2023 was a big year for NAU—a new College of Medicine, achieving an important step in a long-held research goal, welcoming the first class of A2E Lumberjacks and a couple of broken records—in both fundraising 😊 and snow 😩. Relive the highlights of the year with some of 2023’s most read stories in The NAU Review (with a few of our favorites thrown in).
NAU is on track to achieve R1 research status in 2025, putting it in the highest tier of research universities in the country.
In the annual University Convocation, President Cruz Rivera talked about NAU’s past and ongoing efforts to improve student access to education and success.
Students reveal what their favorite classes were and what made them so good.
Several NAU researchers contributed to a congressionally mandated climate assessment designed to provide an easy-to-read overview of the current state of climate change.
Allison Stenger is an NAU student and disability advocate. Her advocacy work grew out of her own lived experience with a disability.
We asked, you answered. Lumberjacks reveal their Thanksgiving traditions, from stuffing to shopping.
A Q&A with Rima Brusi, Honors College professor and first lady of the university.
NAU honored 21 Gold Axe winners, including two President’s Prize winners and nine Distinguished Seniors in the Class of 2023.
Members of the NAU community share their six-word love stories.
A special edition of LumberSNAPS gives a photographic peek into NAU’s 2023 Homecoming.
Other notable favorites:
In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, NAU’s women scientists share why they chose their fields and give advice to women and girls considering science careers.
2. NAU launches College of Medicine to address Arizona’s critical shortage of primary care physicians
NAU’s new College of Medicine will create accelerated pathways for prospective MDs and include incentives for practicing medicine in Arizona after graduation.
These sports media students got to live the dream of covering the Super Bowl.
An innovative NAU program now offers paraprofessionals and educational assistants the opportunity to earn education degrees while remaining in their communities.
Adeline Jones, NAU student and Logging Sports Team captain, didn’t let an injury interfere with her success at the Choptoberfest competition at Colorado State University.