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Alaska Professor Mauled by Bear While Teaching Class

He's in critical condition

(Newser) - A professor was mauled by a bear while teaching a mountaineering course Monday in the Alaskan wilderness, Alaska Dispatch News reports. According to the Washington Post , police say 35-year-old Forest Wagner "suffered extensive injuries to his leg" in the attack. Wagner, who's taught at the University of Alaska... More »

Kenyan Runner Loses Feet to Frostbite

Marko Cheseto went missing in Alaska snowstorm

(Newser) - A top college runner at the University of Alaska in Anchorage has lost both his feet to amputation after severe frostbite. Marko Cheseto, 28, disappeared in a snowstorm earlier this month wearing only jeans, running shoes and a light jacket. He was found outside a hotel two days later with... More »

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