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ASU moves up to No. 4 in Sierra Club's 'coolest schools'

Sierra magazine, the national publication of the Sierra Club, released its 14th annual “Cool Schools” competitive ranking of North America’s greenest colleges and universities on Sept. 28, ranking Arizona State University fourth out of more than 300 institutions. This is the fourth year ASU has scored in the top 20; last year it was No. 10. Success did not happen...

ASU named a ‘best college’ by The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review has named Arizona State University one of the Best 386 Colleges in its 2021 rankings , which were compiled by surveying 143,000 students across the country. In the 29th edition of the rankings, ASU is listed under the category of "great schools for some of the most popular undergraduate majors," highlighting ASU’s agriculture, business and finance, and...

ASU ranked a top 10 university for 'first-year experiences'

For a second year in a row, Arizona State University has been ranked among the top 10 universities in the nation for first-year experiences, according to U.S. News & World Report. ASU ranked No. 9 in the nation in the 2-year-old category — outperforming Brown University, Princeton University and University of Texas at Austin. No matter the population, universities and...

ASU ranked No. 1 in innovation for 6th year by US News and World Report

Long before it was a buzzword, innovation was a concept that Arizona State University embraced in the name of reimagining the role of an institution of higher education. Over the past several years, that credo has manifested in a host of breakthroughs, advancements and transformations. In recognition of the university’s culture of discovery, U.S. News & World Report has announced...

ASU launches Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory with audacious goal: Transforming the world for a better future

At a time of increasing challenges around the globe, successful responses and solutions depend on recognizing the complexity and interconnectedness of the Earth’s systems, both natural and societal. This includes confronting the accelerating dangers of a planet out of balance, the multiplicity of threats spurred by systemic failures — and embracing the enormous potential for humankind to set things right...

Arizona coalition focuses on inspiring young men in higher education

It didn’t take Larry Ross, a fifth-generation educator who launched the Omega Youth Leadership Academy in Arizona, long in his career to notice that there’s a group of students who go unnoticed when it comes to setting high goals after high school. They’re not necessarily the most underprivileged kids, he said. They may not be disruptive in class. But they...

Syncing up ASU’s classrooms for live-hosted digital classes

The year 2020 is no traditional year. But Arizona State University is no traditional institution, which means university leaders have been preparing for weeks to create a seamless, socially responsible classroom experience for the fall 2020 semester — amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The University Technology Office has been preparing classrooms at all ASU campuses for a new learning approach: ASU...

Improving business with philosophy

Tom Fournier had a successful career in engineering and business management and after co-founding and selling a company that measured automotive pollution for governments, he was able to retire early at 55 years old. The following two years were spent dabbling in hobbies as a private pilot and a skydiver and volunteering at Tucson’s Community Food Bank and Literacy Connects...

ASU ranked top in US, 5th in world pursuit of UN sustainability goals

In 2015, world leaders agreed to establish 17 objectives aimed at achieving a better world by 2030: among them, an end to poverty and hunger, clean water and energy, gender equality and decent work. Together, they are called the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It was announced Wednesday that Arizona State University ranks top in the U.S. and fifth in...

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