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In press call, Burwell discusses how AU is addressing students’ mental health challenges

(02/12/19 8:25pm)

In a conference call hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations on Jan. 30, University President Sylvia Burwell discussed the ways in which AU is addressing mental health challenges on campus as well as how universities should work with employers to create support networks for graduates. 

How AU’s ‘most politically active campus’ is preparing for the midterms

(10/29/18 5:00pm)

With midterms on the horizon, AU’s politically active campus — ranked number one by the Princeton Review — is gearing up for election season through activism efforts by new and old political clubs. Groups on the right and left say they’re working hard to elect candidates who represent their views, as well as foster better conversations about policy and politics.

American University found responsible for age discrimination in former professor’s tenure case

(10/24/18 8:15pm)

Former School of International Service professor Loubna Skalli-Hanna won over $1.3 million in a tenure discrimination lawsuit against American University that was decided on Oct. 15. Skalli-Hanna was awarded “$1,151,000 in economic damages and $175,000 in emotional distress damages,” according to a press release by the law firm representing her, Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC.

American University accepts 29 percent of applicants for the class of 2022

(04/20/18 8:04pm)

American University’s acceptance rate for the 2018-2019 school year will remain the same as last year’s rate of 29 percent, AU’s admissions office told The Eagle. The rate is the second-lowest in university history, with AU admitting a record low 26 percent of applicants in the 2016 cycle.

Faculty Senate: Increased attention to diversity ‘need not come at the expense of academic freedom’

(04/13/18 7:36pm)

Ahead of President Sylvia Burwell’s inauguration this week, the Faculty Senate released a memo Wednesday reaffirming their dedication to diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University, especially within class curriculum. However, their statement came with a stipulation: that “increased attention to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion need not come at the expense of academic freedom,” according to the memo.

Six female American University professors denied tenure, accuse provost of discrimination

(03/19/18 4:05pm)

When former AU professor Jennifer Diascro had a child in 2004 and again in 2006, she delayed her career goal of earning tenure by two years. She did so with the encouragement of her dean. She submitted her tenure application in November 2009, having received positive evaluations from her dean in 2005.