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When it comes to funding public universities, Alaska has historically been among the top spending states with regards to the proportion taken from personal income. While Alaska has been rolling back state funds in recent years, it was still the ninth highest state in terms of reallocating personal income toward state universities in fiscal year 2019 according to the annual Grapevine report on fiscal support for higher education. Alaska is sure to fall out of...


The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) was named the top LGBTQ-friendly college for Alaska by the Campus Pride Index. In partnership with Campus Pride, BestColleges.com released its rankings earlier this year to help students of various sexual and gender identities find institutions that back the LGBTQ political and cultural agendas. According to a press release, the ranking is based on several criteria, including housing and residential life resources, “like roommate matching so students can find...


Nathan Block is the vice president of the Campus Conservatives Club at the University of Alaska, Southeast in Juneau where he has received an undergraduate in philosophy and English and is working on his master’s in public administration. The Watchman spoke with Block about what it is like to be a conservative Christian at a very left-leaning university. The interview is edited for length and clarity. How did the Campus Conservatives Club come about? BLOCK:...

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