Downtown Phoenix Campus News

June 1, 2020
President Donald Trump has declared war on Twitter after the tech giant flagged his posts as being incendiary and misleading by placing public warning labels on some of his tweets this past week. The... Read more
May 29, 2020
Two Arizona State University professors are now among a prestigious class of poets that have been selected by the Academy of American Poets for fellowships made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon... Read more
May 29, 2020
Editor's note: Youth currently in the foster system will be referred to only by initials in this story to protect their privacy. High school student MG said that before attending First Star ASU... Read more
May 29, 2020
The premature death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer caught on video May 25 raises questions as to how a call to investigate a person suspected of forgery can end up in... Read more
May 29, 2020
Spectator sports are among the many aspects of normal life formerly taken for granted, but missing, during the COVID-19 pandemic. You don’t have to be a dedicated fan who has memorized hundreds of... Read more
May 28, 2020
There is no magic wand that can solve all of the world’s problems. But water might be the closest thing. In his new book, Rhett Larson , the Richard Morrison Professor of Water Law at the Sandra Day... Read more
May 28, 2020
In the National Jurist’s Spring 2020 issue of preLaw, ASU Law's home — the Beus Center for Law and Society on the Downtown Phoenix campus — was named the No. 2 “Best Law School Building” in the... Read more
May 28, 2020
For the past few months, “vaccine” is a word that has been on everyone’s lips, dominating headlines the world over. But perhaps instead that word should be “diagnostics.” “The reality is all the... Read more
May 19, 2020
Arizona State University's 2020 Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication convocation was an event unlike any other in school history. Instead of a single convocation speaker,... Read more
May 19, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . For Anahi Parra, education is a path to a job that doesn’t feel like a job. Parra graduated last week... Read more
May 14, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Coaches often demand their teams to “finish the game strong,” and that is exactly what a former high... Read more
May 14, 2020
Even before the COVID-19 crisis wreaked havoc on America’s health care system, there were other challenges faced by those in need of care, not least of all being access and cost. Telehealth seemed... Read more
May 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating huge disruption for many Arizona nonprofit organizations, which are seeing increased demand for services but plummeting revenue. A new survey of 449 nonprofits... Read more
May 12, 2020
Parents often struggle to explain certain things to their children. There are topics that can be embarrassing, like sex, or tougher situations, like the death of a beloved pet or divorce. But what... Read more
May 11, 2020
An ASU Law student was in the United Kingdom for an externship when the coronavirus swiftly began shutting down countries. When the United Kingdom was added to the U.S. travel ban list on March 14,... Read more
May 10, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Marisa Von Holten’s Arizona State University journey took some unexpected twists, turns and setbacks... Read more
May 8, 2020
An Arizona State University team is working to keep the state’s front-line nonprofit agencies connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security at ASU... Read more
May 7, 2020
The logistical challenges of teaching a class inside a state prison are complicated enough during a typical semester, let alone one that includes a pandemic. This spring, an Arizona State University... Read more
May 6, 2020
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few,” said Winston Churchill in August 1940, a few months after becoming prime minister of the United Kingdom as World War II... Read more
May 5, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Rachel Dora-Ann Fisher never dreamed a disability that once interrupted her academic studies... Read more
May 5, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Cassandra Peña’s search for a career didn’t end with her finding social work. “Social work found... Read more
May 5, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Some people take online quizzes to find out what movie star they most resemble, or in which state... Read more
May 5, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Anna Salas believes her life experiences led her to public service. “Ever since I can remember, I... Read more
May 5, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Genevieve McKenzie remembers the spring of her freshman year, when she questioned whether she... Read more
May 5, 2020
The notion of the artist as a solitary being is not entirely inaccurate. Some degree of isolation is certainly necessary for any endeavor that requires deep contemplation and reflection. However, it... Read more
May 5, 2020
Arizona State University’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is offering to pay the application fees for first responders and essential workers who apply for graduate degree... Read more
May 4, 2020
A new grant from Dignity Health Arizona’s Community Grants Program will extend the reach of a long-standing collaboration between Arizona State University and several key community partners to reduce... Read more
April 30, 2020
Hundreds of Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions students at Arizona State University recently discovered some unfamiliar numbers appearing on the screens of their ringing phones.... Read more
April 30, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Anna Ciza Deogratias, who’s graduating from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts with a... Read more
April 30, 2020
For the past month, as the COVID-19 pandemic sent most Arizona State University staff home to work, a telepresence robot nicknamed Scotty has been key to keeping the public television station up and... Read more
April 30, 2020
Retirees Nancy and Ted Wolter were already big fans of the wide variety of learning and engagement opportunities within the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Arizona State University. Then... Read more
April 29, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Spring 2020 Arizona State University graduate Mason Ford’s central goal is to change the world in... Read more
April 29, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . In February 2020, Joel Farias and a team of fellow students at Arizona State University’s Howard... Read more
April 27, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Jessica Antonio’s journey to graduation from Arizona State University is “one for the books,” as... Read more
April 27, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Before Oumou Bah ever stepped foot on Arizona State University’s campus, her college career was... Read more
April 27, 2020
When Arizona State University issued its stay-at-home order to faculty, staff and students in March to address the spread of COVID-19, the College of Health Solutions had two missions: One, to make a... Read more
April 27, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . This semester, Arizona State University student and Phoenix native Karina Espinoza will be one... Read more
April 27, 2020
Arizona State University College of Health Solutions alumna Tiara Cash describes what she does for a living as “reaching out and holding space for others.” And right now, in the midst of the COVID-19... Read more
April 24, 2020
At its best, this is a time of “uncertain uncertainties” and “unknown unknowns,” said Sanjeev Khagram, director general and dean of the Thunderbird School of Global Management. In countries around... Read more
April 17, 2020
Throughout the more than half century since he received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, Geoffrey Gonsher dedicated his life to public service in a career of unsurpassed variety... Read more
April 15, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Arizona State University’s Marcella Baietto said her last 18 months at the Cronkite School was a... Read more
April 10, 2020
Leonardo da Vinci called water “the driving force of all nature.” Indeed, it is common knowledge that it is an essential, life-sustaining element. But according to recent data collected by the... Read more
April 2, 2020
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday evening that the next 60 days will be rough for all Arizonans but assured them there would be plenty of food, water and supplies to get the state’s 7 million... Read more
March 25, 2020
The word came at 4:28 p.m. on a Wednesday in the middle of spring break: All classes at Arizona State University would be taught remotely in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Eighty... Read more
March 25, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has everyone operating at more than arms length these days, but a new Arizona State University-sponsored webinar series is offering a twist on the social hour. “ Social-... Read more
March 20, 2020
Many of Arizona State University’s students face learning challenges that no one can see. These “invisible” disabilities can include anxiety, autism, processing disorders or diabetes. A new training... Read more
March 19, 2020
Four Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions graduate programs rose in U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 rankings , according to an announcement this week. The college's School... Read more
March 17, 2020
At Cronkite News, there are no daily TV broadcasts because of the response to COVID-19, but that didn’t stop students from reporting the news. On Tuesday, dozens of student journalists reported on... Read more
March 16, 2020
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is now ranked No. 24 by the U.S. News & World Report best law school rankings, the highest placement in ASU Law’s history.... Read more
March 12, 2020
Arizona State University’s graduate schools continue to hold high positions in the latest U.S. News and World Report annual rankings. The 2021 analysis includes rankings on fine arts and health... Read more
March 11, 2020
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will soon say farewell to its longest-serving faculty member, John Craft , who has been guiding students for nearly five decades. Craft... Read more
March 11, 2020
Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will use a $225,000 investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to help foster innovation in... Read more
March 6, 2020
There’s a lot of things that Sonya Forte Duhé will miss about her home state of Louisiana: Mardi Gras, muffulettas and the cuisine of the Crescent City. But her new gig at Arizona State University... Read more
March 5, 2020
To help students get an authentic feel for their subject matter, some teachers will abandon the lecture hall in favor of a real-world learning environment that exists under actual game conditions.... Read more
March 3, 2020
Christina Jewett has tailed a Russian mobster, discovered a secret government database kept by the Federal Drug Administration and exposed corrupt doctors and corporations. Who knew health reporting... Read more
March 2, 2020
Arizona State University broke ground Monday on the Downtown Phoenix Residence Hall and Entrepreneurship Center, a 16-floor building at the southwest corner of Fillmore Street and First Avenue. The... Read more
February 28, 2020
Each day, 130 Americans die from opioid or prescription drug abuse. In Arizona, nearly 15% of adults know someone who died from a prescription painkiller overdose, according to the Morrison Institute... Read more
February 27, 2020
Duct tape is generally regarded as the best friend of armchair handymen everywhere, but it’s not the best tool for troubleshooting a remote control. Nevertheless, it has been used that way, as a... Read more
February 25, 2020
In the 15 years since Arizona State University’s School of Community Resources and Development was created, it has blossomed from its origins as a recreation program into a fully sustainable... Read more
February 24, 2020
The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, a national reporting initiative at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, today released a multimedia... Read more
February 18, 2020
Breanna Smith can’t wait to put on events. She’s organizing a fairly good-size one now. More on that in a moment. A junior studying tourism development and management in Arizona State University’s... Read more
February 17, 2020
A new program at Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is preparing students to advance the well-being of our aging society. That program, the Master of Science in... Read more
February 17, 2020
Two women with strong ties to the Maryvale community in northwest Phoenix will serve as "community champions," working with faculty, staff and students of Arizona State University’s Watts... Read more
February 16, 2020
Nadia Murad, the human rights advocate who exposed ISIS’s ethnic cleansing of the Yazidi minority community in northern Iraq five years ago, said Saturday that justice can be a tool for... Read more
February 11, 2020
Her office bookcases were half empty, with dozens of volumes already in boxes on a table in her soon-to-be former office, as Cassia Spohn completed her time as director of the School of Criminology... Read more
February 11, 2020
It’s 2020 and self-care is all the rage. From Marianne Williamson to Miley Cyrus to Barbie , there is no shortage of celebrity voices touting the benefits of loving yourself first. With the world... Read more
February 9, 2020
The Downtown Phoenix campus continued this year's Open Door series on Saturday, welcoming visitors for a look inside Arizona State University's learning spaces. From hearing screenings and... Read more
February 6, 2020
In an age of intensified public debate about the role of police officers, more law enforcement agencies rely on evidence-based policing to help officers perform their duties. In a new book written by... Read more
February 6, 2020
At the beginning of his classes, Arizona State University law Professor Myles Lynk would share the poem “Ithaca” by Constantine Cavafy, reminding students that the long and challenging journey ahead... Read more
January 31, 2020
Migrant women and girls who experienced violent crime are more likely than nonvictims to have health problems and face barriers to vital health care here in Arizona, a new Arizona State University... Read more
January 30, 2020
More than 3,100 people in Arizona died from firearms from 2015 to 2017 and 71% of those deaths were suicides, according to a new report released by Arizona State University. The report, presented... Read more
January 30, 2020
Arizona State University students keep trying new ways to live up to the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions ’ slogan #BeTheSolution. But when being the solution involves learning... Read more
January 28, 2020
Are you a student who is interested in sustainability and having a solar powered outdoor study and hang-out space on the Arizona State University Tempe campus? If this sparks your interest, you may... Read more
January 24, 2020
One university, multiple locations and a plethora of research projects, but what exactly is happening in the classrooms and labs at Arizona State University? Block your calendar and invite your... Read more
January 24, 2020
This tournament has it all: the biggest names in golf during the day and the biggest names in entertainment at night. More than $147 million donated to charities in the Waste Management Phoenix Open... Read more
January 24, 2020
Many prominent American writers of the last 50 years — including Alice Walker, Spalding Gray, Maxine Hong Kingston, Louise Erdrich, Tobias Wolff and Sandra Cisneros — have one noticeable career... Read more
January 23, 2020
Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication today announced it has received a grant from Facebook to help improve digital media literacy among adults ahead... Read more
January 23, 2020
Legal issues surrounding science and technology are increasing exponentially alongside the pace of innovation. Helping to direct traffic at this ever-more-congested intersection of disciplines is... Read more
January 22, 2020
The U.S. Department of State has awarded Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication the opportunity to host the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship in journalism... Read more
January 21, 2020
The ASU Foundation has been awarded a three-year, $937,000 grant from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation in support of 35 scholarships for students who are considered “Dreamers.” These... Read more
January 17, 2020
Fifty years ago, Mark Reader joined protests at ASU and in the Valley demanding clean air and water as part of the original Earth Day. Today, the emeritus professor of political science continues... Read more
January 16, 2020
Each January for a quarter century, thousands of Americans have foregone a day of leisure on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor the work of the slain civil rights leader by helping others. Arizona... Read more
January 14, 2020
Journalism is at its lowest point since the Sedition Act of 1798 and has been poisoned by misinformation, biased reporting and partisan politicians, “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley told a... Read more
January 9, 2020
Researchers at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions have received a $2 million grant from Arizona’s Medicaid agency to evaluate and improve the quality of care for thousands of the... Read more
January 6, 2020
Jon Gould is an internationally recognized criminal justice policy and reform expert whose talent for merging scholarship and practice is aimed squarely at making a difference in the world. He... Read more
January 6, 2020
A team of Arizona State University students engaged nearly 900 fellow students in the voting process with an online tool, placing ASU in the top 15 among 131 U.S. colleges and universities, the... Read more
December 31, 2019
Sun Devils were inspired this fall to launch projects addressing community issues as diverse as gender-inclusive sports and postpartum health for refugees. After pitching their projects in November,... Read more
December 30, 2019
Matt Barrie, an ESPN SportsCenter anchor and studio host for the network’s college football coverage, will become the newest member of the Alumni Hall of Fame at Arizona State University’s Walter... Read more
December 27, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition (dietetics) this month, Barrett, The Honors College , student Dahlia... Read more
December 23, 2019
Brightly colored regalia, broad smiles on the faces of more than 360 graduates, their families and friends and inspiring words about those of different viewpoints working together for a better... Read more
December 18, 2019
According to Arizona State University Clinical Assistant Professor Heather Ross , it is no longer enough for physicians to just be good at taking care of patients; they also have to be prepared to be... Read more
December 18, 2019
Andrew Heyward, a longtime CBS News executive, encouraged the Cronkite School’s newest class of graduates to shape their own destinies and seize every opportunity that comes their way as they leave... Read more
December 17, 2019
Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, in partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation, is launching a special yearlong project to cover the... Read more
December 16, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Ayanna Bernard, a first-generation college student who is graduating from ASU this December, credits ASU TRIO Programs... Read more
December 16, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Mia Reza, who is graduating with her bachelor’s degree in social work in December from the Watts College of Public... Read more
December 13, 2019
Arizona State University’s School of Social Work will offer a first-of-its-kind graduate program in Yuma, Arizona, that focuses on issues along the U.S.-Mexico border. Starting next summer, students... Read more
December 13, 2019
As the seas rise along the Gulf Coast of the U.S., thousands of communities must decide how to adjust to a new environment. Two professors at Arizona State University are part of a team that’s... Read more
December 10, 2019
Public distrust in the media has taken on another dimension in the digital age. A recent poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and USAFacts confirms this new... Read more
December 9, 2019
At the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, students learn from some of the nation’s foremost scholars and innovative legal instructors. They have played an integral role... Read more
December 9, 2019
As thousands of community members packed the parking lot of the North Phoenix Baptist Church to check out the float entries for the APS Electric Light Parade, Special Event Management students... Read more
December 9, 2019
A week after she turned 24, Sasha Bayat had a stroke. An active, healthy Arizona State University sophomore working toward medical school, Bayat’s fast-paced life came to a grinding halt that day.... Read more
December 6, 2019
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego talked about her job — that it’s very rewarding but involves dealing with criticism — and encouraged students to sign up for city internships in a recent impromptu talk to... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Wherever Matt Eckles goes, he stands out. Literally. At 6 foot, 5 inches tall, he towers over his peers. But perhaps... Read more