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On the Record

(01/31/20 5:00am)

It feels as though for the last several years that talk of trust — or distrust — in news media permeates political discussions, Twitter feeds and classroom discourse. The polling company Gallup recorded a steady decline in the American public’s trust in the media since the 1970s, reaching a low of 41 percent in 2019. This lack of trust is often coupled with criticism and negative feedback about the way news organizations and journalists do their jobs. As student journalists, we hear this as well. 

How the Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX policy could affect AU

(01/23/19 3:00pm)

In November, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed major changes to Title IX guidance for universities that create a new set of rights for anyone accused of sexual misconduct, a move that will almost certainly affect how AU and other universities handle Title IX complaints. 

American University facing subpoena from accused Russian agent Maria Butina

(09/28/18 6:39pm)

A lawyer for Maria Butina, the gun activist and American University graduate charged with acting as a Russian agent in the U.S., has issued a subpoena for university records, including copies of class rosters for each of Butina’s courses, AU police reports concerning Butina and a complaint Butina filed against an AU professor who made comments about her to the media.

AU students join calls to end gun violence at March for Our Lives

(03/25/18 12:58am)

As hundreds of thousands gathered outside the U.S. Capitol Saturday to call for an end to gun violence, American University student organizations protested in the March for Our Lives. The march was largely organized by survivors of February’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people and wounded 17 others.