Humanities

Jane Goodall to ASU students: Without hope, 'we're doomed'

By the mid-1980s, Jane Goodall was already internationally renowned for her groundbreaking work illuminating the lives and minds of chimpanzees when she paid a visit to a research facility where the animals, humankind’s closest living relatives, were being subjected to painful and sometimes deadly medical experiments.

At the sight of one chimp in particular, called Jojo, locked in a 5- by 5-foot cage, Goodall began to weep. Upon seeing this, Jojo reached out toward her and gently wiped away her tears.

The rent is due ... now what do we do?

Courts around the United States are starting to see an alarming uptick in tenant eviction filings, and the situation is headed toward catastrophe according to a recent New York Times article.

President Joe Biden’s extension of an eviction moratorium was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in August, and now more people are facing homelessness or are seeking cheaper rents in places they might not want to live.

School of International Letters and Cultures faculty weave sustainability principles into courses

Faculty members in Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures have been working to integrate sustainability concepts into their language courses and overall curriculum, from vocabulary related to climate and the environment, to broader cultural themes and issues surrounding global futures.

'Seize the Moment': Coalition of ASU leaders launch vision to address the intersecting crises of the pandemic

Shaping tomorrow requires path-breaking, creative solutions. That challenge has never been more critical than it is today, as a “syndemic” of intersecting crises — the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice and accompanying civil unrest, and cascading environmental hazards — have had a cascading effect on social systems and death rates around the world.

Interactive exhibit demonstrates the effect 'stuff' can have on racial representation

When you step into Neal Lester’s Discovery Hall office on the ASU Tempe campus, you’ll never forget it.

You’ll see things like a box of Obama Waffles mix. A Sambo game dartboard. Plenty of “Mammy” figurines, a couple of golliwogs and racially diverse nativity scenes. That’s just a small sampling.

Lester’s office from floor to ceiling is covered in American memorabilia — the good, the bad and the unpretty. And that’s the exact effect he’s going for.

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