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Suspicious Spending in Student Government

Suspicious Spending in Student Government

Confidential fees, new Transparency Officers and a whole lot of quarter-zips
Shannon Durazo and Braeden Waddell December 9, 2019

American University Student Government has an annual budget of over half a million dollars. Every student pays an activity fee of $88.50 to fund clubs, student media and AUSG.  Half of these funds...

Office of Campus Life

AU faces more federal investigations into its handling of sexual violence cases than any other university

Katherine Long and Braeden Waddell December 2, 2019

Each year for the past five years, a new investigation has been opened into American University’s Title IX Office regarding their handling of sexual violence cases.   Office of Civil Rights cases...

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Ratastrophe D.C.: City rodent complaints reach record high

Braeden Waddell, Multimedia Editor in Chief November 21, 2019

Rodent complaints in the District have officially surpassed last year’s total for a whopping 6,036 rat reports as of Tuesday evening.  Conflicting reports from local media outlet WTOP and the official...

An AU student protested the university’s investment in fossil fuels – she was fined, fired, and prevented from studying abroad

An AU student protested the university’s investment in fossil fuels – she was fined, fired, and prevented from studying abroad

Step by step through AUPD, student conduct and the facilities management office’s handling of her case
Braeden Waddell, Multimedia Editor in Chief November 13, 2019

An American University student was fired from her campus job, fined $1,240 and put on year-long disciplinary probation after protesting against the university’s investment in fossil fuels.  Anna...

National Period Day

National Period Day

Maddie Ceasar , Photo/Video Assistant November 11, 2019

About the Piece:  On October 19th, the first National Period Day was celebrated. Individuals from all over gathered at Capitol Hill demanding an end to period poverty and stigma. Speakers such as founder...

LGBTQ+ Workplace Equality Rally

LGBTQ+ Workplace Equality Rally

Maddie Ceasar, Photo/Video Assistant November 5, 2019

About the Piece: Ralliers gathered outside the Supreme Court on October 8th in support of the three cases that would be heard regarding LGBTQIA+ rights. Three oral arguments, Altitude Expresss Inc....

Climate Change Protest

Climate Change Protest

Ben Black, Maddie Ceasar, and Shane Matheu Ryden October 30, 2019

About the piece: With the ever-changing climate of Washington, D.C.—both politically and environmentally—people demand change. With more and more legislation that continues to inhibit the protection...

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#HandsOffGianna: AU students protest in solidarity with black student pulled out of her room

Braeden Waddell and Chloe K. Li October 28, 2019

Black students and allies protested against police treatment of a black female student on campus Monday afternoon.  Black organizers led students from Constitution Hall to the Mary Graydon Center and...

Former student with learning disability says AU discriminated against her

Former student with learning disability says AU discriminated against her

Braeden Waddell, Multimedia Editor in Chief October 18, 2019

A former AU student said that the university discriminated against her based on her diagnosed learning disability. In a Facebook post published on Sunday that has been shared by several AU students,...

Transgender Visibility March

Transgender Visibility March

Shane Matheu Ryden, Podcast Producer October 3, 2019

About the piece: The National Trans Visibility March on D.C. was the first of its kind.  On Sept. 28, hundreds of queer advocates and allies joined in Freedom Plaza to uplift one another and recognize...

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Video Shows Police Carrying Student Out of Her Apartment

Chloe K. Li, Editorial Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2019

A black female student was carried out of her apartment by police Friday night, inciting outrage on American University students’ social media pages.  A video posted Friday by a former AU student...

Students Raise Awareness about Lockheed Martin, Company Cancels Appearance at Job Fair

Students Raise Awareness about Lockheed Martin, Company Cancels Appearance at Job Fair

Grace Vitaglione, Podcast Director September 19, 2019

Students raised concerns about Lockheed Martin’s scheduled appearance at the AU job fair this past Wednesday by passing out flyers detailing their issues with the company. Lockheed Martin ended up canceling...

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