Immigration policy has been at the center of heated political debates throughout the past year, including outrage over the Trump administration’s now-defunct policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, an American University alumna is putting immigration at the center of her art.
This past May, AU offered 20 students and recent alumni an opportunity that they may not have anticipated when they moved to the nation’s capital: a chance to travel to Los Angeles to learn from and connect with AU alumni.
The three men convicted of the 2015 killing of AU alumnus Matthew Shlonsky were sentenced on Aug. 13.
“That’s just fat,” said plus-size model Ashley Graham, in response to an Instagram comment that congratulated her for a “baby bump.” The “baby bump” that the commenter saw was Graham’s natural body shape.
One of the most important first steps for students starting a new school year is creating an environment in which you can both relax and study with a clear mind. Moving in is stressful, but when you have the right affordable, eco-friendly decor in mind, you can feel confident when creating your living space.
Almost every day, students file into the Katzen Arts Center to work on graphic design projects, practice for recitals and interpret works of art. But there are some students who may never step into Katzen simply because they have decided to dedicate their class time towards other pursuits.
This was the summer of the #PermitPattys. White women spent their summer time calling the cops on African-Americans having lunch or running a lemonade stand – not breaking the law. At Yale University and Smith College, white people called the police on students for doing … absolutely nothing. For just existing in a space that they consider as white. For looking, in the words of a Smith employee, “out of place.” Or maybe the reason is better put by Oumou Kanoute, the student the Smith employee called the police on: “All I did was be black.”
The following piece is satire and should not be misconstrued for actual reporting. Any resemblance to a student, staff or faculty member is coincidental.
It has been 125 years since Congress chartered American University in 1893, after John Fletcher Hurst, a Methodist bishop, founded the school.
AU’s fall sports teams have been ready to roll since early August. The field hockey team hosted a scrimmage against the University of Virginia on the newly-renovated Jacobs Complex and both men’s and women’s soccer played exhibitions on Reeves Field. The volleyball team will start their season a smidge later on Aug. 24 for their first home game against George Mason.
Going from living in the privacy of a family home to living in a freshman residence hall with one or two roommates can be a rocky transition. From building relationships with roommates to making new friends, past and present resident assistants have advice for incoming freshman on how to manage dorm life.
The class of 2022 will take their first classes at American University on Aug. 27. To help first-year students prepare for what lies ahead in their upcoming semesters, multiple professors and deans, as well as staff members in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Counseling Center, shared their advice with The Eagle on how to succeed at AU.
For any college freshman, the first semester of college brings a lot of change and requires a considerable deal of adjustment. While students must become familiar with their new home and classmates, AU students must also learn how to adjust to a campus that takes the definition of “politically active” to a new level.
Welcome Week is a long-standing tradition at AU for freshmen to explore D.C., get acquainted with their new environment and make friends among their new classmates. During the day, it’s all about the transition to college and D.C. life; but at night, Student Activities is hosting events to help freshmen end summer with a bang. From the classics, like Late-Night Breakfast and BINGO with drag queens, to new events, like Bed Bath and Beyond at Night and Culturefest, there is something for everyone to enjoy this upcoming week.
Freedom. That is the pillar holding up America: the promise of the right to speak up, the right to express yourself and the right to uphold the truth. Freedom cannot exist without the media, and consequently, neither can democracy. A free press is what separates a democracy from tyranny, so in a time when the person who is meant to ensure that every American’s freedoms are not threatened says that journalists are “the enemy of the people,” we need to look at each other and ask, “how have we allowed our freedom to be taken away? Why are we allowing it?”
With the start of fall classes approaching and the new freshman class acclimating to campus, it’s a good moment for students to familiarize themselves with the major AU headlines from the past school year. This is your guide to the biggest AU headlines from last year.
After a month on the road, the Baltimore-based dream pop duo Beach House will close off the North American leg of their world tour in the nation's capital on Saturday, Aug. 25. The show will be held at The Anthem, a recently erected music venue and auditorium at D.C.’s The Wharf, and features an opening act from San Francisco indie pop group Papercuts. Their concert is in support of Beach House’s newest album, "7."
Tenleytown is AU’s resident college town and a great place to get off campus with your friends without having to ride the Metro. Tenleytown’s restaurants present a variety of different cuisines for every meal of the day and are the most accessible way for students living on or near campus to eat out in D.C.
American University ranks as the university with the most politically active students, according to Princeton Review’s yearly rankings.
As the fall semester kicks off, why not consider registering for one of Washington’s many upcoming runs? A run is the perfect opportunity for students to seek refuge from their studies and explore the city.