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Opinion: Dinesh D’Souza event degrades quality of academic dialogue at AU

(12/02/18 10:43pm)

Recently, fake historian Dinesh D'Souza was invited to speak on campus. Although the event was pretty sparsely attended, protesters did show up to the event. Many critics decried the protesters as opposing free speech. They were not opposing free speech, because no one is obligated to a platform to spread your views. Further, they were acting academically responsible, opposing the introduction of views that are false into an academic setting.






Authors Eve Ewing and Ta-Nehisi Coates discuss public school systems, work with Marvel

(11/30/18 8:39pm)

Sociologist, poet and author Eve Ewing sat down with Ta-Nehisi Coates in the Greenberg Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to engage in a conversation about Ewing’s new book, “Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side.” The evening was set up as an interview, during which Coates asked in-depth questions about Ewing’s work and her perspective on school systems across the country.








Opinion: AU students should participate in the Notice and Comment period for new Title IX guidelines

(11/29/18 7:20pm)

Today, the period of Notice and Comment has opened for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ proposed changes to Title IX. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced that she wants to codify her letter into law, sweeping the problem of sexual violence on college campuses under the rug. Her proposal is an insult to survivors who already have to cope with the trauma of facing sexual violence and will now have to face an unequal, unjust system that is designed for them to fail.





AU men’s basketball rolls past New Hampshire in home opener

(11/18/18 9:18pm)

In a game where they never trailed, the AU men’s basketball team dominated New Hampshire in a 68-44 win in their home opener in Bender. The Eagles entered halftime up 45-23, and led by as many as 28 points in the second half. With the win, AU’s record improves to 2-1 on the season, and they are now 2-2 in their last four home openers.



Megabytes Cafe will remain closed for 'foreseeable future,' says AU spokesperson

(11/18/18 4:49am)

Megabytes Cafe closed on Nov. 1 following several social media videos that showed rats digging through food and scampering across window sills in the campus cafe. Now, AU spokesperson Mark Story said that the dining establishment is expected to remain closed for the “foreseeable future” as the University completes repairs on the facility.