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.
Starting this fall, the University’s new general education program will be officially implemented for the class of 2022. With the program comes the AU Experience, or AUx, curriculum, a first-year course that is mandatory for all incoming students.
On July 18, AU’s campus went on a three hour lockdown. This lockdown was due to a potential armed intruder, spotted on New Mexico Avenue. AU police were joined by not just the Metropolitan Police Department, but by Secret Service agents. After these three departments finished a search, the lockdown ended. All, apparently, was well at AU.
Tamir Harper believes that every student, particularly those living in cities, deserves a quality education. That’s why the incoming freshman co-founded the nonprofit UrbEd with his high school classmate Luke Risher in 2016 -- to help reform urban education, especially in Philadelphia, Harper’s hometown.
Maria Butina, a recent master’s degree recipient from American University’s School of International Service, was arrested by the FBI on July 15. She was charged with conspiracy and acting as an unauthorized Russian agent. While she undoubtedly tried to boost her stature among her fellow students in the “my internship is cooler than yours” banter, she was still an AU wonk through and through, right? Not exactly.
On Aug. 25, the Student Union Board will kick off the school year with an “end of summer party” in Bender Arena headlined by Atlanta-based D.J. and producer Metro Boomin, SUB director Bisagna Suh announced Thursday. “The Nightshow” will also feature local rapper Kelow LaTesha and DJ Shiva.
“I still think I’m kind of underground.”
In 1971, Noy Kaufman’s grandfather fled a communist dictatorship in Romania for Israel with nothing but a couple of suitcases. Growing up in Israel, Kaufman, who recently graduated with a biochemistry degree from AU, said she fostered her love of science while listening to her grandfather tell stories of conducting science experiments in his backyard. His circumstances forced him to sacrifice his education and reduce his love for science to a hobby.
Following a two-year pilot program, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority approved the permanent adoption of the U-Pass program with AU in April, the University wrote in a memo to students Monday. The program, which began in August 2016, gives all full-time undergraduate, graduate and law school students unlimited Metro rides during the school year for a flat fee.
On Sunday, June 24, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New York in their own garb to celebrate Pride Month, held in the month of June in honor of the Stonewall riots of 1969. Though Pride Month came to a close nearly a month ago, the fashion on display at New York’s pride parade is worth celebrating at any time of the year.