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Staff Editorial: Change can’t wait another year: This is President Burwell’s last chance

(09/15/23 8:02pm)

President Sylvia Burwell has acted as American University’s figurehead since 2017. In her first year, Burwell was praised by students and faculty for her increased visibility as compared to her predecessor and her comprehensive fundraising plan. Her time as president created positive change throughout campus, as AU became the first university to achieve carbon neutrality, built the new Hall of Science and vastly increased its endowment. 

Resourcefulness and luck: the Class of 2024 talks finding community despite an online start

(08/28/23 12:00pm)

For most of American University’s Class of 2024, there was no dorm shopping, travel planning or packing filling the final weeks before their freshman year began. The University held its  2020-2021 academic year almost entirely online, forcing most students to complete classes from their hometowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.