More than twenty years ago, when current Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was a young mother in Texas trying to start her teaching career, she made her very first political contribution to Emily’s List.
An assistant professor in the School of Communication is contesting her tenure denial on the grounds that the provost unfairly assessed her application and is punishing her for activism on race and gender issues.
Heading into the 2017 volleyball season, AU returns the same core of players which delivered a Patriot League championship last fall and an appearance in the NCAA tournament that ended with a loss to Michigan in the first round. The team only graduates one senior, Julita Kurdziuk, and with the team a year older and more experienced, the Eagles hope to reach greater heights in 2017. Here are four things to watch heading into the season.
Several weeks ago, a ransomware called “WannaCrypt/WannaDecript0r” hit computer systems across the world, affecting 200,000 victims in over 150 countries, according to Rob Wainwright, director of Europol. The malware encrypted patient/client data in computer systems running older Windows operating systems and prevented data from being viewed until a ransom in Bitcoin was paid.
As a graduate student who walked down the Bender Arena stage on May 13 to receive my master’s degree in journalism from the School of Communication, I am especially appalled by the conduct of the university’s administration to remove journalists from campus who were covering the bias-related crime that was committed on campus and the student response.
With the band’s second album, “How Did We Get So Dark?,” slated to come out on June 16, Royal Blood did a quick run of concerts leading up to the release, stopping at the legendary 9:30 Club on June 6. Playing a tight, 12 song setlist, the band brought a refreshing swagger and energy that captivated the crowd from the start.
Need a food truck fix? Look no further. Truckeroo, the annual food truck festival, is back. The event will take place once per month from April through September at the Fairgrounds in Southeast D.C. This summer’s next Truckeroo will be June 16.
The racially motivated events which this op-ed references need no mentioning. The intended targets of hate have been unduly pained enough. They need no reminder of the details nor should the perpetrators receive the gratification of further coverage.
Get out your colored beads, face paint, and rainbow flags: it’s Pride Week in D.C. This vibrant week is sure to be filled with music, love, and many people coming together to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
Pitches Be Trippin’, one of AU’s all-female a cappella groups, performed their final spring semester concert, “The Glo Up,” on April 21 in the Kay Spiritual Life Center. The concert was broken up into three parts, each centered around stages of a relationship: the makeup, the breakup and the glo-up.
On a warm afternoon in the middle of summer, pop and alternative music lovers will turn to Lana Del Rey for relaxation and fun.
Over the last several decades, a quiet steady hand has left a mark on our idyllic campus in Northwest Washington, guiding the lives of thousands of young people passing through to success and with hopes of achieving the impossible. For ten years now, as our university president, Dr. Neil Kerwin, SPA/BA ’71, has led AU to new heights in its goal to educate, inspire, and through its students and alumni, leave a lasting positive impact not just locally, but globally.AU, now more than ever in its history, is recognized the world over as a top-tier institution. Demand for undergraduate admission has never been greater – nor more selective. The admit rate is almost 20 percent lower than just two years ago. As a testament to American University’s commitment to academic rigor, now just one in four students is admitted.
As summer begins in the district, so does one of our favorite summer traditions: farmers market season.
Taste of Peru is a cultural festival held in Washington, D.C. that celebrates Peruvian culture and the influence it has on chefs all over the country. The event hosts local and international chefs who create Peruvian dishes.
The Public Safety building, located on the south end of campus behind Anderson and Letts Halls, will be demolished this month, according to memos released by AU officials. The public safety department began operating out of its new home in the Meyers Technology and Innovation Building on East Campus on May 17, per tweets posted by the department’s official Twitter account.
Like many other fans, I anxiously awaited Lady Gaga’s latest release, a single titled “The Cure.” The week before I had immersed myself in the melodies of her previous album, “Joanne,” an album that had seen my tears, desperation and ultimate revival after a recent breakup. I thought her new song would bring me into the next stage of healing, yet I was shocked at the emotional regression that the track displayed. While I do not know the intentions behind Lady Gaga’s art or her creative process, I can only speak to how it made me feel and what I think hints at a larger issue.
Wearing the proper athletic gear is important when it comes to safe and efficient exercising. Sometimes that means having a lucky pair of running shoes or the right pants that are sure to let your thighs breathe, keeping the sweat down there to a minimum. If you manage to look a little fashionable while doing it, it’s a plus! Whether you’re willing to go all out with the big athletic brands or you are looking for something simple that you can find locally in D.C., we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of some places to look during your next athletic wear hunt.
Feist, the acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter, is back with her first solo album in more than six years. She will be playing dates throughout the summer, including a stop at Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Theatre June 7 and 8.
Mission: Improv-able, AU’s improv troupe, sent off two of their seniors on April 21 in a final show filled with laughs, debates and a Swedish milkmaid.
Since before I can remember, I have been scared of men. I avoid them at grocery stores, preferring to have my groceries scanned by a cranky old woman or an uninterested teenager. I keep my eyes low in elevators, checking and re-checking my phone for messages that are not there. I look behind my shoulder, jumping at my own shadow when I walk home from campus at night.