The most-read stories of 2022

A collage of photos including Ira Allen skiing; Marti Canipe on Jeopardy, Grand Falls; the Ukrainian flag, the DART mission, and a person using robotics to walk

Did anything happen last year? Here at NAU, we stayed busy with new programs to make education more accessible to all Arizonans, groundbreaking research into climate, space, health and more, athletics championships, national awards and so much more. Below is a list of of the most-read stories from The NAU Review in 2022, plus a few favorites that we just can’t stop thinking about. 

1. NAU to provide tuition-free college education for Arizona residents with household incomes at or below $65,000 President Cruz Rivera talking to students








2.  What is happening in Ukraine: A series of few things 

The Ukrainian flag at night










3. Top 10 things to do in Flagstaff 

Grand Falls









4. Soil microbes use different pathways to metabolize carbon 

Graphic showing soil microbes











5. Making walking easier for children with cerebral palsy  

Child walks with exoskeleton on legs










6. NAU senior wins national Udall Undergraduate Scholarship 

Beyoncé Bahe works in a lab










7. A match for monarchs and milkweed

Monach Waystation sign with students in the background










8. Humans of Flagstaff: Erin Kruse 

Erin Kruse













9. NAU announces admissions pilot program to broaden access for higher education in Arizona 

Students walking and biking on pedway










10. Aspen the question: What is killing the trees?  

Oystershell scale on an aspen tree











Other notable favorites:  

Here’s why, at least once in your life, you should travel solo 

Heidi Toth standing in front of the Monastery in Petra, Jordan











After near-death snowboarding accident, professor gets second chance at life

Ira Allen on top of Snowbowl










Humans of Flagstaff: Marti Canipe

Marti Canipe and Mayim Bialik on the Jeopardy! stage









Soon-to-be Ranger James

James Jensen sits on log









Mission control watch party of DART marking impact 

DART spacecraft and asteroid
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