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‘The Wolves’ brings soccer and female empowerment to the Greenberg Theatre

(02/15/19 2:49am)

Not all students are up early on a Sunday morning. But for the cast of AU’s production of “The Wolves,” they’re already hard at work, rehearsing in the lobby of the Greenberg Theatre. As director Colleen Sullivan looks on, actors engage in a “flocking” exercise, in which each actor takes their turn leading the group through improvised movements, dashing around the space as one unit, one team and one family.  

Following student outcry, AU Dining leaders say meal plan price will not increase next year

(02/14/19 10:19pm)

After dozens of students attended a Residence Hall Association meeting on Monday to voice their concerns about the University’s proposed meal plans, AU Dining leaders announced Thursday that their proposed meal plan for the 2019-2020 academic year will include “no price increase.”   

Local saxophonist Elijah Easton transforms local restaurant into jazz club

(02/14/19 1:00pm)

Tenor saxophonist Elijah Easton transformed a local restaurant into a pop-up jazz club on Friday, Jan. 25. Playing alongside bassist Steve Arnold and drummer Allen Jones, Easton’s resonant, honeyed melodies and upbeat tempos brought warmth and tranquility to audience members while they savored their late-night eats.

In press call, Burwell discusses how AU is addressing students’ mental health challenges

(02/12/19 8:25pm)

In a conference call hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations on Jan. 30, University President Sylvia Burwell discussed the ways in which AU is addressing mental health challenges on campus as well as how universities should work with employers to create support networks for graduates. 

‘Kleptocracy’ highlights Russia’s powerful players as they fall and rise to power

(02/08/19 1:00pm)

Written by “House of Cards’” Kenneth Lin, the opening night of “Kleptocracy” at the Arena Stage proved to be a night to remember – entertainment-wise and historically-speaking. The show tells the story of Russia’s collapse in 2003 through the fall of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Vladimir Putin’s rise to power. 

Column: Jacob Boonyasith and the Eagles’ complicated relationship with threes

(02/07/19 9:55pm)

AU men’s basketball is last in the Patriot League in threes made and attempted per game (5.4 and 17.1, respectively). But the Eagles still need the shot – or the threat of the shot – to open up their offense. With guard Sam Iorio and his 2.5 threes per game sitting out, Holy Cross decided to overlook American’s range on Saturday. They also chose to overlook freshman guard Jacob Boonyasith.