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President Sylvia Burwell and American University leadership hosted a community forum on Feb. 25 where they discussed the University’s plans for the remainder of the spring and upcoming fall 2021 semesters, including contact tracing, a possible face-to-face component for spring commencement and some in-person summer classes.
Eli Weinstock, a sophomore in the School of Communication, passed away Wednesday in his D.C. residence, Vice President of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence Fanta Aw wrote Thursday in an email to the American University community.
The American University men’s basketball team (4-5) had three players honored in the Patriot League’s postseason awards announced Tuesday.
First, there was the picking. Then, the courting. Then, the wedding. Then, the ending.
Gabriela Valencia, a junior in the School of Public Affairs from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, was at her Tenleytown apartment on Jan. 6 when she turned on the news to learn about the Capitol insurrection taking place only eight miles away.
When I imagined what my freshman year would be, I imagined friends, all-nighters and parties. I did not picture Zoom, online class and isolation. I, along with many other freshmen, was heartbroken when the University announced that our first semester would be entirely online. The freshmen year we all wanted was not going to happen. Most of my friends from high school ended up in-person for the fall semester, even my friends who were attending large state schools. They all had “normal” freshmen experiences, while AU freshmen did not. They were able to make the memories and friends that we were not.
On Oct. 26, American University, upon releasing its plan for the spring semester, decided to cancel spring break “to support the health and safety of our community.” It is a perfectly understandable move, considering what most of the college-aged population does with it. After all, when you google ‘spring break,’ you are greeted with images of crowded parties and intercontinental escapades — a recipe for a never-ending pandemic.
Aside from American University Quills and Capes’ normal operations working on student-led plays, the theater group has spent this school year experimenting with a new mentorship program.
If you only expose yourself to one side of the news, you will either think that most Republicans are small-brained Q-lovers, or that Democrats are all Castro-sympathizers. Both are lies. Turn the TV off and talk to real people.
A Change.org petition to cancel classes during American University’s upcoming Wellness Week that serves as an alternative to spring break has received over 1,700 signatures as of March 1.
Thoughtful. Fearless. Determined. The Sunrise Movement, a national youth-led movement to fight climate change, is the very embodiment of the modern, civically-engaged youth advocate organization.
Correction: This article has been updated since it was first published to correct that goalie Delaney Oliveira did not start the game.
GOP political strategist and television analyst Ana Navarro will discuss the future of the party and covering D.C. at a virtual event hosted by the Kennedy Political Union and the School of Communication on Thursday.
AU wrestlers Tim Fitzpatrick (174 pounds) and Gage Curry (125 pounds) both finished in third place at the EIWA Championships Friday and will now advance to the NCAA Championships. Fitzpatrick, a redshirt sophomore, went 3-1 before placing third due to Lehigh wrestler Jake Logan’s medical forfeit. Fitzpatrick was seeded seventh to open the day and improved from last year's tournament, where he finished eighth.
With the fewest games played in the Patriot League this season, the American University men’s basketball team was expected to be ineligible for the postseason tournament this year as recently as Wednesday. When the Patriot League announced Thursday that it was expanding the tournament to its usual format with all 10 teams, the Eagles stood last in the standings. But after completing their sweep over Bucknell (4-6) this weekend with a dominant 81-68 victory at Bender Arena, the Eagles (4-5) were able to move all the way up and clinch the fifth seed. For head coach Mike Brennan, the absurdity of the last few days have been a testament to his team's resilience in what has already been a bizarre season for his players.
American University students’ relationship with the AU Police Department has been tenuous since a student was forcibly removed from their apartment by AUPD in September 2019. The “wellness check” resulted in a protest led in part by Black Lives Matter DC and a lawsuit from the student. AUSG President Eric Brock’s proposal of a community advisory board to oversee AUPD is the latest attempt to reform the department after the fall 2019 incident. This proposal, while welcome and forward-thinking, still leaves many questions as to whether this board will actually be implemented at AU and what that process will look like.
As Black History Month draws to a close, work is not done for the Black student activists who have committed to social change at American University and beyond. These are just a few of the students and organizations doing this work. In particular, these three groups are run by Black women and non-male identifying folks fighting to make a better future in their own ways.
At a recent meeting of the paper’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion group, Editor-in-Chief Sophie Austin spoke about some of The Eagle’s recent and planned coverage focusing on diversity.
In a rematch of last year’s Patriot League quarterfinals, American University’s men’s basketball (3-5) snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday afternoon, winning its first road game against Bucknell since 2014 and defeating the short-handed Bison (4-5) 78-71.
As people look back at the coronavirus pandemic, great economic fallout, reckoning over racism and political upheaval, it is evident that 2020 was a historic year for the United States. American University history professors discuss how they believe 2020 will be remembered.