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ASU named one of the nation's best universities for undergrad education

via ASU News

Arizona State University is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2015 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 379 Colleges.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges, and only four colleges outside the U.S., are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide.

ASU faculty member named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor

via ASU News

Biogeochemist Ariel Anbar has been selected as Arizona State University’s first Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. This distinguished honor recognizes Anbar’s pioneering research and teaching.

He is one of 15 professors from 13 universities whose appointments were announced by the Maryland-based biomedical research institute on June 30. The appointment includes a five-year, $1 million grant to support Anbar’s research and educational activities.

America Can't Afford College That's Unaffordable

via Huffington Post

Written by: Howard Schultz - CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company; Michael M. Crow - President of Arizona State University

This time of year, thousands of newly minted high school graduates are preparing to head to college in the fall. They seem like they are on the right track -- dreaming of the future even as they fret over their new roommates and class schedules.