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

Student ASA fee leads to lawsuit against Ariz. Board of Regents in First Amendment case

The Arizona Students Association filed a federal First Amendment lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents Tuesday morning. Read story

Arizona Board of Regents makes final decision on ASA fee, changes to opt-in contribution


After postponing a decision in the November Arizona Board of Regents meeting, the regents unanimously approved a proposal to make the controversial $2 fee optional for students; all university students will now need to actively choose to contribute. Read story

Board of Regents approves funding for UA clinical-research cancer center


The Arizona Board of Regents approved funding recently for a six-story, $100 million dollar cancer center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, set to open by 2015. Read story

Arizona Board of Regents temporarily suspends ASA's $2 student fee until spring


The Arizona Board of Regents read a proposed policy change that would make ASA completely self-financed and take the fee away from universities completely, and voted to temporarily suspend the Arizona Students’ Association’s $2 fee collected until a decision can be made. Read story

Plans to bring Arizona Center for Law and Society downtown continue to progress


According to current plans, ASU’s Arizona Center for Law and Society will be located between First and Second streets just south of Taylor Place by the 2016-17 academic year. Read story

ASU president discusses tuition, other student concerns at Downtown forum


Students voiced their concerns about tuition, online courses and guns on campus among other issues at a downtown-based forum held by ASU President Michael Crow on Thursday afternoon. Read story