Northern Arizona University

TikTok, social media, Hobbs
Apr 5, 2023

Hobbs bans TikTok from state work devices

Popular social media app TikTok has to go from devices used for official state business, Gov. Katie Hobbs said in an executive order announced on Wednesday afternoon.

NAU, Northern Arizona University, Indigenous students,
Mar 2, 2023

NAU plans to expand Indigenous Peoples-focused scholarship, other support 

Under a new grant from the Mellon Foundation and the NAU Foundation, Northern Arizona University plans to expand the Indigenous Peoples Living and Learning Center (IPLLC) to 100 more students.

debt, Biden, student loans, Pell Grant, Grijalva, Lesko, Department of Education, ASU, NAU, Arizona Students’ Association
Feb 2, 2023

ASU, NAU, UofA lead in resolving challenges

Challenges are nothing new to Arizona. No matter the challenge — drought, disease, economic prosperity and many other s— transforming problems into opportunities has been our state’s hallmark. At every step, Arizona’s public universities have helped lead the way. 

Valley fever, Northern Arizona University, University of Washington, CDC, Northern Arizona University, antifungal medications, vaccine, fungal disease, microbiology
Dec 1, 2022

University researchers seek Valley fever vaccine 

A new research program combining the efforts of Northern Arizona University and the University of Washington aims to create a vaccine for Valley fever, an infectious fungal disease that poses an increasing threat as the climate continues to warm and become drier. 

Telegraph Fire, U of A, legislative committee, wildfires
Nov 30, 2022

UofA to study cost of Telegraph Fire damages

In partnership with a legislative committee, the University of Arizona will conduct a comprehensive study to estimate the total costs of damage to communities, businesses and residents affected by the 2021 Telegraph Fire.

Nov 22, 2022

Initiative should create jobs, boost aerospace industry

With our economic development and business groups, including the Greater Phoenix Chamber strengthening Arizona’s space ecosystem and value chain, with our universities driving innovation, research, and workforce development, Arizona is poised to be a global strategic hub for the space industry. 

NASA, aerospace, manufacturing, ASU, NAU, University of Arizona, Arizona Board of Regents, New Economy Initiative, jobs, NEI funds
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[...]

debt, Biden, student loans, Pell Grant, Grijalva, Lesko, Department of Education, ASU, NAU, Arizona Students’ Association
Aug 30, 2022

Both sides find something wanting in Biden’s student-debt relief plan

There are nearly 900,000 Arizonans who could benefit from the Biden administration’s plan for student debt forgiveness – and almost as many opinions about whether the plan is worthwhile.

Jun 28, 2022

Prisoners gain work experience, help prevent wildfires 

The Healthy Forest Initiative is being touted as a win-win that helps to restore Arizona's forests, prevent wildfires and give prisoners a second chance at life.  

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. 

Oct 25, 2021

Covid relief money to fund new teacher program

A graduate residency program is the latest effort to chip away at state’s teacher shortage and combat high turnover.

Jun 15, 2021

Ducey orders end to universities’ policies for unvaccinated students

Gov. Doug Ducey has forbade public universities and community colleges from requiring that students and staff wear masks and get tested regularly for Covid.