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Improving business with philosophy

Tom Fournier had a successful career in engineering and business management and after co-founding and selling a company that measured automotive pollution for governments, he was able to retire early at 55 years old. The following two years were spent dabbling in hobbies as a private pilot and a skydiver and volunteering at Tucson’s Community Food Bank and Literacy Connects...

ASU ranked top in US, 5th in world pursuit of UN sustainability goals

In 2015, world leaders agreed to establish 17 objectives aimed at achieving a better world by 2030: among them, an end to poverty and hunger, clean water and energy, gender equality and decent work. Together, they are called the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It was announced Wednesday that Arizona State University ranks top in the U.S. and fifth in...

Creating a healthy planet, one sustainable investment at a time

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the resource-raising entity operating for the benefit of Arizona State University sheds light on its dedication to investing money where its values lie: to build a more sustainable and resilient future. “The university has made an institutional commitment to a more sustainable and resilient future, addressing the world’s most pressing challenges...

Celebrating 15 years of Julie Ann Wrigley’s commitment to sustainability

Since 2004, Julie Ann Wrigley ’s impact on Arizona State University and its sustainability education and research endeavors has been profound. But for her, the important thing isn’t what has been done over the past 15 years — it’s what lies ahead. “I recognize the need to continuously engage to stay ahead of the game,” Wrigley said. “We need to...

ASU’s Committee for Campus Inclusion honored with city of Tempe’s diversity award

On Jan. 17, Arizona State University’s Committee for Campus Inclusion will be honored for its commitment to diversity in the city of Tempe. The Tempe Human Relations Commission will award the committee the 2020 MLK Diversity Award in the category of educational organization. The annual recognition is given to individuals, businesses or community groups that help achieve the goal of...

ASU students go to town on sustainability

Apache Junction, Arizona — a city of approximately 42,000 residents on the eastern outskirts of the metro Phoenix area — has a complicated relationship with its 125 mobile home and RV parks. These parks represent more than 60% of the city’s housing stock and are a highly affordable option for people living on low or fixed incomes. Many of these...

Future Tense: How a simple observation led to ASU's partnership with New America and Slate

Honored for a fifth consecutive year in 2019 as America’s most innovative university, one of Arizona State University President Michael Crow’s remarks was to explain it this way: “‘The tremendously creative minds and efforts of our students, faculty and staff elevate who we are.’” That’s not an accident. At ASU, ideation plays a major role in the university’s success, as...

Two new President’s Professors named

Two Arizona State University faculty members have been named President’s Professors, adding to the growing list since 2006 — the first year the designation was given out. The new honorees are Michael Angilletta , a professor in the School of Life Sciences and the associate director of undergraduate programs, and Joni Adamson , professor of environmental humanities in the Department...

ASU alumni recognized for their vision, gifts to transform stadium

The vision and gifts of three Arizona State University alumni is coming to fruition after five years. Steve Butterfield, Bill Kent and Jack Furst spearheaded the reinvention of and fundraising for Sun Devil Stadium, transforming it into a year-round, multiuse complex called ASU 365 Community Union . During Saturday’s ASU football game the three men and their families were honored...

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