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Updates from President Crow provide highlights of his recent activities, major announcements and special events, as well as his recommendations of timely multimedia resources worth a closer look. Updates are posted online two weeks after they are sent to registered subscribers. To register, please submit your information at the bottom of this page.

ASU students walking on the Tempe campus

Updates from President Crow: February 10, 2021

  • ASU ends 2020 strong, launches 2021 with record enrollment
  • New American Film School renamed for film legend, Sidney Poitier
  • Helping Arizona to lead in the New Economy
  • Student innovators win XPRIZE with groundbreaking mask design

ASU Innovation Week 2020

Updates from President Crow: December 14, 2020

  • Innovation doesn’t take a holiday at ASU
  • New year to bring top leaders to new executive roles at ASU
  • A season for celebration, reflection and inspiration
  • Bank of America invests $1M in student workforce education

Tohono O'odham Nation leadership and Michael Crow

Updates from President Crow: November 5, 2020

  • Tohono O’odham Nation invests $1 million in ASU COVID-19 research
  • Maricopa County’s face covering mandate is imperative and effective
  • ASU + GSV Summit gives new audiences a look at the future of education
  • College leaders answer “What’s next?” at Milken Institute Conference

ASU Students Fall 2020

Updates from President Crow: September 18, 2020

  • Getting the facts on COVID-19 management and support at ASU
  • New Global Futures Laboratory aims to keep Earth habitable, thriving
  • Keep them coming: ASU earns sixth straight “#1 in innovation” ranking
  • Dreamscape partnership to bring next level virtual reality learning to ASU

ASU Student Physical Distancing

Fall facts and figures: September 3, 2020

  • Welcomed more than 127,000 new and returning students, the largest in ASU history
  • Celebrated 13,000 first-year, full-immersion ASU students, the second largest freshman class to date
  • Supported more than 53,000 fully online students, ASU Online’s largest fall enrollment to date
  • Activated 429 permanent and 469 portable ASU Sync-enabled classrooms on ASU campuses

ASU International Tourism Program in China

Updates from President Crow: November 20, 2019

  • Sharing ASU’s vision in Arizona and around the world
  • It’s time to take exclusivity out of the higher education equation
  • Sun Devil student-athletes are blazing new trails
  • Collective commitment is key to ASU’s sustainability success 

ASU #1 in Innovation 2020

Updates from President Crow: September 13, 2019

  • Kicking the year into gear with more than 13,000 new Sun Devils
  • Creativity, collaboration fuel fifth straight “most innovative” ranking
  • Universities have a vital role in strengthening Arizona’s economy
  • Honoring the enduring legacy of J. Orin Edson at ASU
  • Campaign ASU 2020 breaks fundraising record for fifth straight year

Schmidt Futures Project Benjamin Team

Updates from President Crow: August 6, 2019

  • ASU moves up to the top 10 in global patent rankings worldwide
  • No summer slowdown: ASU earns major support
  • ASU, MIT offer first stacked master's degree in supply chain management
  • Commitment to Latino student success earns ASU inaugural distinction

ASU Tuition

Updates from President Crow: April 16, 2019

  • ABOR approves extended tuition pledge and simplified fee structure
  • A new view of the ASU charter and why it matters 
  • $50M Edson gift and new Barrow initiative aim for new health answers
  • A busy first year for the Barrett and O’Connor Washington Center

Roden Crater staircase in Arizona 2019

Updates from President Crow: January 31, 2019

  • How a university and an artist collaborate to complete a masterwork
  • Sustainability, business gifts demonstrate vision, confidence in ASU
  • Understanding ASU's legislative priorities and university development
  • Sonora's government, universities welcome ways to enhance access

Crow and Graduate Fall Commencement 2018

Updates from President Crow: December 20, 2018

  • Celebrating the fall Class of 2018, nearly 8,000 strong
  • Working with the Piper Trust to create a more resilient future
  • A NASA invitation to share ASU’s transdisciplinary approach
  • Remembering the life and legacy of U.S. Congressman Ed Pastor

Uber ASU Partnership

Updates from President Crow: November 30, 2018

  • Uber and ASU partnership drives new pathway to learning
  • Celebrating our growth and change in downtown Phoenix
  • ASU expands its commitment to sustainability and conservation
  • Fresh look, more resources anchor new Office of the President website

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