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Working group finds ties between AU and slavery

Working group finds ties between AU and slavery

Chloe K. Li, Copy Editor

February 28, 2019

The American University Working Group on the Influence of Slavery presented its findings on Feb.18 about the university’s founding and its ties to slavery, as well as plans for a marker of recognition.

Student activists hold town hall on tuition increase, AUSG president says tuition increase inevitable

Student activists hold town hall on tuition increase, AUSG president says tuition increase inevitable

Grace Vitaglione and Michael Karlis

February 26, 2019

College is a Debt Sentence, the group of American University students who plan on protesting at the Board of Trustees meeting and created the Facebook event “AU Protest: Tuition Increase,” held a town hall meeting to discuss AU’s proposed four percent tuition increase, and college affordability in general, in Kerwin Hall on Monday night.

“Better than Tinder,” AU Students Perform Stand-Up Comedy in Tenleytown

“Better than Tinder,” AU Students Perform Stand-Up Comedy in Tenleytown

Maddi Cole, Co-Podcast Director

February 24, 2019

Tenley Bar and Grill in Washington DC has a new bi-weekly show to offer the students of American University and the residents of Tenleytown.

Unlikely presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at Politics & Prose

Unlikely presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at Politics & Prose

Grace Vitaglione, Copy Editor

February 23, 2019

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., spoke to a crowd in the Politics and Prose bookstore on Sunday night about his book “Shortest Way Home” and the possibility of his run for the presidency. While being interviewed by Jonathan Allen, a political reporter for NBC News, Buttigieg spoke abo...

SPA gallery shows injustice of juvenile imprisonment

SPA gallery shows injustice of juvenile imprisonment

Grace Vitaglione, Copy Editor

February 21, 2019

Photographs of incarcerated youth are now on display in the halls of the School of Public Affairs at American University, showcasing images from dozens of adolescent detention centers across the country. The photographer, Richard Ross, spoke to a crowd of students, faculty, and visitors in the Kerwi...

Locals protest to protect historically black cemetery, three arrested

Locals protest to protect historically black cemetery, three arrested

Braeden Waddell, Co-Podcast Director

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).

Powell fails to address student concerns about Meal Plan Proposal at RHA Town Hall

Powell fails to address student concerns about Meal Plan Proposal at RHA Town Hall

Michael Karlis, Staff and Web Editor

February 13, 2019

Ann Marie Powell, the Director of Dining and Auxiliary Services for AU, faced backlash about the increased pricing of meal plans next semester during a town hall forum hosted by the AU Residence Hall Association in Letts Formal Monday night.

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

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

Taylor Sabol, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019

Bobby Seale, co-founder and chairman of the Black Panther Party, spoke with the American University community on Tuesday night about his experiences with black political activism. Student media had an opportunity to speak with him before the event. Bobby Seale and Huey Newton founded the Black Panther...

AWOL writer told to leave by university official at public meeting: Student media refuses to be silenced

AWOL writer told to leave by university official at public meeting: Student media refuses to be silenced

Will Fowler and Katya Podkovyroff Lewis

February 7, 2019

Last week, AWOL writer Noah Vehafric went to cover a public meeting held by the American University Dining Advisory Board. The topic of the meeting, and the reason he was there, was the controversy about next year's proposed meal plans. However, upon arriving and identifying himself as a member of th...

Sine Institute Fellow Bill Kristol, speaks about the bright side of current political climate

Sine Institute Fellow Bill Kristol, speaks about the bright side of current political climate

Kayla Benjamin, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019

The Political Theory Institute hosted the talk, titled “The Future of Conservatism and the Republican Party,” which focused on the present political atmosphere and its historical context.

Outrage Against Meal Plan Proposal: Changes to campus meal plans

Outrage Against Meal Plan Proposal: Changes to campus meal plans

Chloe K. Li, Noah Vehafric, and Michael Karlis

February 5, 2019

The university is receiving backlash from students for its 2019-2020 academic year’s meal plan proposal, which requires underclassmen to purchase a $2,540 yearly meal plan. This new meal plan would prevent sophomores from switching to a cheaper meal plan resulting in a $952 loss in savings. The ne...

Student Government targeted by email scams

Student Government targeted by email scams

Benjamin S. Weiss, Fall 2019 Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2019

American University Student Government became the target last week of a series of fraudulent emails from someone claiming to be the AUSG president. Student Body President Valentina Fernandez told AWOL that she was aware of the situation, and AUSG Comptroller Gisselle Gladden confirmed that she wa...