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Mental Health Crises Spark a Call to Improve AU’s Counseling Services

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AU Antiracist Center aims to rebrand, rebuild

August 31, 2020

Kendi, founder of AU’s Antiracist Center, announced his move to Boston University in early June followed by an announcement via email that two members of the center’s original team, Malini Ranganathan and Christine Platt, would assume the role of interim co-directors of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center in July and would shape the new direction for the center, particularly in choosing the new director in the coming year.

Is AUx2 Enough?

August 27, 2020

One major critique among students is that AUx2 has forced marginalized students to speak about their own experiences to teach more privileged students about issues such as racism and other forms of prejudice or discrimination.

Is American University really woke?

August 20, 2020

“There’s a lot of lip service paid to activism,” said sophomore Elliot Williams. “But very few students are willing to put in the time and the persistence that’s necessary to hold actions, events and to follow through with their goals.”

Inclusivity Requires Accessibility: Issues with ASAC Accommodations

August 13, 2020

When requesting his accommodations, Sackstein said, “I tried to get them to commit to offer rides to the quad, even for just the first week while I transitioned. But they wouldn’t budge.” “I mentioned that my friend who had an ACL tear was accommodated by her university, but they told me that this was AU,” Sackstein said.

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Boundary Breakers: Asian American Women in the film industry
College students work to prioritize  mental health in light of COVID-19
District of Columbia debt lawsuits on the rise amid COVID-19
DC Council to vote on COVID-19 consumer protection measures Tuesday

April 6, 2020

In an effort to further address the critical needs of residents as coronavirus cases spike in D.C., the city council will vote on the COVID-19 Response Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 this Tuesday. 

With the fate of DACA unclear, undocumented students seek legal help
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