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The Insta vs. the Finsta: A Topic Thursday Event

March 30, 2019

2019 Wonk of the Year awarded to John Kasich

March 29, 2019

Saying he was honored to be Wonk of the Year, Kasich said that he loves speaking at college campuses because he wants all the students to do well and “realize their hopes and dreams.”

Alexander Hamilton Society holds ‘Emerging Technology’ debate

March 26, 2019

American University’s Alexander Hamilton Society held an event last week on campus to discuss the variety of foreign threats against the US and the importance of Automated Intelligence and cybersecurity have on those threats.  

University faculty and students react to United Methodist Church continuing ban on LGBTQ+ clergy

March 7, 2019

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Working group finds ties between AU and slavery
Unlikely presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at Politics & Prose

February 23, 2019

Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party co-founder discusses political activism

February 8, 2019

The Desolation of the West: Photo Essay

December 5, 2018

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Snap Into Focus: The fight for food security
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.

A Silent Epidemic

June 1, 2018

Students suffering with mental illness turn to AU for help -- but how helpful has AU really been?

Taking the Initiative

June 1, 2018

Mental Health Initiative tries to keep up with the demand for mental health services

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What to do about gun violence
Marijuana and Student Debt: Congressman Steve Cohen comes to AU and gives a Glimpse into the Future of Congress Beyond the Trump Presidency

March 1, 2019

Congressmen Steven Cohen was interviewed by School of Communications Professor Jane Hall last night in a conversation about the future of Congress at the American University.

SPA gallery shows injustice of juvenile imprisonment

February 21, 2019

Locals protest to protect historically black cemetery, three arrested

February 21, 2019

On Wednesday, February 6th, three people were charged with disorderly conduct after refusing to cease protesting during a public meeting at the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC).

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“Better than Tinder,” AU Students Perform Stand-Up Comedy in Tenleytown
Has the 2020 Campaign Trail Already Begun? : Elizabeth Warren comes to AU and talks foreign policy

December 12, 2018

Helter-Shelter: Motel living for D.C.’s homeless population

December 5, 2018

D.C.'s homeless face tough conditions in government-provided housing.

The District At Dawn: Decriminalizing sex work in D.C.

December 5, 2018

A spiritual successor to AWOL's Issue 10 cover story, "The District After Dark: Keeping Sex Work on the Street."

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