The beat to "Dead to Me" began in the 9:30 Club and the shadow of Kali Uchis appeared behind a white closed curtain. She graced the stage in a black lingerie top and black striped track pants and joined her band on stage. She had two extremely long ponytails, making something usually seen on school girls somehow elegant.
On this week's inaugural episode of Beyond the Byline, host Evan Margiotta talks with Eagle reporters about their print stories on AU's alcohol culture, changes to Dining Dollar policies and the special relationship between AU's women's basketball coaches. Plus, Evan discusses the University's construction projects with columnist Samantha McAllister.
She never thought this would be the way she started her freshman year. After a night of drinking in her residence hall, Rachel was transported to a local hospital after a resident assistant believed her health was at risk.
As the sixth stop of their Bambi tour, Hippo Campus will play a surely energetic sold-out show Oct. 24 at the 9:30 Club. Hailing from St. Paul, Minnesota, Hippo Campus blends a pop/rock, The 1975-esque sound with crooning, borderline emo vocals to create unique indie pop tunes. The ensemble features Jake Luppen on vocals, Nathan Stocker on guitar, Zach Sutton on bass and Whistler Allen on drums.
It is well-known that AU is home to research centers like the Women & Politics Institute and the recently launched Anti-Racist Research & Policy Center. But students might be surprised to learn that AU is also home to the D.C. Space Grant Consortium (DCSGC), a program sponsored by NASA.
The stake in fossil fuels currently held by the University portfolio amounts to almost $19 million, according to financial data provided to Fossil Free AU by Douglas Kudravetz, AU’s chief financial officer.
This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I am highlighting specific types of abuse that are either unique to college campuses, such as academic abuse, or types of abuse that are more prevalent on college campuses, such as digital abuse, financial abuse and stalking.
In the face of attacks by President Donald Trump on the news media, administrators and students said they’ve seen a newfound excitement around journalism, both in student media organizations and in the School of Communication.
Our weekly search for restaurants that probably aren’t on your radar. As young, broke college kids we will bring you our honest reviews of affordable restaurants in dope neighborhoods. Have any suggestions for #TheFoodMove? Use #TheMoveAU and shoot us an email TheMoveAU@gmail.com.
Last June, American University alumni Lagan Sebert and Brandon Bloch won awards at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. The awards were earned for their music video “I Need A Woman,” featuring the singer Kesha, which focused on inclusion and the LGBTQ community by telling the story of a marriage between same-sex couple Dani and Lindsay in a wedding ceremony officiated by Kesha in Las Vegas.
On Oct. 8, the AU Bhakti Yoga and Vegetarian club invited the Festival of India back to AU’s campus to celebrate spirituality, vegetarianism and musical theater with students. The Festival’s food and informational stands went up on the main quad at noon and left the area at around 3 p.m.
On Monday, Oct. 8, I went to see a show presented by a group called Viva Kultura which had been touring in Europe and presented one of their first shows in Washington D.C. in the Kay Spiritual Life Center. The dance show was brought here by AU Vegetarians and Bhakti Yoga Club. The theme was Hinduism and Indian culture.
The following piece is satire and should not be misconstrued for actual reporting. Any resemblance to a student, staff or faculty member is coincidental.
University President Sylvia Burwell recently distributed the university administration’s six-month update to the Plan for Inclusive Excellence, AU’s diversity and inclusion strategy. What is noticeably absent from the update and the plan in general is information that would contextualize the campus climate that made the Inclusive Excellence plan necessary.
In 2015, then-sophomore Jenna Shaw realized there was no campus space for both of her identities — Jewish and queer — to intersect.
American University’s women’s soccer team dropped their fourth straight Patriot League game to Lehigh on Oct. 6 at Reeves Field. The Mountain Hawks won 1-0. The lone goal came 30 minutes into the game when Lehigh’s Sabrina Mertz found the back of the net off a free kick from 25 yards out.
I came to American University because it houses the most politically active students in the nation, but it was not until the Kavanaugh hearings that this title upgraded from a mere rumor, spread by campus-tour guides and proud convocation speeches, to a personal reality felt in my first-year orbit.
Just under nine months after releasing the University’s diversity and inclusion strategy, AU’s top diversity administrator says AU is already seeing progress on the goals laid out in the “Plan for Inclusive Excellence.”
Initiative 77, a measure that would increase the minimum wage for bartenders and servers who rely on tips, was overturned by the D.C. Council on Oct. 2. The initiative was originally passed by voters in June.
The “Thinking Trans // Trans Thinking” Conference at AU explored transgender philosophy and included different events and speeches on Oct. 5-6.