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(18 hours ago)
Despite faltering early, AU women’s basketball received scoring from several unlikely options to overpower the potent Loyola Maryland defense 63-44 on Jan. 18 in Bender Arena. While AU (7-10, 3-4 PL) led by just 1 point after three quarters, a 23-5 fourth-quarter performance ended Loyola’s (4-14, 1-5 PL) chance to steal one on the road.
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With the game tied at 91 in overtime and 0.3 seconds left on the game clock, senior point guard Sa’eed Nelson stepped to the free throw line looking to win AU men’s basketball its fifth game in its last six tries.
In AU men’s basketball’s 81-69 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday, players off the Eagles’ bench continued to offer solid contributions to the team.
It is obvious that a basketball game can be decided by the turnover margin. For teams that often find themselves in close games, grabbing a few extra steals can be the difference between a win and a loss. This is great for AU’s team, who leads the Patriot League with 7.6 steals per game.
This article has been updated with a correction.
AU men’s basketball continued to build momentum Saturday afternoon inside Bender Arena, rolling over Holy Cross en route to an 81-69 victory. The win follows Wednesday’s thrilling victory over Bucknell, courtesy of some late game heroics from sophomore forward Connor Nelson.
AU held its first-ever "Rally in the Alley" on Saturday, a tailgate created by the AU Blue Crew to bolster school spirit at the University. Despite the grim weather conditions, dozens of students and alumni showed up before the basketball team’s 4 p.m. game against Holy Cross.
Former Polish dissident and first democratically-elected president Lech Wałęsa spoke to American University students at an event hosted by the School of International Service on Nov. 21. Wałęsa addressed the future trajectory of international relations, as well as contemporary threats to democracy.
For the first time, AU students are now able to declare a major in photography. The degree program, which is a collaboration between the School of Communication (SOC) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), aims to give students a comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of photography, as well as the possible applications for it.
The former AU Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Thomas Minar was fired from Franklin College earlier this month following his arrest for sex crimes.
After a frustrating road loss to Lehigh on Jan. 12, it appeared that AU was destined for the same fate Wednesday night in Bender Arena against Bucknell, a team missing two of its starters due to illnesses.
The University named Marsha Harper as the next head coach for women’s soccer on Dec. 29. Harper is the first African American head coach of American’s women’s soccer program, and the first African American head coach of any AU team since 2004.
American University announced a new program that will offer 10 D.C. public and charter school students with full scholarships to the University for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The University was accused of age discrimination again, this time from a female professor who said in a lawsuit that she lost out on a professorial lecturer position to a younger male candidate.
After a semester of perfecting their capstone performances, AU’s theater program seniors presented “Eight Minutes,” a series of pieces in response to Carl Sagan’s book, “Cosmos” from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7.
American University alumnus Sam Sheline climbed Mount Everest as a part of the Perpetual Planet expedition series, as part of an effort to better understand the effects of climate change and make educational films for students.
Ever wondered what it’s like to stroll through a real-life winter wonderland of glistening lights? Enchant Christmas grants guests the opportunity to explore the World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze in all of its 90,000-square-foot light glory. To the tune of festival melodies, guests wander into an alternate universe of out-of-this-world light sculptures, beautiful arches and hanging lights. This year, Enchant Christmas brought this ethereal experience right to Nationals Park.
Rachel Lee and Natalie Senft, two sophomore business administration majors specializing in marketing, were sitting in their ITEC-320 class earlier this semester, having what Senft referred to as a “casual” conversation about their passions for fashion, when their idea to create Revolution: The AU Fashion Society was born.
American University is ranked among the top ten colleges with the highest difference between regular decision and early decision admissions rates, which, according to a recent report by the Center for American Progress, can harm low-income students and students of color.
A professor in the School of Public Affairs is running for a Virginia U.S. Senate seat in the 2020 election.