ASU Downtown Student Government spearheading Board of Regents collaboration


ASU Undergraduate Student Government Downtown is part of the new Arizona Student Government Collaborative, which combines representatives from the three major Arizona universities with the goal of representing student voices to the Arizona Board of Regents and the state Legislature. Read story

State university presidents lobby House for performance-based funding bill


The presidents of the three major state universities lobbied for performance-based funding for their schools Thursday at the state Legislature. This comes just days after Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State address, where he proposed a budget plan that included reducing funding to Arizona universities by $75 million starting in 2016. Read story

Arizona Native American students to pay in-state tuition with revised residency policy


The Arizona Board of Regents approved a revision to its residency policy in November that allows enrolled members of Native American tribes to pay in-state tuition for the first time starting this semester. Read story

USGD meeting aims to inform students about proposed $150 annual athletics fee


USGD held a town hall meeting Monday to discuss the proposal of an athletics fee of $75 per semester. The fee would replace athletic funding currently apportioned from student tuition, freeing up approximately $10 million of tuition funds. The new fee will be exactly the cost of season tickets, meaning students will not have to purchase season tickets but will also no longer have the option of opting out. Read story

Teachers College receives grant to boost K-8 math scores in Roosevelt School District


Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help raise mathematics achievements in K-8 students in the Roosevelt School District. Read story