The School of Education hosted AU alumna Amanda Alexander to speak about her new role as the interim chancellor of D.C. Public School (DCPS) on Tuesday as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series.
Studies have shown that houseplants not only brighten up livings spaces, they’re good for your physical and mental health, too. NASA found that house plants remove toxins from the air, reducing the spread of sickness that comes with communal living spaces. Additionally, the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that indoor plants reduce stress and make one feel more comfortable and relaxed.
American University will convene a small working group of faculty, staff, an alumnus and an undergraduate student to research AU’s historical ties to slavery, the University announced Wednesday.
Don’t let the fear of Jason Voorhees keep you inside all weekend! From the last few events of the Cherry Blossom Festival to (hopefully) some home-runs, there’s plenty to do in D.C.
After more than ten months as president, Sylvia Burwell was formally inaugurated Thursday as the 15th, and first female, president of American University in a Bender Arena ceremony.
Sylvia Burwell is no stranger to change.
Alum Andre Ingram signed to play for the Los Angeles Lakers for the remainder of the season on Monday, according to a memo released by the team. Ingram is the second AU alum to play for an NBA team; Kermit Washington, class of 1973, played in the NBA from 1973-1988.
Construction workers have been tearing up dirt and laying down pipes on the land and parking lot between the McKinley and Asbury buildings since November. What students and faculty see now is the first phase of a $25 million campus-wide heating renovation project that will make way for the upcoming construction of a new science building across the street from McKinley.
American University women’s basketball team just competed in the
NCAA Tournament for just the second time in school history. They lost 71-60 to UCLA in the first round. AU was awarded a 14 seed after capturing the program’s second Patriot League Championship.
Susan Wild’s passion for social justice didn’t develop overnight. She found her home at American University, where she graduated in 1978. Now, Wild is the sole woman vying for the Democratic nomination in Pennsylvania’s 7th district.
The Kennedy Political Union and the School of Public Affairs hosted Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, on Wednesday to speak about the fight for justice, democracy and an economy that benefits all on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Listening to news of genocide and other crimes against humanity, it’s easy to feel like there isn’t much you can do to help. With crimes committed by governments in far-away lands, there’s a temptation to leave potential solutions to faceless committees and well-meaning NGOs.
The following is a homily delivered by Rev. Mark Schaefer, University Chaplain, at a memorial service for freshman Kenneth Clarke on Sunday, April 8. Clarke passed away in early April. Schaefer's speech is titled "Resurrection: A Eulogy for Kenneth Clarke." It has been published here with his permission.
The women’s lacrosse team fell behind early on a chilly day at Jacobs Field and were never able to recover, suffering their fifth straight loss 19-7 to Boston University Saturday. The Terriers (5-6, 2-3 PL) scored 24 seconds into the game and built a 5-goal lead 10 minutes into the game behind their dominance in the face-off circle.
In the basement of the Kreeger building, far away from the center of campus, AU’s audio technology program is thriving. What once started in 1979 in the basement of the old McKinley building has grown into a successful program with two separate undergraduate majors, a minor and a master’s degree, allowing students to gain a unique hands-on experience that is hard to come by at other institutions, the program’s director said.
The Metropolitan Police Department and Metro Transit Police Department arrested a person found hanging anti-Semitic posters near American University’s campus early Monday morning, Fanta Aw, vice president of campus life and inclusive excellence, said in a memo released Monday.
Set against the backdrop of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Women’s Initiative hosted its annual Take Back the Night event on Tuesday. Take Back the Night includes both a march and speakout for survivors of sexual assault. The event is a tradition that dates back to the 1970s and intends to break the stigma of sexual assault.
Max Spivak, a senior in the School of International Service, had the opportunity to travel to Cochabamba, Bolivia to participate in the filming of “Your Street, Our Stage,” a documentary telling the story of Tania Coca Ardaya, a former student and current instructor for Performing Life International. Performing Life International is a nonprofit that helps impoverished youth living on the streets of Cochabamba.
Valentina Fernández, a junior political science major, will serve as the student government president for the 2018-2019 academic year. She won about 44 percent of the total unofficial vote count, SG Elections Commissioner Jacob DeGoes said Friday night.
AU sophomore Gabby Myerson is in a committed relationship with popular D.C. chain &pizza, she said.