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Angela Davis was “inspiring” to students, some disappointed with the “institutional” framing of the event

Recent Campus Life Stories

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

September 10, 2020

A student wrote in the post about how she had witnessed two suicide attempts in dorms on campus and how they were handled, including stories about crisis response from the AU Police Department. Dalaker ended the post by requesting students share their own experiences. 

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.”

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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
D.C. City Council takes the first step to establish an Office for the Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing
Homeless activists call for D.C. Department of Human Services Director’s resignation
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. 

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