ASU Spends More of Other People’s Money with New Downtown Fitness Center & Law School
Arizona Republic: “Arizona State University’s president announced Friday that the university will begin construction on its new law school in downtown Phoenix in June 2014. University officials want to move the school from Tempe to be closer to the core legal community in Phoenix, expand program offerings and increase enrollment. . . . ASU has yet to raise any money for the $120 million facility. ‘But that doesn’t mean anything,’ President Michael Crow said.”
As an attorney who has been practicing in Phoenix I am pleased to learn that there is a “core legal community” and it apparently is in down town Phoenix. Now I’m very mad at myself for not knowing this fact and even more mad because I haven’t taken advantage of the core legal community. By the way, can somebody please answer this question: What is a core legal community?
Cash strapped City of Phoenix will allow the law school to occupy city land at no cost plus contribute $12 million of taxpayers’ money to help ASU. Don’t worry though its all for the children so its good.
ASU proudly announced it just spent $25 million of taxpayer funds to build a super fabulous fitness center in down town Phoenix in its quest to become a world class university. What’s next – a state of the art beer pong arena where students can vie for state, national and world records?