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COVID-19 Operating Status For Spring 2021, most AU courses are offered online, with select on campus activities and services available. Individuals coming to campus must complete a daily self-screening. COVID-19 testing is available on-campus for asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff.

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AU is spearheading an effort with other DC universities to create a mobile COVID-19 testing lab.

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New COVID-19 Testing Lab Will Help a Return to Campus

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Stacey Abrams spoke at AU about combating voter suppression efforts.

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Stacey Abrams Continues to Fight for Voter Rights

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Tapping into the Power of Data

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates spoke to AU students about climate change and his new book.

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Gates Stresses Optimism in Face of Climate Crisis

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Game On: Athletes and Social Justice Responsibility

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