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Ottawa University announces residential campus in Surprise

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Ottawa University is opening a new residential campus in Surprise with plans to enroll 250 students for its first semester of classes and 3,000 students over the next 10 years. Expansion plans for the Surprise campus include development of residential housing, an indoor activity center, dining and conference space, and new athletic fields, including a stadium… Read More →

GCU commercial hub to have $670M annual impact

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A corner in a West Phoenix neighborhood that had been a hotbed of crime for years will now pump $670 million into the local economy each year as a commercial hub, thanks to Grand Canyon University. GCU has transformed the northeast corner of 27th Avenue and Camelback Road from what was once a run-down hotel,… Read More →

Merck grant helps UA promote cancer care for Latinos

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  A new University of Arizona initiative, funded by the Merck Foundation, will expand access to high-quality cancer care for Latinos and other underserved populations in Southern Arizona. The collaborative effort brings together the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, the UA Department of Psychology, UA Cancer Center and… Read More →

University of Arizona recognized for educational value

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The University of Arizona has again been recognized for its educational value by the Princeton Review. For the third consecutive year, the UA is among 200 colleges and universities featured in the 2017 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.” “I am… Read More →

Higher education leaders stress degrees as important for Arizona economy

Maria Harper-Marinick, chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges, and Michael M. Crow, president of Arizona State University, spoke about the intersection of higher education and the economy in Arizona at Gateway Community College on Tuesday. (Photo by Erica Apodaca/ Cronkite News)

Arizona State University President Michael Crow and Maricopa County Community College District Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick on Tuesday stressed the importance of a college degree in obtaining a well-paying job – the types of jobs that it takes to stimulate the economy. But the state lags behind educational achievement. “Arizona needs a prepared workforce,” Harper-Marinick said.… Read More →

Arizona charters excited by DeVos nomination

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Public school advocates in Arizona are withholding judgment – for now – on school-choice champion Betsy DeVos, who faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday on her nomination to become the next secretary of Education. “Perhaps when she realizes she’s responsible for where 80 percent of American parents send their kids, public schools, she’ll work to… Read More →

Teaching the teachers to stay in Arizona

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In a poorly-financed education system, Arizona teachers are battling low salaries, the pressures of mandatory testing and a lack of respect for their profession, making it harder for the state to entice and retain teachers, advocates say. One Paradise Valley mentoring program is trying to grow teachers at home and repair a broken pipeline. Volunteers… Read More →

College of St. Scholastica opens new midtown office

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The College of St. Scholastica’s administrative staff moved into new offices at 3550 N. Central Ave., #1020, Phoenix, 85012. Social work faculty already have office space at Mesa Community College (MCC) and at Phoenix College. The new 2,300-square-foot office, in midtown Phoenix along the light rail, will house the College’s administrative team and nursing faculty… Read More →

APS, Suns award $50K to teachers for STEM projects

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New technologies are changing the ways we live and work. Soon, driverless cars, artificial intelligence and virtual reality will be the norm. Today’s students must equip themselves with knowledge in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math to prepare for the jobs of the future. APS and the Phoenix Suns are investing in… Read More →

Bourgade student-led IT program raises bar for local schools

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Bourgade Catholic High School is raising the bar for the rest of the local valley schools in the realm of technology.  Bourgade Catholic boasts not only top of the line technology on campus, but has a student-run IT program called Hi Tech.  Bourgade Catholic has implemented the use of technology in every classroom throughout the… Read More →

Nicole Stanton appointed to James E. Rogers College of Law board

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The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Phoenix office managing partner Nicole Stanton has been appointed to the Board of Visitors of the James E. Rogers College of Law. Members of the Board work to serve as both advisors to, and ambassadors for, the college, meeting once a year to discuss… Read More →

UA receives $1.5M to study cancer in firefighters

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Cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters, and the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is leading to collaborative project to develop the framework for a long-term study of cancer in firefighters. The UA program received a $1.5 million in funding from the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance… Read More →

UA Eller MBA ranked 6th in ROI by U.S. News & World Report

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The University of Arizona Eller College of Management Master of Business Administration (MBA) program ranked sixth nationally for its return on investment as a degree, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The average salary and signing bonus for Eller MBA students within three months of graduation was $100,850 in 2015. The… Read More →

ASU Research Park generates jobs, $1.4 billion in state income

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A recent study conducted by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals that ASU Research Park tenants generate 16,160 jobs for Arizona residents, provide labor income of $865 million for Arizona workers, and account for $1.418 billion in total income. Labor income is the… Read More →