- Associated Press - Thursday, January 15, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The University of Alaska Southeast has closed its money draining student bookstore.

KTOO (https://is.gd/uA893Q) reports the store closed at the end of 2014. Officials say more budget decisions will be necessary as the university plans for tighter times ahead.

Students in Juneau will now join students at UAS campuses in Sitka and Ketchikan who have long ordered textbooks through the school’s online bookstore or other websites.

UAS student government president Callie Conerton says some students are upset by the closure. Students who sign up for or change classes right before the semester starts now have to wait for them to arrive in the mail.

UAS vice chancellor for administration Michael Ciri says the store hadn’t been profitable for years and was headed to ongoing deficits as high as $150,000.


Information from: KTOO-FM, https://www.ktoo.org

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