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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on theeaglecoronavirusproject.com, a separate website created by Eagle staff at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020. Articles from that website have been migrated to The Eagle’s main site and backdated with the dates they were originally published in order to allow readers to access them more easily.
Update: This story has been updated with information from an email from Acting Provost Peter Starr.
A D.C. District Court judge moved forward elements of a case on Sept. 18 involving an American University student who sued AU in 2019 over the handling of a Title IX investigation.
Eddie Cascella, a senior at American University, co-organized a virtual 5K for Justice on June 20 to support and raise money for the Black community and bring awareness to racism and police violence.
Correction: Edu Nogues' name has been updated with the correct spelling.
Members of the American University community came together on June 10 to participate in a virtual Black Lives Matter rally where AU alumni shared stories of racism and white privilege, and tips for effectively fighting for justice.
Fall semester classes will proceed in a hybrid format, encompassing both online and in-person instruction, with on-campus housing offered only to freshmen and some sophomores, American University announced in a post about the fall plan on its website.
Update: This article has been updated to include Ajayi Pickering-Haynes' hyphenated name.
The Office of the University Chaplain hosted a virtual candlelight service on Sunday filmed in Kay Spiritual Life Center to mourn Black lives lost as a result of police violence.
Ibram X. Kendi, the founding director of AU’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center, testified at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on Wednesday about the coronavirus pandemic’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.
Update: This story has been updated with comments from Peter Starr.
The graduate student union at American University formed to create better working conditions for graduate student workers, with the goals of improving pay, access to student health services and reducing fees, among other things.
Doug Hecox, an adjunct professor at in the School of Communication and spokesman for the Federal Highway Administration, is under fire for tweets joking about school shootings and abortion that were revealed in a March POLITICO article.
John Kasich, the former Ohio governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, accepted the Kennedy Political Union’s Wonk of the Year award at Bender Arena on March 21 and spoke about bipartisanship, student political involvement and the possibility of another presidential run.
How administrators and students are tackling tuition increases and college affordability
Following a student protest over rising tuition and college affordability Thursday, the Board of Trustees voted Friday to increase tuition by 3 percent for both fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The cost of attendance at the University will go up by 2.3 percent in 2020 and 2.4 percent in 2021, according to data provided by the board.
The struggles faced by former AU student Max Durbin, who could not afford to attend the University after he was cut off from his parents for coming out as transgender, raised a central response from readers: What could the University be doing to help students who run into these types of financial challenges?
Racism, fascism, the midterm election results and “fake history” were among the topics that controversial right-wing commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza discussed at a Young Americans for Freedom event Wednesday night, drawing an audience of both protesters and supporters.
An event featuring far-right conservative political commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza sparked polarized opinions at AU after the University’s chapter for Young Americans for Freedom announced the event on social media.
Editor's note: The subject of this article's name has been changed to "student" since it was first published after he decided he does not want to disclose his transgender identity, in part because he fears for his safety as a trans man. His photo has also been removed from the story.