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Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Ward is an associate professor and Faculty Senate president at University of Alaska Southeast, and a librarian at Egan Library. She is also a member of United Academics, the faculty union. She lives in Juneau.

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One of the outdoor sculptures at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus is integrated into a fountain, pictured here on May 16. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

University of Alaska administration proposal would weaken academic freedom

By: - August 26, 2022

Academic freedom and the tenure system are central to the University of Alaska, but the principles are not widely understood.  Academic freedom is about finding the truth–wading through noise and opinions–and getting to the facts. It gives teachers, researchers and artists at the top of their field the freedom to express their views publicly and […]