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As the editor-in-chief of The Eagle, you learn how to handle just about anything. You can jump from writing a breaking news story to responding to anxious emails from reporters and readers to meeting with your team of editors about the next print edition. And that’s just in one day.
Videos of a white American University student saying the n-word have spread rapidly on social media, leading to outrage from the student body and an apology from the student.
The Eagle’s advisory board has elected Lydia Calitri, The Eagle’s current online managing editor, as its editor-in-chief for the 2019-2020 year.
Following several stories about the history of blackface on college campuses, officials at American University say they have found similarly racist photos in the archives of AU’s student yearbook.
Gisselle Gladden, the AU Student Government comptroller, has been suspended from her position for two weeks and put on an additional month-long probation after the SG Judicial Board ruled Tuesday that she did not complete six of the responsibilities of her office.
After administrators announced that they were looking into reports of a man wearing a Confederate flag hoodie in the Terrace Dining Room last week, the University has shared new details about the episode inside the dining hall.
After students posted on social media about a man wearing a Confederate flag sweatshirt in American University’s dining hall Thursday night, the University has released a statement regarding the incident.
Maria Butina, a Russian gun rights activist and American University graduate, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the law governing foreign agents operating in the United States on Thursday.
The Department of Education opened a fourth investigation into potential sexual violence violations of Title IX at American University last month, according to a list of pending cases regularly updated by the department.
As midterm election results rolled in on Tuesday night, AU’s student-run political organizations, as well as the School of Public Affairs, hosted watch parties that attracted students of varying political and geographical backgrounds. The Eagle sent reporters to speak with students about the issues that brought them to the polls, the races they were following and their experiences with voting this election cycle.
After students shared multiple videos on social media depicting rodents in the Megabytes Café, a university spokesperson said the cafe will be closed effective at 9 p.m. on Nov. 1 and will not reopen until AU has “sufficient time to develop a remediation plan.”
An underground transformer fire near Hughes Hall that burned for over two hours led to the evacuation of all main campus buildings Saturday morning. No injuries were reported, according to AU spokesperson Mark Story.
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.
Former AU student Isaiah Young died on Sept. 12 at the age of 21, leaving behind a legacy of passionate campus activism at the University.
As Hurricane Florence prepares to tear through the East Coast this week, AU administrators say they are monitoring the storm’s progress and preparing the campus to deal with the hurricane’s potential impact.
Following a two-year pilot program, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority approved the permanent adoption of the U-Pass program with AU in April, the University wrote in a memo to students Monday. The program, which began in August 2016, gives all full-time undergraduate, graduate and law school students unlimited Metro rides during the school year for a flat fee.
“Dangerous.” “Scary.” “Alarming.”
At a federal court hearing Wednesday, Maria Butina, a recent American University graduate accused of acting as a Russian agent in the United States, was ordered jailed ahead of her trial after prosecutors warned she could flee the country.
An armed intruder was reported near American University’s campus Wednesday, prompting a three-hour lockdown and a search of campus buildings by AU police and the Metropolitan Police Department. AU said the U.S. Secret Service was also part of the search.
Maria Butina, a recent American University graduate and Russian citizen, was charged in federal court Monday with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the U.S.