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ASU looks to expand leadership in bioscience

Posted by   /  March 20, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Even though it does not feature a medical school, Arizona State University is making progress toward becoming one of the leading bioscience research institutions in the United States, following nearly two decades of aggressive investment and program development. Since 2011, the first year the university began publishing research […]

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Read Ducey’s lips: Prop 301 tax now a ‘funding program’

Posted by   /  March 15, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey is finally willing to talk about keeping public schools from falling off a financial cliff after 2020. And it involves a word at which he normally blanches: taxes. Ducey said late Tuesday he is supportive of efforts to ask voters to extend […]

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Former University of Phoenix properties get new owners, new life

Posted by   /  March 15, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks |Phoenix Business Journal Two office buildings in east Phoenix that used to house University of Phoenix operations have been sold with the new owners looking to modernize and bring some new vision to the office properties. The buildings are at 4150 South Riverpoint Parkway and 3125 East Wood Street in Riverpoint Business […]

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Neighborhood concerned about multistory University of Arizona student complex north of Speedway

Posted by   /  March 12, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star Residents of a neighborhood just north of the University of Arizona main campus are upset about plans to build a multistory 1,000-bed dorm and classroom complex for students attending the UA Honors College. Many residents say they are concerned they haven’t been consulted about the proposal and that […]

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Scottsdale Community College breaking ground on new facility

Posted by   /  March 4, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By AZ Business Magazine Scottsdale Community College will break ground on a new 33,000-square-foot building in April that will house its Business School, an Indigenous Scholars Institute, a community center and Facilities scheduling services. The project, with a working title of the “Cloud Song Center,” will meet a longstanding commitment by the college to provide […]

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DeVos and tax credit vouchers: Arizona shows what can go wrong

Posted by   /  March 4, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Kevin Carey | The New York Times teve Yarbrough is one of the most powerful men in Arizona. As president of the State Senate, he has promoted a range of conservative policies, including a tuition tax credit system that provides over $100 million per year to finance vouchers for private schools. In his speech […]

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College housing arrives in downtown Mesa

Posted by   /  March 2, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Shelley Ridenour | East Valley Tribune A college dormitory has opened for Benedictine students in downtown Mesa. School officials were joined by the project developers, city and community leaders, nearby business owners and curious passers-by for a Feb. 7 ribbon cutting and dedication of the college’s dormitory on Macdonald Street. Rico the Redhawk, Benedictine’s […]

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Sen. Allen’s proposed university tuition freeze goes down to defeat

Posted by   /  February 18, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jade Yeban | Arizona Capitol Times After several weeks of fighting for a four-year tuition freeze program for the three state universities, Republican Sen. Sylvia Allen of Snowflake saw her legislation rejected by a 3-4 vote in the Senate Education Committee. Allen’s SB1061 would have required universities to implement a tuition freeze so students […]

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Surprise will be home to Ottawa University’s new residential campus in the fall

Posted by   /  February 17, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Ottawa University is opening a 35-acre residential campus in Surprise this fall, complete with dorms and 19 varsity men’s and women’s sports teams. Kevin Eichner, president of Ottawa University, said he has been exploring the idea of a residential campus since 2010. “In 2011, we came very close […]

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Grand Canyon University expansion has enhanced the area, officials say

Posted by   /  February 16, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

‘To see a 30 percent increase in home values while subsequently seeing a 30 percent decrease in crime is just incredible results,’ Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says. Grand Canyon University unveiled several new facilities at its Phoenix campus on Wednesday, as state and local officials commended the school for helping to revitalize the surrounding area […]

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