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Why ASU spent $35 million for a building 10 minutes from the White House

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The new Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center launched March 12, 2018, in Washington, D.C. /Photo- Charlie Leight/ASU Now

By Rachel Leingang | The Republic

Michael Crow’s hand played a big role in finding a new building in the nation’s capital.

Several years ago, the Arizona State University president placed his palm on a map of downtown Washington, D.C., covering the area where he wanted to see the school purchase a space.

The university’s real estate wonks drew a literal circle around it, then they went to work.

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  1. jim stack says:

    QUOTE=Think of it like a “node” of ASU proper, Crow said.

    “The purpose of this node is to be plugged into this very important community that’s gathered here in Washington. It’s not about politics, it’s not about advocacy,” he said.

    The move also puts ASU closer to one of its major research funders, the federal government.

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