Monday, January 3, 2011
The State of Alaska doesn't have a law school or medical school but it sure needs them. That's according to Alaska State Representative Scott Kawasaki, at least. This winter, he'll propose that the University of Alaska add these programs to its portfolio. He explained: “Alaska shouldn’t deny opportunity to the best and brightest and export their talents, nor import professionals from the Lower 48 who don’t have a connection to our state.”
This may reflect more than just a state-wide interest. If Kawasaki can land these programs in his hometown of Fairbanks (pop. 50,000), which houses the flagship campus of the University of Alaska, the biggest winners may be his constituents.