Time Magazine has named Arizona State University President Michael Crow one of the 10 "best college presidents" in the country -- in part, because he ruined what was traditionally a perfectly good party school.
Under the Crow regime, according to Time, ASU has gone from a school that "has long owned a spot in rankings of American party schools" to a university that is in contention with big-name private institutions.
Time credits Crow with nearly doubling ASU's research budget and attracting a new roster of National Merit Scholars as part of his "New American University."
Crow tells Time that the results of his go-big-or-go-home approach to running the university has changed the minds of skeptics, who believe low acceptance rates and small class sizes are the "icons of excellence."
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Since Crow took the helm in 2002, ASU has grown to become the largest university in the country and is in the process of building a new campus in downtown Phoenix.
Under Crow's leadership, ASU has earned a spot on three separate rankings of America's best universities.
In 2006, Playboy magazine ranked ASU as the number-one party school in the country. This year, ASU was bumped to number 20.
Here's to Michael Crow -- murderer of fun.