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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.

Arizona refugees get a hand in trying to establish homegrown businesses — It might be a delicious bit of fish from Lake Tanganyika, or a colorful, flowing Dashiki shirt. For people who have been uprooted from their homelands, tiny familiarities like these can be powerful ties to a culture they're working to sustain.
Nov 23, 2015

Hey @iamjohnoliver - You're right! @ASU is all about access for all. Here are some ASU people helping refugees:…

A detective and his dog keep ASU safe — Most people love their pets, but few bonds are as intense as the one between ASU detective Parker Dunwoody and Disney. The department's bomb-sniffing canine eats only when she finds explosives. So two or three times a day, every day, Dunwoody must set up a training area so that Disney can sniff out danger and then eat.

'For it's Hail! Hail! The gang's all here!' — More than 500 former Sun Devil Marching Band members will hear their music echo from the buttes again this Saturday during a special alumni performance marking the group's 100th anniversary. The reunion will come during halftime of Arizona State University's Homecoming game vs.

In war and peace, Thunderbird School is all business — In 1941, a dusty plot of land in Glendale became Thunderbird Field, where the business was war. By 1946, the base became an international business school that cultivated a worldwide reputation over the decades. Now part of ASU, Thunderbird maintains its mystique as a unique global village.

ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact — Cells have traditionally been categorized based on location within an organism, their structure, function or even developmental history. But recent advances suggest there might be better and more uniform approaches to cell classification and understanding.

Native students work for bigger voice at ASU — They're a small group but they have a big voice. The Barrett Indigenous Culture Association is one of the newest groups to represent diversity at Arizona State University. Formed last spring by several Native American students in Barrett, the Honors College, the group has been working to make an impact both on campus and off.

Saluting an alum's service, 70 years later — Two months after graduating from high school, James Agee became an Army Air Force cadet and began fighting in World War II. When he came back, he went to ASU to become a teacher. ASU honored Agee and his son, a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, during Salute to Service.

Native women find path to success with Project DreamCatcher — Transportation in Phoenix means one thing for most people: their car. Most of the time it's an expensive piece of equipment that sits in the garage during the day and the driveway at night. You had visions of soothing country rambles when you bought it, but reality is more often spent crawling through a vein-popping sea of red lights on a packed freeway.

ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact — "I have to get them to communicate, and help them get over what their ideas are of the outside world," said Sweatt, who was in the Marine Corps for nine years. "Like, now there's no one telling them what to do. Their time is their own to manage."
Oct 20, 2015

RT @asunews: @hechingerreport @nicholedobo ASU uses project based learning to teach college freshmen & local HS students #PBL…

Diane Douglas: Immediate funding needed to reverse state's teacher shortage — Arizona school Superintendent Diane Douglas called Thursday for bolstering teacher salaries and training in an attempt to halt the spiral of educators leaving the profession. Douglas, as part of an education report she said would reform Arizona's schools, said teachers will continue to leave the state and the profession for better compensation and professional respect if immediate action isn't taken.
Oct 01, 2015

My final byline, shared with @Ricardo_Cano1: Diane Douglas says immediate funding needed to boost teacher pay

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Nov 26, 2015

RT @justinpazera: FD: fire at Buffalo Chip Saloon is suspicious. Investigators on scene now. 100+ firefighters here. @abc15

Nov 23, 2015

RT @azcentral: Arizona school funding plan would raise taxes for some, including Scottsdale, Cave Creek

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