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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Screen-grab of dash-cam video of ASU assistant professor Ersula Ore's May 20 arrest.
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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ASU Professor Ersula Ore's Supporters Pack Courtroom for Hearing on Assault

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Supporters and students of Arizona State University assistant professor Ersula Ore packed a courtroom this morning for a hearing on the viral-video star's criminal charges.

The hearing was a procedural step on the way toward a possible trial on four charges stemming from Ore's now-famous May 20 arrest by ASU police. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is prosecuting her for felony aggravated assault on a police officer, obstructing a road, failing to give her name to a police officer and resisting arrest.


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Professor Ersula Ore Arrest to be Reviewed by ASU and Outside Agency After Video Goes Viral

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ASU Assistant Professor Ersula Ore is taken to the ground by an ASU police officer in her May 20 arrest.
Are you serious?

Police dash-cam video of the action-packed, May 20 arrest of Ersula Jawanna Ore, a 33-year-old rhetoric and English assistant professor at Arizona State University, has gone viral, feeding claims of racism and police brutality.

As publicity grows along with an accompanying firestorm of criticism leveled at ASU, the university announced that the use of force and initial confrontation by an ASU police officer will be reviewed.


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Crow: ASU-Starbucks Deal to Add 15,000 Online Students Toward Goal of 100,000

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Arizona State University President Michael Crow hopes his tuition-discount deal with Starbucks boosts online enrollment by 15,000 students, toward a goal of 100,000.

Just fewer than 10,000 were enrolled for the fall 2013 semester, with about two-thirds of those undergraduate, and another third graduate students.

The free advertising ASU and Starbucks has been getting over the partnership announced this week could pay off in a big way.


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Tempe Police Planning "Heavy Enforcement" of Drinking Laws After ASU Student's Death

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Heads up to those spending any part of their weekend in Tempe: Police are planning "heavy enforcement" of alcohol-related laws.

Police say this is a response to the death of 18-year-old Arizona State University student Naomi McClendon, who died last weekend after falling 10 stories from the balcony of an apartment complex near ASU's Tempe campus. According to police, McClendon had been at a party hosted by members of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity earlier that night, although that fraternity that has not been recognized by ASU for some time now.

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Playboy's "Miss April 2014" Is a Phoenix Native, ASU Student

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"Miss April 2014," Shanice Jordyn.


Yes, Playboy is still around, and "Miss April 2014" is a local.

Playboy's marketing department tells us "Miss April," Shanice Jordyn, went to high school in Ahwatukee, and now attends Arizona State University.

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