Just 15 months after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, AU has seen a dramatic increase in activism, according to student leaders interviewed by The Eagle about the state of activism on campus. However, other students say the level of political polarization on campus has eclipsed those activism efforts.
Several incoming freshmen have participated in school walkouts protesting gun violence across the U.S., and AU’s admissions department has expressed their support for prospective students “engaging in peaceful and lawful protests.”
I want to talk about something that isn’t often brought up in discussions about equality: sex education. In the United States, sex education is taught in a way that excludes everyone that isn’t a straight, cisgender man. In honor of Women’s History Month, I’m going to talk about sex education and young women.
Landmark Theatres is currently hosting the Studio Ghibli Collection Film Series from March 17 to May 6. The film series is an annual survey of Studio Ghibli films, a prize-winning Japanese animation studio founded by the visionary director Hayao Miyazaki. The series will feature eight films from 1984 to 2014 and will run for eight weeks at three different cinemas around the DMV: E Street, West End and Bethesda Row.
Robert Hradsky, who served for 10 years as AU’s Assistant Vice President of Student Life, Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator, has left the University for a job at Syracuse University, which he started Monday.
Public transportation is a misunderstood and underappreciated public good that provides several essential services that benefit low-income communities in particular. Even in a city with relatively high public approval for Metro services and one of the top-rated public transit systems in the country, ridership is declining due to service reductions, fare hikes and lack of funding in Washington, D.C. I aim to shed some light on why we should invest in the success of these programs, especially here in D.C.
At a special meeting last week, the American University Student Government (AUSG) Senate voted to hold a referendum in the SG spring elections that would ask students whether or not to increase the student activity fee by $11.50 per semester.
As hundreds of thousands gathered outside the U.S. Capitol Saturday to call for an end to gun violence, American University student organizations protested in the March for Our Lives. The march was largely organized by survivors of February’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people and wounded 17 others.
The Eagle’s advisory board has elected Haley Samsel, The Eagle’s current managing editor for news, as its editor-in-chief for the 2018-2019 year.
Aaron Torop, an AU senior, was out to dinner with his girlfriend on Feb. 14 when the texts started to come in: there had been a shooting in Parkland, Florida. He might know one of the victims.
It’s now officially spring! Don’t let the snow get you down, D.C. is offering a ton of events this weekend.
For her last time directing a play at American University, Caleen Jennings picked one of her favorite plays and playwrights: William Shakespeare.
Da Lifnei Mi Attah Omed: Know before Whom you stand.
ARTECHOUSE, located on 1238 Maryland Ave. SW in Washington D.C., recently held an exhibit by the Turkish studio Ouchhh called “Parallel Universe.” A total of four separate pieces in adjacent rooms, the installations used projectors and a cacophonous soundtrack to immerse the attendees in a multisensory adventure.
Fanta Aw, who was named vice president of campus life in August, will now report directly to University President Sylvia Burwell on diversity priorities as the Vice President of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence, Burwell announced in a university-wide email Monday.
The Oh Hellos kicked off their U.S. tour Wednesday, Feb. 21 by rocking The 9:30 Club with their opening act, Lowland Hum. They began their set at 9:30 p.m. with their song “Eurus,” which is also the name of their newest album, and ended at 11 p.m. with an encore of their song “Trees.”
The Student Union Board and Women’s Initiative will kick off their new SUB Madness series by hosting comedian Dulcé Sloan on March 24, SUB announced Monday. Sloan is the newest correspondent for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” She can also be seen on “Greatest Ever” and “Comedy Knock-Out” on truTV.
As if on schedule, the week of Feb. 26, American University’s campus was the target of posters branded with the mark of an alt-right group attributed to Richard Spencer. The act sent waves -- albeit smaller ones than in past events -- through the AU community. AUPD confronted the suspect on the spot and barred him from campus. Vice President of Campus Life Dr. Fanta Aw notified the community of the event at 12:30 p.m. that day, this time listing resources available to students affected (likely a direct response to the criticism she received for not doing so just a few weeks prior, after the case of the anti-immigration fliers). The response received the usual student backlash.
When former AU professor Jennifer Diascro had a child in 2004 and again in 2006, she delayed her career goal of earning tenure by two years. She did so with the encouragement of her dean. She submitted her tenure application in November 2009, having received positive evaluations from her dean in 2005.