Academics

Grad student applies master's degree to career in the Air Force

Thomas Morgan’s multifaceted approach to life has allowed him to deepen his understanding of international affairs and apply his knowledge to his career in the United States Air Force.

For four years, Morgan served as a Major and C-130J Instructor Pilot at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. He was recently offered the chance to serve in Vicenza, Italy, as a liaison officer to the U.S. Army’s 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. 

ASU welcomes more than 4K Earned Admission students

For Shannon Lauritsen, a 33-year-old hair stylist in Nashville, Tennessee, going to college was a lifelong dream. But for her, like others, the traditional high-school-to-college path was challenging. 

“I struggled to focus and succeed in high school,” Lauritsen says. “I even had a guidance counselor laugh at my desire to apply to college. After high school, I attempted a few semesters in community college, which proved even more challenging for me at the time. It significantly impacted my GPA.”

ASU senior awarded prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Arizona State University senior Nathaniel Ross has been awarded the coveted Rhodes Scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, the American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust recently announced.  

Ross is one of only 32 American Rhodes recipients for the 2023 application cycle and one of only three students representing public universities. He is the first ASU student awarded an American Rhodes Scholarship in more than 20 years.

ASU senior awarded prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Arizona State University senior Nathaniel Ross has been awarded the coveted Rhodes Scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, the American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust recently announced.  

Ross is one of only 32 American Rhodes recipients for the 2023 application cycle and one of only three students representing public universities. He is the first ASU student awarded an American Rhodes Scholarship in more than 20 years.

Past meets future: Humanities students engage with WWI history through virtual reality

“Welcome to the front line of the war.”

Looking around, students in Victoria Thompson’s HST 130 course, The Historian’s Craft, found themselves in No Man’s Land: the treacherous, muddy tract besieged by shelling that separated the Allied and German trenches during World War I.

“Put yourselves in the mindset of a soldier who has just arrived. Think about your motivation for joining up. What do you think about what you see around you?”

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