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ASU PD Chief Thompson on leave

May 10, 2024

ASU Police Chief Michael Thompson has been placed on paid administrative leave, per university policy, pending a review of complaints filed related to his actions on April 26-27, 2024. Assistant Chief John Thompson has been named Acting Chief. 

Investigation into Jonathan Yudelman video

May 8, 2024

Jonathan Yudelman is on leave from Arizona State University pending the outcome of an investigation into a video that began circulating this week, depicting an interaction that took place on the morning of Sunday, May 5.  He was placed on leave on Monday, May 6. As a result, he is not permitted to come to campus, teach classes, or interact with students or employees.  

ASU statement on Congresswoman Tlaib’s cancelled visit

November 17, 2023

Organizers of events using ASU facilities must be properly registered with ASU and must meet all university requirements for crowd management, parking, security, and insurance. In addition, the events must be produced in a way which minimizes disruption to academic and other activities on campus.  The event featuring Congresswoman Tlaib was planned and produced by groups not affiliated with ASU and was organized outside of ASU policies and procedures. Accordingly, that event will not take place today on the ASU Tempe campus.

ASU Student Government meeting Investigation

November 15, 2023

The ASU Police Department is currently investigating the disruption of the ASU Student Government meeting on Tuesday night on the Tempe campus. The incident is being reviewed for possible disorderly conduct and criminal damage charges -- no arrests have been made at this time. Arizona State University provides a community that embraces diversity, tolerance, respect, and inclusion. The university rejects and denounces antisemitism. ASU will not tolerate physical intimidation or violence, and we will take action to ensure the physical safety of students.

Standing up to anti-Semitism

October 24, 2023

On October 7th, we were all horrified and sickened upon learning of the terrorism and brutality of Hamas. In the days since, the massacre in Israel placed a national spotlight on the reactions of college presidents and their campuses.  

President Crow on Turning Point USA bullying ASU faculty

October 14, 2023

*April 23, 2024, Update: 

Two Turning Point USA defendants admitted guilt in an agreement to complete a court-ordered diversion program. ASU’s statement today: 

Arizona State University is pleased with the Turning Point USA defendants’ admission of guilt in court in their respective roles in the harassment and injury inflicted on one of our instructors in October 2023. Harassment or threatening behavior toward ASU employees will not be tolerated.

ASU statement on Israel-Gaza conflict

October 10, 2023

The recent terrorist attacks by Hamas against the people of Israel and the subsequent retaliatory strikes have understandably caused distress and concern across the globe and in the Arizona State University community.

Update on Palo Verde East fire

August 24, 2023

There was a fire this morning in a storage space on the first floor of Arizona State University’s Palo Verde East residence hall on the Tempe campus.  There were no injuries and damage is minimal, but not without consequence. Power at the building has been shut off and that will be the condition for the near term while water damage in the basement and on the first and second floors is assessed along with the electrical system for the building.  This work is underway.