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ASU ranks 6th in crime

ASU reported the sixth-highest crime rate in 2004 among its 16 peer institutions, according to statistics from the universities' annual crime reports.

The ASU Department of Public Safety received 0.65 violent crime reports for every 1,000 ASU students and employees during 2004. That's up slightly from 2003's crime rate of 0.61 per 1,000 people.

Students ask about living, eating options in Phoenix

Affordable housing and parking accessibility at the new downtown Phoenix campus topped student concerns at a forum held Wednesday afternoon by the College of Public Programs.

ASU is working with Phoenix to "develop a smorgasbord of housing offerings" that students at different income levels can afford, said Kevin Cook, the vice provost and dean for student affairs of the Downtown campus.

GRE being revised

The Graduate Record Exam, the major entrance exam for graduate school programs nationwide, will be longer and harder to cheat on beginning October 2006.

The test has been redone to improve security and ability to predict success, said David Payne, executive director for the GRE program. GRE is one of the academic performance exams administered by Educational Testing Service, along with the SAT and Advanced Placement tests.
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Men's Basketball: Devils take first post-Diogu steps

After losing Ike Diogu to the NBA Lottery in June, a cloud of uncertainty has loomed over the ASU men's basketball team.

As the Sun Devils officially began practice this week, questions were answered and the program's future started to become clearer.
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Football: Understudy quarterback going through the motions

For a backup quarterback, the transition from anonymity to the spotlight is just one hit away.

When ASU faced off against UA last season, only a handful of fans could have told you who Sam Keller was.
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Finding Shelter

On any given night, there are 3,000 homeless men, women and children roaming the streets of Maricopa County, searching for a place to spend the night. For one night, I was among 30 women who found refuge in a temporary shelter.
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Bar Scene: (Un)Happy Hour

My heart races as I make my way down Mill Avenue to the Library Bar and Grill. I come upon the neon Library sign and stare with uncertainty.
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On Stage: Acting Out

Just in time for the Arizona State Fair, a small-scale carnival appeared in front of the Memorial Union on Oct. 11. But though it was complete with clowns and classical carnival music, this "New American University Carnival Extravaganza" was not what the average fairgoer would expect.
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