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Opinion: DeSantis’ Florida is American education’s event horizon

(04/04/23 5:39pm)

Books assigned as in-class readings in elementary, middle and high school curriculums represent the first step in a student’s journey toward future academic and professional careers. From second grade to senior year, and from Dr. Suess to Dostoyevsky, reading is integral to learning and academic progress. For decades, access to a wide range of fictional novels and historical works were a formative cornerstone of American schooling.

Opinion: Stand with your striking staff

(08/22/22 12:00pm)

I remember it like it was yesterday. My father carried me on his shoulders and my mother and I carried homemade signs. Together we marched through Chicago’s famed Daley Plaza, protesting then-Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union policies and providing a midwestern sense of solidarity with our neighbors to the north. Under the watchful eye of City Hall and the Picasso statue, Chicagoan workers, from plumbers to truckers to teachers, of all races and creeds stood together that 2011 morning in unified defense of the value of our work. My eight-year-old self was filled with pride and a spirit of togetherness.

The AU community has a duty to help and protect DC’s unhoused — here’s how they can

(02/04/22 4:05pm)

There is no place like American University in the winter. Our beautiful campus and the surrounding Spring Valley, Tenleytown and Palisades neighborhoods are layered with sheets of snow, bringing forth scenes of seasonal fun. While wintertime may seem exciting inside the friendly confines of our campus gates, for many in D.C. the coming of winter means a season of shivering nights, with no shelter from the freezing temperatures. For D.C.’s unhoused civilians, cold winters are some of the many difficult and traumatic experiences they may experience.