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Arizona State University (commonly referred to as ASU or Arizona State) is a national space-grant institution and public metropolitan research university located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area of the U.S. state of Arizona. It is the largest public university in the United States by enrollment.

Founded in 1885 as the Tempe Normal School for the Arizona Territory, the school came under control of the Arizona Board of Regents in 1945 and was renamed Arizona State College. A 1958 statewide ballot measure gave the university its present name.

In 1994 ASU was classified as a Research I institute; thus, making Arizona State one of the newest major research universities (public or private) in the nation. Arizona State’s mission is to create a model of the “New American University” whose efficacy is measured “by those it includes and how they succeed, not by those it excludes”.

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Young evangelical Christians are facing a dilemma whether to follow in the footsteps of their parents or pursue other choices. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Why some younger evangelicals are leaving the faith

Disaffected young evangelicals and those who left the church describe an out-of-touch institution not in line with their political beliefs, a scholar found
American reality TV star Kim Kardashian was criticized for sporting earrings patterned from the sacred Hindu Om symbol during a photo shoot for her beauty products line. E-Times

What is cultural appropriation, and how does it differ from cultural appreciation?

Celebrities and businesses have drawn criticism for cultural appropriation. An expert provides guidance on when it is sharing another culture out of appreciation and when it is appropriation.
Students at Howard University are already calling for Phylicia Rashad’s resignation as dean. David Becker/Getty Images for The Blackhouse Foundation

With support for Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad becomes just one of several deans to tweet themselves into trouble

A single Tweet the day before she took over as dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University has led to calls for Phylicia Rashad’s ouster. A scholar on college deans weighs in on what’s next.
In February 2021, a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of COVID-19 visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Why gain-of-function research matters

The research community is taking a closer look at the lab-leak hypothesis for the origin of COVID-19, prompting discussion about the risks and benefits of engineering viruses.
In the 2018-2019 academic school year, 45.1% of professors at U.S. colleges and universities overall had tenure. Tom Werner/DigitalVision

Academic tenure: What it is and why it matters

Academic tenure – a system of job protections for university professors – came about in the early 20th century. Will it survive in the 21st century? A scholar weighs in.
An engineer demonstrates a car phone five months before the historic first call on a competing company’s commercial mobile telephone service in 1946. Bettmann via Getty Images

The first mobile phone call was 75 years ago – what it takes for technologies to go from breakthrough to big time

The ubiquity of mobile phones is a defining feature of the 21st century, but it’s been possible to place a phone call on the go since shortly after World War II.
Proxima Centauri is the closest star to the solar system and is home to a potentially habitable planet. Hubble/European Space Agency/WikimediaCommons

Massive flare seen on the closest star to the solar system: What it means for chances of alien neighbors

Astronomers just measured the largest flare ever from Proxima Centauri, humanity’s closest neighboring star. These flares could be bad news for life trying to develop on a planet orbiting the star.
Misinformation and lack of information during the pandemic have made it even harder for people to assess risk. Xesai/Getty Images

People have had a hard time weighing pandemic risks because they haven’t gotten information they needed when they needed it

People have a hard time assessing risk in the best of times. Adding a world-changing pandemic with evolving and sometimes conflicting information has made personal risk assessment much harder.
A woman reacts to the news that Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd. Scott Olson/Getty Images

Why this trial was different: Experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin

Scholars of policing, law, race and Minnesota history explain the landmark guilty verdicts handed down in the trial for the murder of George Floyd.
Recent college graduates owed an average of nearly $30,000 in student loans in 2019. lightspeedshutter/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Student loan debt is costing recent grads much more than just money

Student loan debt can affect not only the financial health of recent grads but also their mental and emotional health. Three scholars weigh in on the greater costs student loans can have on borrowers.
Eight out of 10 Asian American youths reported being bullied and harassed during the pandemic. RyanJLane/E+ via Getty Images

Are America’s schools safe for Asian Americans?

Asian Americans are more likely to participate in remote learning than other racial groups, federal data show. To understand why, three experts weigh in.
Schools that build trust with their communities can reduce fears surrounding reopening. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Building trust among parents and teachers is key to reopening schools

With distrust for school officials prevalent during the pandemic, an educational historian calls attention to the need for officials to have more positive relations with educators and parents.
NFTs can be used to prove who created and who owns digital items like these images by the artist Beeple shown at an exhibition in Beijing. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

How nonfungible tokens work and where they get their value – a cryptocurrency expert explains NFTs

NFTs are made the same way as crypto coins, but where every crypto coin is like every other, each NFT is a unique digital item – from images to sound files to text.

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