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Burwell: ‘All credible leads have been exhausted’ in May 2017 banana incident investigation

(04/27/18 1:52pm)

Nearly one year after a hate crime rocked American University’s campus, University President Sylvia Burwell announced in a memo on Friday that “no suspect has been identified in the case” and that “all credible leads have been exhausted” in the investigation.

Staff editorial: We’re joining the call to #SaveStudentNewsrooms

(04/25/18 1:00pm)

In April, The Daily Campus, the student newspaper at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, announced that it would be forced to be hosted underneath the supervision of SMU’s journalism department due to a lack of funding. Given the university’s history of attempting to censor The Daily Campus, student journalists were concerned about the paper’s future as an editorially independent publication.

Brent Cobb & Them remind DC9 Nightclub that blue-collar country and blues is alive and well

(04/23/18 9:14pm)

At first glance, Brent Cobb doesn’t appear to embody the stereotypical image of a country artist. As he stepped up to the mic to rock the DC9 Nightclub stage with his long hair and leather black jacket, one might have expected him to sing hard rock or perhaps indie folk. However, the over 80 attendees roared with applause when he opened his mouth and belted out a soulful, bluesy southern ballad reminiscent of his upbringing in rural Georgia.

How we can understand and reignite the Poor People’s Campaign

(04/23/18 8:27pm)

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the most tumultuous year the world has ever seen. Here in America, the assassinations of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy within two months of each other rocked the country, along with the anti-Vietnam War protests. Many of the events from 1968 that society focuses on are the ones that involved violence. Riots broke out across America in the month following Dr. King’s assassination, with the biggest and most notable one occurring right here in D.C.

SUB’s third annual AmFest unifies students through power of music

(04/23/18 7:58pm)

The crowd at AmFest was thin throughout the night, but as Aminé’s performance approached, the Tavern became increasingly filled with students. When Aminé took the stage, his voice flowed through the room and the lights danced across his face. The crowd lit up and welcomed the Ethiopian rapper they had been waiting for.

American University accepts 29 percent of applicants for the class of 2022

(04/20/18 8:04pm)

American University’s acceptance rate for the 2018-2019 school year will remain the same as last year’s rate of 29 percent, AU’s admissions office told The Eagle. The rate is the second-lowest in university history, with AU admitting a record low 26 percent of applicants in the 2016 cycle.

A brief post-slavery history of African-Americans at American University

(04/19/18 8:23pm)

According to Tenleytown Historical Society, the land that American University exists on today was formerly “owned” in 1713 by Colonel Thomas Addison. Through multiple generations, Addison passed on a portion of 800 acres of land, known as Friendship tract, to William David Clark (W.D.C.) Murdock. Murdock lived from 1806 until 1886, according to his tombstone. In the 1850 United Federal Census, Murdock lists himself as a farmer. According to the Enslaved Persons in 1855-1862 Tax Assessments of Washington County, D.C., now named Washington, D.C, Murdock owned approximately 10 slaves by the names of William Hutchinson, John, George, Henry, Mary, Martha, Frank, Theodore, Margaret and Ellen Lee.