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Founder's Day Ball held at Newseum draws largest crowd ever

(02/14/17 2:50pm)

When the doors opened at the Newseum on the night of Feb. 11, more students filed in than ever before to attend the annual Founder’s Day Ball.This year’s event, sponsored by the American University Student Government, Residence Hall Association and American University Club Council, honored the leadership of President Neil Kerwin and Vice President of Campus Life Gail Hanson, who are both retiring from their positions this spring.Founder’s Day Director Martin Valderruten said that what made this year’s event unique was the location and the variety of exhibits that could expose students to world events.“I picked this location because it is very interactive and it’s somewhere we have never hosted the event before,” Valderruten said.