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Learning through life

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the winter 2021 issue of ASU Thrive magazine. When Kyle Ballard finishes his shift as a U.S. Navy linguist at Fort Gordon in Georgia, he goes home to log on to political science courses to move closer to his dream career in global security. Meanwhile, Shauntel Redhouse, a 2017 graduate of Kirtland Central...

Designing universities of the future

On Dec. 8, Future Tense and Arizona State University’s Convergence Lab CDMX hosted a binational discussion on how institutions of higher education have been addressing the many challenges presented by COVID-19. ASU President Michael Crow and Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey President David Garza joined the virtual event to compare notes on the lessons of 2020 and...

First-gen Sun Devil and Victoria Foundation awardee dedicates her career to lifting up other students

When Sylvia Symonds sees the students affected by her extensive work on building access to higher education for low-income and first-generation students, she sees herself. “I’m not so different than so many of our students who are doing everything they can to achieve their higher education goals,” Symonds said. Symonds, who is the associate vice president for outreach for Access...

ASU's Innovation Quarter kicks off

Editor’s note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now’s year in review. Read more top stories from 2020 . A corporate groundbreaker described how she innovated her way to the CEO suite as the kickoff keynote to Arizona State University’s new Innovation Week and Innovative Quarter initiative , five weeks of free virtual programming for students, staff, faculty and...

Decades of progress for Latino scholars at ASU

They’re future diplomats, entrepreneurs and community advocates. But they’re also effecting change in the present day. Currently 110 Sun Devils make up the cohort of Latino Partnership Scholars, a collaboration between Arizona State University and partner organizations that was founded in 1984 to support underrepresented students and make a collective impact for access to education in the Latino community. Originally...

Michael Crow honors recipients of 2020 President’s Awards and SUN Awards

Arizona State University President Michael Crow honored members of the ASU community during the 2020 President’s Recognition Ceremony, which was held virtually on Oct. 7. The annual event recognizes individuals in the community and ASU who work tirelessly to promote the university’s shared values of excellence in innovation, sustainability and social embeddedness. The ceremony also honors the top Serving University...

New online degree explores the idea of church and state

Arizona State University's School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies ’ new religious studies bachelor’s degree concentration in religion, politics and global affairs is now available as an online degree. “We decided to launch the concentration online after witnessing the online success of our other bachelor’s concentration in religion, culture and public life ,” said Leah Sarat , religious studies...

Innovation in action

For a sixth year in a row, ASU has been named most innovative school in the country. Devils in the Details highlights seven of ASU’s most innovative projects, and the people behind them, which made this ranking possible.

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...

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