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SJ campus revitalization: How Alaskans get things done

In Alaska, we know it’s not always easy to just bring in help. If you want to fix something you often have to do it yourself. This is especially true on an island, where the nearest town is hours away by ferry. This past year in Sitka, inhabitants learned just how much they could accomplish as a community.

Diana Saverin is a Kingsley Trust Fellow from Yale University who spent last summer examining Sitka’s distinctiveness. She produced the following story for the “AK” feature on Alaska News Nightly, about the largely volunteer-driven revitalization of the Sheldon Jackson Campus.

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