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Letter from the editor: My AU journey is over, but my legacy lives on

(04/17/20 4:00am)

To say that this year has been a challenge for me is quite an understatement. After spending many days and nights in The Eagle office holding staff meetings, working on breaking news stories and designing web and print projects, I was looking forward to finally celebrating my accomplishments with my friends and staff at the Student Media release party and, later, at graduation. After four tumultuous years as a student journalist, everything was starting to pay off, and I went on spring break to recharge for the second half of my final semester.

Graduate student speaks to The Eagle after he was arrested by AU Police Tuesday night

(03/08/18 3:45pm)

Graduate student Benjamin Brumer returned to campus Wednesday morning after being arrested by American University Police for unlawful entry Tuesday night. AU Police said Brumer refused to identify himself as a student after being asked several times, but Brumer is contradicting that account.

Women's Initiative and Zero Waste host pop-up thrift shop

(10/31/17 3:55pm)

Women’s Initiative and Zero Waste teamed up to host a pop-up thrift shop on the AU quad on Oct. 23 and 24. The goal was to teach students how to shop for and recycle clothes to increase sustainability. All of the proceeds will benefit the Women’s Coalition of St Croix that provides housing and counseling resources to women in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

5 key takeaways from the Immigrant Justice Clinic’s session on DACA

(09/12/17 5:10pm)

The Washington College of Law’s Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC) and the Office of Campus Life hosted an informational session Friday to “generate community discussion” on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Audience members also asked questions in an anonymous Q&A session.

First Latinx student trustee hopes to improve connection between board and students

(07/10/17 7:09pm)

Rising junior Valentina Fernández is sitting in a conference room inside the President’s Office Building, awaiting the next Board of Trustees meeting. Although she is surrounded by influential university donors and decision makers, she doesn’t shy away from sharing her ideas and upholds herself with the professionalism she learned from being a student government senator.

Taylor Dumpson reflects on her first month in office

(06/19/17 3:05pm)

Monday, May 1 was Taylor Dumpson’s first day as student government president. Just hours after taking office, her excitement turned to heartache. Sleepy-eyed students, drained from a pre-finals all nighter in Bender Library, spotted bananas hanging from nooses on campus. The bananas targeted her and her historically African-American sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.