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Full transcript: Burwell sits down with The Eagle to talk diversity and inclusion plan

(01/30/18 3:04pm)

Just one month after someone hung bananas from string tied like nooses across campus, Sylvia Burwell took the helm of the University as its 14th president. Now, the school is releasing a comprehensive plan for diversity, equity and inclusion, spearheaded by Burwell since she assumed her role in June.




Staff editorial: In support of Latinx students targeted by the anti-immigration poster campaign

(01/29/18 5:10pm)

The AU Latinx and immigrant communities were recently the target of xenophobic rhetoric in posters plastered around campus. The Eagle stands firm in its commitment to Latinx and undocumented students. We support, love and wish to uplift the Latinx community here at American University.


Growing up with xenophobia and racism in the U.S. and at American University

(01/29/18 4:50pm)

Last Monday marked yet another unfortunate day for the University when anti-immigration posters were found around several buildings on campus. However, it isn’t the act itself that makes it tragic anymore, but rather the fact these hate crimes have become so repetitive at AU that the shock factor they are meant to have is slowly fading.












Venue selection for Founder’s Day Ball event is racially tone-deaf

(01/22/18 9:02pm)

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.



The American University experience is a toss up that no one can predict

(01/24/18 3:00pm)

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.