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Ibram X. Kendi, founder of AU’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center, announced on Thursday morning that he will join the Boston University faculty in July to build the BU Center for Antiracist Research.
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For those of you who know me, or know of me, I likely come off as that “do-it-all, know-it-all” model student.
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Watching “Paris Is Burning” today feels like watching a contemporary artifact, a paradox created by an old camera about people and culture that are distressingly recognizable. The grainy handheld camera of the late ‘80s that was used to film 70 hours of footage directed by Jennie Livingston, who’s a lesbian, harkens back to home movies and a style of underground film that doesn’t get much aesthetic attention anymore. The story of the queer drag queen and dance culture of New York City lets viewers see the contradictions of these nightly celebrations through the eyes of Black and Latinx queer, transgender, gay and lesbian people.
A third American University student filed a class-action lawsuit against the school on Tuesday, seeking refunds for tuition and fees after classes transitioned to online instruction following the outbreak of the coronavirus in March.
In the 95 years since The Eagle’s founding, there have only been a handful of black editors-in-chief.
The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many other Black people, at the hands of police officers, are tragic. As a white woman, I will never truly understand the struggles and experiences that Black people, and non-Black people of color, face in this country each day. As a white journalist, I will never understand the difficulties of reporting on these issues that can be so personal and painful for Black journalists.
Update: The original version of this article included a statement from Brooke Frischer that did not include the end of a quote about how black Americans have told people for years to support them. The end of her statement was paraphrased in the updated article.
The current climate in the United States is not new. There are many names we know that have died by police hands, and so many more that we do not. For the Black community at AU, each of these instances has represented a fresh pain in an old wound. As outrage spreads across the country from Minneapolis to New York City to Los Angeles to Nashville to Atlanta in the form of mass protests, everyone is forcibly reminded of how our relationships with the police, with each other, and with systematic racism manifests itself. As The Eagle Editorial Board, we believe one of the most obvious places that this systematic, overt and covert, racism manifests itself is within the walls of our own university.
President Sylvia Burwell wrote to the AU community on Sunday afternoon to address the violence against black communities in response to nationwide unrest, as tens of thousands of people across the country have spent several nights protesting the death of George Floyd and other black people at the hands of the police.
Although Mayor Muriel Bowser lifted D.C.’s stay-at-home order on Friday, local businesses will still feel the impact of changing their practices to adhere to the new normal of practices.
Ibram X. Kendi, the founding director of AU’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center, testified at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on Wednesday about the coronavirus pandemic’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.
The University is conservatively projecting a potential shortfall of $100 million in lost revenue and increased costs for fiscal year 2021 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, President Sylvia Burwell wrote in an email to the AU community on Tuesday.
Correction: The original version of this article misspelled Connor Reitler's name. It has been updated with the proper spelling.
As brick and mortar stores have closed their doors and online fashion retailers around the world have adjusted their orders, millions of small businesses, donation based retailers, garment workers and employees have been placed in vulnerable and uncertain positions.
After new Title IX regulations were released by the U.S. Department of Education, the University’s Office of Campus Life held a webinar on Thursday to announce that it will, while abiding by the rules, continue to support those involved in cases.
On April 13, the AU College Democrats closed their applications for a scholarship meant to aid students during the coronavirus pandemic. A $1,000 scholarship was awarded on a need basis, as well as “additional funds of varying amounts” given to other students who applied.
Dear Class of 2020, it is our time to pay it forward.
Update: This story has been updated with comments from Peter Starr.
The U.S. Department of Education released its final regulations controlling how schools handle campus sexual assault cases under Title IX, extending rights given to those accused of sexual misconduct.
President Sylvia Burwell went on C-SPAN on Wednesday to discuss the challenges of leading a university with over 7,000 undergraduates during the coronavirus pandemic.