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American University to end race-conscious admissions post Supreme Court ruling

(07/18/23 12:00pm)

American University first accepted a Black student in 1915, 22 years after its founding. Today, people of color make up nearly 50 percent of the school’s student population. The race-conscious admissions policies the school has used for years, which likely helped to diversify campus, were struck down in a recent Supreme Court ruling. 

‘Peaceful Transitions of Power’ panel examines the impact of presidential transitions on democracy

(10/14/22 12:52pm)

American University President Sylvia Burwell led a panel discussion on the role of peaceful transitions of power in an effective democracy in Bender Arena on Oct. 8. The event concluded AU’s series “Conversations on Policy, Politics, and our American Democracy,” and featured former presidential Chiefs of Staff Joshua Bolton and John Podesta, as well as Kogod School of Business Dean David Marchick.