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Statement on passing of ASU Police Officer Joseph Montgomery

January 14, 2021 The Arizona State University Police Department extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Joseph Montgomery, who passed away following an off-duty motorcycle accident in Tempe on Jan. 14.

EDUKAN and Arizona State University Partner to Offer College Students Transfer Pathways with MyPath2ASU™ Collaboration

January 5, 2021 EDUKAN, a consortium of four community colleges in western Kansas, is pleased to announce their new alliance with Arizona State University to provide students a seamless transfer experience with the MyPath2ASU program. MyPath2ASU™allows students to take the steps needed, at the start of their college experience, to successfully plan their transfer to ASU, ensuring a smooth transition process and student success.

Arizona State University receives $46M from CARES Act for efforts in fighting COVID-19

December 30, 2020 Arizona State University’s efforts to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on the university community and on the public at large have been supported by both the State of Arizona and through CARES Act funding provided to the state. 

University statement on Alayna case, sexual assault process, resources

November 24, 2020 We take all reports of sexual assault seriously, investigate them thoroughly, and make determinations based on the evidence and facts obtained during the ASU investigatory process.

ASU Police Awarded $70,812 from Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

October 23, 2020 The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has awarded the Arizona State University Police Department $70,812 in grant money to help reduce traffic-related issues in and around ASU’s four university campuses.

ASU Police Going Green with Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grant

October 16, 2020 The Arizona State University Police Department has received $46,871.08 in grant money from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for the purchase of two Zero DSR electric motorcycles.

Arizona State University researchers awarded $4.7M by NIH to expand COVID-19 testing in underserved Arizona communities

October 1, 2020 In Arizona, as in other parts of the country, data shows that COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the American Indian, African American and Latinx communities, as well as other vulnerable populations.

ASU researchers receive $6M state contract to develop rapid, 20-minute COVID-19 saliva test

September 24, 2020 As the world manages through the coronavirus pandemic, Arizona State University continues its work to discover and develop easier and more widespread COVID-19 testing to assist in managing the virus.

Standing up to anti-Semitism

September 4, 2020 Arizona State University has a long history of opposing anti-Semitic rhetoric and acts of intimidation whether they occur on our campuses, or in the community. The university has been very clear about this position, as President Michael Crow has shared repeatedly.

Arizona State University statement regarding Instagram lawsuit

August 21, 2020 In July, ASU became aware of an Instagram account repeatedly promoting COVID-19 parties for when students returned for the fall semester. The account urged followers to avoid social distancing and face coverings, and included ASU trademarks and school colors while promoting behaviors such as COVID parties that create a risk to public health.

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