In what was initially a campuswide effort to focus on their diverse student body, University of Arizona has now backed off of creating a “social justice activist” program, where students in paid positions would act as points of contact for students who felt harassed or threatened.
The often heartbreaking stories of Japanese-Americans who were put in internment camps following the bombing of Pearl Harbor have been told in recent years. But there were also Japanese-Mexicans who faced a similar fate during the early 1940s, and NAU Ethnic Studies Professor Jerry Garcia has written about that in his book, "Looking Like the Enemy."
Banner Health is trying something a little different, when it comes to getting its patients the specific care they need. It’s set up specialized health-care institutes around Banner–University Medical Center in Phoenix, in areas including heart, lung, urology and digestive care. Subspecialist centers are inside each of those institutes.
The Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration tonight are holding the last of a series of public meetings, to get input on proposed corridors for the section of Interstate 11, which would run between Nogales and Wickenburg.
Sexual assault on college campuses has been getting more and more attention, as officials work on ways to prevent them and help victims. But a series by the Associated Press finds sexual assaults are happening much younger — in elementary and secondary schools.
Immigrants’ rights advocates around the country are joining together in an effort to mobilize over 1 million people to become naturalized citizens in 2017. And now Arizona groups are joining in the effort. Tara Rahuveer is deputy director of the National Partnership for New Americans, one of the groups that’s behind this campaign.
The ransomware attack known as WannaCry continues to spread, encrypting data and holding it for ransom. Joining me to help answer questions is Jamie Winterton. She's director of strategy at ASU’s Global Security Initiative.
Every year, an estimated 2 million people with mental illness are incarcerated in the United States. Starting today in Tucson, judges, attorneys, law-enforcement officers, social-service providers and government leaders will gather to discuss jail alternatives for people with mental illness.
“We have great needs for behavioral health services,” said Department of Health Services Director Cara Christ of Arizona. “We could help contribute to that by establishing what we would like to call a psychiatric campus of excellence and offer the the entire continuum of behavioral health services at one centrally located space.”
Customs and Border Protection started the groundwork calling for proposals for the border wall in March. At least 200 companies expressed interest. Dennis O’Leary of Scottsdale-based DarkPulse Technologies says his company proposed using sensors in addition to a physical barrier.