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ASU president bashes government shutdown

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University President Michael Crow called the government shutdown a "thoughtless act" on Wednesday.

Crow said some members of Congress didn't consider the implications of a shutdown for millions of people, which includes his students.

"This is no way to run a railroad," he said. "The shutdown affects student loan processing and the ability of students to access financial aid along with research grants and activity being impacted."

Crow said the shutdown affected everything instantly but ASU will manage to get through it.=

Crow reflected the thoughts of millions of Americans by saying something needs to be done to get our leaders more interested in the success of the nation than trying to solve one particular issue.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.


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