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ASU community develops downtown


December 19, 2008

Fall 2008 semester welcomed a host of new students to the Downtown Phoenix campus.

The College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation was one of three pioneering colleges to move to the city’s core when the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus was established in 2006. In April 2008, the college broke ground on its second building – a new five-story, 84,000 square-foot facility that will provide five new classrooms for nursing students, a 200-seat seminar space, student facilities and faculty office and research space.

The Cronkite School opened its doors in August. Housed in a state-of-the art building with a large forum for public events, five digital newsrooms, two new media laboratories, seven other computer labs, two TV studios and control rooms, dozens of digital editing bays, and a 150-seat auditorium, the college encompasses all of today’s modern journalistic needs.

Students discovered other living opportunities on the new campus, as Barrett, the Honors College set up shop downtown and Taylor Place introduced students to urban living. The residence hall’s first competed phase features a 13-story tower with a first-floor dining facility, retail shops an outdoor patio garden.  

The Dec. 27 launch of Light Rail will wrap up a year’s growth at the Downtown Phoenix campus.