Student Government President Taylor Dumpson is resigning, she announced Friday.
Even if junior Aleisha Bynum wasn’t currently studying abroad in Nairobi, Kenya, they still wouldn’t want to attend this year’s Founder’s Day Ball.
Ross Levinsohn, an American University trustee, has taken a voluntary leave of absence from the Board of Trustees after an investigation by NPR revealed a history of sexual harassment claims against him.
AU police have released three videos depicting two people suspected of hanging anti-immigration posters around campus Sunday night. The suspects are accused of vandalism, according to a Public Safety press release.
University President Sylvia Burwell released a
statement Tuesday morning addressing the discovery
of eight anti-immigration flyers on campus
Following the discovery of eight anti-immigration posters on campus Monday, student leaders from five Latinx organizations are calling for administrators to offer more resources to students targeted by the far-right rhetoric advertised by the flyers.
Every year, the University celebrates its founding with a Founder’s Day Ball. Typically located at glamorous venues in the D.C. area, previous locations have included the National Portrait Gallery and the Newseum. Sometimes fueled by typical pregame alcohol consumption, hundreds of students sporting their most elegant attire convene, take photos and dance the evening away in celebration. This year, student government has selected the National Museum of African American History and Culture for its venue. And that feels racially tone-deaf.
Eight flyers with the words “NO means NO” and “#MyBordersMyChoice” were found at the University Monday, Fanta Aw, vice president of campus life, confirmed to The Eagle. The flyers also contained the name and website of a known white supremacist group beneath a map of America.
We were sitting in the back of the Bridge Cafe when he asked, "If my son were applying to colleges right now, would you recommend them applying to American University?" Listening and pondering the question, I leaned back to relax, bracing myself on the left arm of the couch. I paused. As I opened my mouth to respond, I could feel the words being snatched out of my mouth, leaving me with not much to say, but everything to think about.
The annual Founder’s Day Ball will be at the Smithsonian Institution of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on March 3 from 7 to 11 p.m., event director Demi DeBonis announced Monday via email.
Alum Andreas Karelas has set out to redefine the nature of environmental activism through his startup, RE-volv, and he’s bringing AU students with him.
After jumping out to a 9-3 lead, the AU wrestling team dropped six consecutive bouts to fall in their home opener 25-9 to the Navy Mids Friday night in Bender Arena.
The AU women’s basketball team beat Boston University 66-50 on Wednesday night in Bender Arena with AU President Sylvia Burwell as their guest coach on the sidelines. With this win, the Eagles (14-4, 7-0 PL) continued their eight-game winning streak and undefeated Patriot League season.
Dec. 1 marked AU Photo Collective’s fourth exhibition, Distressed and Distorted, at Studio 1469, located in the heart of Columbia Heights. Last semester’s theme was Vibrancy, so the turn to Distressed and Distorted is a noticeably important change.
Jason Kander, an American University alum and recent Democratic Senate candidate in Missouri, will speak to students in McDowell Formal Lounge on Jan. 23, the Kennedy Political Union announced today.
If you took a holiday from AU news over winter break, here’s what you missed.
For 32 years, Tenleytown resident Mary Alice Levine has bought gardening supplies at Johnson’s Florist and Garden Centers near American University’s Greenberg Theater.
In September 2015, the Faculty Senate unanimously approved a resolution on academic freedom. The resolution arrived amid a heated national conversation regarding freedom of speech and guest speakers using college campuses as platforms to promote “alternative,” often oppressive, views to the disapproval of their respective student bodies.
Plan B, one brand of emergency contraception, is an integral part of sexual health for college students. Without easy, safe and educated access to emergency contraception, the overall sexual health and wellbeing of our student body will suffer.
Saturdays at AU aren’t special affairs. The library is only slightly less packed than weekdays, campus coffee shops are buzzing with study groups and the quad is lined with foldable tables. Some students set early alarms for internships or jobs, hoping to get another resume-booster. Saturdays don’t involve the words “football game day” because, well, they can’t.