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When transfer student and School of Public Affairs senior Laura Hoyos first arrived on campus, she couldn’t find a space to discuss the topic of cultural identity and immigration. As an immigrant from Colombia, she had always been forced to confront stereotypes about identity. Under the Trump administration, she felt that need even more strongly.
Many students come to AU for its D.C. location with the hope of landing a job in politics after they graduate. In light of the 2016 election, though, the University’s liberal students may need to rethink their plans.
Writer, feminist, activist and self-described “bunny lady” Wagatwe Wanjuki spoke to an audience of approximately 25 people on Thursday night as the Women's History Month speaker for the Student Government Women's Initiative.
Growing up, Becca Peixotto would spend her time digging around in the backyard to see what the people who lived there had left behind. Now, she’s part of the team that unearthed a new hominin species that lived on earth before homo sapiens.
Comedian and “Daily Show” Correspondent Jessica Williams will come to AU on Sept. 10 as the first Kennedy Political Union speaker of the school year, according to a statement released by the organization.
Former First Lady Laura Bush was awarded the 2015 “Wonk of the Year” award in front of a crowd of students and faculty that filled Bender Arena on April 8.
WVAU will hold its Spring Capitol Punishment show featuring Brooklyn-based indie rock band The Antlers on April 18 in the School of International Service’s Abramson Family Founders Room.
As far as post-apocalyptic series go, “Insurgent” (directed by Robert Schwentke) is one of the rare sequels that manages to live up to the expectations set up by the first movie. Which is good news, since the series still has two more to go.
Celebrating Women's History Month, AU will pay homage to women in uniform who have served our country with a special screening event. On March 19 at 7 p.m., students from Gemma Puglisi's Public Relations Portfolio class are hosting a screening of "Fort Bliss," directed by Claudia Myers, a professor of Film and Media Arts in the School of Communication.
Two cars crashed into a fallen tree just in front of 4200 of Massachusetts Ave. around 6:15 p.m. on March 1.
The sports drama "McFarland, USA," in theaters starting Feb. 20, tells the true story of a cross country team from McFarland, Calif., an impoverished and predominately Latino neighborhood, that overcomes all odds to win the 1987 state championship. Directly by Niki Caro, the film stars Kevin Costner (“Field of Dreams”) as Coach Jim White, Maria Bello ("The Jane Austen Book Club") and Morgan Saylor ("Jamie Marks Is Dead"). Read The Eagle’s review of the film.
It’s freezing. Quite literally, the temperature has been below freezing for most of this week, or at least felt like it because of the harsh winds. So we know that you probably weren’t planning on stepping outside all weekend, but we have an idea that’ll get you to reconsider: spend the day warm and cozy inside... a museum!
After getting caught up in the chaos of midterms, we’re all emerging a little shell-shocked and surprised to learn that it’s already November. With only a month left in the semester, it’s time to take advantage of the city before you’re trapped in finals and then heading home for the winter. Here are some events happening around the city this weekend:
In recent years, the world that Americans see through the news has become increasingly scary. Yet year after year, students flock to AU with the intent of studying abroad in many of these areas. This semester, 477 students are studying abroad through the AU Abroad office, at least 48 of which are in Kenya, Jordan and Israel, areas of the world considered to be high-risk.
After waking up early in the morning and getting ready for work, a hurried goodbye is all many couples have time for. When both halves of the couple work at AU, however, that “goodbye” turns into “see you later.”
It’s the event we’ve been waiting for all month - Halloween weekend. Whether you’re a fan of the costumes, the festivities or even just the candy, there’s an event happening for you. Take advantage of the occasion to go out into the city and check out one of these haunts.
In recent years, the world that Americans see through the news has become increasingly scary. Yet year after year, students flock to AU with the intent of studying abroad in many of these areas.
Fall break may have just ended, but the season has only just begun. Break out your sweaters and scarves and get ready for a weekend full of fall festivities. The changing of the seasons is one of the most beautiful times here in D.C., so don’t waste it inside.
Your parents are here for the weekend and after all the ups and downs of the semester, you’re probably really excited to see them again. But after the reunion hugs and kisses, you’re left with the question: what do I do with them for an entire weekend?
Napoleon wouldn’t give you his tots? Well, Bar Louie has you covered. On Oct. 9, Bar Louie is hosting Rock the Tot, a national tater tot eating contest. Participants must be at least 18 years old, but the competition is open to anyone who wants to stuff his or her face full of tater tots. You can compete solo or as part of a team of four in a relay style race to the finish.