Wednesday, July 22, 2015

University of Alaska, facing budget squeeze, targets low-enrollment programs for elimination - Associated Press

The University of Alaska plans to eliminate or suspend a number of majors this year to deal with an ongoing budgetary squeeze on the state's public universities. The university system has slated 31 academic programs for removal, including 21 at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Juneau Empire reported ( "Sometimes having three of something isn't as good as having one strong something," UA president candidate Jim Johnsen told the Juneau Empire. The university system has $15 million less to work with this fiscal year. The legislature slashed its budget by 4 percent to help make up the state's multibillion-dollar deficit.

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