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A survey conducted by the American University Black Swing Voter Project found that young Black voters have less trust in the political establishment and less enthusiasm for voting than older Black voters.
During a time when American University students no longer have meal plans and are economically burdened, a food pantry on campus is stepping up to help students in need.
After launching the new Office of Equity and Title IX in August, the University announced on Friday the appointment of the inaugural assistant vice president for equity and Title IX.
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Update: This article has been updated with a statement from AU Student Government.
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.
All study abroad programs this fall are canceled due to the coronavirus, AU Abroad Executive Director Sara Dumont wrote in an email to students planning to study abroad on Friday.
Update: This article has been updated with an explanation for why AU has yet to comment.
The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many other Black people, at the hands of police officers, are tragic. As a white woman, I will never truly understand the struggles and experiences that Black people, and non-Black people of color, face in this country each day. As a white journalist, I will never understand the difficulties of reporting on these issues that can be so personal and painful for Black journalists.
The University is conservatively projecting a potential shortfall of $100 million in lost revenue and increased costs for fiscal year 2021 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, President Sylvia Burwell wrote in an email to the AU community on Tuesday.
Correction: The original version of this article misspelled Connor Reitler's name. It has been updated with the proper spelling.
After new Title IX regulations were released by the U.S. Department of Education, the University’s Office of Campus Life held a webinar on Thursday to announce that it will, while abiding by the rules, continue to support those involved in cases.
The U.S. Department of Education released its final regulations controlling how schools handle campus sexual assault cases under Title IX, extending rights given to those accused of sexual misconduct.
An AU student filed a class-action lawsuit against the University on Friday after AU didn’t refund tuition when classes moved online and students were removed from campus following the coronavirus outbreak.
In an email sent out to the AU community, President Sylvia Burwell said the University will be open in the fall, whether for in-person, online or hybrid classes, with an official announcement coming in early to mid June.
Joseph Kaplan, an adjunct professorial lecturer in the School of Public Affairs, died at the age of 66 on Wednesday as a result of the coronavirus, according to an SPA statement published Friday.
Host and creator of PBS’s “Finding Your Roots” and Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. will deliver the commencement speech at American University’s spring online celebration, the University announced on Tuesday.
The University is projected to lose $27 million from increased expenses and reduced revenue as a result of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, AU’s executive team wrote in an email to the community on Friday.
Title IX Program Officer Regina Curran announced in February that she will be leaving the University for the same position at a different college amidst upcoming changes to Title IX rules.