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American University’s assistant professors earned an average compensation of $104,400 in 2016-17, according to the
American Association of University Professors, a nonprofit organization that collects salary data from universities annually. AU’s average compensation for assistant professors ranks 10th out of 12 peer institutions. This is below the average compensation of $123,116 for professors of the same rank among the school’s peers, including D.C. schools like Georgetown University, George Washington University and Catholic University, as well as city universities, such as Fordham University and Boston University.
President Sylvia Burwell isn’t one to sit around.
The University dispatched AU police officers yesterday to protect Student Government President Taylor Dumpson after a white supremacist group encouraged its followers to troll her online, Vice President for Communication Teresa Flannery announced in an email to the University Friday morning.
Public Safety is investigating a racist incident involving bananas that were discovered early this morning, according to a memorandum sent today to the University community from Interim Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw.
A pizza delivery man was the victim of an unarmed carjacking outside of Domino’s Pizza in Tenleytown Thursday afternoon, the Metropolitan Police Department said.
This article originally appeared in The Eagle's Feb. 24, 2017 special edition.
Clinton Failed Where Obama Triumphed, a Wakeup Call for Pollsters
Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election last night marked a historic moment for the nation. It also confirmed another correct prediction for AU history professor Allan Lichtman, the man behind the famous “Keys to the White House” strategy. Lichtman received criticism from many in September when he predicted a win for Trump.
Political strategist Ana Navarro and political operative Patti Solis Doyle will join a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 6 to discuss the current political climate in regards to women and minority groups, the Kennedy Political Union announced today.
AU’s newest wonks will get their social justice work started early with an entirely new set of Welcome Week programs centered on activism and volunteerism in the city.
University officials said in an email to the campus community Monday that they will cooperate with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights as it investigates AU for a potential Title IX violation that was officially announced earlier this week.
University Chaplain Reverend Joe Eldridge will retire from American in May after 19 years of service, during which he established the alternative break program, aided in the creation of the School of International Service master’s program in Social Enterprise and fostered friendships with countless students and colleagues.
“Find a place where you feel safe. Contact someone you trust . . ."
Eleven members of the AU community will speak about their innovative ideas and experiences at the University’s third annual TEDx event on Saturday, Feb. 27.
With the completion of the new Washington College of Law’s Tenley Campus, the school’s former location, now known as the Spring Valley Building, will become home to a number of administrative offices as well as the School of Education and the School of Professional and Extended Studies.
The General Education Task Force co-chairs discussed plans to recreate AU’s general education program via a new core curriculum that will emphasize capitalizing on the college experience, bringing discussions on diversity to the classroom and renewing the focus on learning outcomes at a student town hall on Jan. 13.
After months of unfulfilled promises, several AU students have finally received the $500 Visa gift cards the University guaranteed them this summer as a reward for canceling their fall 2015 on-campus housing. The University offered the gift cards in an effort to reduce overcrowding in the residence halls.
Provost Scott Bass approved a change in classtimes on Nov. 13 that will allow for 20 minutes between classes to accommodate students traveling from the new East Campus, and will push the earliest class of the day to 8:10 a.m.
Chris Obermeyer moved to D.C. to study the evolution of fish as a PhD student at George Washington University. Once he realized his passion for helping others overrode his interest in biosciences, he turned to teaching and graduated from AU in 2013 with a master’s in education.
David Kabakow, an alum of the 2015 class of the Kogod School of Business and a Founding Father of Zeta Beta Tau, died Friday, Oct. 23 from a rare immune disease, according to a Facebook post by ZBT.