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American University to end race-conscious admissions post Supreme Court ruling

(07/18/23 12:00pm)

American University first accepted a Black student in 1915, 22 years after its founding. Today, people of color make up nearly 50 percent of the school’s student population. The race-conscious admissions policies the school has used for years, which likely helped to diversify campus, were struck down in a recent Supreme Court ruling. 

Opinion: Summer Courses at AU – are they worth the price?

(07/18/23 12:00pm)

When the summer begins for American University students, many wish to continue learning and building their resumes, whether that’s through working a job in their hometown, participating in an internship or taking a summer class. Enrolling in summer courses should be an experience that doesn’t break students’ bank for aiming to further their education. American University does not provide this experience.

AU Library honors prints by famous Japanese artist of The Great Wave

(06/22/23 12:00pm)

The Great Wave off Kanagawa, a famous print by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, can often be found printed on graphic t-shirts and posters. This style of art, known as woodblock or ukiyo-e prints, is now featured in the American University Library archives, along with prints by Hokusai himself. 

DC Peace Team board member says unarmed police forces are “highly effective,” as conflicting student opinions linger

(06/09/23 12:00pm)

As gun atrocities surge across the nation, the violence is having a disproportionate impact on the mental health of young people — causing young victims of violence to become perpetrators, experts say.