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Founder’s Day is a celebration of a slave owner and the razing of Black communities

(02/28/18 7:10pm)

Students often describe the American University community as an idealistic bubble tucked inside Tenleytown. It’s a bubble that is home to a transient, multicultural student community with an endowment of nearly $600 million, Doug Kudravetz, the school’s chief financial officer, wrote in AU’s 2016-2017 annual report. But how did we get here?




AE Phight Night raises fun(ds)

(02/27/18 9:36pm)

Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority (AEPhi) hosted a lip sync battle to raise money for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) on Feb. 20 in the McDowell Formal Lounge. The foundation was started by Elizabeth Glaser, an AEPhi alum whose life was altered after she and her children were diagnosed with AIDS. Since 2000, EGPAF has been one of the major philanthropies for AEPhi.



‘No More Wars for Israel’ flyers posted on School of International Service building

(02/27/18 1:42pm)

American University Police Department officers removed “No More Wars for Israel” flyers from campus early Tuesday morning. The flyers contained the hashtag, #AIPACgohome, and an Operation Homeland logo. The Eagle spotted the flyers on the School of International Service building at about 2 a.m.



Women’s lacrosse loses to Central Michigan 12-10

(02/26/18 4:33pm)

The AU women’s lacrosse team had good spirit on Friday against Central Michigan, cheering their teammates on from the sidelines and yelling out instructions to help the Eagles jump out to an early lead. The team plummeted, however, during the second half, losing their second game of the season to Central Michigan 12-10 at Jacobs Field.




Op-ed: British universities can learn from AU when it comes to tackling discrimination

(02/23/18 7:45pm)

There are many things about American University that I’m glad aren’t replicated at my home school, The University at Edinburgh. The propensity of some students to hand out business cards within three minutes of meeting them. The emphasis that the University puts on creating a personal brand. The belief that starting a sentence with “Going off of what he/she/they said…” somehow makes your point relevant. (It doesn’t. Stop it.)


Eight events to celebrate Black History Month before February ends

(02/23/18 3:52pm)

Black History Month originated from a week-long celebration in February known as “Negro History Week.” It was established by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1925, according to Time Magazine. Now, Black History Month spans the entire month of February. Throughout Metro D.C., you can celebrate the rest of the month with theater, dance, music, visual arts and the spoken word.



Visiting professor encourages students to view Quran and Islam through egalitarian lens

(02/22/18 7:52pm)

Asma Afsaruddin, a professor at Indiana University-Bloomington, spoke to students Feb. 14 about gender roles in the Quran. Passages that seem exclusive can be viewed otherwise, she said, and students should think about feminism in it’s plural, as “Islamic feminisms.”