AU’s police and risk management departments will now be jointly called University Safety & Security Services (USSS), according to a Thursday memo sent by Phil Morse, the head of AU police, and Dan Nichols, the head of risk, safety and transportation programs.
Claire Handscombe, a 2015 graduate from the MFA Creative Writing Program, is crowdfunding her first novel with London-based publisher Unbound.
Happy Women’s History Month! Whether you’re looking for something to do before the Founder’s Day Ball or are just trying to wait out the high winds, check out these fun activities in and around the District that highlight some of the amazing women of the past and present.
Several students reported to AU police that they were approached near and on campus by “Mother of God,” a religious group, in recent weeks.
"Happy New Years everyone! Research shows that 80% of people give up on their New Year’s resolution by the 2nd week of February!”, posted life and business coach Tony Robbins on his Instagram the second day into the new year. Marking the end of the second month in 2018, your motivation may be lingering.
The response to the recent anti-Semitic attack on our campus has been utterly disappointing and disheartening.
Students often describe the American University community as an idealistic bubble tucked inside Tenleytown. It’s a bubble that is home to a transient, multicultural student community with an endowment of nearly $600 million, Doug Kudravetz, the school’s chief financial officer, wrote in AU’s 2016-2017 annual report. But how did we get here?
Ross Levinsohn, an American University trustee and former Los Angeles Times publisher, will not seek re-election for another term on the board, board chair Jack Cassell wrote in a memo released Monday.
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden restaged a projection by Krzysztof Wodiczko titled “Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.” on Feb. 13, 30 years after it was first displayed in 1988.
Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority (AEPhi) hosted a lip sync battle to raise money for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) on Feb. 20 in the McDowell Formal Lounge. The foundation was started by Elizabeth Glaser, an AEPhi alum whose life was altered after she and her children were diagnosed with AIDS. Since 2000, EGPAF has been one of the major philanthropies for AEPhi.
Bethany Hall has been making people laugh for ten years. Now, she has come to AU to bring humor with a helping of social justice as AU’s first Comedian-in-Residence.
American University Police Department officers removed “No More Wars for Israel” flyers from campus early Tuesday morning. The flyers contained the hashtag, #AIPACgohome, and an Operation Homeland logo. The Eagle spotted the flyers on the School of International Service building at about 2 a.m.
University President Sylvia Burwell told Fossil Free AU members that she will not support divestment from fossil fuels at a Jan. 18 meeting, according to three students at the meeting.
The AU women’s lacrosse team had good spirit on Friday against Central Michigan, cheering their teammates on from the sidelines and yelling out instructions to help the Eagles jump out to an early lead. The team plummeted, however, during the second half, losing their second game of the season to Central Michigan 12-10 at Jacobs Field.
The University is running a trial of a new heating and cooling technology in the McKinley building in an attempt to reduce unnecessary carbon emissions, said Juan Allen, the University’s Energy Conservation and Efficiency Manager.
Yamillet Payano, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected Student Government President in a special election to replace former president Taylor Dumpson, who resigned in January.
There are many things about American University that I’m glad aren’t replicated at my home school, The University at Edinburgh. The propensity of some students to hand out business cards within three minutes of meeting them. The emphasis that the University puts on creating a personal brand. The belief that starting a sentence with “Going off of what he/she/they said…” somehow makes your point relevant. (It doesn’t. Stop it.)
Black History Month originated from a week-long celebration in February known as “Negro History Week.” It was established by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1925, according to Time Magazine. Now, Black History Month spans the entire month of February. Throughout Metro D.C., you can celebrate the rest of the month with theater, dance, music, visual arts and the spoken word.
Founder’s Week is from Feb. 24 to March 3, and there is plenty to do to celebrate. Check out some events happening both on campus and off to get in the spirit of celebration for AU’s 125th Founder’s Day.
Asma Afsaruddin, a professor at Indiana University-Bloomington, spoke to students Feb. 14 about gender roles in the Quran. Passages that seem exclusive can be viewed otherwise, she said, and students should think about feminism in it’s plural, as “Islamic feminisms.”