June 2020 Archive

'Inside Higher Ed' podcast with Chancellor Sandeen explores educational access

The Key with Inside Higher Ed: Conversations with Higher Ed Newsmakers

In the ninth episode of "The Key with Inside Higher Ed," Chancellor Sandeen talks about UAA's efforts to preserve access to public higher education across Alaska amid crises, from an earthquake to budget shortages to COVID-19.

IT Services to discontinue the use of Symantec antivirus

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In an effort to reduce costs, IT Services is discontinuing the use of Symantec antivirus and will be migrating to Microsoft Defender on Windows devices and Jamf Protect on MacOS devices.

Leah Pacarro’s journey of self discovery

Leah Pacarro

As a first-generation college student, born and raised in Anchorage with Hawaiian roots, Leah Pacarro’s college experience has been dedicated to her jobs as a 40-hour employee and full-time student, but as a 2020 AHAINA Students of Excellence scholarship recipient, her student experience is about to change.

Pride Month — Week One

Pride Month: Celebrating All of Our Community

Across the nation, Pride is celebrated throughout the month of June. At UAA, inclusivity of everyone in our community is imperative to creating a Culture of Respect. Please join us in celebrating throughout the month of June!

Reaffirming UAA's commitment to equity

Seawolf Shuttle drives around UAA West Campus on a summer day (Photo by James Evans / UAA)

In a message to the UAA community regarding ongoing struggles for justice for communities of color, Chancellor Sandeen writes, "As your chancellor I can say unequivocally that UAA is committed to moving toward true equity, and I am committed to the conversations that help us make the necessary changes."

BOR to discuss FY21-22 budgets, options for university transformation

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The University of Alaska Board of Regents will discuss the university’s FY21 and FY22 budget, address financial solutions for closing significant financial gaps in both fiscal years and take up the preliminary review of possible options for university transformation when it meets June 4 and 5. The board also will hold two hours of public testimony on June 2 to hear from Alaskans about these topics.

Quacyya Cuaresma starts with small changes to fuel grand ambitions

AHAINA Student of Excellence and health sciences senior Quacyya Cuaresma

No stranger to enacting change through her work in student government, health sciences senior and 2020 AHAINA Students of Excellence scholarship recipient Quacyya Cuaresma has big plans for public health after graduation.