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Opinion: AU students should participate in the Notice and Comment period for new Title IX guidelines

(11/29/18 7:20pm)

Today, the period of Notice and Comment has opened for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ proposed changes to Title IX. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced that she wants to codify her letter into law, sweeping the problem of sexual violence on college campuses under the rug. Her proposal is an insult to survivors who already have to cope with the trauma of facing sexual violence and will now have to face an unequal, unjust system that is designed for them to fail.

AU men’s basketball rolls past New Hampshire in home opener

(11/18/18 9:18pm)

In a game where they never trailed, the AU men’s basketball team dominated New Hampshire in a 68-44 win in their home opener in Bender. The Eagles entered halftime up 45-23, and led by as many as 28 points in the second half. With the win, AU’s record improves to 2-1 on the season, and they are now 2-2 in their last four home openers.

Megabytes Cafe will remain closed for 'foreseeable future,' says AU spokesperson

(11/18/18 4:49am)

Megabytes Cafe closed on Nov. 1 following several social media videos that showed rats digging through food and scampering across window sills in the campus cafe. Now, AU spokesperson Mark Story said that the dining establishment is expected to remain closed for the “foreseeable future” as the University completes repairs on the facility.

Opinion: Politicians must represent the voices of young people

(11/17/18 5:00pm)

Back in my hometown, which is in Connecticut's 26th district, history was made this November. One of the youngest state senators ever was elected. Will Haskell, a Georgetown alum who is just 22, managed to defeat a 10-year incumbent who is 40 years his senior. Besides myself, many of my friends and family were inspired by his campaign.

Opinion: Female professors deserve tenure support

(11/16/18 6:00pm)

The tenure process is long. After six years of jumping through scholarship hoops, professors must put all their hope on a single person: the provost. Job security for those in academia depends on just one person after years of scholarship and teaching. This dependence on one person can change the trajectory of one’s career. If someone has been denied tenure, it can be difficult to start fresh. The provost can single handedly change someone's life.