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Three months after AU announced a working group to address concerns about sexual violence, students say it isn’t doing enough

(02/21/23 2:02pm)

In response to an instance of sexual assault in Leonard Hall that resulted in an outcry from the American University community, the University announced in November 2022 that the Community Working Group on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment and Violence would be formed to address campus concerns. 

The Airlie Center has started cropping up around campus, but what exactly is it?

(01/31/23 2:05pm)

The Airlie Center was gifted to American University by the Airlie Foundation in 2016, but for much of the community, The Airlie Center has remained cloaked in mystery. After pandemic-related closures, AU is hoping to increase community access to the 300+-acre hotel, farm and reserve, while using more of Airlie’s produce on the main campus. As a part of the University’s “Change Can’t Wait” campaign, Airlie also commits to sustainable practices.

University launches the Center for Environment, Community, and Equity

(10/28/22 1:08pm)

American University’s new Center for Environment, Community, and Equity held its campus-wide launch event Oct. 20. Students, faculty and staff from various environmental disciplines were introduced to the center’s leadership and their vision for the function of the CECE. The event closed with remarks from keynote speaker Maxine Burkett, deputy assistant secretary for oceans, fisheries and polar affairs for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.