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Staff Editorial: President Burwell’s panel on free expression expressed values and principles, but not much else

(02/13/23 1:00pm)

American University President Sylvia Burwell held a panel on free expression and the updated Freedom of Expression and Expressive Conduct policy on Feb. 1, along with other university heads from across the country. Burwell and her fellow panelists spent the majority of the event discussing values like inclusion and diversity, but the message fell flat — ultimately seeming more like a PR move appealing to donors than true sentiment on expanding free expression across campus. 

University announces search for vice president of student affairs and vice president of undergraduate enrollment

(02/10/23 5:38pm)

American University announced the launch of searches for the vice president of student affairs and the vice president of undergraduate enrollment, President Sylvia Burwell wrote in an email to the AU community on Friday. 

Looking for special dinner plans for your significant other or gals this Valentine’s Day?

(02/09/23 1:36pm)

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, meaning that soon enough, American University students will be gifting chocolates, flowers and cards to their friends and significant others to spread the love. However, if gift giving isn’t your love language, here’s a list of restaurants to spend quality time having dinner with a special someone or friend this Valentine’s Day.  

Student-led Asian American Pacific Islander organizations hold candlelight vigil for victims of Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay shootings

(02/08/23 1:00pm)

Maddy Park choked back tears, her voice mixed with sadness and anger, as she spoke passionately about her grandmother during a student-led candlelight vigil for the victims of the Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay shootings Feb. 1.

Satire: Shocking! Male CLEG major asks relevant question

(02/07/23 2:00pm)

When notorious Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government major Sam Siegal raised his hand for the third time in GOVT-110, freshman Cora Burke could barely contain her excitement. She sat up straighter and listened intently, mentally rehearsing how she would relay whatever off-topic drivel he was about to disgorge later to her roommate. Maybe it would be something inconsequential about a founding father or a long-winded story that inexplicably brought up his dad’s boat. Maybe she would even get lucky, and he would somehow slip a reference to bitcoin into the discussion about the legitimacy of the Supreme Court. 

Sylvia Burwell discusses the value of free expression on college campuses at Bipartisan Policy Center event

(02/06/23 2:08pm)

American University President Sylvia Burwell spoke alongside Ron Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, and Taffye Benson Clayton, the vice president of inclusion and diversity for Auburn University, on the intricacies of free expression at universities with the goal of maintaining an inclusive and safe environment during a panel on Feb. 1 hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

WCL holds teach-in with outside experts on police violence against Black Americans in wake of the killing of Tyre Nichols

(02/06/23 2:04pm)

The American University Washington College of Law hosted a virtual teach-in on where the country can go after the death of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who was killed after being beaten by five Memphis police officers.

Senior NFL writer Jason Reid holds panel at WCL, hails in ‘Era of the Black Quarterback’

(02/06/23 2:00pm)

Senior NFL writer and ESPN Contributor Jason Reid visited American University’s Washington College of Law on Feb. 1 to celebrate his book, “The Rise of the Black Quarterback: What It Means for America,” published last August, and to kick off Black History Month at the college. 

Satire: Student Health Center declares a state of emergency as frat flu destroys campus

(02/02/23 1:38pm)

This flu season saw class cancellations, switches to virtual learning and completely booked Student Health Center appointments as hundreds of students came down with the flu. Due to complete bookings and little flexibility, students decided to group together and Uber to urgent care centers across the DMV.