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Is American University Cybersecure?

Is American University Cybersecure?

The transition to online classes reveals new vulnerabilities
Caitlin Colucci July 9, 2020

This story originally appeared in AWOL’s Spring 2020 magazine. See the full magazine here. An American University professor was hosting his “American 1990s” class on the video conferencing tool...

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New housing landscape, hybrid classes as AU preps for semester during pandemic

AWOL and The Blackprint search for answers as AU reveals fall semester plan
Chloe K. Li and Braeden Waddell June 18, 2020

American University unveiled its new plan Tuesday with the goal of transforming the fall semester into a socially-distanced, pandemic-proof experience while salvaging education with a mixture of in-person...

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58 Resident assistants sign letter demanding AUPD reforms and an end to relationship with MPD

The letter comes after other student organizations have released similar demands to reduce police presence on campus.

Resident assistants are demanding that Housing and Residence Life end their relationship with the Metropolitan Police Department, provide 24/7 access to community health professionals for residents and...

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Black Lives Matter: How to amplify Black voices and support Black people

AWOL June 3, 2020

AWOL’s editorial board has agreed that as a predominantly white newsroom based at a predominantly white institution, our goal right now should be to amplify black voices. Below, we have compiled a list...

Clinics pushing for abortion pills encounter resistance during pandemic

Clinics pushing for abortion pills encounter resistance during pandemic

Zach Vallese, Media Editor In Chief May 13, 2020

With many Americans not being able to access abortion facilities, clinics are turning to the use of medication to conduct an abortion while staying at home. Statewide lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic...

District of Columbia debt lawsuits on the rise amid COVID-19

District of Columbia debt lawsuits on the rise amid COVID-19

Margaux Renee, Staff Editor April 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — Since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in Washington in early March, the resulting recession has sent entire industries reeling, leaving 93,000 Washingtonians unemployed. Nationwide,...

AWOL Issue 27: The Quarantine Issue

AWOL Issue 27: The Quarantine Issue

AWOL April 25, 2020

Dear reader, AWOL is pleased to bring you our 27th issue and the spring 2020 edition of our magazine. Given the global pandemic, we are publishing this semester's issue in digital format. All of our...

Critical. Subversive. Irrepressible.

Critical. Subversive. Irrepressible.

A farewell message from Benjamin S. Weiss, outgoing AWOL co-Editor in Chief
Benjamin S. Weiss, Editorial Editor In Chief April 23, 2020

Something I’ve learned from working as a journalist for the past four years is that we love to talk about ourselves. Journalists love to share “personal news,” gripe about difficult sources, and...

Accountability, Transparency and Diversity: A look into AUSG candidates' spring campaign promises

Accountability, Transparency and Diversity: A look into AUSG candidates’ spring campaign promises

Chloe K. Li, Editorial Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2020

In preparation for this week’s election, American University Student Government candidates have been posting campaign promises and plans for their term the past few weeks. The most prominent agenda items...

AU WCL student bar association president resigns over “reprehensible, immoral and incredibly damaging” racist tweets

AU WCL student bar association president resigns over “reprehensible, immoral and incredibly damaging” racist tweets

Nearly 40 social media posts from 2011-2015 sparked outrage in the law school community
Braeden Waddell and Benjamin S. Weiss April 9, 2020

The president of American University law school’s Student Bar Association resigned last night following resurfaced racist tweets from 2011 to 2015 that showed her repeatedly using the n-word and fetishizing...

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“Zoom bombers” interrupt AUSG debate with explicit messages and images

Katherine Long and Teddy Everett April 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — An American University Student Government electoral debate held Wednesday on Zoom was interrupted by multiple “zoom bombers,” who shared sexually explicit content. The debate for...

DC Council to vote on COVID-19 consumer protection measures Tuesday

DC Council to vote on COVID-19 consumer protection measures Tuesday

In its legislative meeting tomorrow, D.C. council will consider additional provisions to protect district residents amid COVID-19, including increased consumer protection measures.
Margaux Renee, Staff Editor 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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