Jetpack Created by ASU Student Jason Kerestes Pushes Runners Along Faster

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A jetpack created by ASU for the defense industry gives a boost that allows runner to move faster.
Arizona State University engineering student Jason Kerestes' jetpack won't let its wearers fly -- but running like the wind may be the next best thing.

Kerestes, a graduate student and welding expert, is the "mastermind" behind the 4MM project, a combined effort by ASU and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to create a machine that assists soldiers who need to run somewhere really fast.

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Given the Choice, Students Choose to Attend ASU Over UA

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When students are accepted to both Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, a majority choose to attend ASU, according to one set of statistics.

It's not a sure thing, but Parchment, a company that helps students transfer their official high school transcripts to colleges, looked at its users' data to see which colleges they end up choosing after being admitted to multiple schools.

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ASU Semester Starts Off With 392 Arrests by Tempe Police Task Force

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A police task force in Tempe focused on alcohol-related crimes made 392 arrests over the weekend, which was the first weekend since the fall semester started at Arizona State University.

This is the second year that the Tempe Police Department has organized its "Safe and Sober" campaign at the start of ASU's fall semester. Over a stretch of three weekends last year, more than 1,300 people were arrested.

The 392 arrests over the weekend was an increase over the same weekend last year, which ended with 371 arrests.

"We have more agencies -- quite a few more agencies -- participating this year," Tempe Police Lieutenant Mike Pooley tells New Times.

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Ebola Therapy: ASU Biodesign Develops Cutting-Edge Plant Technology

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The experimental drug used to treat two American health care workers infected with the Ebola virus was developed in part by researchers right here at ASU.

They hope that the special plant-based technology used to create the Ebola treatment might be an important path to treating other infectious diseases.

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Ersula Ore, ASU Assistant Professor in Viral Arrest Video, Gets Nine Months' Probation

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Ersula Ore, the assistant professor at Arizona State University whose violent arrest became national news because of a viral video, was sentenced today to nine months' supervised probation.

Ore pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of passively resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. She'd been charged originally by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office with three misdemeanor counts and one felony count of aggravated assault on a police officer related to the May 20 arrest.

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Two Top-Ranking ASU PD Officials Leave Positions Following Ersula Ore Controversy

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A second high-ranking Arizona State University police department official is stepping down unexpectedly following a backlash over the arrest of assistant professor Ersula Ore.

Another email that surfaced on a blog by people disgruntled with ASU police confirms that Assistant Chief James Hardina is leaving this week. ASU Police Chief John Pickens is also leaving his position, moving into another university position. Both departures come as one of their officers, Stewart Ferrin, is being scrutinized by the FBI at the request of ASU.

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ASU Police Chief John Pickens Leaving Position Early in Wake of Ersula Ore PR Disaster

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ASU Police Chief John Pickens is leaving his position early following the Ersula Ore video scandal.
John Pickens, campus police chief for Arizona State University, is leaving his position earlier than expected after the video of a professor's arrest created a firestorm of criticism.

As first reported Thursday in the Integrity Report, a blog by an "anonymous coalition of people associated with the ASU Police Department," Morgan Olsen, ASU's treasurer, chief financial officer and vice-president, sent an email to ASU PD employees dated July 9 stating that Pickens will be gone as of this afternoon.

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ASU Officer Stewart Ferrin Still on Leave, Under Investigation, After Ersula Ore's Guilty Plea

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Arizona State University police confirmed this afternoon that Officer Stewart Ferrin is still on leave and under investigation despite Ersula Ore's guilty plea this morning.

ASU media-relations director Sharon Keeler still hasn't returned our morning message, but we just checked with ASU Police Chief John Pickens' office, and his assistant had some news about Ferrin.


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Ersula Ore, ASU Professor, Pleads Guilty; ASU Won't Say if Cop's Back on Duty

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Ersula Ore, the Arizona State University assistant professor whose arrest video went viral, has pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest.

Commissioner Julie Mata set Ore's sentencing for August 1 at 8:30 a.m.

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ASU Preparing to Take Over the Thunderbird School of Global Management

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Arizona State University officials announced on Thursday afternoon that a deal was nearing completion to take over the venerable Thunderbird School of Global Management.

The deal would be beneficial to both institutions, their respective presidents claim. The international business school, founded in 1946, would become part of ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business, with new and existing Thunderbird degrees and programs being offered to students as soon as the Fall 2015 semester.


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