As the semester is winding down, days are getting shorter and we’re all exhausted from three months of work.
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.
On Nov. 12, Sophomore Trevor Pugh was sworn in as the speaker of the 13th Undergraduate Senate.
The Kennedy Political Union and the Intercultural Greek Collective hosted Georgia Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis on Saturday as part of the D.C., Maryland and Virginia Multicultural Greek Summit.
The night before the African Students’ Organization Renaissance Pageant, sophomore Amanda Nyang’oro was anxious.
Legendary music mogul Jay-Z is slated to hit Washington, D.C.’s Capital One Arena with fellow Roc Nation label mate Vic Mensa on Nov. 29. Already set to be his highest grossing tour ever, which is saying something, Jay-Z continues to push the boundaries of live rap music with the “4:44” tour.
When the AU volleyball team faced off against Navy a month ago at Bender Arena, the marathon match was contested in five sets over two hours. On Sunday in the Patriot League Championship, AU made quick work of the Mids, 25-17, 25-14, 25-22 to earn its fifth consecutive league title.
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.
The Hub for Organizing, Multiculturalism and Equity, or HOME, is now open in the Mary Graydon Center, Student Government President Taylor Dumpson announced in an email to students Friday.
The Office of Campus Life and AU Police hosted a community meeting on Nov. 1 in the Perch. Students at the meeting made it clear they want more direct communication from AU regarding security.
Before you depart for Thanksgiving break next week, be sure to take advantage of your time in the District this weekend.
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.
Ghosts are real, and they live in the gutter of the American dream. They live on sidewalks and park benches. They live without being seen or heard. These ghosts are homeless youth, and many of them are on the brink of being lost to hunger and exposure.
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.
SEOULSPICE opened its doors to students and Tenleytown residents Monday at Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street in a space right next to District Taco.
The Kennedy Political Union and School of Public Affairs will sponsor The Hill’s Newsmaker Series in Constitution Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m., KPU announced Thursday.
Covenant House, an agency that provides care, food, and shelter to the homeless, has partnered with AU to hold a campus-wide Sleep Out event. For the Nov. 16 event, students will sleep outside on the quad to fundraise and raise awareness of youth homelessness.
Will Mascaro was reinstated as the Director of Center of Advocacy and Student Equity (CASE) by a Senate vote of 9-1-4, 9 voting yay, one voting nay and four abstaining on Nov. 8 in a special Senate meeting. The meeting was called after Mascaro was fired from his position on Oct. 31 by AU Student Government President Taylor Dumpson.
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.