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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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[...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.