Almost exactly one year after she was
first announced as AU’s next leader, University President Sylvia Burwell has released her administration’s diversity and inclusion strategy - what she’s calling AU’s plan for “inclusive excellence.”
Following a year of racist incidents, student-led protests and grim depictions of AU’s campus climate, the University has released its “plan for inclusive excellence,” which lays out AU’s strategy for diversity and inclusion efforts for at least the next two years.
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.
AU alum and Democratic politician Jason Kander visited campus Tuesday as part of a Kennedy Political Union and AU College Democrats event.
The women’s basketball team finished Jan. undefeated with a 67-44 win against Colgate University on Saturday in Bender Arena.
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.
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.
An AU student was the victim of a carjacking on Jan. 22 while leaving a friend’s house near the National Cathedral, according to a Jan. 23 release from the Metropolitan Police Department.
In reality, families probably know how much their student’s first year at college will cost. However, the level of unpredictability in tuition for subsequent years can be a bigger source of anxiety. Considering that the Board of Trustees will increase tuition by another four percent in the 2018-2019 school year, this issue is a pressing matter.
Alexandria’s annual Winter Restaurant week begins this Friday, Jan. 26, with over 60 participants joining in the festivities this year. For 10 days and two weekends, the participants will offer a $35 three-course meal for one or a $35 dinner for two.
If the first two weeks of classes already has you itching to get off campus, here is what you can do this weekend to get out of the Tenleytown bubble.
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.