May 05, 2015



ASU president: Major progress needed to bolster Latino success in higher education

The need is urgent to address the Latino education gap, said ASU President Michael M. Crow, at an event hosted by the Helios Education Foundation, April 30.


More than 100,000 apply to study at ASU in 2015

Applications to ASU are up as the reputation of the New American University spreads. Students from out of state and overseas are drawn to the university in increasing numbers, too.


University | Students | News coverage:  ASU first-generation student success program featured on PBS

Laurie Mook, ASU assistant professor, and Lindsay Romasanta, assistant director for the ASU First-Year Success Center, were interviewed on the PBS Channel 8 program Horizonte about ASU's First Generation Pathway to Success (1GPS) program.


From robots to golf: 10 cool summer camps at ASU

Sure, your kids could spend the summer in front of the TV or Xbox, but why not turn up the volume on their summer experience with these 10 cool camps available at ASU? From robots to golf to digital art, there's something here to spark a variety of interests.


Majority of state's brightest Flinn Scholars choose ASU

The Flinn Scholarship, valued at $115,000, aims to keep Arizona's best and brightest students in their home state. Of this year's 21 recipients, 15 will be attending ASU in the fall – and 14 of those are enrolled in Barrett, the Honors College.


Work to help former foster kids garners ASU junior a prestigious Truman scholarship

ASU junior Frank Smith is one of 58 students nationwide to be awarded the elite Truman Scholarship. He was honored for his efforts urging the Arizona government to create a college tuition waiver for former foster children – kids like Smith himself.


ASU's New American University library will preserve past while looking forward

ASU's library system will see a total transformation in the upcoming years, where buildings will become "showrooms" and librarians will be enthusiastic collaborators.


ASU wrestling aims to excel in classroom, on the mat

Next season's Arizona State wrestling team will be stacked with the 2015 Pac-12 Wrestler of the Year, six national qualifiers, two Pac-12 champions and the No. 1-ranked signing class in the nation. But academics play as big a part as athletics.


University | Students:  Progress of ASU, Starbucks partnership profiled

The May 2015 issue of The Atlantic features an article titled "The Upwardly Mobile Barista" in which it tells the story of several Starbucks employees who are benefiting from the new educational model.


ASU, edX reimagine first year of college

ASU and edX have created a transformative approach to learning that offers an innovative, flexible admissions process and credit for open online courses, providing students significant savings.

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