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Victor Castillo, a physics teacher at Western School of Science and Technology, receives his second dose of vaccine at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on Monday, Feb. 1.

Arizona health officials on Monday opened the state’s second COVID-19 vaccination site, at ASU’s Phoenix Municipal Stadium, aiming to build on the success of the first site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. Read more»

Arizona State University researchers are working to create a home-based saliva test that can produce results in 10 minutes or less.

Arizona State University researchers are working on a home-based coronavirus test that could deliver results within 10 minutes rather than 24 to 48 hours, university officials said Wednesday. Read more»

In-person classes at ASU will move online next week, called off due to the COVID-19 outbreak. University of Arizona officials have not taken such steps. Read more»

Ducey at the 2020 Legislative Forecast Luncheon hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, January 2020.

An often-asked political question by State Capitol observers these days: what will Gov. Doug Ducey do when his current, final term in office is over? What's his next dream job? Read more»

More than 64 percent of Arizona’s registered voters cast ballots in the midterm election, but millions of eligible adults did not register or vote.

More than 64 percent of Arizona’s registered voters cast ballots in the midterm election, but millions of eligible adults did not register or vote. Read more»

Robbins in 2017

Robbins is still in Act One of his tenure and has not yet earned a 12-percent raise — he's already among the 10 highest-paid public university presidents. Even so, he just got one. And probably a free house, too. Read more»

President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting travel from specific countries, and temporarily banning all refugees to the U.S., within a week of taking office, but it has been blocked in the courts since then.

The Supreme Court said Monday that the Trump administration can proceed, for now, with a limited version of its restrictions on refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries, a ban that critics called at thinly veiled Muslim ban. Read more»

Robbins' salary reflects neither peer schools nor competition, but it's a million-dollar example of how the rich get richer because the laws of economics do not apply at the top. Will he be worth it? Read more» 1

Around 885,000 Arizonans owe more than $22.6 billion in federal student loans – numbers that students and advocates fear will only get worse as a result of sharp cuts to university funding in the state budget. That debt is part of more than $1.1 trillion owed by more than 43 million Americans. Arizona’s average college loan debt – $25,618 for each student, past or present – was near the middle of state rankings, according to national student debt loan numbers recently released by the White House.

Around 885,000 Arizonans owe more than $22.6 billion in federal student loans – numbers that students and experts fear will only get worse under a 13 percent university funding cut in the just-approved state budget. Read more»

After more than a decade of remaking itself, the university has become a model of what higher education in America should be, according to a book by its outspoken president, Michael Crow: a place judged not by who it turns away, but by who it accepts, and how many of its students graduate. But critics wonder whether other campuses should copy ASU’s dramatic changes. Read more»

Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow addresses state lawmakers about the value of research.

Investing in research infrastructure at Arizona’s public universities is essential for the state to be competitive, Arizona State President Michael M. Crow told lawmakers Wednesday. Read more»

Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow (left) talks after he and other university presidents briefed state lawmakers Wednesday.

Briefing lawmakers Wednesday, presidents of Arizona’s three public universities said they have met the state’s mandate to do more with less. Read more»

Phoenix sure doesn't have enough surface parking lots. And the loss of physical history is an insidious force, a civic carcinogen. Read more»

An artist’s rendering of the expanded recreation center under construction at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix Campus.

A $25 million recreation center expansion funded by student fees advances a collaboration with Arizona State University that has helped rejuvenate downtown, Mayor Greg Stanton said Friday. Read more»

Northern Arizona University President John Haeger addresses a panel looking at how colleges and universities can promote sustainability.

Universities and colleges are in an ideal position to promote sustainability to address climate change in ways that reach beyond science, Arizona State University’s president said Friday. Read more»

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