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2019 Wonk of the Year awarded to John Kasich

The student-run Kennedy Political Union (KPU) and AU College Republicans cosponsored The Wonk of the Year event on March 21, awarded to John Kasich.

Katya Podkovyroff Lewis, Editor In Chief

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.”

Opinion: I Want To Believe in American University Student Government

Opinion: I Want To Believe in American University Student Government

Mitchell Lenneville

March 26, 2019

It's election season at American University. The campus is covered with a light dusting of colorful flyers and hypocrisy. America's "#1 most politically active" campus is having a crisis of faith over student government.

Alexander Hamilton Society holds ‘Emerging Technology’ debate

Alexander Hamilton Society holds 'Emerging Technology' debate

Maaz Qureshi

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

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

Chloe K. Li, Web Director

March 7, 2019

American University released a statement February 26 affirming its support for the LGBTQ community, following a February 25 vote to ban gay and trans clergy from the United Methodist Church. The vote rejected the “One Church Plan,” which would have allowed churches to decide their own policie...

Project HEAL and Greek Wellness Coalition discuss disordered eating

Project HEAL and Greek Wellness Coalition discuss disordered eating

Taylor Sabol, Managing Editor

March 6, 2019

Content warning: Mentions of eating disorders and disordered eating The conversation surrounding eating disorders continued last week on American University’s campus in honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Over 30 million Americans have an eating disorder at some point during their lifetime, according to the National A...

“College is a Debt Sentence”: AU students protest the Board of Trustees

Mitchell Lenneville rallies protestors in front Constitution Hall on Thursday.

Chloe K. Li, Grace Vitaglione, and Michael Karlis

March 4, 2019

Following a student protest, the Board of Trustees voted Friday to raise tuition by 2.3 percent for the 2020-2021 academic year. This raise is less than the originally proposed four percent increase.

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

Professor Jane Hall (right) interviews Congressman Steven Cohen (left) last night.

Ian Gardner, Multimedia Member

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.

Working group finds ties between AU and slavery

Working group finds ties between AU and slavery

Chloe K. Li, Web Director

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

Mitchell Lenneville, a head organizer for

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

An AU student preforms a standup routine at Tenley Bar and Grill on February 16.

Maddi Cole, 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

Pete Buttigieg addresses the crowd at Politics and Prose last Sunday night.

Grace Vitaglione, Podcast Director

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, Podcast Director

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...