The Kennedy Political Union and AU’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center, led by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, will launch a debate speaker series in spring 2018, KPU announced Thursday.
The AU women's soccer team finished its season with a 3-0 loss to Army West Point Saturday at Reeves Field. The Black Knights (4-11-2, 2-6-1 PL) capitalized on corner kicks and free kicks and put the Eagles (2-15, 1-8 PL) under defensive pressure throughout the match.
First things first: Climate change is real! It has always astonished me how many people still believe climate change is a hoax fabricated by the government in an attempt to raise taxes and expand their power. As if the government created hurricanes -- which destroyed property, hurt the economies of the areas affected, and took lives -- all for the sole purpose of tricking people into thinking that the environment is in danger and needs to be taken care of.
I am a premedical student at American University.
Only 55 percent of American University students believe that fellow students are committed to creating a sense of belonging, according to data released from AU's internal campus climate survey. Other results of the survey, which were shown during an Oct. 19 community meeting but have not been made publicly available, paint a grim picture of how students feel about their sense of emotional safety at the University.
Antara Kshettry took the stage as the final solo performance at the South Asian Student Association’s Jalwa. Kshettry’s performance would make audience members be “shook,” hosts Maya Krishnan and Bakhtawar Mirjat warned, and they were shook, indeed. Kshettry began a Bollywood-style dance performance, moving and swaying to a mashup of several different popular item songs, and she was simply radiant. She felt the music, moved with grace and elegance. The audience went wild.
The Bridge Cafe was packed. Students stood and sat wherever they could find the space. Music, courtesy of DJ Leayrohn King, blared from the speakers as host Kendall Baron signaled for attention to start the evening of poetry.
Before someone hung Confederate flags on bulletin boards across American University’s campus in late September, professor Ibram X. Kendi was already on a mission to fight racism.
Whether you’re looking for a festive bar crawl or a food truck extravaganza, there’s something fun for everyone to enjoy this "Halloweekend" -- even if Halloween isn’t really your thing.
If midterms are driving you crazy, just know that you are not alone. Take a moment, breathe in deep and find something you love doing. Trust us, it just might ease your mind.
No Lost Generation, a club dedicated to bringing awareness and raising funds for refugees around the world, held a panel on Oct. 17 featuring descendants of Palestinian refugees who told their stories for the first time.
Halloween parties are great, but what if you want to try something a little more spooky? Around the district, there’s events fit for all you ghouls and goblins out there. Don’t let your costume ideas go to waste. Make an appearance at any of these events and make the most out of the haunted season while it lasts.
Death From Above is a punk and dance rock duo from Toronto featuring vocalist and drummer Sebastien Grainger and bassist Jesse F. Keeler. Grainger is a 38-year old industry veteran whose discography spans many bands, genres and moods. Apart from singing and playing drums for the band, Grainger also writes lyrics and arranges songs. Grainer’s attention to detail, skill and willingness to experiment shines on his latest album, “Outrage Now!”
When the Army Corps of Engineers first closed the Intramural Field for
arsenic testing in March 2001, American University could not have anticipated it would still be grappling with cleanup projects over 16 years later.
Second District Records, the first student organization running a record label in the DMV-area, plans to release “District 17” on Soundcloud by the end of fall semester, SDR president Skylar Tucker said.
Less than a year ago, AU alumnus Nick Guthman canvassed for then-candidate Hillary Clinton with his friends from AU College Democrats. They’ve since launched a progressive political group to empower young people, amplifying their political voices on local and national campaigns by getting them involved with the campaigns directly.
It only took several seconds and a single question from a seedy-looking political science major in a ponytail to expose the central deficiency of Jeff Chang’s “We Gon’ Be Alright,” the book that served as required reading for AU freshmen enrolled in college writing courses this fall. At an event with Chang in September, the student asked about an instance in the introduction that pertained to subprime housing foreclosures, in which Chang presented the foreclosure rates of two racial groups—African-Americans and Latinxs—in relation to that of whites as evidence of systemic racism. He asked why Chang did not include the same statistics for Asian-Americans, an ethnic group that had been mentioned in the sentence prior but not in the one with a thesis. After Chang’s flimsy answer and desperate deflection using the classic “I think the better question is…”, it was clear that the book—and Chang’s narrative—largely relied on the integrity of nitpicked evidence and colorful language.
Four months ago, Sean Graham received a phone call from Matt Centrowitz Sr. about the longtime American University coach’s plan to step down from his role at AU. Graham, an assistant coach with Kentucky at the time, didn’t think much of the call in the moment. Graham and the Kentucky track and field team were busy preparing for the Southeastern Conference and NCAA championship meets. It wasn’t until after Kentucky wrapped up its season that Graham took time to reflect on the coaching vacancy at AU.
Increasingly, women are the ones who go to college. As of fall 2014, which contains the most recent data, 56 percent of students enrolled in postsecondary institutions were women. A majority of higher education students are women, a trend that would have seemed impossible 60 years ago. Here at AU, we can see this trend pretty obviously. Women make up 63 percent of the student body.
In late September, American University fell victim to yet another hate crime when someone hung Confederate flag fliers and cotton stalks in four buildings on campus.