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Missing Professor Found Dead Near Campsite

Arizona State teacher had been camping alone

(Newser) - The search for an Arizona State University professor has ended with bad news: Rescuers found the body of 59-year-old Debra Schwartz about a half-mile from her campsite in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, reports the Arizona Republic . It's not clear how she died yet. Schwartz had been camping alone,... More »

College Team Uses Michael Phelps to Distract a Foe

Olympian donned a Speedo as part of the 'Curtain of Distraction'

(Newser) - Poor Stephen Thompson. Of all the things the Oregon State freshman basketball player didn't expect to see while attempting two free-throws Thursday night, an 18-time gold-medal Olympian with the wingspan of a Boeing 747 wearing nothing but a Speedo had to top the list. Today reports that Michael Phelps... More »

University Giving Away Free Business Degrees

Arizona State University will offer full scholarships to all full-time MBA students

(Newser) - Starting next fall, Arizona State University will be giving full scholarships to any and all students enrolling in its full-time MBA program, the Wall Street Journal reports. That means students can earn their business degrees for a whopping zero dollars. University administrators swear the desert sun hasn't baked their... More »

Starbucks: We'll Put Workers All the Way Through College

Company doubles down on free online tuition program

(Newser) - Working at Starbucks can now be a road to a free college education, with no requirement for baristas to stick around once they earn their degrees, the company says. The coffee chain—which launched the free tuition program less than a year ago—says it will now cover the cost... More »

ASU Student Dies in Rappelling Accident

Katelyn Conrad plummeted 125 feet in Tonto National Forest

(Newser) - An Arizona State University student is dead after she fell while rappelling from a cliff in the Tonto National Forest. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Katelyn Conrad was rappelling in Coon Bluff, a popular recreation area near the Salt River, yesterday morning when the incident occurred. A... More »

Starbucks to Workers: We'll Pay for College

Firm says it will pay $30K per worker for online tuition

(Newser) - Starbucks workers who don't want to be baristas forever will be able to get a college education courtesy of the coffee chain. The company says it is offering all 135,000 of its US employees who work at least 20 hours a week the opportunity to be reimbursed for... More »

ASU Gives Frat the Boot Over Racist Party

Tau Kappa Epsilon now expelled from campus

(Newser) - It's official: Arizona State University has given Tau Kappa Epsilon the boot, expelling the fraternity after it hosted a racist party last weekend—apparently to "commemorate" Martin Luther King Jr. Day. ASU says the frat violated at least four school rules—including engaging in discriminatory activities—and has... More »

ASU Frat Suspended After Racist MLK Party

Civil rights leaders say Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter should be expelled

(Newser) - An Arizona State University fraternity that was already on probation has been suspended after a Martin Luther King Jr. Day party rife with racial stereotypes. Students wore basketball jerseys and what the Arizona Republic calls "stereotypical hip-hop clothes"; they posted on social media with hashtags like "blackoutformlk" and... More »

Drunk Frat Guy Left at Hospital ... With Post-It

Student had BAC of 0.47% after downing 20 tequila shots in drinking competition

(Newser) - Frat fail: An Arizona State University student who put back an estimated 20 shots of tequila ended up passed out in the emergency room, but his fraternity brothers were nice enough to stick a Post-It note on him asking for help before leaving. The 19-year-old is fine now, but he... More »

ASU Student Survives 10 Days in Snowbound Car

She had two candy bars and water

(Newser) - A student at Arizona State University survived 10 days in her snowbound car before Forest Service workers happened across her by accident, reports KSAZ-TV . Lauren Elizabeth Weinberg, 23, had only two candy bars to eat and melted snow to drink, but she's doing fine. Weinberg set off from the... More »

Arizona Prof's Research: Getting Students Drunk

They're paid $60 for night at the 'bar'

(Newser) - An Arizona State professor wants his students to get smashed—and he’s willing to pay them to do it. That’s because William Corbin is researching the effects of alcohol on behavior, and ASU students are his subjects. Several nights a week, he converts his lab into a bar,... More »

ASU Wrestler Wins NCAA Title—With 1 Leg

Anthony Robles was born without right leg

(Newser) - The NCAA may be better associated with madness in March, but it was all inspiration last night as Anthony Robles, an Arizona State University wrestler born without a right leg, snagged an NCAA title in what he says is the final match of his life. The 125-pounder took a 7-1... More »

Another Boy Falls From Stands

He's not seriously hurt

(Newser) - Another boy has fallen from a stadium in a month plagued by sports complex tragedies. This time, the child tumbled some 10 feet from the stands onto the field beyond the end zone during a football game last week between UCLA and Arizona State University. Arizona stadium officials attended to... More »

Obama to ASU Grads: What Snub? They Were Right

(Newser) - President Obama has no problem with the so-called snub from Arizona State University. In fact, he embraced it tonight in a speech to graduates and used it to encourage them, reports the Arizona Republic. "I come here not to dispute the suggestion that I haven't yet achieved enough in... More »

No Degree, But ASU Names Scholarship for Obama

University tries to save face after degree fiasco

(Newser) - Arizona State University won’t award President Obama an honorary degree during his commencement visit next month, but it will rename a scholarship program for him, the AP reports. ASU’s president, mocked for his refusal to grant Obama the degree, apologized for the “confusion.” “It has... More »

ASU Backtracks on Honorary Obama Degree

University still deciding on commencement gesture, president says

(Newser) - Deluged by a tidal wave of mockery, Arizona State University today set the stage for a flip-flop on its decision not to give President Obama an honorary degree when he speaks at commencement May 13, its president tells Politico. The Tempe school will “honor him in every way possible,... More »

No Honorary Degree for Obama: ASU

What? 'First black president' isn't 'achievement' enough?

(Newser) - Barack Obama probably doesn’t need the extra diploma, but it’s usually considered a package deal: give a commencement speech, get an honorary degree. Arizona State, lucky enough to get Obama as its speaker, has decided that the leader of the free world isn't worthy of one. Seriously. An... More »

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