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In press call, Burwell discusses how AU is addressing students’ mental health challenges

(02/12/19 8:25pm)

In a conference call hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations on Jan. 30, University President Sylvia Burwell discussed the ways in which AU is addressing mental health challenges on campus as well as how universities should work with employers to create support networks for graduates. 

‘Kleptocracy’ highlights Russia’s powerful players as they fall and rise to power

(02/08/19 1:00pm)

Written by “House of Cards’” Kenneth Lin, the opening night of “Kleptocracy” at the Arena Stage proved to be a night to remember – entertainment-wise and historically-speaking. The show tells the story of Russia’s collapse in 2003 through the fall of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Vladimir Putin’s rise to power. 

Column: Jacob Boonyasith and the Eagles’ complicated relationship with threes

(02/07/19 9:55pm)

AU men’s basketball is last in the Patriot League in threes made and attempted per game (5.4 and 17.1, respectively). But the Eagles still need the shot – or the threat of the shot – to open up their offense. With guard Sam Iorio and his 2.5 threes per game sitting out, Holy Cross decided to overlook American’s range on Saturday. They also chose to overlook freshman guard Jacob Boonyasith. 

Student Government Comptroller faces two week suspension for not fulfilling job duties

(02/06/19 3:33am)

Gisselle Gladden, the AU Student Government comptroller, has been suspended from her position for two weeks and put on an additional month-long probation after the SG Judicial Board ruled Tuesday that she did not complete six of the responsibilities of her office.

Staff editorial: University’s lack of transparency on fourth Title IX complaint is self-defeating

(02/04/19 3:27am)

In November, the Department of Education opened a fourth investigation into potential sexual violence violations of Title IX at American University. AU remains under investigation for three complaints filed in 2015, 2016 and 2017. AU is also the only D.C. university that is under investigation for Title IX violations as of Nov. 30.