As Joe Vidulich begins his two year term as the new president of the American University Alumni Association, promoting inclusion and strengthening the link between students and alumni are his top priorities, he said.
On Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that, among other things, bans foreign nationals from seven different countries, suspends the admission of refugees for 120 days and places an indefinite halt on the admittance of Syrian refugees.
In her first address to the AU community on Thursday, incoming University president and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell expressed her excitement at building on AU’s progress as an institution.
AU trustee Gary Cohn resigned from the Board of Trustees on Jan. 25 after accepting a position in President Donald Trump’s cabinet as Director of the National Economic Council, Student Government President Devontae Torriente confirmed during an Undergraduate Senate meeting on Sunday. Cohn, a graduate of AU, also left his post as the president and chief operating officer (COO) for Goldman Sachs upon acceptance of his new position.
What can I say? We live in difficult times and, in classic Chicken Little fashion, everyone’s screaming, “the sky is falling!” People running here and there, sending their resumes and CVs everywhere, and I’m just here trying to make mom and dad proud.