Mastercard Baobab program at 6 years: Where it's been and where it's headed

During the initial phases of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, Arizona State University President Michael Crow had a conversation with Mastercard Foundation President and CEO Reeta Roy as they thought through the future of the scholars program and its desired impact.

He asked her some key questions about the alumni strategy for the program:

ASU South Asia expert poised to make global impact in new role

South Asia — the geographic region composed of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka — is home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Though nearly one-third of all Muslims reside in the region, existing scholarship is underdeveloped and often misrepresents and obscures the richness and diversity of Muslim identities and experiences.

ASU's SolarSPELL digital libraries help teachers in Ethiopian refugee camps

With minimal training and a severe lack of resources, teachers in refugee camps are still working to educate children, even as they all deal with violent displacement and a global pandemic.

That monumental task is now a little easier for a group of South Sudanese educators in four refugee camps in Ethiopia, thanks to efforts by Arizona State University.

This year's Prime Day: What you see is what you get

People who like a good deal look forward to Amazon Prime Day all year long.

The annual deal event exclusively for Amazon Prime members offers two days of bargains on products from small businesses and top name brands.

But this year is going to be a little different.

Instead of offering the usual wide variety of goods, consumers might have to make do with less because of a lag in the world’s supply chain — another byproduct of the pandemic.