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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.
Congressional Hall is set to receive a new name after current and former AU Board of Trustees members donated a multi-million dollar gift to the University, President Sylvia Burwell said in an email to the AU community on Friday morning.
A video of an AU student getting carried out of her apartment by AU police officers circulated on social media early Friday morning.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak in Bender Arena on Sept. 12, along with co-author Phillip Zelikow to discuss the release of their book, “To Build a Better World,” the Kennedy Political Union announced on Thursday.
Sylvia Burwell is no stranger to change.
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.
Almost exactly one year after she was
first announced as AU’s next leader, University President Sylvia Burwell has released her administration’s diversity and inclusion strategy - what she’s calling AU’s plan for “inclusive excellence.”
Gregory Harry hopes to change the way humans perceive the universe with his research on gravitational waves, and his recent research may have done just that.
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.
A 24-hour call center, situation room and camera footage from over 600 security cameras across campus.
At an emotional town hall Wednesday, American University President Sylvia Burwell said she was “angry and sick” after Confederate flag fliers with cotton plants attached to them were posted in at least four campus buildings Tuesday night.
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.
Stage and screen star Arnetia Walker is pursuing the one thing she’s always wanted: a college degree. At the age of 63, Walker is a part-time student at AU, majoring in film and minoring in literature.
From pictures of abandoned AU shuttles in the middle of the forest, to screengrabs of Scrooge McDuck with the caption, “Kogod student in their natural habitat,” AU students have found a creative way to laugh at various aspects of campus culture: memes.
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.
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.
Mayor Muriel Bowser discussed her upcoming budget proposal with student journalists in a roundtable on April 11 in the John A. Wilson Building.
Student Government President Devontae Torriente announced the creation of the Student Involvement Fund on April 4 to allocate funds to support students’ involvement in campus organizations.
Sophomore and AU Student Government Elections Commissioner Luis Ballester’s nomination to become judicial board chair, which “leads the Judicial Board and Judicial Branch of the Student Government,” was rejected by the Undergraduate Senate on Sunday, April 9. Another appointment could be made at the senate meeting on April 23.
Junior Taylor Dumpson will serve as the next Student Government president and AU’s first black female SG president during the 2017-2018 academic year, winning 45.7 percent of the total unofficial vote count, according to SG Elections Commissioner Luis Ballester.