From accommodation to inclusion: Students with physical disabilities say they’re overlooked outside the classroom
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American University has been notified of a new suspected mumps case by the D.C. Department of Health, David Reitman, the director of the Student Health Center, announced Friday. This brings the total to seven mumps cases reported at the University.
Student Government and the Antiracist Research and Policy Center hosted a rally on the steps of Mary Graydon Center Friday in response to the hanging of Confederate flag posters across American University's campus on Sept. 26.
Confederate flag posters with cotton stalks attached to them were found across campus Tuesday night, prompting responses from African-American and Jewish groups at AU. One of the posters was found beneath a sign for the Center for Israel Studies, while another poster was found on a bulletin board outside the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
American University will continue to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students to the “full extent allowed by the law,” University President Sylvia Burwell said Tuesday in a memo.
The School of Communication professor who is appealing her tenure denial will not return for the fall semester.
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.
The Bender Library will undergo renovations this summer to increase study space for students and create a “more inspiring library space,” said University Librarian Nancy Davenport. The existing space will be redesigned but there will be no modifications made to the building’s structure.
The University will hire a new full time Title IX program officer by May 2017 following the recent departure of Heather Pratt, said Dean of Students Rob Hradsky.
Inside AU’s Archives and Special Collections lie posters from Vietnam protests, pro-choice marches, anti-Apartheid rallies and gay rights movements. And now, the department will be home to posters from this January’s Women’s March on Washington.
For the Kennedy Political Union’s last event of the year, rapper and actor Lonnie “Common” Lynn, spoke at an event in Bender Arena on April 5.
AU will host four events for the 25th annual Washington D.C. Environmental Film Festival this week.
Heather Pratt, AU’s Title IX officer, will leave the University this week following 15 months in her position, The Office of Campus life announced in a memo on March 20. She plans to continue to work in higher education.
Students to End Abortion Stigma (S2EAS), a new organization on campus founded in fall 2016, provides a space to discuss women’s reproductive rights.
Ambassador Susan Elizabeth Rice is now a member of AU faculty as a Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, the University announced on March 8. She will serve as a mentor in the School of International Service on careers in national security. Rice will also spend time writing a new book while at AU.
CNN news anchor and Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley moderated a panel titled “Women on the Run” on March 6 to question misconceptions about women in politics.
The AU Faculty Senate unanimously approved a new Core Curriculum program last month that will be implemented in the 2018-2019 school year. The new curriculum was designed to “encourage our students to engage with complexity, value diversity and understand change,” according to the program proposal.
The Kennedy Political Union will host Arthur Brooks on Feb. 22 as the start to its spring guest lecture series. Brooks is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, in addition to being an author and social scientist.
Standing before a room full of students, faculty and community members on Jan. 31, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut recounted the memory of learning that there had been a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. He said the event impacted his personal outlook and political focus.
Fossil Free AU, the student group which aims to encourage the University to divest from fossil fuel companies, organized a protest on Wednesday afternoon outside the Department of Homeland Security in response to President Donald Trump’s visit. Trump appeared at the department’s Nebraska Avenue campus to deliver an address regarding his plan to build a wall along the U.S.- Mexican border and to restrict the country’s immigration policy.