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Burwell calls pro-Trump mob that stormed US Capitol ‘threat to democracy’

(01/06/21 11:00pm)

Correction and update: This article has been corrected since it was first published to clarify that an AU-branded bus photographed transporting National Guard personnel was not previously owned by the University. It has also been updated with comments from a University-wide email sent by President Sylvia Burwell Thursday.



Students with disabilities share the ups and downs of online classes

(11/17/20 4:46pm)

Uprooted from campus in a matter of days, American University students faced an unprecedented amount of stress when classes transitioned online, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But for students with disabilities, the switch posed a threat to their usual accomodations and learning habits that have been moulded for an in-person setting.








Burwell, AU community address racism and police violence

(05/31/20 10:32pm)

President Sylvia Burwell wrote to the AU community on Sunday afternoon to address the violence against black communities in response to nationwide unrest, as tens of thousands of people across the country have spent several nights protesting the death of George Floyd and other black people at the hands of the police. 




Ferkat Jawdat talks to students about prosecution of Turkic Muslims in China

(02/13/20 8:48pm)

Ferkat Jawdat, an Uighur American activist whose family was targeted for his continued advocacy against the prosecution of Turkic Muslims in China, spoke at AU on Jan. 28. Jawdat had not seen his mother in 14 years and said she spent time in one of China’s internment camps for Muslims in Xinjiang.