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Former Sec. Julián Castro talks voting, advocacy with AU students

Former Sec. Julián Castro talks voting, advocacy with AU students

Over 200 students tuned in to the conversation online, according to Sonali Doshi, deputy director of communications for the Kennedy Political Union, which hosted the event alongside the Sine Institute, the Latin American Student Organization, and the League of United Latin Americans Coalition.
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Mental Health Crises Spark a Call to Improve AU’s Counseling Services

Maya Savoie, Staff Writer
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. 
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AU Antiracist Center aims to rebrand, rebuild

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?

Is AUx2 Enough?

Jasmine Dean, Staff Editor
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?

Is American University really woke?

Talia Marshall, Staff Editor
“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

Inclusivity Requires Accessibility: Issues with ASAC Accommodations

Sierra Cougot, Creative Director
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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