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Hooked: Heroin’s Hold on Arizona

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As the drug pours into the state, an epidemic of addiction threatens a generation of young people, their families and their friends.    

Carrington College attempts to break world record

Routine screening tests can be one of the most important personal health strategies

In observance of National High Blood Pressure Education Month in May, Carrington College’s 18 campuses nationwide are attempting to earn the Guinness World Record title for the mostgiven in an eight-hour period. On Thursday, May 21, Carrington College’s four Arizona campuses encourage members of the community to get their blood pressure taken by Medical Assisting… Read More →

Arizona invests $1 billion in college savings

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The Arizona Family College Savings (529) Program has officially surpassed $1 billion in assets. This major milestone comes just 16 years after the first account was opened in 1999. Today the program comprises more than 75,000 savings accounts intended for the college expenses of future students. The Arizona Family College Savings Plan is a state… Read More →

AXA Advisors Southwest awards scholarships

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AXA Advisors Southwest, a leading provider of financial services for consumers and businesses, has announced that Anvita Gupta, a high school senior attending BASIS in Scottsdale, will receive $25,000 as a national winner of the 2015 AXA Achievementsm Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report.  Gupta is one of 52 students – one… Read More →

EMCC celebrates largest number of graduates

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Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), one of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges, will celebrate their largest-ever number of graduates at their nineteenth annual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 15, 2015. This year’s more than 480 graduates and candidates will be represented by students from the fall 2014 through summer 2015 semesters. There is approximately 100… Read More →

GCU names new dean of nursing school

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Dr. Melanie D. Logue, who got her start in nursing as a student at Grand Canyon University, taught in its Family Nurse Practitioner Program and chaired the university’s Doctor of Nursing Practice, has been named dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. GCU President Brian Mueller and Provost Dr. Hank Radda announced… Read More →

Scottsdale schools, TGen launch bioscience initiative

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The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Foundation is teaming with the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to create an Excellence in Bioscience Teacher Initiative. Scheduled to take place in July 2015 at TGen, the new pilot program will benefit teachers and students within the Scottsdale Unified School District. The Excellence in Bioscience Teacher Initiative… Read More →

UA program secures land-rights win in Belize

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The Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program of the (UA) University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of of Law has achieved another groundbreaking legal victory, this time before the Caribbean Court of Justice. In a final resolution of the Maya land rights case before the highest court for Belize, the Caribbean Court of Justice… Read More →

Washington Federal helps scholars with financial education

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Representatives from Washington Federal’s executive team in Arizona honored more than 200 graduates of its 2015 Washington Federal Financial Scholars Program, a financial education course designed to provide students with the critical skills needed to make sound financial decisions, on Wednesday, April 29 at Metro Tech High School. Washington Federal partnered with leading education technology company EverFi,… Read More →

Anthony Spano named president of DeVry in Phoenix

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DeVry University recently announced the appointment of Anthony Spano as president of the Phoenix campus in Arizona. Spano will provide executive leadership at the university’s Phoenix, Glendale and Mesa locations (collectively known as the Phoenix metro). Spano has more than 24 years of academic leadership experience and has served as the campus director of DeVry University’s… Read More →

ASU takes steps toward gender-neutral equality

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Arizona State University is making gender equality efforts starting at home. Tempe campus’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) passed Senate Bill 81 (SB81) to enable gender-neutral bathrooms and housing floors across ASU. Barrett, the Honors College’s Senator Daniel Martin wants to welcome individuals of all typical gender binary. “What we’re looking to do here is get… Read More →

Phoenix Forward launched to spark business growth

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton talks about Phoenix Forward, which will help with business retention and expansion.

Officials said local business expansion makes up 80 percent of new jobs. Phoenix leaders plan to help facilitate that growth and support business needs through the Phoenix Forward initiative, which launched Wednesday. The initiative is a partnership between the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the city of Phoenix, the Arizona Commerce Authority and Maricopa County. Phoenix Forward… Read More →

Arizona’s aerospace industry may turn to space tourism

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Arizona’s missile and space vehicle industry has faced massive cuts to its government contracts over the last four years, forcing some companies to explore other revenue sources. Experts said the industry may turn to space tourism and commercial space programs to fill that gap. The state has several advantages to expand in this market: good… Read More →

ASU and Westward Ho launch innovative partnership

Michael Shafer, director of the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and John Bentz, president of developer PAG-CDG.

Residents who live in a landmark downtown Phoenix affordable housing high-rise will benefit from a new state-of-the-art clinic being built by Arizona State University (ASU) through its Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy. The facility will also serve as a valuable training ground for students working under faculty supervision.  The new facility was made possible… Read More →