Arizona Board of Regents

Sep 29, 2023

Northern Arizona University plans new medical school amid statewide doctor shortage

Northern Arizona University plans to build a new medical school as part of a greater effort to address an ongoing shortage of health care workers in the state, the Arizona Board of Regents announced Friday.

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Aug 11, 2023

Public universities ending diversity, inclusion statements

Arizona’s public universities are discontinuing diversity, equity and inclusion statements in job applications for faculty and staff.  

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Aug 4, 2023

Big Ten clears way for Oregon, Washington to join, sources say

The Big Ten has cleared the way for Oregon and Washington to apply for membership and join the conference, four people with familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday, dealing a crushing blow to the beleaguered Pac-12.

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Aug 4, 2023

Legislative leaders increase intervening in court 

On Aug. 1, legislative leaders filed an emergency motion in federal court to defend a law Republicans passed last year – one of many moves they’ve made in ongoing court cases this year. 

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Jul 27, 2023

2nd ASU firing ‘retaliation’ for conservative event

Another former Arizona State University employee has come forward with allegations she was terminated from her position as “retaliation” for producing events that university administrators didn’t like.

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Jun 15, 2023

Universities award more degrees, but fewer to local residents  

Arizona’s public universities awarded degrees at a historical high in the 2021-2022 school year, with an increase in bachelor’s degrees to historically underrepresented populations, according to the latest college completion report from the Arizona Board of Regents. 

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Jun 2, 2023

Arizona State University to create medical school in response to doctors, nurses shortage

Arizona State University will establish its own medical school amid an ongoing shortage of health care workers across the state.

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Dec 6, 2022

Ward wants Brnovich to investigate Hobbs’ office contacting Twitter

The head of the Arizona Republican Party, Kelli Ward, wants Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate whether Democrat Katie Hobbs used her official position "to suppress free speech.''

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Dec 1, 2022

Regents provide $4M to study cancer in firefighters

“Cancer has silently overtaken the fire service as the number one issue,” Buckeye Fire Chief Jake Rhoades said. “Here in the state of Arizona, we're pushing upwards of 100 firefighters who are battling some type of cancer.

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Nov 18, 2022

Initiative should create jobs, boost economic output in aerospace industry

To address the growing need for a continually diversified and modern workforce, the New Economy Initiative was signed into law, providing millions of dollars in state funding through the Arizona Board of Regents to invest in Arizona’s economic future. This initiative aims to create 40,000 new jobs by 2041, increase economic output to $6.9 billion by 2023, and double the state’s investment in r[...]

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Oct 6, 2022

Arizona weighing in-state tuition rate for some non-citizens

Arizona voters this November will decide whether to allow students, regardless of their immigration status, to obtain financial aid and cheaper in-state tuition at state universities and community colleges.

May 6, 2022

State ramps up study of Valley Fever, ozone

A new partnership between the state’s three universities and several state agencies aims to increase understanding of issues like Valley Fever and ozone levels in Arizona – and come up with solutions.