Student life

ASU volunteers build DIY air filters to help Valley schools fight COVID-19

As part of Arizona State University's pandemic response teams, infectious disease epidemiologist Megan Jehn has been part of measuring the effectiveness of countermeasures such as face coverings.

Searching for ways to counter COVID-19 in school settings led her to another way to attack the problem: filtering indoor air in classrooms.

Grads, families, friends enjoy return to in-person Watts College convocation

In-person convocation returned to the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions on Tuesday evening in a lively ceremony recognizing many challenges students overcame to reach their educational goals.

Hundreds of graduates joined their families, friends and professors in the sheer enjoyment of being together at the college’s first full-scale, in-person convocation event since 2019. Arizona State University officially conferred a total of 726 degrees to Watts College graduates.

Students restart tourism-career club, then retool it during pandemic

One day after class, a student came up to his instructor in a tourism development and management course and asked why there was no student club related to that major.

Claire McWilliams said she told student Brooks Reece that one existed many years ago, before she started teaching at Arizona State University, but it had been inactive for a long time.

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