Leah Denman was an exchange student in Japan in 2011 when the ground started shaking. While the world watched Japan’s devastation in helpless horror, Leah’s friends and family focused on bringing one young woman back home.
Vast blobs of debris and muck are oozing down hillsides toward the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and Dalton Highway. Moving 10 feet a year or more, at least one is within 150 feet of the road, and no one is sure if they can be stopped.
The federal geographic place names board, responding to a group of Alaskans, adopted the traditional Athabascan name for the Fairbanks campus ridge last year. Now the university has embraced the name as a banner for its campaign to develop a park and indigenous studies center on the ridge.