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Only 55 percent of American University students believe that fellow students are committed to creating a sense of belonging, according to data released from AU's internal campus climate survey. Other results of the survey, which were shown during an Oct. 19 community meeting but have not been made publicly available, paint a grim picture of how students feel about their sense of emotional safety at the University.
The Center for Undergraduate Experience is now the central office for on-campus housing and residence life, a shift from the previous department of Housing and Dining Programs. The Center was announced in a memo released to students in August from the Office of Campus Life, along with the separation of Housing and Dining Services into their own respective departments.
The American University Student Government held a standing room only town hall and press conference on Thursday afternoon to discuss action steps in response to the hate crime on Monday that targeted the historically African-American sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
After online threats were made against Student Government President Taylor Dumpson on Thursday night, the University is providing students with “strategies for cybersecurity and personal protection” through a Facebook livestream on Friday afternoon, according to the University’s Facebook page.
AU administrators are grappling with new student criticism of AU’s racial climate following a hate crime on Monday that targeted members of the historically African-American Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
The President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion led a community town hall in the Kay Chapel on Tuesday to address Monday’s racist incident targeting black women and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, whose members include Student Government President Taylor Dumpson.
Lucca Vaselli, a senior in the School of Communication, was on his way back home from a late-night gym session around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22. Walking down Massachusetts Ave., he quickly talked to a friend, and started again toward his apartment at The Avalon at Foxhall building.
Indie rock group Big Thief played its latest album, “Masterpiece,” to a sold out crowd in the basement of Songbyrd Music House on March 25.
The California duo, Foxygen, brought its infectious pop energy to the 9:30 Club on March 22. Playing a relatively short 13-song set list, the group didn’t miss the mark on presenting its latest album “Hang,” released in January.
A true “Masterpiece” has been found in the debut album from indie-rock band Big Thief out of Brooklyn. Now the band is set to appear at Songbyrd Music House in Adams Morgan this Friday.
In their fourth studio release, “Hang,” the California pop-project, Foxygen, explores jazz, folk and classic rock in a dynamic eight-track album steeped in lost love, missed opportunities and joyous celebration. The album was produced by indie-rock label, Jagjaguwar, and released on January 20, 2017.
Education Not Debt, a student group concerned with the rise of tuition costs at AU, organized a small protest of approximately 30 people outside of the Butler Board Room on March 3 at the start of the University budget meeting.
AU will not label itself a sanctuary campus, but will actively oppose President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, according to a memo written by President Neil Kerwin on Friday.
Students held a rally called “AU Stands Up” on the steps of the Mary Graydon Center on Friday in opposition to President Trump’s recent immigration ban.
Just days before the inauguration of America’s 45th president, AU students, faculty and staff gathered in the Mary Graydon Center on Wednesday for the educative forum, “Teach, Organize, Engage.” The day was full of discussions and speakers, and included keynote remarks from Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland on his role in Congress in the Trump administration.
In a week full of tension on campus, students and faculty came together in solidarity against members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who picketed outside of the University on Friday afternoon.
As the election heads into its final hours, The Eagle talks with students about how they're feeling towards the election, their perspectives on the candidates and this year's major issues and what they hope to see happen after the race is over.
America will decide on the next president on Tuesday night, bringing an end to the contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Want to see history unfold? Check out one of these AU election parties to ring in the new president with friends (and lots of snacks).
With election day rapidly approaching, both the School of Communications and the School of Public Affairs offered final events before voters cast their ballots on Tuesday. In case you missed it, here are three election events hosted in the past week at AU.
Content warning: sexual assault, rape, denigration of women