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How the Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX policy could affect AU

(01/23/19 3:00pm)

In November, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed major changes to Title IX guidance for universities that create a new set of rights for anyone accused of sexual misconduct, a move that will almost certainly affect how AU and other universities handle Title IX complaints. 

American University facing subpoena from accused Russian agent Maria Butina

(09/28/18 6:39pm)

A lawyer for Maria Butina, the gun activist and American University graduate charged with acting as a Russian agent in the U.S., has issued a subpoena for university records, including copies of class rosters for each of Butina’s courses, AU police reports concerning Butina and a complaint Butina filed against an AU professor who made comments about her to the media.

AU students join calls to end gun violence at March for Our Lives

(03/25/18 12:58am)

As hundreds of thousands gathered outside the U.S. Capitol Saturday to call for an end to gun violence, American University student organizations protested in the March for Our Lives. The march was largely organized by survivors of February’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people and wounded 17 others.

‘I was not surprised’: Students react to Confederate flags hung at American University

(09/30/17 10:03pm)

Confederate flag posters with cotton stalks attached to them were found across campus Tuesday night, prompting responses from African-American and Jewish groups at AU. One of the posters was found beneath a sign for the Center for Israel Studies, while another poster was found on a bulletin board outside the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.