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#StillWe Pride Month hopes for more representation, stands with BLM

(07/03/20 4:29pm)

Stephanie Bortruex, co-chair of American University’s LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Affinity Group, said her proudest moment, within the organization, was marching in the 2019 Capital Pride Parade. After nearly a year of anticipation and working with the University for even more support in the 2020 parade, Capital Pride’s cancellation was a disappointment for the organization, Bortruex said. 

Here are some must-see theaters in the District for all students

(06/25/20 2:02am)

While D.C. is a well-known hub for politics and businesses, the District has an alive and thriving theater scene as well. While the coronavirus pandemic is still preventing theatres in D.C. from opening to their full capacity, students who are coming to D.C. for the first time or who are just entering the theater scene, should check out these venues as soon as they’re back to their original programming. Or, if you just cannot wait, log into their virtual summer programming.

Opinion: AU must take more decisive action to support students for the fall semester

(06/23/20 1:15am)

American University announced its plan for the fall semester on Tuesday and, as always, it was met with confusion, questions and concern. The core of the plan is the decision to implement a hybrid learning system, in which classes will be held through a combination of online and in-person meetings, and that AU will take necessary precautions to enforce social distancing. 

AU PRIDE leaders aim to improve club inclusivity and support incoming students

(06/22/20 8:18am)

AU PRIDE, an acronym for “People Respecting Individual Diversity Everywhere,” is the University’s student-led LGBTQ+ organization. With June being Pride Month, the organization’s executive board is working to host virtual events and to amplify Black queer voices in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, as protests against police brutality and systemic racism continue across the country. 

American University will use all revenue from increased 2020 tuition for financial aid

(06/19/20 3:07pm)

American University is dedicating all $13 million from this year’s tuition increase to additional financial aid in an attempt to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, President Sylvia Burwell wrote in an email to the student body Friday morning.