Arizona State University and Rae’Lee Klein have agreed to settle a dispute that led her to sue the Arizona Board of Regents, ASU, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and interim Dean Kristin Gilger.
With heavy hearts and deep sorrow, 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 on State Route 101 near the University Drive off-ramp, milepost 52, in Tempe this morning, Jan. 14. ASU Police Chief Michael Thompson referred to Montgomery as “a very valuable member of our department who we loved and respected highly.”
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.
ASU takes all reports of sexual assault seriously, investigate them thoroughly, and make determinations based on the evidence and facts obtained during the ASU investigatory process.
Sexual assaults on an ASU campus are investigated on a criminal basis by the ASU Police Department. Sexual assaults involving students on or off campus are subject to investigation by either ASU Student Rights and Responsibilities or ASU University Rights and Responsibilities.
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. In just the past year, the university and President Crow have shared the following communications on this subject. ASU staff, including the campus police, is here to support students and promote a safe environment where diversity is embraced and the free exchange of ideas is nurtured and encouraged. Read more:
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. We believe the ongoing postings violate Facebook’s and Instagram’s own COVID-19 related guidelines that are meant to “protect people from harmful content” and “content that has the potential to do real world harm.”
“We welcome the Arizona Superior Court’s ruling in the latest lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents and Arizona State University and applaud the fact that the judge has, with regard to motion number one, rejected all of the Attorney General’s arguments on this matter. This is the second time the courts have ruled that the Attorney General does not have the authority to insert himself into decision-making that has been definitively granted to ABOR and the universities.
I appreciate the board’s approval of ASU’s 2018-19 tuition proposal, which includes no tuition increase for any Arizona resident undergraduate students – current and incoming. Arizona resident undergraduate students will also see no class or academic program fee increases.
This freeze in tuition and class and academic program fees underscores our commitment to providing Arizona students unprecedented access to one of the highest-quality public university educations in the country at the lowest possible price.