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Up close and from afar, AU students from Texas face effects of winter storm

(03/12/21 2:54pm)

Caroline Largoza spent four days wrapped in blankets and cooking her meals over a fireplace in a freezing house without power. Still, the spring semester droned on. With no Wi-Fi or heat, Largoza, a freshman in the School of Public Affairs from San Antonio, Texas, said she struggled to handle the effects of Texas’s February winter storm that left nearly 4.5 million people without power.

AU PhD students give Metro cards to unhoused residents before the inauguration

(02/12/21 2:22pm)

Anticipating violence near the Capitol building before President Joe Biden’s inauguration, two American University students entered the “Red Zone” established by the National Guard to provide an escape plan to those with the least access to mobility –– D.C.’s unhoused residents. 

Former AU postdoctoral fellow urges Indigenous recognition beyond Native American Heritage Month

(12/21/20 3:50pm)

Elizabeth Rule fell in love with D.C. when she began interning for her tribe. As an enrolled citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, she found herself involved in Indigenous activism, advocacy and policy work opportunities available in the District.