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Duo multi-factor authentication expansion to Canvas is just one of many steps in University-wide push for cybersecurity

(03/24/23 12:00pm)

American University ramped up efforts to keep University and student data safe on Feb. 15, expanding Duo multi-factor authentication to Canvas, library systems and the Washington College of Law, among other services.

As bike safety remains a prevalent issue in the district, students and faculty look to advancements in infrastructure and incentive programs

(08/23/22 12:00pm)

In July, three D.C. cyclists were killed in separate accidents. Now the Washington Area Bicyclists Association is demanding the city enact new laws to keep bikers safe. 

DC teachers, students react to wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation amid Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’

(04/01/22 2:10pm)

Opponents call it “Don’t Say Gay.” Supporters call it the “Parental Rights in Education” bill. Following nationwide outcry over Florida’s House Bill 1557, D.C. teachers and students are advocating for queer youth by opposing the legislation.

‘When They Call You a Terrorist’ authors discuss the power of memoir and community

(03/30/22 3:13pm)

Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele, co-authors of “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” spoke at American University’s virtual Raise Your Voices event about the process of writing their memoir, community organizing and being mindful about social media. 

Lawsuit against AU alleging ‘unfair’ tuition during online learning revived by Court of Appeals

(03/25/22 5:57pm)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit partially reversed the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit alleging American University failed to provide students with expected services when classes moved online following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Center for the study of disability, advocacy and education is in the works in the School of Public Affairs

(02/24/22 3:30pm)

A collaboration between students and faculty is currently underway to propose a center for the study of disability, advocacy and education in the American University School of Public Affairs. While the plan is in its early stages, those involved are excited about its potential.

University freezing student accounts for those without boosters as of Monday

(02/22/22 3:14pm)

American University began placing holds on the accounts of students without proof of a COVID-19 booster shot on Monday. Although the deadline to upload their booster shots to the health portal passed on Feb. 10, the University had yet to take action against non-compliant community members. 

Student petition aims to install vending machines stocked with emergency contraception on campus

(01/14/22 4:49pm)

A student petition to increase access to emergency contraception at American University seeks a vending machine stocked with the morning-after pill to eliminate the stigma students often feel when seeking out sexual health services on campus.