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Resourcefulness and luck: the Class of 2024 talks finding community despite an online start

(08/28/23 12:00pm)

For most of American University’s Class of 2024, there was no dorm shopping, travel planning or packing filling the final weeks before their freshman year began. The University held its  2020-2021 academic year almost entirely online, forcing most students to complete classes from their hometowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

DC activists and lawmakers call for action to prevent gun violence

(03/09/23 2:09pm)

One week into 2023, a 13-year-old boy named Karon Blake was fatally shot in the Brookland neighborhood in Northeast D.C. The next week, one woman was killed and another teenager and man were injured in a shooting in the district’s Benning Ridge neighborhood. At the start of February, D.C. Metro worker Robert Cunningham was killed and three passengers were injured during yet another shooting, this time in the Potomac Avenue Metro station. 

Author of ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ offers solutions for police brutality at book talk

(11/21/22 1:00pm)

Author Jennifer Cobbina discussed policy solutions for police brutality in a Nov. 17 talk hosted by American University’s Metropolitan Policy Center on her book “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America.”