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Defamation, discrimination lawsuits against Current and the University dismissed

(04/18/22 3:31pm)

Editor’s note: Editor-in-Chief Nina Heller, Administration and Local News Editor Skye Witley, Sports Managing Editor Ben Morse and Assistant Copy Editor Gabe Ferris have all previously worked as editorial interns at Current and were not involved in the writing, reporting or editing of this story.

Letter From the Editor: After four years, one final deadline

(04/15/22 5:50pm)

We talk a lot about community at this school. Whether it’s the administration’s favorite slogan “community of care,” or finding ways to shift and modify campus community, like Founders week celebrations, community is a buzzword thrown around a lot on this campus. In one of our staff editorials this year, we talked about the need for the University to shift away from the question of “Where can we create community?” to “Where does community already exist?”

Secretary Janet Yellen delivers remarks on digital assets at Kogod’s Center For Innovation

(04/15/22 1:28pm)

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen delivered her first official address on digital assets at Kogod School of Business’ Center for Innovation on April 7, laying out a strategy she said will encourage “responsible innovation” and protect consumers, businesses and investors.

Opinion: ‘TDR workers are so rude!’: Your negative feedback contributes to the 'angry Black individual' trope

(04/14/22 2:07pm)

It has become a joke between American University students to talk about how TDR workers will greet them with fury and scream at them from time to time. The workers are typically described as rude, impatient and intimidating. There’s a push-button feedback device in the dining hall now, asking “Did we make you feel welcome today?” 

COVID-19 testing site closures impact some students involved in athletics, performing arts

(04/14/22 1:53pm)

The Office of Campus Life announced temporary closures of the coronavirus testing site for on-campus events, creating inconveniences and hiccups for students needing to get tested. This decision comes after American University announced changes to the COVID-19 testing schedule Feb. 28.

District of Cinema Episode 26: Movie Title Mysteries

(04/13/22 9:07pm)

Spenser, Koz and Tristan play a guessing game of deciphering a movie's plot based on its title alone. Tristan can't stop talking about "The Nut Job," Koz shames Spenser for his lack of "Mamma Mia" knowledge, and Spenser thinks that "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" is definitely a problem. All movies discussed are considered cinematic masterpieces.