Riddhi Sarkar


Campus Life

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.

Campus Life

Straight from print: Student groups strive to become more inclusive

This article originally appeared in The Eagle’s December 9 special edition. Many campus organizations are looking to create more inclusive spaces after a semester of divisiveness on campus. This semester has seen a number of tense moments, including racially charged incidents in Anderson Hall in September in which two black female students had bananas thrown at them, transgender discrimination with the arrival of the Westboro Baptist Church on campus on Nov.


AU alumna shares her path to success on Capitol Hill

Throughout her time at AU, Stephanie Rivera, currently an executive assistant for the Republican political consulting firm OnMessage Inc., made it a point to always stay open-minded to different kinds of internships, from working on Capitol Hill to traveling the city covering political news with the television network Univision.

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