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Former White House media staffers discuss their experiences

Former Obama administration staffers Amanda Lucidon, Adam Garber and Kodiak Starr spoke about their presidential media roles during a panel discussion titled “Personalizing the Presidency: Digital Media & the Obama White House” on Wednesday night. The event moderator, SOC professor Amy Eisman, started the panel with a photo by Lucidon of former first lady Michelle Obama with her daughters Sasha and Malia Obama at the Great Wall of China.

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Founder's Day Ball held at Newseum draws largest crowd ever

When the doors opened at the Newseum on the night of Feb. 11, more students filed in than ever before to attend the annual Founder’s Day Ball. This year’s event, sponsored by the American University Student Government, Residence Hall Association and American University Club Council, honored the leadership of President Neil Kerwin and Vice President of Campus Life Gail Hanson, who are both retiring from their positions this spring. Founder’s Day Director Martin Valderruten said that what made this year’s event unique was the location and the variety of exhibits that could expose students to world events. “I picked this location because it is very interactive and it’s somewhere we have never hosted the event before,” Valderruten said.

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AU students protest against Trump's executive orders

AU students, alumni and staff joined more than 1,000 protesters who gathered in front of the White House on Sunday afternoon in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order now commonly called the “immigration ban.” The executive order signed by President Trump on Jan.