The University of Alaska Fairbanks is deemphasizing the Susan Butcher Institute. The institute named for the late dog mushing champion from Fairbanks was introduced in June 2008 to cultivate public service and leadership, but UAF cut support for it less than a year later. Butcher’s husband David Monson served as the institute’s director. Monson’s job officially ended last month. He says it’s unclear if there’s any future for the institute.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
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