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Lawsuit suggests conflict of interest could explain Megabytes closure

May 6, 2019

With no action from the university towards improving Megabytes, Gera claims that Aramark is using this as a way to take over his space.

Professor Profile: Omékongo Dibinga

April 29, 2019

A conversation with AU professor, motivational speaker, and performer

Inclusive Excellence: Where it comes from and where it’s going

April 29, 2019

Everyone is talking about inclusive excellence but what exactly does that mean and what is AU doing to promote it?

All work and little pay: RAs’ experience at American University

April 29, 2019

Freshmen RAs have come forward to share their frustrations with their jobs, specifically with their training and what the "other duties as assigned" really is.

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“Plans to Prosper You”; Katzen Museum hosts exhibition on historically Black communities from Montgomery County, Maryland
Killer Looks: The fascination of serial killers in pop culture

April 29, 2019

With serial murder on the decline, audiences turn to entertainment media for their true crime fixations.

Finding Common Ground Through the Arts: the Cato Institute’s First Exhibit

April 18, 2019

The new art exhibition is meant to provide a space for people to discuss their differences in a common and calm space.

The Insta vs. the Finsta: A Topic Thursday Event

March 30, 2019

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Lonely Streets: Transgender and Homeless in the District
Campus Battlegrounds: Testing war chemicals at AU

April 29, 2019

As AU looks to build an environmentally sustainable future, the remnants of its past unearths new challenges.

Snap Into Focus: The fight for food security

December 5, 2018

SNAP continues to run older legislations after Farm Bill expires.

Private politics

July 19, 2018

A new ruling by Attorney General Jeff Sessions may jeopardize domestic violence survivors’ ability to seek asylum within the United States.

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Climate Action Protesters Host Democratic Debate Watch Party at DNC Protest
College’s newest club: Drowning in Student Debt

April 29, 2019

Paying the price of a reputation

What to do about gun violence

April 9, 2019

Of the new March for Our Lives (MFOL) AU chapter’s 11 student board members, two spoke of their own experiences with gun violence and three mentioned having friends or family that had experienced gun violence.

Shining a Light on Unconventional Activism

April 4, 2019

LUMXN, a new zine from the American University Student Government Women’s Initiative, had its launch party on Friday, March 23.

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The color of wealth: Gentrification’s effects on wealth in DC
Writing on our walls:  Division in the Public Artist Community

April 29, 2019

The diverse community of public artists responsible for the creation of art in DC explain what unites and divides them.

Working group finds ties between AU and slavery

February 28, 2019

The American University Working Group on the Influence of Slavery presented its findings on Feb.18 about the university’s founding and its ties to slavery, as well as plans for a marker of recognition.

“Better than Tinder,” AU Students Perform Stand-Up Comedy in Tenleytown

February 24, 2019

Tenley Bar and Grill in Washington DC has a new bi-weekly show to offer the students of American University and the residents of Tenleytown.

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