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The University recently switched its health insurance provider from UnitedHealthCare StudentResources to CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. The new plan, which became effective on Aug. 1, has students concerned that the cost of their coverage would not be waived in favor of another care provider.
The water on AU’s main campus will be shut off from about midnight to 5 a.m. on Tuesday following a pipe break on Monday, according to a memo sent to the AU community by Vincent Harkins, the assistant vice president of the University’s Facilities Management.
Taylor Dumpson, a former AU Student Government president, is seeking more than $1.5 million in court-ordered damages against the founder of a neo-Nazi website for leading an online harrasment campaign against her, following an on-campus hate crime.
AU sophomore Felipe Rangel’s sister Jacquie was diagnosed with an eating disorder when he was around 10. After receiving treatments, she co-founded a chapter of an organization that raised money for those suffering from eating disorders. Her brother followed in her footsteps.
After the University announced in February that 15 photos “of concern” were found in a review of AU yearbooks, including some photos depicting people in blackface, three professors led a discussion on March 20 about the images and their historical context.
Just months after Amazon’s November announcement to divide its second headquarters (HQ2) between New York City and Arlington, Virginia, the tech company chose to scrap plans for its Queens location in February, after backlash ensued over the impact the company could have on the area.
In a full classroom in Kerwin Hall Sunday night, AU students gathered to discuss their plans to protest tuition increases for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday.
A year after President Sylvia Burwell released her administration’s Plan for Inclusive Excellence, AU has released a one-year progress report and committed to investing $61 million toward diversity and inclusion initiatives in 2019.
As the number of Chinese international students enrolled at AU has increased each year for the past several years, these students have looked to various organizations and programs to find a source of community at AU.
The Muslim prayer room in AU’s Kay Spiritual Life Center was renovated over winter break after Muslim students recommended that updates be made to the room, according to University Chaplain Mark Schaefer.
Author and AU alumnus Nikolas Wong has a message for aspiring writers: be a strong advocate of your work and write consistently.
Evan James McCarty, who harassed former Student Government President Taylor Dumpson on social media after she was targeted in a racist hate crime, agreed in a court settlement Tuesday to receive “anti-hate training,” apologize to Dumpson in writing and through a video chat and publicly renounce white supremacy and other forms of bigotry.
Ask AU students where they’re from and you might hear some similar answers: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland or New York. But students from states such as Nebraska, Wyoming, Alaska, Alabama or New Mexico might be harder to find — or virtually non-existent.
AU students and faculty launched the first student chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) in Washington this fall, according to the chapter’s faculty advisor and AU professor Bill Gentile.
Students marked the launch of a university chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) with a debate on U.S. relations with North Korea on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the Don Myers Innovation and Technology Building.
Tamir Harper believes that every student, particularly those living in cities, deserves a quality education. That’s why the incoming freshman co-founded the nonprofit UrbEd with his high school classmate Luke Risher in 2016 -- to help reform urban education, especially in Philadelphia, Harper’s hometown.
Following a recent series of deadly school shootings across the country, The Eagle sat down with Philip Morse, the assistant vice president of University Police Services and Emergency Management, to discuss what AUPD does to prepare the campus and responders for an active shooter situation at AU.
The School of Education hosted AU alumna Amanda Alexander to speak about her new role as the interim chancellor of D.C. Public School (DCPS) on Tuesday as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series.
American University will convene a small working group of faculty, staff, an alumnus and an undergraduate student to research AU’s historical ties to slavery, the University announced Wednesday.
As hundreds of thousands gathered outside the U.S. Capitol Saturday to call for an end to gun violence, American University student organizations protested in the March for Our Lives. The march was largely organized by survivors of February’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people and wounded 17 others.