Campus life

Guiding lights of sustainability

When Arizona State University employee Madelynne Greathouse looks at a building on the Tempe campus, she recognizes its beauty — from both inside and out.

“It’s really cool to show off some of our LEED-certified buildings to people because of the design elements and how they’re constructed,” said Greathouse, sustainability graduate student in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and management intern for University Sustainability Practices, who will be conducting Sustainability Tours throughout the month of October.

Popular ASU lecturer is the king of second chances

On the surface, Matt McCarthy might be dismissed as merely an “oddball professor.”

He’s got tats and ’tude. He failed college twice. In his official university profile, he’s sporting shades and a straight face. When he’s not teaching, he’s kite surfing, using a surfboard he makes for his own surfboard company. And he takes his sabbaticals at his forest home in Oregon.

But upon closer inspection, he’s actually an iconoclast.

The Sankofa Welcome

Somewhere in between residence hall move-ins and a curbside college send-off, complete with care package handoffs and misty-eyed side-hugs, dozens of new Sun Devils embraced a maroon-and-golden opportunity to jump-start their ASU journey in a culturally connected way.

It's all in the family with Legacy Scholarships

If the traditions at Arizona State University are the bridge that connects the past to the present, then student relatives of ASU alumni are the shining stars that highlight the importance of continuity.

Each year, thanks to the generosity of donors, the ASU Alumni Association awards Legacy Scholarships to outstanding students who are continuing the family tradition of pursuing a Sun Devil education.

Inflation, trading and government finances under the microscope this fall

This fall, Arizona State University students will have a chance to gain a deeper understanding of economics by diving into the history of economic thought — from the classical political economy of Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill to contemporary concerns about trade, economic growth and money.

In the process, they will notice that many of today’s concerns are echoed in the issues that led to the development of economic theories in the last 300 years. 

ASU's Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge team places 3rd at annual competition

Students swiftly putting the finishing touches on their fluid power vehicles; professors and mentors anxiously watching as teams make their way to the starting line; and judges and industry members looking forward to seeing student creativity and collaboration at its finest.

The scene was lively at the 2021-2022 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge this past April in Littleton, Colorado.

Creative force: GIT Awards motivate students to make an impact with messaging, design

Visual communicators almost always work in the background as they employ a variety of technologies to generate awareness and interest, evoke emotion and inspire change or action. But while we see the results of their efforts almost everywhere, all the skills and labor that go into the work are rarely apparent.