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Hey, Class of 2022: Here’s what AU faculty and staff think you should know

(08/24/18 2:30pm)

The class of 2022 will take their first classes at American University on Aug. 27. To help first-year students prepare for what lies ahead in their upcoming semesters, multiple professors and deans, as well as staff members in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Counseling Center, shared their advice with The Eagle on how to succeed at AU.


AU grad, inspired by grandfather, combines passions for research and patient care

(08/01/18 2:39pm)

In 1971, Noy Kaufman’s grandfather fled a communist dictatorship in Romania for Israel with nothing but a couple of suitcases. Growing up in Israel, Kaufman, who recently graduated with a biochemistry degree from AU, said she fostered her love of science while listening to her grandfather tell stories of conducting science experiments in his backyard. His circumstances forced him to sacrifice his education and reduce his love for science to a hobby.


Ongoing construction outside McKinley building has end goals: new heating system, Hall of Science

(04/11/18 2:00pm)

Construction workers have been tearing up dirt and laying down pipes on the land and parking lot between the McKinley and Asbury buildings since November. What students and faculty see now is the first phase of a $25 million campus-wide heating renovation project that will make way for the upcoming construction of a new science building across the street from McKinley.


‘Little Women’ peels back layers of visceral storytelling scene-by-scene

(11/03/17 7:03pm)

Soaring from the pages of Louisa May Alcott’s well-known story of sisterhood and female ambition in the 1860s, American University’s Department of Performing Arts’ production of “Little Women” pulled my heart deep into the surprisingly relatable and transformative lives of the four March girls – Jo, Amy, Meg and Beth.