KCAW's Steve Johnson and Robert Woolsey discuss the effects of the recession on Sitka, and other top news stories for 2009.Read More
Month: December 2009
From the resignation of the governor to the recession, from bears to (political) bickering, 2009 was a busy year in Southeast. Here is the year in review from KCAW and our CoastAlaska sister stations KTOO in Juneau, KRBD in Ketchikan, KFSK in Petersburg, and KSTK in Wrangell.Read More
The one-hundred faculty and staff of Sheldon Jackson College were laid off on June 29, 2007, with one day’s notice.
Students who had not completed at least the first semester of their junior year were left to finish their educations on their own. Those with fewer than three semesters left were assisted in completing their degrees at other institutions.
The Sheldon Jackson community is now widely scattered. Many keep in touch through a blog called “Sheldon Jackson College Watch.”
As part of a series of interviews conducted for Iowa Public Radio, KCAW’s Robert Woolsey spoke with the blog’s moderator, Chris Bryner, about the staff’s reaction to the closure of the school, and their feelings about a possible future for Sheldon Jackson under the governance of the University of Dubuque in Iowa. Bryner was at SJ for eight years, the last two as dean of students: