Shaken into action

By Matt Jardin
Green & Gold News
April 2, 2019

Harmony isn’t a word typically associated with 7.1 magnitude earthquakes. And yet, after the ground briefly tried to tear itself apart the morning of Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, Seawolves immediately responded from near and far to work together to pick up the pieces.

“Faced with one of the largest earthquakes in U.S. history, our UAA family proved what they are made of,” said Chancellor Cathy Sandeen. “We reopened campus in five days and our students completed their fall studies. Students scheduled to graduate did so on time. Management and facilities teams restored and reopened 70 buildings in less than a week. It’s a testament to the commitment of UAA and a wonderful example of Alaska spirit. It makes me proud to be here.”

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