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.
In May, an AU Eagle competed against student filmmakers from around the world and won.
The Kennedy Political Union hosted actress and activist Gabrielle Union Saturday to discuss her recent book, “We’re Going to Need More Wine,” and her life as an African-American actress in Hollywood during All-American Weekend.
These past few weeks have been hard -- not only on the American people, but many of our Latin American neighbors. One after another, we have seen hurricanes come and take away loved ones, homes and livelihoods. But this isn’t the end. We will see more. So, we need to be prepared for what’s to come.
In youth sports, the goalkeeper’s position is often overlooked. The goalie usually sits crisscross in the net, picks dandelions and waves to videotaping parents in the stands, unsure what to do if the ball actually makes it to them.
Student debt is a women’s issue. Everyone -- men, women, policymakers, students and universities -- needs to take it seriously.
American University’s assistant professors earned an average compensation of $104,400 in 2016-17, according to the
American Association of University Professors, a nonprofit organization that collects salary data from universities annually. AU’s average compensation for assistant professors ranks 10th out of 12 peer institutions. This is below the average compensation of $123,116 for professors of the same rank among the school’s peers, including D.C. schools like Georgetown University, George Washington University and Catholic University, as well as city universities, such as Fordham University and Boston University.