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Updates from President Crow: November 30, 2015

  • ASU makes short list for Nobel Prize-wining economists
  • Helping to create 100K opportunities in Phoenix
  • Moonshot idea improves access to quality education
  • Meet LinkedIn's newest influencer

Nobel Prize-winning ASU Professors Elinor Ostrom and Edward Prescott

ASU makes short list for Nobel Prize-wining economists

On the heels of its ranking as the most innovative school in the U.S., Arizona State University was recently highlighted as one of only fourteen institutions with multiple Nobel Prize-winning economists. Regents' Professor Edward Prescott of the W. P. Carey School of Business and former ASU research professor Elinor Ostrom both received Nobel honors.

ASU's inclusion among Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT and others on the list reflects the university's growing reputation for institutional excellence and acknowledges that there is room for new models in the higher education landscape. ASU is demonstrating that an alternative to traditional higher education can be successful.

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Hundreds of "opportunity youth" attended the 100K Opportunities Fair and Forum in Phoenix on October 30.

Helping to create 100K opportunities in Phoenix

The PBS program Religion & Ethics Newsweekly profiled President Michael Crow last month emphasizing his commitment and strategic leadership in advancing Arizona State University with a focus on expanding broad access to quality education. President Crow, Markle Foundation President Zoe Baird, former member of the Arizona Board of Regents Mark Killian and others discussed ASU's simultaneous pursuit of excellence, access and impact, an approach unique among American universities. ASU Preparatory, the Starbucks College Achievement Plan and the Global Freshman Academy were cited as leading examples of ASU innovation related to inclusivity.

Never satisfied with limiting enhanced access to Arizona, President Crow's establishment of the University Innovation Alliance, a group of eleven U.S. universities working to share effective ideas tactics and processes to make a college degree more accessible and more valuable.


Michael Crow greets ASU Preparatory Academy students

Greeting ASU Prepartory Academy students during an event.

Moonshot idea improves access to quality education

The PBS program Religion & Ethics Newsweekly profiled President Michael Crow last month emphasizing his commitment and strategic leadership in advancing Arizona State University with a focus on expanding broad access to quality education. President Crow, Markle Foundation President Zoe Baird, former member of the Arizona Board of Regents Mark Killian and others discussed ASU's simultaneous pursuit of excellence, access and impact, an approach unique among American universities. ASU Preparatory, the Starbucks College Achievement Plan and the Global Freshman Academy were cited as leading examples of ASU innovation related to inclusivity.

Never satisfied with limiting enhanced access to Arizona, President Crow's establishment of the University Innovation Alliance, a group of eleven U.S. universities working to share effective ideas tactics and processes to make a college degree more accessible and more valuable.

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Michael Crow in the Fulton Center on the ASU Tempe campus.

Meet LinkedIn's newest influencer

The well-known professional networking tool LinkedIn recently designated President Michael Crow as one of its newest "Influencers" - a group of specially selected thought-leaders from around the world who are invited to contribute their most interesting, leading edge ideas to the site's daily blog, Pulse. President Crow joins the ranks of Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and Jim Kim and since accepting, has published two well-received posts on rethinking what "elite" should mean in higher education and how universities can own the future. LinkedIn users are invited to follow President Crow on Pulse and to share their feedback via his LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter accounts.