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The Eagle’s guide to winter embassy and international events

(11/27/17 5:26pm)

If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to immerse yourself in a culture without traveling abroad, going to an event at a D.C. embassy might be your calling. Each year, the embassies around D.C. host several events open to the public. Many of the events have an entry fee, but there are also a few with free admission.

Olympian Tommie Smith discusses new film about historic protest

(11/19/17 3:24pm)

The School of Public Affairs hosted Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith and American conceptualist artist Glenn Kaino at Constitution Hall on Nov. 6 to talk to students about their upcoming movie “With Drawn Arms,” which tells the story of Smith’s protest of the unfair treatment of African-Americans during the 1968 Olympics.

Congressman John Lewis to speak at DMV Multicultural Greek Summit

(11/16/17 11:51pm)

The Kennedy Political Union, in collaboration with AU’s Intercultural Greek Collective (IGC) are bringing civil rights figure and Congressmen John Lewis to be the keynote speaker for the DMV Multicultural Greek Summit on Saturday, Nov. 18, according to a KPU press release. Lewis’ speech will take place in MGC 3-5 between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Preview: Volleyball hosts Patriot League Tournament this weekend

(11/16/17 7:42pm)

The AU women’s volleyball team will hope to ride the momentum from their 16-game winning streak to a 15th Patriot League title this weekend. For the fifth year in a row, the Eagles will host the Patriot League Tournament after securing the top seed in the league. The Eagles posted a 15-1 record in the league, and have been undefeated since a Sept. 26 four-set loss on the road to Navy.

To SG Senate: Will we actually get down to business?

(11/15/17 4:31pm)

Something immediately visible in this year’s Senate elections was the use of certain buzzwords that constantly permeate our campus culture, including diversity, unity and inclusivity. Almost all the campaign messages I came across featured phrases resembling either “creating change in communities” or “improving campus climate.” Slogans and campaign manifestos constantly stressed the importance of advocating for people of color, minorities and first generation students.