College students with autism have low graduation rate

The transition from high school to college proves challenging for adults with autism

11/01/17 | 8:31pm

The transition between high school and college can prove to be difficult for individuals with autism, and their college retention rates remain low despite resources to help them complete coursework.

About 50,000 Americans with autism enter adulthood each year and about one-third of these young adults attend college after high school, according to Autism Speaks.

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Students recount experiences at Las Vegas shooting

At least three ASU students were at the Jason Aldean concert when the shooting began

10/03/17 | 8:18pm

Dana Manuel could not run when the shooting started. Her cousin with multiple sclerosis can’t run, and Manuel couldn’t leave her behind.

“I didn’t want her out of my sight because she isn’t very able to run,” she said. “I needed to take care of her before me.”

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ASU professor starts exercise program for adults with Down syndrome

The program pairs ASU students with participants to help them stay fit

10/02/17 | 8:10pm

Adults with Down syndrome now have a healthy outlet for exercise at the Downtown Phoenix campus.

The Exercise Program for Adults with Down Syndrome (ExDS) promotes physical activity and helps participants achieve their exercise goals. The program also helps “spread awareness, tolerance and inclusion,” according to its website.

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ASU alumnus publishes book about the power of meeting new people

Zachary Hall has sold 4,500 copies since late July

09/25/17 | 7:55pm

One day, Zachary Hall started writing in a journal about his experiences meeting new people while traveling with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Now, he has a book called “Don’t Sleep on Planes,” all about networking.

Zachary Hall, an Arizona State University alumnus of 2009, now works for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the game entertainment department. His job helps connect the baseball players to community affairs and educational programs.

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ASU continues to push women to pursue STEM majors

The University has already doubled female STEM enrollment since 2002

09/13/17 | 8:20pm

Note: The article was a shared byline with Ashley Sutherland

In early August, Google fired an engineer who authored an internal memo criticizing company diversity initiatives and arguing that women shouldn’t be in technology jobs.

But officials at ASU didn’t get the memo. The University continues to encourage more women to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees as part of its broader diversity programs.

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The Tempe SDFC will close three of their racquetball courts

The closure will result in ASU no longer hosting national racquetball tournaments

04/27/17 | 8:19pm

The racquetball courts have been a part of the Tempe SDFC since the opening of the ASU building in 1989. However, this summer the SDFC will close three of the 14 courts.

Julie Kipper, the executive director for all of the Sun Devil Fitness Complexes, said in an email statement that their goal is to offer a variety of programs for ASU students, so they must “evaluate how all spaces in the SDFC are utilized at our four locations.”

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Live: Bad Suns and COIN in Phoenix

Dec. 19, 2016

Usually the opener is overlooked. However, at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, Arizona, Kid Bloom had heads nodding in the audience from the first song. I was positioned at the side of the stage in full view of the drummer and couldn’t help tapping along to his beat.

It was Kid Bloom’s first performance in Phoenix being a band from Los Angeles. They had interesting control of going from fast-paced drums to a smooth slower moody sound.

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