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Mary Beth Faller

Staff Writer, Arizona State University News

Writer for ASU News. Former education reporter, AZ Republic. Penn State grad. Opinions are my own.

Building businesses to heal the world — Three ASU teams are showing that social progress and profit can go hand in hand, competing for the first-ever Pakis Social Challenge and a $20,000 prize. These social entrepreneurship projects - tackling dirty water, sex trafficking and suicide prevention - use a business model to improve lives while making enough money to be sustainable.

Crow, LDS leaders: Education lifts humankind — Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow told a gathering of Mormons that education is the best tool for discovering how to help other people, and that ASU is dedicated to creating a multitude of pathways for young people to do just that. Crow joined Elder Neil L.
Jan 27, 2016

President @michaelcrow tells @LDSChurch gathering: @ASU will enrich God's most exquisite creation - the human mind.…

Time for stockholders to panic? Not quite — Economists at the Royal Bank of Scotland advised their clients to "sell everything" in anticipation of a "cataclysmic year" in the stock markets. But Dennis Hoffman, a professor of economics at the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU, recommends that investors take a deep breath and think before selling.
Jan 21, 2016

Frantic over wild swings in the stock market? Take a deep breath & relax, says @WPCareySchool expert.…

ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact — Arizona State University's Zero Waste Initiative is partnering with the Sun Devils Athletic Department on a marketing campaign aimed at fans at Friday's wrestling meet. Signs will remind them to "think before you throw," and volunteers will staff the bins for people who really aren't sure where to toss that plastic fork.

ASU's innovation is a benefit for society — In his annual address to the community, President Michael M. Crow said that Arizona State University's innovative mindset requires collaboration and purpose, and it is driven by a responsibility to the community. "We're prepared to innovate to be helpful to your family, your business, your hope for your community," he said.

Phoenix real-estate guru predicts stability — Mike Orr accidentally made a million dollars - and that set him on a path toward his role as the Valley's real-estate guru. He was among the first to spot the beginning of the housing bubble, in 2004, and was one of the first to predict the recovery, in 2009.

Pursuing 2 dreams requires a fine balance — When Daniel Kulenkamp steps onto the ice and begins to glide across the frosty rink, he leaves Arizona State University behind. In those moments, he's focused on grinding out jumps and perfecting graceful spins. After he's done, Kulenkamp removes his skates and returns to the responsibilities that come with being a student in Barrett, the Honors College.

ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact — From here to ASU: international students' photos show their journeys. International students travel thousands of miles to attend Arizona State University, and each journey is unique. There are about 9,800 international undergraduate and graduate students at ASU this year, with more than a third from China and about 23 percent from India.

ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact — When she was a child, Kaitlyn Fitzgerald took on the responsibility of helping to heal her family. As a new graduate of Arizona State University, she is setting her sights on repairing the world. She will earn two degrees and give two commencement addresses before pursuing her dream of working for social justice.

ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact — "Imagine being dropped into the middle of a marching band." That's how Jenna Bruenig described what it's like to deal with sensory overload as an autistic person. "There's all the instruments, it's very loud, very colorful and everyone is moving." The half-dozen students in the room nodded as Bruenig shared her insights.
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Feb 06, 2016

The college president cites building an on-campus Starbucks as an achievement.…

Feb 05, 2016

.@MayorStanton tells @asueducation that expansion of light rail in S Phx will benefit enrollment at the MLF Teachers College. #WeAreMLFTC

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