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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.
As American University postdoctoral fellow Michael R. Fisher Jr. watched news coverage of the Capitol insurrection in horror on Jan. 6, he reached a painful conclusion: This is who we are as a nation.
After three semesters with an interim dean, the School of Communication has chosen Sam Fulwood III as its dean beginning in May, according to a Monday email to students from Acting Provost and Chief Academic Officer Peter Starr.
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.
Editor's Note: This article appeared in The Eagle's October 2020 virtual print edition.
Former presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang will speak with students at a virtual event on Oct. 29, five days prior to the presidential election.
Former 2020 presidential candidate and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro spoke with students via a virtual event on Sept. 10 about voting and advocacy ahead of November’s election.
History professor and well-known historian Allan Lichtman has correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential election since 1984, and recently, he predicted that Democratic nominee Joe Biden will win the race in November.
Update: This article has been updated since it was first published with information about the presidential candidates' platforms and comments from Hope Morency and Gary Lal.
President Sylvia Burwell announced the creation of a new office on Thursday that will handle complaints related to racism, discrimination, harassment and sexual assault.
An AU alumnus, who co-founded the nonprofit, Pay Our Interns (POI), is helping young people and interns cope with financial hardships and canceled career opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic.
AU’s Model United Nations team placed second in the nation this year, its highest rank ever, according to Best Delegate.
American University is ranked among the top ten colleges with the highest difference between regular decision and early decision admissions rates, which, according to a recent report by the Center for American Progress, can harm low-income students and students of color.
A professor in the School of Public Affairs is running for a Virginia U.S. Senate seat in the 2020 election.
A professor in the School of International Service published a report earlier this year about D.C.’s resilience in the fight for climate justice, gaining her national recognition in the media as well as other universities.
This article previously incorrectly reported that Calvin Haney is the director of CSI, not associate director. This article has been updated with the correction.
Democratic presidential candidate student groups are popping up at AU in anticipation of the upcoming primary elections.
Sarah McBride, former Student Government president and current national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, announced her bid for the Delaware state senate in early July.
Since the Working Group on the Influence of Slavery on American University published its final report in late January of 2019, it has disseminated the findings through roundtables, AUx lessons and most recently, a display in Bender Library.
AU’s South Asian Student Association (SASA) and the Hindu Student Association co-hosted a cultural celebration Sunday, April 7 on the quad in observance of the Hindu festival Holi.