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Our View: The state agency that oversees Arizona's three public universities has received a $1.5 million private grant to kick-start a strategy that would open new doors for pursuing college degrees. While the grant will be helpful, the mere fact that the Arizona Board of Regents pursued it reflects a seismic shift in the future of public higher education.
University of Phoenix public affairs coordinator Alyssa Aalmo demonstrates an interactive white board in a classroom, Thursday, May 24, 2012 in Tempe. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
At Arizona's public universities, incoming resident students will pay from $8,474 to $9,716 a year in tuition and fees come fall thanks to state funding cuts. That's an increase of 45 percent to 72 percent since the 2008-2009 school year, depending on the university.
A poster urges Arizona State University students to cover sneezes to avoid spreading the flu. With swine flu expected to return and take its toll especially on children and young adults, Arizona’s public universities are taking steps, including urging students to stay home should they fall ill and encouraging regular hand-washing.
February 24, 2005
Arizona’s university system comprising of only three public universities is insufficient and broken. One consequence of this is the expansion of the Arizona State University empire with the satellite campuses now charging the same tuition rate as the overcrowded main campus.
Arizona’s public universities will ask voters in November for a constitutional amendment that would lift the ban on state ownership of private companies.
July 12, 2004
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging religious discrimination against the University of Phoenix and its parent company, the Apollo Group.
It’s not often that technology advocates become involved in constitutional debates.
Arizona’s public universities’ requests to the state Legislature are typically simple: Send more money. Last session, with the state awash in excess tax revenue, the universities got their wish. This session, lawmakers might return to their standard refrain: Not this year.
July 15, 2004
With tens of thousands of students, faculty and staff in close proximity, Arizona's universities are taking steps to prepare for swine flu's next assault.
July 21, 2004
A serious collision on the southbound Loop 101 has three lanes of the freeway closed at University Drive and traffic on the Loop 202 significantly backed up.
Debra White’s argument (“University construction bill a waste of taxpayers money,” Opinion 2, Wednesday) against HB2211, the Higher Education Budget Reconciliation Act, exemplifies the type of thinking that will impair the future of our children, state and nation. She says that the 66,000 students who attend Arizona State University — the vast majority of them residents of the state — don’t deserve to be educated in facilities that are in good repair and up to current safety code.
Arizona’s public universities recently stepped up to the plate to help improve our state’s sagging economy. No, they didn’t offer to defer or minimize spending since times are tough.
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Astronaut and spacewalker John M. Grunsfeld will visit Arizona State University on Tuesday to discuss space exploration.
LOS ANGELES - An 18-year-old from Puerto Rico who hopes to someday star in U.S. and Latin American films was crowned Sunday night as Miss Universe 2006.
Computer systems at all three state universities, including those containing personal data, are vulnerable to online attacks and hacking, the state auditor general's office has concluded.
Needy students at Arizona’s three public universities might be forced to pay more under a plan to help balance the state budget. The proposal Wednesday by Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, would require universities to charge students at least 40 percent of what it costs to attend the schools.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI has waded into the evolution debate in the United States, saying the universe was made by an "intelligent project" and criticizing those who in the name of science say its creation was without direction or order.
Arizona's three public universities are hoping proposed tuition and fee increases as high as 31 percent will partially make up for cuts in state funding. Students who are dealing with their own budget problems are hoping the state board that oversees the schools will soften the blow.
The call for universal health care in Arizona has gone mainstream. The venerable Arizona Town Hall, meeting last week in Prescott, recommended a statewide program to ensure everyone in the state has access to basic health care.