ASU named Military Friendly School for 4th consecutive year

September 17, 2012

Arizona State University has been named a “Military Friendly School for 2013” by G.I. Jobs magazine for the fourth consecutive year. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are leaders in providing educational support benefits and paths to success to military veterans.

ASU also was named one of the top 10 universities for veterans in 2011 by Military Times Edge magazine. Download Full Image

The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.  

“It is an honor to be recognized again as a military friendly school," said Steven Borden, director of the Pat Tillman Veterans Center. "ASU and the Pat Tillman Veterans Center remain committed to continued development of programs and policies to support veterans and their families.”

In 2011 the university opened the Pat Tillman Veterans Center on the Tempe campus to connect veterans with academic and support service, as well as assist with certifying educational benefits.

Additionally, ASU was chosen as a University Partner for the 2012-2013 academic year in support of the Tillman Military Scholars program, which provides scholarships for active and veteran service members as well as their spouses.

In 2008 the Pat Tillman Foundation established the Tillman Military Scholars program, dedicated to supporting educational opportunities for service members and their families by filling the financial gaps in the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. The Tillman Military Scholars program covers not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care.

Veteran enrollment has risen to 1,727 students in 2012.  There are currently 2,323 students at ASU who are receiving educational benefits, doubling the number since fall of 2009.

For more information on ASU's programs and services for veteran students, visit or call Christian Rauschenbach, program manager for ASU Veterans Services, at 480-965-3115.

Karin presents at labor and employment colloquium

September 17, 2012

Associate Clinical Professor Marcy Karin, director of the Work-Life Policy Unit and Civil Justice Clinic at the College of Law, participated in the 7th Annual Labor & Employment Law Colloquium on Saturday, Sept. 15, in Chicago.

Karin presented a work-in-progress entitled, “Lactating Employees and Undue Hardship,” as part of a panel discussing issues involving sex and pregnancy. In her remarks, she analyzed a new law requiring employers to provide reasonable break time to workers to express milk at work and locations other than bathrooms in which to do it. Download Full Image

Karin teaches courses on workplace flexibility law and policy, employment law and policy and legislation. She also supervises and instructs student attorneys working on behalf of clients in the Civil Justice Clinic. Karin is an active member of the national work-life law and policy community. She is listed in the Sloan Network’s Who’s Who in Work and Family. Her other research interests include legislative lawyering, civil justice for military families and women’s legal history.