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After campus lockdown, administrators announce changes to AU alert protocol

(09/02/18 10:48pm)

After reports of an “armed intruder” near campus on July 18 led to a university-wide lockdown and complaints about the effectiveness of AU’s emergency alert system, administrators say they are now changing AU Alert protocols to send notifications to all current students “regardless of their registration status.”

Metro Boomin rocks Bender Arena for kickoff Student Union Board concert

(09/01/18 6:10pm)

On Saturday Aug. 25, producer and DJ Metro Boomin offered up his talents for Bender Arena as the headliner for Student Union Board’s Welcome Week concert. The show was opened by Shiva, who performed a DJ set, and local DMV rapper Kelow LaTesha. Metro opened his set with one of his most famous productions, “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1” by Kanye West. 

Opinion: D.C. Council practices 'pick and choose' democracy with plans to overturn Initiative 77

(08/31/18 2:00pm)

On June 19, Washington residents voted in the city’s primary elections for several municipal positions, ranging from the mayoral election and city council memberships to the election of the attorney general. Voters also decided on the implementation of Initiative 77, which eliminates the “tipped minimum wage” in the district. Currently at $3.89 per hour plus tips, the initiative would catalyze a plan to raise the minimum wage for all tipped positions to $15 per hour by 2025.

AU athletics department to host 'Unity in Our Community' event at men’s basketball game this winter

(08/28/18 6:30pm)

In response to several racist and divisive incidents at AU, including the posting of anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic fliers on campus last winter, the American University Athletics Department will host its inaugural “Unity In Our Community” event in February in conjunction with the men’s basketball team’s game against Holy Cross.

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.”