s gov
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