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With ‘Portraits of Immigrants,’ AU alumna uses art to tell immigrant stories

(08/29/18 4:08pm)

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.






Student-run groups offer home for visual, performing and literary arts at AU

(08/25/18 4:15pm)

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.


Opinion: White women need to talk about race

(08/26/18 2:30pm)

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.”




What to watch out for from AU volleyball, field hockey and soccer this fall

(08/22/18 6:30pm)

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.


Resident assistants share their advice on how to manage dorm life

(08/19/18 4:05pm)

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.


Hey, Class of 2022: Here’s what AU faculty and staff think you should know

(08/24/18 2:30pm)

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.


Student activists break down how to adjust to AU’s politically active campus

(08/22/18 2:30pm)

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.


The Eagle’s guide to 'Welcome Week at Night' events

(08/17/18 2:30pm)

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.


Opinion: Supporting freedom of the press will make America great again

(08/16/18 8:09pm)

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?”



Beach House to play The Anthem in D.C. Aug. 25

(08/15/18 3:10pm)

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."