Scientists with the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research have received a four-year, $859,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess how cottonwood trees … Read more about NAU research team receives grant to study how trees adapt to insect damage and the changing environment
Arizona Innocence Project
By Robert Schehr
Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Many of life’s most precious experiences are unquantifiable: They’re priceless. Education is priceless. When approached with quality, education is transformative.
On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Arizona v. Salazar-Macado at NAU’s High Country Conference Center. More than 500 people filled the makeshift courtroom to hear two attorneys do what they do every day—argue the merits of their respective positions before a five-judge panel.… Read more
Brian Banks had a full-ride football scholarship waiting for him at the University of Southern California and harbored dreams of life in the NFL. Those hopes were upended when the then 16-year-old Banks was accused of kidnap and rape.
Instead of suiting up for USC in the fall, Banks traded in his football uniform for an orange jumpsuit that he wore for five years while serving his sentence in a California state prison. He then spent another four years wearing… Read more
Sometimes the justice system gets it wrong, but that doesn’t end all hope of eventually making things right.
In the case of Damien Echols, the notoriety of perceived guilt is rivaled only by the attention shone upon reprieve. After 18 years on death row as one of the “West Memphis Three,” Echols is now free, and an author. He will tell his story at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, in Cline Library Auditorium on the Northern Arizona University campus.… Read more