Whenever AU students are asked why they go to the University, one of the most common answers is the location. While the school is a bit removed from downtown Washington, the location is a sweet spot because it offers relatively quick access to the core of the city while maintaining a typical small campus feel.
For some students, the Kennedy Political Union (KPU) can seem obscure. An email sent by them only a few days before an event means that there are many undergraduates who would love to attend but can’t because they have plans, homework or work.
The following piece is satire and should not be misconstrued for actual reporting. Any resemblance to a student, staff or faculty member is coincidental.
In the last few years, the issue of food insecurity on college campuses has earned an increasing amount of attention from media outlets and administrators alike. At AU, the conversation has morphed into questions about the affordability of meal plans, as well as the use of the University’s food pantry.
After several years as the provost at Marquette University, Daniel Myers has made the transition from a Golden Eagle to an AU Eagle.
Two major academic programs, AU Honors and AU Scholars, will undergo significant changes next semester.
Just months after Amazon’s November announcement to divide its second headquarters (HQ2) between New York City and Arlington, Virginia, the tech company chose to scrap plans for its Queens location in February, after backlash ensued over the impact the company could have on the area.
When AU Players canceled their spring 2019 production of Reginald Rose’s “12 Angry Jurors,” last year, Julia Harris, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, ventured to put on the play independently.
Wonk Cat. Wonk Bus. Wonk of the Year. The term “wonk” is more than just a branding campaign for American University students these days—it’s a lifestyle.
John Kasich, the former Ohio governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, accepted the Kennedy Political Union’s Wonk of the Year award at Bender Arena on March 21 and spoke about bipartisanship, student political involvement and the possibility of another presidential run.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article sharing the importance of being critical about all candidates running for the Student Government executive board. I also discussed the unique challenges that came with my complex identity, and the backlash I received when I challenged the status quo within student government.
On March 21, The Eagle invited candidates for the 2019-2020 Student Government executive board to speak with our editorial board about their platforms and answer questions about their vision for SG next year. Of those candidates, the editorial board has decided to endorse four.
A few weeks ago, AUSG President Valentina Fernández wrote what I believe to be the best explanation of what makes a good Student Government president. In her Medium post, Fernández rightly suggested that our campus needs leaders who care more about the substance behind issues and less about crafting a good sound bite. In her words, students deserve a leader who will “commit even in hidden rooms when there is no glamour in a student media news article or a social media post.”
In basketball, there are some days when teams come out and simply can’t put the ball in the basket. Friday night was one of those games for the AU women’s basketball team, as it lost 64-45 to Penn in the first round of the WNIT.
Students come to college excited to learn more about their passions and embark on academic journeys that will one day fuel their careers. Many are disheartened to find that, instead of diving into what interests them most, they have to spend their first few semesters fulfilling tedious university requirements, including freshman transition courses.
Candidates for the 2019-2020 Student Government executive board discussed their platforms and goals at a candidate forum held by AU College Democrats on Wednesday, the first forum of its kind this election season. Voting begins on Monday, March 25 at 12 p.m.
Following a student-led protest against AU’s increasing tuition, members of the university administration are responding their thoughts of the student-led movement.
Before graduating from AU last May, Jeric Kasunic had an idea of what his future was going to be like. He was going to use his undergraduate business degree and find a job in finance.
While the film and media arts program in the School of Communication has only been around for about 40 years, the young program has managed to produce award-winning alumni, including SOC alumnus Charlie Wachtel. Wachtel earned his first Academy Award on Feb. 24 for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.”
As an AU student in the midst of the Watergate scandal, Susan Zirinsky rode her moped along Massachusetts Avenue to and from the CBS Washington bureau. Knowing that history was unfolding right before her very eyes, she found her passion for journalism.