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Tag: Arizona State University
Dr. Battinto Batts Jr. Selected Dean of ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Dr. Battinto Batts Jr. has been selected dean of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, effective July 1, AZ Central reported. Batts – an experienced journalist – has worked as a newspaper crime reporter, lecturer, philanthropist, strategic communications professional, higher ed administrator and nonprofit leader. Batts holds a bachelor’s degree […]
May 17, 2021
Why We Can’t Let The Current Moment of Change Through Our Fingers
The murder of George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis and the outrage from not just the Black community but communities throughout the entire country have created an energetic moment for universities to do some serious transformations.
February 18, 2021
Arizona State University Names Film School After Film Legend Sidney Poitier
Arizona State University has named its film school after screen legend Sidney Poitier. Poitier, 93, was the first Black winner of a lead acting Oscar – in 1964 – for his role in “Lilies of the Field.” ASU President Dr. Michael M. Crow says the school was named The Sidney Poitier New American Film School […]
January 26, 2021
As Higher Education Faces a “Corona Swirl” of Transfer Students, Higher Education Must Create Clear Pathways to Degrees
Recent surveys show that a growing number of high school graduates and college students are opting to attend community colleges this fall because they are affordable and closer to home. Those who lost jobs in the post-COVID economy are also turning to community colleges to gain and sharpen skills that lead back to jobs. The combination is creating an unprecedented level of student movement between two- and four-year colleges. There’s even a name for it in higher education circles – the “corona swirl.”
July 24, 2020
Just Cause: Higher Ed Institutions Expand Social Justice Offerings
Shaped by student interest as well as the need to keep curriculum relevant, colleges and universities are increasingly developing social justice programs to address pressing issues in contemporary society.
April 20, 2020
Report: Diminishing Financial Aid for Low-Income Students
A new report says that as universities chase high rankings and future donors, financial aid money is all too often allocated to students who don’t really need it.
February 16, 2020
SV Academy Launches New Partnerships With Hopes to Diversify Silicon Valley
SV Academy, a tuition-free online vocational program for tech sales, recently partnered with two universities – Florida International University and Arizona State University – to diversify its student body, and the tech field.
December 29, 2019
Recruitment & Retention
Dr. Leah Barrett Named President of Northeast Community College
Dr. Leah Barrett was recently appointed as Northeast Community College’s ninth president. She will begin her new role in January, becoming the first female president in the school’s 91-year history, according to Sioux City Journal. Barrett is currently serving as vice president for a community college district in Wyoming. Throughout her career, she has worked […]
October 25, 2019
Arizona State University Expands in D.C.
Arizona State University (ASU) has rented more space to its Washington, D.C. operations after a newly debuted renovated building near the White House less was not large enough for the university. The Arizona Board of Regents recently approved a 10-12 year lease for an additional 8,400-square-foot space in a nearby facility, according to AZ Central. […]
February 8, 2019
Five Universities are Finalists for Degree Completion Award
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has named five universities as finalists for its 2018 Degree Completion Award. Wayne State University, the University of Nevada-Reno, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Memphis and Arizona State University were selected by a panel of eight reviewers, according to APLU officials. The […]
October 10, 2018
The Minority Coach Roundup Week 5
This weekend was another exciting one for 13 of the 18 minority head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
October 2, 2018
ASU Gammage Testing App for Hearing-Impaired, Translation Services
PHOENIX — The Gammage Theater at Arizona State University is testing an app that will make sure that patrons with hearing impairment or need translation services “never miss a word.” The GalaPro app will be available for use during Gammage’s School of Rock performances, which kick off Wednesday. Created in 2015, this program gives translation and […]
June 18, 2018
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