Campus Life

Class of 2020 marks lowest admission rate in AU history

A record-low of 25.7 percent of applicants were admitted to AU’s class of 2020 this spring, marking the second consecutive year AU has seen a significant decrease in its admission rate, according to the AU Office of Admissions. The University announced that a record 19,311 people applied for admission to the incoming freshman class as of March 21, which is targeted to be 1,700 students.

CAS launches new collaborative with “Black Lives Matter: A Conversation"

With a crowd that overflowed out of the Battelle atrium, the College of Arts and Sciences celebrated the launch of the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative (GRCG) on April 6 with “Black Lives Matter: A Conversation.” The new initiative strives to become “the hub of socially engaged scholarship at AU,” according to Associate Professor of History and collaborative chair Theresa Runstedtler.